Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri

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Sunil Chhetri Profile

  • Name:
  • Sunil Chhetri
  • Born:
  • August 3, 1984

Sunil Chhetri Biography

Sunil Chhetri is an Indian football player who is playing for Mohun Bagan AC at present. He was born on 3rd August 1984 in Secunderabad. His parents are KB Chhetri and Sushila Chhetri. He studied at Bahai School in Gangtok, Bethany’s in Darjeeling, Loyola School in Kolkatta and Army Public School at New Delhi.

 

He joined Asutosh College but quit his studies in Class XII to take part in the Asian School Championship at Kuala Lumpur in October 2001. He is a Nepali by ethnicity. He started his career in football with the City Club in Delhi. He represented Mohum Bagan JCT FC then. He signed with East Bengal Club for the current season. He was selected as the AIFF player of the year 2007.

 

He signed up for Dempo SC on 22nd May 2009 on a two year agreement. He also signed three year contract with Queen’s Park Rangers in August 2009. But he could not play because India is not in the top 70 of the FIFA rating.

 

He rejected a contract with Baichung Bhutia’s club United Sikkim FC and then signed with Kolkata club United Sports Club. He played the first game for United Sports Club against Salgaocar SC.

 

His international debut was 2007 Nehru Cup. India defeated Cambodia in the first game with 6 – 0. In this match he scored two goals. He also scored a goal in the match against Syria and another against Kyrgyzstan. In both these matches India won. In the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup, he played for 90 minutes against Tajikistan that ended in draw and won with a score of 2 – 1 against Turkmenistan. In the final match against Tajikistan he scored a hat trick and this qualified India for 2011 Asian Cup for the first time.

 

He was made as the national team captain for the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification that is to take place in Malaysia. He scored a goal against South Korea at the 2011 AFC Asian Cup. 


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Updated: September 22, 2011

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