SUNIL CHHETRI

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 3rd August 1984
Place of Birth: Secunderabad, India
Height: 170 cm
Position: Forward
International Caps: 102
Major Teams: India (National Team) ISL - Mumbai City FC (2015-2016), I-League - Bengaluru FC (2013-2016), Dempo S.C. (2009-2010), Churchill Brothers FC (2013), Mohun Bagan A.C. (2011-2012, 2002-2005), Sporting Kansas City (2010), East Bengal F.C. (2008-2009), JCT F.C. (2005-2008) Sporting CP B (2012-2013), United S.C. (2011)
Last Updated on: 21st September

Biography

Captain Fantastic

 

Sunil Chhetri is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Indian club Bengaluru FC and the Indian national team. Popularly known as “Captain Fantastic”, he is both the most-capped player, and all-time top goalscorer of Indian national team, with 60+ goals in 100+ appearances. He is also the current captain of the national team.

 

Chhetri began his professional career at Mohun Bagan in 2002. He then moved to JCT where he scored 21 goals in 48 games.  He signed for the Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer in 2010, becoming the third player from the subcontinent of note to go abroad. However, that stint in the United States did not last long and soon he was back in India’s I-League where he played for Chirag United and Mohun Bagan before going back abroad. This time he was signed by Sporting Clube de Portugal of the Primeira Liga where he played for the club’s reserve side.

 

Chhetri has played for two ISL teams so far. After skipping 1st ISL season, he started with Mumbai City FC in 2nd and 3rd season. From ISL season 3, he has been playing for Bengaluru FC from 4th season.

Career Highlights

  • 3 times  I-League Winner - 2013/14 (Bengaluru FC), 2012/13 (Churchill Brothers), 2009/10 (Dempo SC)
  • AFC Challenge Cup 2008 (India) Winner
  • 2 times Nehru Cup  Winner - 2009, 2012 (India)
  • Most goal scored by any Indian at international level - 64*

Statistics

ISL Statistics
ClubSeasonMatchesGoalsAssistsOn TargetTacklesInterceptionsYellow CardsRed Cards
Mumbai City FC201514711612730
201660000000
Bengaluru FC2017-18211424619930
Total4121362311660

 

I-League Statistics
ClubSeasonMatchesGoalsYellow CardsRed Cards
Bengaluru FC2015-1614520
2016-1716730
Total301250

 

National teamYearAppsGoals
India
200551
200610
200776
2008138
200961
201063
20111814
201273
2013115
201423
2015126
201642
201765
201848
Total10264
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