India skipper and superstar, Sunil Chhetri is widely considered as one of the greatest footballers that India has produced with the striker taking the mantle from Bhaichung Bhutia and has without doubt been their best performer in the recent past.
The 35-year-old is India's all-time highest goalscorer with 72 goals from 115 appearances and finds himself placed second when it comes to the highest number of international goals among active male players, only behind Portugal superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Named as an 'Asian Icon' by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on his 34th birthday, the striker will go down as one of the best products from Asia, unfortunately not a lot is known about him and here is what you should know about him.
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Sunil Chhetri's Age
He was born on 3rd of August, 1984 in Secunderabad, India - which makes him currently 35-years-old.
Sunil Chhetri's Instagram
The striker has 1 million followers on Instagram and goes under the name chetri_sunil11.
East Bengal, Dempo, Kanas City Wizards, Chirag United, Mohun Bagan, Sporting CP, Churchill Brothers, Bengaluru FC, Mumbai City.
Sunil Chhetri's Achievements
- India's all-time highest goalscorer with 72 goals and counting
- Named AIFF Player of the Year six times in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018/19
- Named FPAI Indian Player of the Year twice in 2009 and 2018
- Named SAFF Championship Player of the Tournament in 2011
- Given Asian Icon award in 2018 by AFC
- Awarded Football Ratna honour by Delhi Football Association in 2019.