get to know india's football icon: sunil chhetri

By Pranoti K

July 6, 2023


Khelratna Award

He is the only football player to have received a Khel Ratna Award. He received the notable award in year 2021.


Most Appearances

Sunil Chhetri is the most-capped football player in India. His career started in 2005 against Pakistan, and he has over 140 appearances for India


Highest  Goal Scorer!

Chhetri is the third-highest active goalscorer in the world!


Multiple Award Winner

He has won the AIFF Player of the Year award seven times


Love Story!

Sonam Bhattacharya, Chhetri’s wife, was the daughter of his coach, Subrata Bhattacharya. Having fallen in love with his coach’s daughter, Chhetri dated his lady love for over a decade before marrying her.

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