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Captain Fantastic: FIFA honours Sunil Chhetri for his achievements and releases three-episode series on his Life and Career

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Captain Fantastic: FIFA honours Sunil Chhetri for his achievements and releases three-episode series on his Life and Career

  1. 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.
  2. He is the third-highest international goalscoreramong active players, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
  3. He is joint fifth-highest of all time, and also both the most-capped player and the all-time top goal scorer for India.
  4. Sunil Chhetri began his career in 2002.
  5. He helped India to win 2007, 2009, and 2012 Nehru Cup.
  6. Chhetri also helped team India to win the 2011, 2015, and 2021 SAFF Championship.
  7. In 2008, team India won AFC Challenge Cup which enabled them to qualify for their first AFC Asian Cup.
  8. Sunil Chhetri has also been named AIFF Player of the Year, seven times in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018-19, and 2021-22.
  9. Chhetri was awarded Arjuna Award in 2011 for his outstanding sporting achievement.
  10. He also received India’s fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in 2019.
  11. Sunil Chhetri became the first footballer to be honoured with the Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest sporting honour.

 

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