Sunil Chhetri Biography, Career, Education, Age, Height & Net Worth

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Sunil Chhetri Biography

Chhetri was born on 3 August 1984, in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is an Indian professional footballer who plays with the number 11 as a winger and mostly striker. His full name is Sunil Chhetri. Similarly, he is widely recognized for his performance in the Indian Super League and in his national team.

Age, Height, Weight & Measurements

As per his birth date, he is 37 years old as of 2021. He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70 Kg. Additionally, he has a well-maintained physique and has dark brown eyes and black hair.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, he is currently married to Sonam Bhattacharya. The couple got married on 4 December 2017.


Regarding his family, his father is a former soccer player, Kharga B. Chhetri whereas his mother is former soccer player Sushila Chhetri who played for the Nepalese women’s national football team. He also has a sister named Bandana Chhetri.

Education, School/College University

There’s no information regarding his schooling and enrollments but a fun fact is currently getting viral on the internet that, he used to skip his schools to play cricket.


As mentioned in the education section, he was very interested in cricket, Sachin Tendulkar as his idol. But he didn’t have enough money to buy the kit as cricket is very expensive. He even used to steal money but got caught which made him a footballer as his parents were footballers. His debut game was recorded in City Football Club as a youth. As a part of his senior career, he first got into Mohun Bagan in 2002. Likewise, he has played for several clubs such as JCT, East Bengal, Chirag United, Bengaluru,  Mumbai City, etc.

Sunil Chhetri Biography
Sunil Chhetri Bengaluru [Image Source: Instagram @chetri_sunil11]

Besides, the international goal-scoring legend first wore the national kit in 2005 where he played against Pakistan and scored one against. Recently, in the SAFF Championship held in the Maldives, Nepal kicked off the final match against India where he managed to score the first goal and in his 12th appearance against Nepal. He has appeared against Nepal the most, with 12 appearances (2021) with eight goals altogether.  Furthermore, he has scored 80 international goals altogether being the active player with second-highest goals along with Lionel Messi and just 35 goals behind the top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. In the same way, the Indian legend has won a lot of tournaments like SAFF Championships, Nehru Cup, AFC Challenge Cup, etc, and has received a lot of prestigious awards.  

Sunil Chhetri’s Social Media

For further information about his personal life, you can check on his social media accounts. He is active on Instagram and Twitter.

Sunil Chhetri’s Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no known controversies about Sunil Chhetri.

Net Worth

What is the earning of Sunil Chhetri? How much is his net worth and How rich is he in 2021? He has accumulated a huge amount of net worth of $ 1 million (IRs. 75 million), which he has earned from his successful soccer career.


  • He follows a strict vegetarian diet.
  • Sunil had discarded sugar from his diet from a very long time.
  • He is one of two Indian footballers to play against Manchester United. The other one being Baichung Bhutia.

Quick Information About Sunil Chhetri

Personal Details
Full NameSunil Chhetri
Date of Birth3 August 1984
BirthplaceSecunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Ethnicity/RaceAsian (Nepalese)
Zodiac SignLeo
Body Measurements
Age37 years
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight70 Kg
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Family & Relationship
FatherKharga Bahadur Chhetri
MotherSushila Chhetri
Spouse/GirlfriendSonam Bhattacharya
SiblingBandana Chhetri (Sister)
Education and College
DebutCity Football Club (2001)
Youth Career (Clubs)City Football Club (2001-2002)
Senior Career (Clubs)
  • Mohun Bagan (2002-2005, 2011-2012)
  • JCT (2005-2008)
  • East Bengal (2008-2009)
  • Dempo(2009-2010)
  • Kansas City Wizards (2010)
  • Chirag United (2011)
  • Sporting CP B (2012-2013)
  • Churcill Brothers (2013)
  • Bengaluru (2013-2015, 2016-present)
  • Mumbai City (2015-2016, 2016)
National Career 
  • India U-20 (2004)
  • India (2005-present)
Income & Net Worth
Net Worth (2021)$ 1 million
Net Worth (2020)   N/A
Annual Salary   N/A
Income SourceSporting career

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