This brief article is about the ace footballer and captain of the Indian National Football Team Sunil Chhetri and his net worth, age, career, statistics, and achievement.
Name: Sunil Chhetri
Date of Birth: 3 August 1984
Sunil Chhetri Age: 37 years
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Place of Birth: Secunderabad, Telangana (previously Andhra Pradesh)
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight: 65 kgs
Father: K. B. Chhetri
Mother: Sushila Chhetri
Sister: Bandana Chhetri
Wife: Sonam Bhattacharya Chhetri
Father-in-Law: Subrata Bhattacharya
Brother-in-Law: Saheb Bhattacharya
Present Club: Bengaluru FC
National Team: India
Position: Striker, Winger, Attacking Midfielder
Sunil Chhetri Salary from India: ₹80 Lakhs to ₹ 1 Crore
Sunil Chhetri Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Sunil Chhetri Net Worth in INR: ₹ 11 Crores
Sunil Chhetri was born on 3rd August in 1984 in Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh which is now part of Telangana. His age is 37 years as of 2021. He was born in a Nepali Hindu family where his father Mr. K. B. Chhetri was also a football player and his mother Sushila Chhetri was a house owner. His father K. B. Chhetri played football for the team of Indian Army and his mother played football for the Nepal Women’s Football Team. His mother left football after her marriage. His sister Bandana Chhetri is a football player who plays for the Nepal Women’s Football Team. Sunil Chhetri got married to his long-term girlfriend Sonam Bhattacharya, the daughter of Subrata Bhattacharya, a professional football player who played for the Indian National Team.
Sunil Chhetri is one of the best football players in India and he plays as a captain for the Indian National Football Team. He also plays as a captain for the ISL team Bengaluru FC. Sunil Chhetri is one of the active players with the highest goal-scoring record in international football. He is now the 4th active footballer with the highest goals on the international stage. He has surpassed some elite football players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robert Lewandowski, Romelu Lukaku, Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale, and Alexis Sanchez in the rankings of the highest international goals. Sunil Chhetri is the highest-paid football player of India and he has a personal net worth of $1.5 Million or ₹11 Crores.
Sunil Chhetri Family
Sunil Chhetri was born in a Nepali Hindu family on 3rd August 1984. His father is K. B. Chhetri, a football player who played for the Indian Army’s team. His mother Sushila Chhetri was also a football player who played for Nepal Women’s Football Team and later became a house owner after her marriage. His sister Bandana Chhetri is also a football player who is currently playing for the Nepal Women’s Football team. Sunil Chhetri married his childhood love and long-term girlfriend Sonam Bhattacharya Chhetri. Sonam is the daughter of the former Indian Football Team player Subrata Bhattacharya. Famous Bengali actor Soham Bhattacharya is Sunil Chhetri’s brother-in-law.
Sunil Chhetri Education
Sunil Chhetri took a keen interest in education when he was a child. He completed his school education at the Bahai School in Sikkim. Later he joined Ashutosh College in Kolkata. Sunil Chhetri may have a decent net worth as of now, but when he was a kid, his family struggled financially, and he lacked enough money to chase his goals. Slowly he started earning for himself and started working for his passion and goal.
Sunil Chhetri Career
Sunil Chhetri started his club football career when his age was 17 years old in New Delhi-based football club City Football Club. He left City FC in 2002 and in the same year he joined the prestigious club of India Mohun Bagan FC of Kolkata. Mohun Bagan was playing the National Football League and Sunil Chhetri ended his first season as a Mohun Bagan player with 4 goals. The second season was not up to the mark for Sunil as he just scored 2 goals in the entire season and Mohun Bagan ended the season in 9th place. Sunil Chhetri’s time at Mohun Bagan didn’t go well as his club Mohun Bagan failed to qualify to the next stage. During his time at Mohun Bagan, he scored only 8 goals in 18 appearances.
Later Sunil Chhetri moved to different clubs like East Bengal and Dempo but his successful move was the move to JCT which he joined right after leaving Mohun Bagan in 2005-2006. he scored his first career hat trick against Orissa and Railways while playing for JCT. His time in JCT went well because he was able to 21 goals in 48 appearances out of which he scored 2 hattricks. After leaving JCT in 2008, he joined East Bengal FC in 2009 and scored 9 goals in 14 appearances for the club. Later he joined Dempo in 2010 where he scored 8 goals in 13 appearances.
