Sunil Chhetri

AIFF to recommend Sunil Chhetri's name for Khel Ratna Award

During the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, Chhetri had surpassed Lionel Messi in the number of goals scored in international football. However, Messi has now again gone ahead by scoring consistently in the ongoing Copa America.

Jun 30, 2021, 17:22 PM IST

India’s Sunil Chhetri goes past Lionel Messi, gets THIS massive record

Sunil Chhetri has eclipsed Messi and United Arab Emirates (UAE) star Ali Mabkhout to become the second-highest international goalscorer in the current list of active men’s footballers. Chhetri scored his 73rd and 74th international goals in India’s 2-0 win over Bangladesh. 

Jun 08, 2021, 10:22 AM IST

Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri scores twice as India beat Bangladesh 2-0

Chhetri scored both his goals in the second half of the match as he netted the ball into the goalpost in the 79th and 92nd minutes. With this win, India has risen to the third spot in Group E with six points from seven games.

Jun 07, 2021, 22:35 PM IST

'Mask up at all times': Sunil Chhetri's advice after recovering from COVID-19

India men's football team skipper Sunil Chhetri shared good news with his fans as he confirmed that he has recovered from COVID-19, which forced him to skip the international friendlies against Oman and UAE in Dubai. 

Mar 28, 2021, 16:21 PM IST

India football captain Sunil Chhetri tests positive for Covid-19

In a tweet from his official handle, Sunil Chhetri informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 but will soon be back on the football field.

Mar 11, 2021, 20:50 PM IST

India football captain Sunil Chhetri lauds 'role model' MS Dhoni, praises Suresh Raina too

India football captain Sunil Chhetri on Monday (August 17) heaped praises on just-retired former national cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, calling 'Mr Cool' a "role model" who has "represented the country so well for a long time".

Aug 18, 2020, 07:27 AM IST

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma condemn killing of pregnant elephant in Kerala

On May 27, a 15-year-old pregnant elephant had entered into a village in search of food, but a local allegedly fed her a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers in Kerala`s Malappuram. 

Jun 04, 2020, 13:08 PM IST

Virat Kohli picks Sachin Tendulkar's 'Desert Storm' as an innings he wishes he played

Kohli's comments came during a fun conversation hosted by India football skipper Sunil Chhetri on popular social media platform Instagram on Sunday.

May 18, 2020, 13:31 PM IST

Sunil Chhetri chosen for FIFA campaign against COVID-19 along with top players like Lionel Messi

Talismanic India football captain Sunil Chhetri has been picked by FIFA along with 28 past and present stars for world governing body's awareness campaign to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 24, 2020, 13:43 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar condoles demise of legendary footballer Pradip Kumar Banerjee

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar condoled the demise of legendary footballer Pradip Kumar Banerjee, who passed away on Friday at the age of 83.

Mar 20, 2020, 16:26 PM IST

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma dine out with Sunil Chhetri and wife after India’s win over Australia

India will now head into the five-match T20I series, three ODIs and two-match Test series, beginning January 24 at Eden Park, Auckland. 


Jan 20, 2020, 21:24 PM IST

ISL: Robin Singh's late strike helps Hyderabad hold BFC 1-1

A second-minute strike by Sunil Chhetri looked enough for Bengaluru to pick up three points before Robin scored against his former side at the death to help his side pick up an important point.

Nov 30, 2019, 10:26 AM IST

Bigger league better for Indian football: Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri, said, that a higher number of teams in the top flight would be good news for the game in the country. "At the end of the day, whatever gets decided has to be followed. The bigger the league, the better it is. The more the number of teams in the league the better it is for the country because we will get that many more competitive matches. The number of good players will also increase.

Oct 30, 2019, 17:00 PM IST

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: India look for 1st win against Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh last played a qualifier here for the Mexico World Cup in 1985.

Oct 14, 2019, 14:14 PM IST

Superb result for India against a team like Qatar: Bhaichung Bhutia

With their first point of Group E, India reignited their hopes of aiming for a top-two finish in the World Cup and Asian Cup qualification, which had suffered a jolt after a 1-2 defeat to Oman in Guwahati.

Sep 11, 2019, 20:35 PM IST

Could've won World Cup qualifier against Oman by scoring more in 1st half: Igor Stimac

On Thursday evening, skipper Sunil Chhetri gave India the lead in the 24th minute and after a fine first-half showing, the Blue Tigers were minutes away from putting points on the board but Al-Mandhar Al Alawi scored a late brace to hand Oman the win.

Sep 06, 2019, 16:38 PM IST

India go down fighting against Oman in World Cup qualifier

India could have been 2-0 up inside the first 25 minutes had Udanta Singh's effort not found the woodwork in the 4th minute.

Sep 05, 2019, 23:35 PM IST

Litmus test awaits India against Oman in 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Stimac is one of the most high-profile coaches to have taken charge of the Indian team having been part of Croatia's team that reached the semi-finals of the 1998 World Cup.

Sep 04, 2019, 20:27 PM IST

Sunil Chhetri turns 35, birthday wishes pour in for Indian football captain

Indian men's football team captain Sunil Chettri turned 35 on Saturday and warm birthday wishes poured in for him not only from fans all over the world but also from the football fraternity. 

Aug 03, 2019, 18:24 PM IST

India drop down to 103 in FIFA rankings

In April, India had jumped to 101. Before that, the Blue Tigers had dropped six spots to 103 in the February edition after ending last year on 97.

Jul 25, 2019, 15:38 PM IST