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Birthday special: Fun facts about Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri

On Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri’s birthday, we give you some interesting facts about the footballer from Telangana.

Sunil Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri. Pic/ AFP

>> Chhetri was born in Secunderabad in Telangana. His parents are Kharga and Sushila.

>> He studied in different schools in Gangtok, Darjeeling, Kolkata and Delhi.

>> His first major move was when he began his professional football career with Mohun Bagan in 2002.

>> He was signed in 2015 by Indian football club Mumbai City F.C. from Bengaluru F.C. for the Indian Super League.

>> Chhetri became only the third Indian footballer to play for a foreign club after Mohammad Salem and Baichung Bhutia when he was selected for Kansas City Wizards in 2010.

>> He is also the second Indian player after Inder Singh to score goals in more than one game at the Asian Cup.

>> Sunil Chhetri is India’s all-time highest goal scorer with 47 goals.

>> He helped the Indian team clinch the Nehru Cup in 2007, 2009 and 2012 as well as the 2011 SAFF Championship.

>> He has been awarded the AIFF Player of the Year award 4 times - 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

>> Sunil Chhetri is a big fan of PlayStation and FIFA.

>> His favourite football team is FC Barcelona.

>> His favourite actress in Bollywood is Konkona Sen Sharma.

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