Exploring Sunil Chhetri's romantic side with his wife Sonam

Updated: 03 August, 2020 10:25 IST
  • 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. He turned 36 today

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  • Sunil Chhetri is currently the second-highest scorer in international football after Cristiano Ronaldo (and ahead of Lionel Messi) 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 ;)”

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  • Sunil Chhetri has scored 72 goals in 115 international 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!”

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  • 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"

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  • 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.”

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  • Sunil Chhetri has played most matches (115) and scored most goals (72) for India.

    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)

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  • On August 3, 2018, his 34th birthday, Sunil Chhetri was named  'Asian Icon' by AFC.

    Sunil Chhetri posted a post-workout picture and a dinner date picture with wife Sonam

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  • Domestically, Sunil Chhetri has played for a list of clubs such as Mohun Bagan, JCT, East Bengal, Dempo, Chirag United, Sporting CP B, Bengaluru and Mumbai City.

    Sunil Chhetri shared this picture on Valentine’s day with wife Sonam

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Sunil Chhetri helped India win the Nehru Cup three times - 2007, 2009 and 2012.

    In picture: Sunil Chhetri with Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma and wife Sonam

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  • Sunil Chhetri helped India win 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

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  • 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..

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  • 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 :)”

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  • 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”

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  • 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!”

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  • 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.”

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  • 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)

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  • 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” 

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  • 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

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  • 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!”

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About The Gallery

India's footballing superstar, Sunil Chhetri, celebrates his birthday today. Chhetri always showcases his loyalty on and off the field. As he turns a year older, we take you through 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)

First Published: 03 August, 2019 11:36 IST