Sunil Chhetri is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Indian club Bengaluru FC and the Indian national team. Popularly known as Captain Fantastic, he is also the current captain of the India football team.
Sunil Chhetri is currently the second-highest scorer in international football after Cristiano Ronaldo among players currently playing internationally.
Sunil Chhetri shared this beautiful picture of his proposal to wife Sonam, he captioned “One half of the marathon’s complete with my best friend @sonam_29. Will need all your blessings to complete this ;)”
Sunil Chhetri has scored 71 goals in 111 matches for India so far.
Sunil Chhetri shared a picture of his football shin pads with wife Sonam, where he captioned “Named my shin pads and handed them to the people who give me strength. I love them so much!”
Sunil Chhetri got married to Sonam Bhattacharya in 2017.
Sunil Chhetri with wife Sonam Bhattacharya in Italy, he captioned “Quick pit stop in Italy to catch up with the wife before we begin the second phase of our pre season, this time in Spain.#siena"
Sunil Chhetri won the AIFF Player of the Year a record six times so far.
Sunil Chhetri with wife Sonam at the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai, he wrote “Took time off to visit Siddhivinayak for the first time and it was a calming experience. May God always bless us all.”
Sonam Bhattacharya shared this intimate photo collage on hubby Sunil Chhetri’s birthday, she wrote “A very happy birthday superstar!!!” (picture courtesy Sonam Bhattacharya Instagram)
Sunil Chhetri wished his wife a happy birthday by posting this picture, he captioned “A very happy birthday sweetheart, wish you loads of success and good health. Enjoy and have a blast. @sonam_29”
Sunil Chhetri posted a post-workout picture and a dinner date picture with wife Sonam, captioned, “Heading out for some nice food post a good work out session. The right kind of evening.”
Sunil Chhetri shared this sweet picture on Valentine’s day with wife Sonam, he captioned “Ending a great day with a nice dinner and my life partner for company. Hope all of you spent today around someone you love. Happy Valentine's Day to all of you from us.”
Sonam Bhattacharya shared this picture clicked of hers by Sunil Chhetri on Instagram, she captioned “Just look up, we are both under the same starry sky!!! Pic courtesy : @chetri_sunil11” (picture courtesy Sonam Bhattacharya Instagram)
Sunil Chhetri with Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma and wife Sonam, he shared a cheeky caption with the picture, which read “There are two captains in this picture. The other two play cricket and football to earn a living. Luck and love for what I’m sure will be a fantastic journey.”
Sunil Chhetri shared a picture of his wedding with Sonam Bhattacharya, he captioned “Taking this chance to thank all of you who wished us with a lot of kindness and blessings over the last few days. All the love made this so much more special! Big thank you to @varunbahlcouture for making me comfortable and dapper in something that’s not a football kit :)”
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
Sunil Chhetri’s 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 overseas. This time he was signed by Sporting Clube de Portugal of the Primeira Liga where he played for the club's reserve side
Sunil Chhetri shared a picture of his new home’s housewarming party, he captioned “Best room in the house is funnily outside the house! And what makes it even better is family.#newhome”
Another beautiful picture of Sunil Chhetri and wife Sonam Bhattacharya, he captioned, “To the love of my life, a friend, critic and my guide. Thank you so much for 13 years of memories made and heres to many more to come!”
Sunil Chhetri shared a sweet meassage for this picture with the love of his life, he wrote “Of all the trophies I've earned and won in my life, you sweetheart, have to be the most prized one.”
Sunil Chhetri helped India win the 2007 Nehru Cup, 2009 Nehru Cup, the 2012 Nehru Cup as well as the 2011 SAFF Championship. He was also one of India's best players during the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup in which India won the tourney and managed to qualify for their first AFC Asian Cup in 27 years
Sunil Chhetri has also been named AIFF Player of the Year four times in 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2014, he shared this photo with a caption “Dinner date...finally!!thanks for the lovely evening Namso..
Sunil Chhetri was born on August 3, 1984, to K. B. Chhetri, an officer in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) of the Indian Army, and Sushila Chhetri in Secunderabad, Telangana, India. Sunil Chhetri married his longtime girlfriend Sonam Bhattacharya on December 4th, 2017
Sunil Chhetri shared this vacation picture of wife Sonam Bhattacharya behind a beautiful backdrop. Sunil Chhetri has scored 64 goals for India and is in the same league with Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the list of current highest international goalscorers
Sunil Chhetri posted this picture on Mother’s Day, wishing his mom with a sweet message, it read, “Turns out it's Super Sunday in the Chhetri household. Wishing @bandanachhetri all the love in the world on her birthday. And a Happy Mother's Day to our superwoman of a mother and all the mothers out there!”
India's footballing superstar, Sunil Chhetri turns 35 on August 3, 2019. We all know about his prowess on the football pitch. But how many know about his life off the turf? Check out some adorable pictures of the Indian striker with his beautiful wife Sonam Bhattacharya that will surely show you a different side to him. (Pics/ Sunil Chhetri Instagram and Sonam Bhattacharya Instagram)
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