by harsh chugh
Football has always been a popular sport in Chhetri's family. While his grandfather, father, and uncle all played professionally in India, his mother and sisters represented Nepal.
The Khel Ratna Award has only ever been given to one football player, him. India's highest athletic honour is the Khel Ratna Award.
Chhetri is the player with the most appearances (120) for the Indian national team. He is also the all-time best scorer for the national team of India with 84 goals.
The third-highest active goal scorer in the world is Chhetri! On the list of active goal scorers, Chhetri is just behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Seven times, he has taken home the AIFF Player of the Year honour. The best Indian football player of the year receives the AIFF Player of the Year award.
His father, uncle, and grandpa were all Indian professional athletes. At the age of six, Chhetri himself began playing football, and he has continued to do so ever since.
Sunil Chhetri almost made it to an English football club. He had a trial with Manchester United in 2003, but he was not offered a contract.
Sunil Chhetri became the first Indian to play Major League Soccer. He played for the Kansas City Wizards in 2010.
He has won many matches for team India. He is the all-time leading scorer for the Indian national team, with 84 goals in 120 appearances.
He is a role model for many young footballers in India. He is known for his work ethic, dedication, and leadership.