Sunil Chhetri signed for the Major League Soccer club Kansas City Wizard in 2010 which is now known as Sporting Kansas City. For the Kansas City Wizard, Chhetri only played some pre-season-friendly matches. One of the matches was against the famous English club Manchester United in which Kansas City Wizards won the match with a 2-1 lead. He played the match as a substitute.
In 2011, Sunil Chhetri joined the I-League team Chirag United. Sunil Chhetri scored his first goal for Chirag United against his former club Dempo. Sunil Chhetri only made 7 appearances for Chirag United and scored 7 goals for the club.
The valuation and net worth of Sunil Chhetri got a major boost after the introduction of the Indian Super League. Though the Indian Super League started in 2013 Sunil Chhetri joined the league in 2015 when he was picked up by Mumbai City FC for a whopping amount of Rs 1.2 crores which made him the most expensive player in the auction. Due to his national team fixtures, he missed the first two matches of Mumbai City FC but he played the next Mumbai City game against Delhi Dynamos which was then managed by Roberto Carlos. He didn’t make any big impact in his debut Indian Super League season playing for Mumbai City FC. He scored 7 goals in 11 appearances which include 1 hattrick against NorthEast United FC.
For the 2016 season, Sunil Chhetri was loaned out to Bengaluru FC. Chhetri’s time in Bengaluru FC worked out in the favor of both him and his team as he scored 5 times for Bengaluru FC and helped them win the League title for the second time in 3 years. His performance for Bengaluru FC in the 2016 AFC Cup also helped them in winning the away game against Kitchee with a 2-3 lead. Bengaluru FC reached the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup for the first time.
For the 2017 season, Sunil Chhetri signed a 1-year contract with Bengaluru. This contract deal made him the highest-paid Indian player in the Indian Super League and helped him in increasing his overall net worth. For the 2017-2018 season of the Indian Super League, Sunil Chhetri scored 14 goals for Bengaluru FC and became the Indian top scorer of the League. His performances in the league resulted in him winning the 2017 Hero of the League. With Bengaluru FC Sunil Chhetri won the Indian Super Cup. His 2018-2019 season went fantastic as Bengaluru FC won the league title and he became the 4th top scorer of the league with 9 goals to his name. Sunil Chhetri signed a two-year contract extension up to 2023 with Bengaluru FC on June 20, 2021. This contract extension of Sunil Chhetri further increased his club earnings and his net worth as an Indian Football Player. At the age of 37 years, Sunil Chhetri is still one of the most valuable Indian Football players.
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Sunil Chhetri started his International Career at the age of 20 years in the year 2004 playing for the Indian U-20 team against Pakistan’s U-23 team in which they won the match 1-0. Sunil Chhetri did his debut for the senior Indian team on 12 June 2005 where he again played against Pakistan. Since 2005, Sunil Chhetri has made more than 100 appearances for the Indian National Football team and has scored 74 goals. He is the only Indian player to score 74 goals at the International level. Sunil Chhetri is only the 4th active player with the maximum number of International Goals behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Ali Mabkhout, and Lionel Messi. Sunil Chhetri is an idol for many budding and young Indian Football Players. With Indian National Football Team, Sunil Chhetri has won the 2008 AFC Cup, 2011 and 2015 SAFF Championship, 2007, 2009 and 2012 Nehru Cup, 2017 and 2018 Intercontinental Cup.
Sunil Chhetri Net Worth and Assets
Sunil Chhetri is one of the most decorated players in the Indian Football Scene. He has won many accolades and trophies over the years and has established himself as one of the top goal scorers in International Football. This has made Sunil Chhetri one of the highest-paid Indian Football players and the only Indian player with the highest net worth and valuation. The net worth of Sunil Chhetri is around $1.5 million. The net worth of Sunil Chhetri in INR is ₹11 Crores which is currently more than any other Indian Football Player.
The income sources of Sunil Chhetri contribute to his net worth of his. Sunil Chhetri gets paid around ₹80 Lakhs to ₹1 Crore per year from the All India Football Federation (AIFF). Sunil Chhetri gets paid around ₹80 Lakhs per season from the ISL club Bengaluru FC. Besides earning from the ground, Sunil Chhetri also earns from brand endorsements. Sunil Chhetri is the brand ambassador of brands like Puma, JSW Cement, and Volini.