Captain Fantastic: FIFA honours Sunil Chhetri for his achievements and releases three-episode series on his Life and Career
- Sunil Chhetri is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Indian Super League club Bengaluru and the India national team.
- He is the third-highest international goalscoreramong active players, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
- He is joint fifth-highest of all time, and also both the most-capped player and the all-time top goal scorer for India.
- Sunil Chhetri began his career in 2002.
- He helped India to win 2007, 2009, and 2012 Nehru Cup.
- Chhetri also helped team India to win the 2011, 2015, and 2021 SAFF Championship.
- In 2008, team India won AFC Challenge Cup which enabled them to qualify for their first AFC Asian Cup.
- Sunil Chhetri has also been named AIFF Player of the Year, seven times in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018-19, and 2021-22.
- Chhetri was awarded Arjuna Award in 2011 for his outstanding sporting achievement.
- He also received India’s fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in 2019.
- Sunil Chhetri became the first footballer to be honoured with the Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest sporting honour.
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October 4, 2022