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Sunil Chhetri Announces Retirement

Captain Fantastic To Hang His Boots!

Indian football icon Sunil Chhetri recently announced that he will retire from international football. He will play his last international match on June 6 in the FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Kuwait in Kolkata. Sunil Chhetri, who made his debut in 2005, has scored 94 goals for India. He will leave the scene as India’s all-time top scorer and most-capped player. At the moment, he is the third highest scorer of international goals among active footballers, after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Everything You Need To Know About Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri is the all-time top scorer for the Indian football team and has been the Indian captain for the better part of a decade.

  • Position : Forward
  • India Caps : 150 (Captain in 87 Matches)
  • International Goals : 94
  • Fourth Highest International Goal Scorer.
  • Third Most Goals Among Active International Players.
  • First Indian to score 50 international goals.
  • Only Indian to score a hat-trick in the final of an international tournament – AFC Challenge Cup in New Delhi (2008).
  • AIFF Player of the Year award seven times.

Awards of Indian Football Legend Sunil Chhetri :

Arjuna Award in 2011.

Khel Ratno in 2021 First and only Indian footballer to win India’s highest sporting honour.

Padma Shri in 2019.

In 2018, the continental governing body of football in Asia, the Asian Football Federation awarded the title “Arian icon” to Sunil Chhetri.

Guess What? 

Sunil Chhetri’s mother, Sushila Chhetri, was a talented footballer who represented the Nepal women’s national team.

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