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Sunil Chhetri Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Sunil Chhetri Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth August 3, 1984
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse Sonam Bhattacharya

Sunil Chhetri is an Indian professional soccer player who has represented, as a striker/winger, teams such as Mohun Bagan Athletic Club (2002–2005, 2011–2012), JCT FC (2005–2008), SC East Bengal (2008–2009), Dempo Sports Club (2009–2010), Chirag United (2011), Churchill Brothers FC Goa (2013), Bengaluru FC (2013–2015, 2016-Present), and Mumbai City FC (2015–2016) in India; Sporting Kansas City (2010) in the United States; and Sporting Clube de Portugal B (2012–2013) in Portugal. With Dempo, he had won the I-League in the 2009–10 season and with Churchill Brothers in the 2012–13 season. With Bengaluru FC, he has won the Indian Super League (2018-19), the I-League (2013–14, 2015–16), the Indian Federation Cup (2014–15, 2016–17), and the Super Cup (2018). He had also led the team to a fairytale runner-up finish in the 2016 AFC Cup (Asia’s continental club soccer competition). Widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential soccer players in South Asia, he has led India to title triumphs at the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Challenge Cup (2008), the SAFF (South Asian Football Federation Championship) Championship (2011, 2015), the Nehru Cup (2007, 2009, 2012), and the Intercontinental Cup (2017, 2018). He has been the long-term captain of both India and Bengaluru FC.

Born Name

Sunil Chhetri

Nick Name

Captain Fantastic

Sunil Chhetri as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2019
Sunil Chhetri as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2019 (Sunil Chhetri / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Secunderabad, Telangana, India

Residence

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Occupation

Professional Soccer Player

Sunil Chhetri as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021
Sunil Chhetri as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021 (Sunil Chhetri / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Kharga B. Chhetri (Former Officer in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers of the Indian Army, Former Soccer Player)
  • Mother – Sushila Chhetri (Former Soccer Player)
  • Siblings – Bandana Chhetri (Sister) (Talent Manager)
  • Others – Subrata Bhattacharya (Father-in-Law) (Soccer Coach, Former Professional Soccer Player), Shaheb Bhattacharya (Brother-in-Law) (Actor). He has twin maternal aunts who had represented, like his mother, the Nepal women’s national soccer team.

Manager

He is represented by Bandana Chhetri, Manager and Booking Agent, FairPlay Sports, Delhi, India.

Shirt Number

  • 58, 11 – India
  • 9 – Mohun Bagan Athletic Club
  • 9, 13 – JCT FC
  • 11 – SC East Bengal, Bengaluru FC, Mumbai City FC
  • 19 – Sporting Kansas City
  • 38 – Sporting Clube de Portugal B
  • 47 – Churchill Brothers FC Goa

Playing Position

Striker, Winger

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Sunil has dated –

  1. Sonam Bhattacharya (2017–Present) – Sunil got married to his long-term girlfriend Sonam Bhattacharya on December 4, 2017.

Sunil Chhetri and Sonam Bhattacharya, as seen in November 2020
Sunil Chhetri and Sonam Bhattacharya, as seen in November 2020 (Sunil Chhetri / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Nepalese descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped, spiked hair
  • Clean-shaven look

Brand Endorsements

He has been sponsored by the sports goods manufacturing giant Puma.

Sunil Chhetri as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2018
Sunil Chhetri as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2018 (Sunil Chhetri / Instagram)

Sunil Chhetri Facts

  1. As of June 2021, Sunil was the 12th-highest international goal-scorer of all time with 74 goals in 117 games. Among active players, only Cristiano Ronaldo (104 goals in 175 games) and Ali Mabkhout (75 goals in 91 games) had scored more.
  2. As of June 2021, along with being India’s greatest international goal-scorer, he was also India’s most capped soccer player.
  3. As of June 2021, he had been named the ‘AIFF (All India Football Federation) Player of the Year’ a record 6 times (2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018–19). He had also been named the ‘FPAI (Football Players’ Association of India) Indian Player of the Year’ in both 2009 and 2018.
  4. In 2018, on his 34th birthday, he was honored with the title of ‘Asian Icon’ by the AFC (Asian Football Confederation).
  5. For his services to soccer, he has been awarded the Arjuna Award (the 2nd-highest sporting honor of India) in 2011 and the Padma Shri (India’s 4th-highest civilian award) in 2019.

Featured Image by Sunil Chhetri / Instagram

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