Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | September 20, 2023

Date of Birth

3 / August / 1984




Professional Footballer

Sunil Chhetri is an Indian Professional Footballer who is a striker. He is the Captain of both the National Football Team of India as well as the Indian Super League side Bengaluru. He is also called Captain Fantastic. As his captain, India won many titles in football. Today, the star footballer is turning 36.

Sunil Chhetri Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Born in Secunderabad in then Andhra Pradesh on August 3, 1984, football came naturally to Sunil Chhetri. Sunil Chhetri began his professional career with the Kolkata-based club Mohun Bagan AC in 2002. He played for the club for three seasons.


Sunil Chhetri Parents

Sunil Chhetri’s Parents

Sushila Chhetri Sunil Chhetri Mother

Sushila Chhetri Sunil Chhetri’s Mother

Bandana Chhetri Sunil Chhetri Sister

Bandana Chhetri Sunil Chhetri’s Sister

Sonam Bhattacharya Sunil Chhetri Wife

Sonam Bhattacharya Sunil Chhetri’s Wife

Sunil Chhetri Childhood Photos

Sunil Chhetri’s Childhood Photos

Birth, Education, and Early Life

Sunil Chhetri was born on the 3rd of August 1984 in Secunderabad, India to KB Chhetri (father) and Sushila Chhetri (mother). Sunil’s father was a retired officer of the EME Corps of the Indian Army while his mother was a player with the Nepal Women’s National Team along with her twin sister.

Sunil attended the Bahai School in Sikkim and later graduated from Asutosh College, Kolkata. Sunil Chhetri is a brother to Bandana Chhetri. In his early years, his family was in an economic crisis, and did not have enough money to fulfill his dreams.

Football Career

He began his football career with Mohun Bagan Athletic Club of the National Football League after playing with City FC of New Delhi. The first time he played in the 2002-03 season, he scored four goals, and the team finished 7th place in the table.

In the 2003-04 season, Chhetri was able to score just two goals while the club was ranked 9th in the table. In his final season at Mohun Bagan, he scored two goals, and the team was ranked 8th place in the table.


As the current captain of the Indian national team, he’s the nation’s top goal scorer and the most-capped player. On the 27th of September, 2022, he scored an 84-goal haul in 131 international games in the time since his introduction on June 12, 2005, in a match against Pakistan.

International Goals Break-up

Competition/ Tournament Appearances Goals
SAFF Championship 22 18
Friendlies 35 17
intercontinental Cup (Friendly tournament) 7 11
FIFA World Cup qualifiers 19 9
Nehru Cup (Friendly tournament) 14 9
AFC Asian Cup qualifiers 12 8
AFC Challenge Cup 8 4
AFC Asian Cup 5 4
AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers 6 3
King’s Cup (Friendly tournament) 1 1

International Goals Versus Teams

Opponent Goals Matches
 Maldives 8 6
Nepal 8 12
Chinese Taipei 6 5
Bangladesh 6 5
Cambodia 5 3
Tajikistan 5 5
Kenya 4 2
Afghanistan 4 7
Kyrgyz Republic 3 3
Myanmar 3 4
Bhutan 3 2
Vietnam 3 1
Guam 3 3
Syria 2 6
Lebanon 2 3
Malaysia 2 3
Oman 2 5
Thailand 2 3
Sri Lanka 1 3
Bahrain 1 2
South Korea 1 1
Pakistan 1 6
Cameroon 1 1
Philippines 1 2
Palestine 1 2
Puerto Rico 1 1
Macao 1 2
New Zealand 1 1
Curacao 1 1
Hong Kong 1 1
DPR Korea 1 2
Total 84 129

Sunil Chhetri Fifa 22

Sunil Chhetri Captain Fantastic is available on FIFA+ today,” FIFA tweeted via their World Cup handle. The 38-year-old Chhetri is third on the list of active footballers who have the highest number of international goals, having a score of 84 which is following Cristiano Ronaldo (117) and Lionel Messi (90).

Sunil Chhetri’s International Goals

It’s interesting to note that Indian football legend Sunil Chhetri is also in the mix, ranking him third and fifth on the active scorers and all-time scorers lists, respectively.


Apps Goals Year
17 13 2011
13 8 2008
6 8 2018
10 8 2021
11 7 2019
7 6 2007
12 6 2015
11 5 2013
6 5 2017
8 4 2012
6 4 2022
6 3 2010
2 3 2014
4 2 2016
5 1 2005
6 1 2009
1 0 2006
131 84 Total

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He (born 3 August 1984) is an Indian professional footballer who is a forward and captain in the Indian Super League team Bengaluru as well as Bengaluru, the Indian nation’s team.

Sunil Chhetri Biography

In Secunderabad in then Andhra Pradesh on August 3, 1984, football was a natural thing for Sunil Chhetri. His father, an army officer KB Chhetri played the game in his younger days, and his mother Sushila was a member of the Nepal national team.

Sunil Chhetri Vs Ronaldo

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo as well as Argentina’s Lionel Messi and India’s Sunil Chhetri are the top three international goal scorers list. He is still regarded as the top international goal scorer in the field of football for men with 117 goals over 191 games.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Secunderabad India
Children Not Yet Update
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 170 CM
Height In Meter 1.70 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: KB Chhetri
Mother: Sushila Chhetri
Profession Professional Footballer
Siblings Sister: Bandana Chhetri
Spous Sonam Bhattacharya
Weight 62 Kg
136 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Leo


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