Sunil Chettri is one of the best strikers for India in a long time. He is known to have a very lethal and dangerous strike on the ball. He is currently the third active highest goal scorer in football history. He has amassed a total of 74 goals for his country. He is the highest capped player for India and is the legend of Indian football.
Sunil Chettri’s Net Worth
The Indian superstar has a very successful footballing career for India, as well as for his club Bengaluru FC. He has scored a lot of goals and his records show his efforts. He currently has a net worth of 1 Million dollars, which is comparatively less as compared to Indian cricketers. Looking at his achievements and struggles in Indian football, India needs to admire him more, for the growth of Indian football.
Here is a tabular representation of Chettri’s salary over the years:-
|Club||Yearly salary||Salary earned from Sponsorship deals||Year||Monthly Income and salary||Yearly Income|
|Bengaluru FC||1 Million Dollars||N/A||2020||7 lakhs||80 Lakhs|
PUMA:-Chettri has endorsements with Puma, which is one of the most famous German sports brands in the world. The German brand became the official supplier of Chettri in December 2019, on a three-year contract.
Twelfth Man:-He is also the face of twelfth man, “ a football-only” fantasy gaming platform from NXGn Sports interactive. He signed this deal on May 2020.
KIA Motors:-In the year of 2018, the Indian footballer was part of the KIA’s official match ball carrier initiative for the 2018 FIFA world cup , held in Russia. In this initiative, the Korean company chose two Indian kids to become the first-ever Indian match ball carrier from India in world cup matches.
Here is a tabular representation of a list of endorsements Chettri has a contract with:-
Chettri’s footballing Career
Chettri had started playing football from a young age and has been taking part in various football tournaments. Because of his natural talent with the ball, he started his professional career in 2002 at Mohan Bagan. He then went on to represent JCT, Kansas city wizards of major league soccer played in the United States. He has also represented Bengaluru FC in the Indian super league from 2013 to 2015. He was the best player over there and was the top scorer for the team. Because of his massive talent, he was signed by Mumbai City FC for Rs 1.2 Crores, making him the most expensive Indian footballer at the auctions.
He moved to JCT from Mohan Bagan, where he scored 21 goals in 48 games. Then in 2010, he went abroad and played for Kansas City Wizards, in the United States. He has also had a brief stint with Sporting Club de Portugal, which is famous for producing extraordinary players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes.
He has also represented Bengaluru FC and Mumbai City FC in the Indian super league and has won titles with them.
He made his debut for the Indian u-20 team for the first time in a 1-0 victory over their arch-rivals , Pakistan in the 2004 SAF games.
He played his first international tournament against Cambodia football team , where he scored 2 goals. He helped India defeat Cambodia 6-0 . which improved his confidence massively. He continued his massive streak of good form and eventually became one of the best footballers in Indian footballing history.
He has also helped India win the prestigious Nehru cup three times in 2007 , 2009 and 2012 , as well as the 2011 SAFF championship.
In 2008 , he was the best player of the Indian national football team and helped win India win the AFC Challenge cup. Because of this achievement , the Indian national football team qualified for their first AFC Asian cup in 27 years in the process. However , because of lack of experience , India had a short campaign in the AFC Asian cup
Here is a Tabular representation of Chettri’s all time career stats:-
|Season||Team||Apps (Subs)||Goals (P)||Assists|
|AFC Cup 2021||Bengaluru||2 (0)||0 (0)||0|
|WC Qualification, AFC 2022||India||0 (0)||3 (0)||0|
|Indian Super League 20/21||Bengaluru||20 (0)||8 (2)||2|
|Indian Super League 19/20||Bengaluru||17 (0)||9 (3)||0|
|Indian Super League 18/19||Bengaluru||19 (1)||9 (0)||3|
|AFC Asian Cup 2019||India||3 (0)||2 (1)||0|
|AFC Cup 2018||Bengaluru||6 (1)||2 (1)||0|
|Indian Super League 2017||Bengaluru||21 (0)||14 (3)||2|
|AFC Cup 2017||Bengaluru||8 (0)||3 (2)||0|
|Indian Super League 2016||Mumbai City||6 (0)||0 (0)||1|
|AFC Cup 2016||Bengaluru||9 (0)||5 (1)||0|
|Indian Super League 2015||Mumbai City||11 (0)||7 (4)||0|
|Segunda Liga 12/13||Sporting L. B||3 (3)||0 (0)||0|
|AFC Asian Cup 2011||India||3 (0)||2 (1)||0|
The Indian footballer is happily married to Sonam Bhattacharya since 2017. They were in a relationship for a long time and thus got married in 2017, finally. She is the daughter of the legendary Indian footballer, Subrata Bhattacharya. She is an independent woman and is associated with the hotel industry by running two hotels in Kolkata.
