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Sunil Chhetri Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 25, 2020

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Short Biography

Sunil Chhetri was born on 03-08-1984 in Secunderabad, Hyderabad in the state of Telangana, India. He is an Indian Football Player & Model. He is a captain of the Indian National Football Team and Indian Super League, Bangaluru Team. He also appeared in some Nepali music videos as a model.

Other Name: Sunil Kumar Chhetri, Bhai
Other Professions: Model
Appearance: Nepali

Sunil Chhetri Complete Bio & Career

Before starting his professional career, he was playing soccer with the City FC team of Delhi. His professional career was initiated when he selected for National Football League "Mohun Bagan" in 2002-2003. In two seasons, he scored four goals. In 2004, He played against Goa and took 17th place on the winning table.
After that, he signed by JCT (Jagajit Cotten & Textile Football Club in 2005. He won several matches during this season and also won AFFI prize for his good performance. Furthermore, he was hired by Best Bangal for I-League in 2008. He played first match against Chirag United and won the match with 1-3 scores in 28 minutes. During this period, he was haunted by many rumors related to his overseas career. Along with this, he signed a two-year contract with Dempo Club and played his game under this club. Moreover, Chhetri again signed a contract for two years in 2009 with English Soccer League Championship but the British Government did not give a work permit to the football player. The reason behind this is, India is not counted in the first 70 countries in FIFA World Rankings. He did not lose his confidence and decided to do more hard work for his nation.
Later on, he also played for Kansan city wizards, Sporting Clube De Portugal B(2012-2013), Mumbai City (2015-2016), Bangaluru FC Club in 2013-2018. In 2019, he became a part of the AFC Asian Cup and showed talent in the Asia cup series. In this Cup, Sunil became captain of his team for 13 matches. Now, due to COVID-19, all the matches are pending that are played in previous months of lockdown.

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Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 2011 Football
Padma Shri Civilian Award 2019 Sports

The soccer player was awarded by AFFI award (which was given to best player of the year) in 2007 because of the best performance in I-League.

Sunil Chhetri Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to KB Chhetri & Sushila Chhetri. He has a twin sister named Bandana Chhetri. He was in a relationship with Sonam Bhattacharya daughter of Subrata Bhattacharya, a former football player. Finally, the couple married on 04-12-2017. The Bengali film actor Saheb Bhattacharya is his brother-in-law.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 30
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Secunderabad
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
School Bahá'í School, Gangtok, Sikkim 737102
College Asutosh College, Kolkata, West Bengal 700026
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling, Listening Music, Playing Tennis & Badminton
Marital Status Married
Debut Youth Career - City Football Club: 2001-2002
Senior Career - Mohun Bagan: 2002-2005
Salary USD 110000 Per Annum
Net Worth USD Two Million (Approx.)
Official Website N/A
Playing Position Striker and Winger
Jersey Number Eleven (11)


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Brand Nike, Gucci, Prada
Favorite Player Lionel Messi , David Villa , Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Basketball, Football, Cricket
Favorite Politician Pranab Mukherjee
Favorite Actress Konkona Sen Sharma
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Film Director Kangana Ranaut
Favorite Movie Comedy Films
Favorite Singer Ajit Das
Favorite Song Hindi Songs
Favorite Place Dubai
Favorite Dress Formal dresses
Favorite Food Non April 2019, he initiated his campaign for the 2020 Presidential elections at the United States and became first opener gay who led that elections Food
Favorite Accessories Chains, Rings

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sunil Chhetri

  • In one of his interviews, Sunil said that he has a dream to play football in European countries. There are some formalities when these will complete, he will fulfill his dream.
  • He is also popular as Captain Fantastic and very talented winger as well as a striker who wears 11 number jersey.
  • The football player has Leo birth sign which represents a lion. Individuals with this sign are powerful, intelligent, talented, and guts to do what they want to like a Chhetri.
  • He is the first Indian football player who has a highest number of goals in his career and the second international player after Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sunil Chhetri Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

39 years, 9months, 15 days old age Sunil Chhetri will turn 40 on 03 August, 2024. Only 2 months, 15 days, 3 hours,51 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Sunil Chhetri has celebrated the total number of 40 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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