Sunil Chhetri

Published 14:01 IST, June 6th 2024

Experiencing the Legend: Sunil Chhetri's Unmatched Journey in Football

Take a look at the illustrious career of Sunil Chhetri with the Indian team after he announced his retirement. He is the 4-highest international goal scorer.

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1/7: Sunil Chhetri, the revered Indian football icon, is retiring from international football after the FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Kuwait on June 6, marking the culmination of a great career. / Image: AP

2/7: Chhetri's top goal-scorer position in the history of the Indian national team, and his farewell game scheduled to take place in Kolkata, is a testament to his inspiring legacy. / Image: PTI


3/7: Chhetri's record seven-time selection as the AIFF Footballer of the Year reflects his exceptional skill on the pitch, winning the award in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019. / Image: Instagram/@chetri_sunil11

4/7: Sunil Chhetri has been instrumental in India's victories in various competitions, with significant contributions to India's two Intercontinental Cup victories in 2018 and 2023 and the 2008 AFC Cup. / Image: PTI


5/7: Sunil Chhetri's tally of 93 goals in 145 appearances for the Indian national team signifies his exceptional career, establishing him as India's all-time leading goal scorer. / Image: AP

6/7: He holds the distinguished position as the fourth highest international goal scorer, trailing behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Ali Daei, and Lionel Messi, underscoring his elite status in the football world. / Image: FIFA


7/7: His retirement announcement signifies the conclusion of an era marked by unparalleled goal-scoring feats and unwavering commitment to the Indian national team, encapsulating a chapter of excellence. / Image: X/ISL

13:33 IST, June 6th 2024