Chettri’s Lifestyle and Luxurious things he owned
He is one of the richest footballers in India. He lives in a most amazing and fantastic sanctuary with his wife in Bengaluru. He is a modest footballer, so not much is known about his collection of cars or the luxury items he owns. However, he was seen driving an Audi A6 in the streets of Bengaluru.
Chettri’s Social Media Status
The Indian footballer is one of the famous sports personalities in India and has a lot of followers on Social media. He has around 1.6 million followers on Twitter , 1.7 million followers on Instagram, and 1.6 million followers on Facebook
|Social Media Platform||Followers|
|1.7 million followers|
|1.6 million followers|
|1.6 million followers|
Some facts about Chettri’s personal life:-
Chettri is a modest and a humble footballer who has a dream of developing India into a football powerhouse. His dream is to make India qualify for the prestigious FIFA world cup , held every 4 years , where the best teams consisting of best players participate. Because of his passion and talent for football , he is one of the best Indian footballers in history and has guided Indian team to new heights with his captaincy.
Chettri’s Individual achievements
He has been named the AIFF Player of the year five times in 2007 , 2011 , 2013 , 2014 and 2017. With 74 goals in the Indian national football team , he is the third highest goal scorer in footballing history. He is also the nation’s most capped player.
Other than the prestigious Arjuna award , he received in 2011 , he was also honoured with the FPAI Indian Player Of The Year in 2009 and 2018 , AFC Challenger Cup most valuable player in 2008 , SAFF Championship Player Of The Tournament in 2011, Hero of the I-League for the 2016-17 season and Hero of the Indian Super League for the 2017-18 season.
Here is a tabular representation of major individual titles won by Chettri over the years:-
|2007 2011 2013 2014 2017 2018 2019||Indian footballer of the year|
|2010/11||South Asian Football Federation Championship(7 goals)|
|2014/15||Federation Cup(6 goals)|
|2017/18||Intercontinental Cup(8 Goals) Hero Super Cup(6 Goals)|
|2018/19||Intercontinental Cup(3 goals)|
Trophies won by Chettri:-
Chettri has won a lot of Trophies for the Indian national football team, as well as the Club sides he has played in over the years in the Indian Superleague . He is an extraordinary striker and would fit into any top-tier football club in India.
Here is a tabular representation of all the titles Chettri has won for his club and country:
|India||AFC Challenge Cup(2008) South Asian Champion(2011, 2015) Intercontinental Cup Winner(2018)|
|Bengaluru FC||Indian super league champion(2014 , 2016,2019) Indian Super cup winner(2018) Indian Federation Cup Winner(2017)|
|Churchill Brothers FC||Indian I-league champion(2013)|
Sunil Chettri’s controversies
He is extremely disciplined and humble as well. Because of his humility, he has not yet been into any controversy. He is extremely passionate about football and strives to be a better player by improving his weakness.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sunil Chettri
Answer:-Sunil Chettri is Indian.
Ans:- He has played for 5 clubs in his senior career- Mohan Bagan , JCT(Churchill Brothers) , Kansas City Wizards FC ,Bengaluru FC and Mumbai FC respectively
Ans:-He currently earns 7 lakhs per year, at Mumbai FC.
Answer:- The Indian forward has been happily married to Sonam Bhattacharya.
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