Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunil Chhetri : Second highest active international goal scorer, along with Lionel Messi


Chhetri ranks third on the list of the highest active goalscorers in international football behind Cristiano Ronaldo (81) and Messi (64).


PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name: Sunil Chhetri

Date of Birth : 3 August 1984

Place of Birth: Secunderabad (India)

Height: 1.70 m (5 ft. 7 in.)

Playing position: Striker

 

CARRIER AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • He began his professional carrier at Mohun Bagan in 2002.
  • Sunil is the first Indian footballer to score 50 international goals. During the 2018 World Cup Qualifying match, Chhetri scored his 50th goal against Guam.

  • Chhetri won the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year award in 2007 because of an amazing season during which India also won the Nehru Cup.
  • He has also been named AIFF Player of the Year four times in 2007,2011,2013,2014.
  • In 2009, he won the FPAI Indian Player of the Year award.
  • In 2011, he was named 'The Player of the Tournament' in SAFF Championship for scoring 13 goals.
  • Chhetri has received Arjuna Award from Indian President in 2011.
  • Sunil Chhetri became second highest active international goal scorer, along with Lionel Messi.


List of highest active goalscorers in international football :

1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 81 goals
2. Lionel Messi - 64 goals
2. Sunil Chhetri - 64 goals

 

 



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