Today is the 37th birthday of Sunil Chhetri, the captain of the Indian football team. Chhetri is the highest international goalscorer among the current footballers behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Ali Mbkhaut.
Sunil Chhetri Birthday.
India’s great football player Sunil Chhetri is celebrating his 37th birthday today i.e. on August 3, 2021. India’s star player has won the hearts of crores of Indians with his game, but you will be surprised to know that in childhood Sunil was more interested in cricket rather than football.
Today is the birthday of Sunil Chhetri, the captain of the Indian football team. Sunil Chhetri, born on August 3, 1984 in Telangana, has turned 37 today. Sunil Chhetri has achieved many milestones in his career. He is the highest goal scorer for India. Sunil Chhetri, who made his international debut against Pakistan in 2007, saw many ups and downs in his career. Today, even though Chhetri is the star of Indian football, there was a time when he was even called a failed player by the coach of the team. Let us tell you five big things about the captain of the football team.
Sunil Chetri Records.
Sunil Chhetri has scored 74 goals in 118 matches in his international career. His goal per match average is 0.63 which is better than Ronaldo and Messi. Ronaldo’s goals per match average is 0.61, while Messi scores 0.5 goals per match for Argentina. By the way, in the case of most international goals among the current players, Ronaldo is at number one with 109 goals. UAE’s Ali Mabkhaut and Lionel Messi are second with 76 goals and Sunil Chhetri is at number three.
Sunil Chhetri has inherited this game only. His mother Sushila Chhetri and his two twin sisters have been international footballers. Sunil Chhetri’s mother and her sisters have been members of the Nepal National Football Team.
When Sunil Chhetri was associated with Portugal’s club Sporting Lisbon in the year 2012, the head coach of that team had insulted him. Sunil Chhetri told in an interview that the coach questioned his ability and asked him to send him from the A team to the B team. Sunil Chhetri was associated with the club for 9 months in which he got a chance to play only 5 matches. Chhetri was also associated with the Kansas City Wizards of America in 2010, although he returned to India within a year.
Sunil Chhetri became the first player to score 50 goals for India.
Sunil Chhetri became the first player to score 50 goals for India and he has won the All India Football Federation’s Player of the Year Award 6 times. Sunil Chhetri first received this honor in the year 2007. After this, he became the Phil Player of the Year once in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018-19.
Sunil Chhetri’s father was in the army, so he lived in many parts of the country. Sunil Chhetri did his schooling in Gangtok. After this he studied in Army Public School, Delhi. He also studied in Kolkata and left his studies after 12th class because after that his football career had shined.
Sunil Chhetri wanted to be like Sachin.
Sunil Chhetri’s childhood dream was to become like the great cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Sunil also used to steal money from home to buy cricket kit. He had revealed this in an interview to his club after becoming the country’s highest paid footballer by signing a contract worth Rs 1.50 crore with Bengaluru FC.
But after being caught stealing by his mother, Sunil had to leave the dream of cricket and turn to football. Sunil said that football was cheaper than cricket, so I started playing this game.
The Indian football captain is the highest goal scorer in the country. Chhetri has scored 74 goals in 118 international matches. He is in fourth place in the world in terms of scoring the most goals. He is ahead of Portugal’s star forward Cristiano Ronaldo (109 goals), UAE’s Ali Makbout (76) and Argentina’s Lionel Messi (76).
Sunil Chhetri Birthday wish from Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli.
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Sunil Chhetri are considered very good friends. On the birthday of the star footballer, Virat has congratulated him by sending a special message. Virat, who is preparing for the Test series in England, said, “Happy birthday skip. I hope you have a happy day like every other day in your life and I wish you the best of luck always. I am grateful for our friendship which is very systematic and built against the belief, we are majorly associated with the street food memories of Delhi.
Let us tell you that football legends Chhetri and King Kohli had revealed the story of their childhood by talking to each other during the lockdown. In that video, the fun of both of them got a lot of love from people on social media.