Tag: Sunil Chhetri

FIFA honours India football captain Sunil Chhetri
FIFA honours India football captain Sunil Chhetri, releases three-episode series on his career

One of the most prolific footballers in India, Chhetri is the country's all-time top goal scorer and most-capped player.

  • Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Manisha Kalyan, Sunil Chhetri named 2021-22 AIFF Footballers of the Year
Manisha Kalyan, Sunil Chhetri named 2021-22 AIFF Footballers of the Year

Manisha recently signed a multi-year contract for Cypriot champions Apollon Ladies. The club, who were the winners of the 2020-21 Cypriot top division, have earned a place in the qualifying rounds of the 2022-23 UEFA Women's Champions League.

  • Tuesday, 09 August 2022
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Sunil Chhetri’s special message to Next Generation Cup participants

The inspirational Sunil Chhetri shared a special video message wishing the coach, Naushad Moosa and his wards all the best, advising the players to enjoy the experience.

  • Tuesday, 26 July 2022
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SAFF Championship: Chhetri Scores As India Overcome Nepal 1-0

With eight minutes of regulation time left, captain Chhetri broke the deadlock. Substitute Farukh Choudhary headed an aerial through ball by Brandon onto Chhetri's path, as the India captain volleyed it home with his left foot.

  • Monday, 11 October 2021
India thrash Kenya, lift Intercontinental Cup

Mumbai: Skipper Sunil Chhetri continued his superb form, striking a brace as India thrashed Kenya 2-0 to clinch the Intercontinental Cup at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday. Chhetri, who scored in the eighth and 29th minutes to hand India a convincing victory, also equalled Argentina’s Lionel Messi’s tally of 64 international goals, making […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Intercontinental Cup Football: India cannot take Kenya lightly in final, says Constantine

Mumbai: A day prior to the final of the Hero Intercontinental Cup football tournament against Kenya, India coach Stephen Constantine stressed all that happened in the round robin stage is now “done and dusted” and the title clash is going to be a “new challenge”. “What we did in the round robin stage is done […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Intercontinental Cup Football: Dyer's late goal helps New Zealand pip India

Mumbai: Moses Dyer’s late goal helped New Zealand edge past India 2-1 in an Intercontinental Cup match at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Thursday. A lucky goal from Sunil Chhetri put India into the lead in the 48th minute but the Kiwis first restored parity through Andre Jong, while substitute Moses John Dyer sealed […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Intercontinental Cup: Chhetri double on 100th game helps India beat Kenya

Mumbai: Skipper Sunil Chhetri scored a brace on his 100th international game as Jeje Lalpekhlua also got on the scoresheet to help India beat Kenya 3-0 and put on foot in the final of the Intercontinental Cup on a rain-soaked Monday night at the Mumbai Football Arena here. After a barren first half which saw […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Intercontinental Cup Football: Chhetri eyes landmark as India face Kenya

Mumbai: The Indian players will aim to gift their skipper Sunil Chhetri a memorable 100th international match when they face Kenya in an Intercontinental Cup tie here on Monday. India sit pretty at the top of the four-team table after their facile 5-0 victory over Chinese Taipei in the opening match of the football tournament. […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Intercontinental Cup: India thrash Chinese Taipei in opener

Mumbai: Skipper Sunil Chhetri struck a hat-trick as India demolished Chinese Taipei 5-0 in the inaugural match of the Intercontinental Cup football tournament here on Friday. Chhetri (14th, 34th, 62nd minutes) was in sublime form, showcasing excellent finishing ability as India started their campaign on a rousing note. Udanta Singh (48th) and Pranoy Halder (78th) […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Chhetri's birthday to be celebrated as Delhi's Football Day

New DelhI: Football Delhi on Sunday announced that India team captain Sunil Chhetri’s birthday on August 3 will henceforth be celebrated as Delhi’s Football Day. The 33-year-old has represented India 97 times since 2005. He has scored 56 goals for the national team since then. “Delighted to announce the decision of #FootballDelhi executive committee meeting today. […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
India thrash Macau to qualify for 2019 Asian Cup

Bengaluru: India thrashed Macau 4-1 to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup football tournament here on Wednesday. Rowllin Borges (28th minute) put India ahead in the first half before Sunil Chhetri (60th) and Jeje Lalpekhlua (90+2) found the net after the break. Macau defender Man Fai Ho scored an own goal in the 70th minute […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
India on verge of AFC Asian Cup qualification

Bengaluru: India will eye a win against Macau in order to virtually qualify for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2019 here on Wednesday. The 107th placed India have recorded a cent per cent win in the third round qualifiers, defeating lower ranked teams Kyrgyz Republic (128) and Myanmar (157) earlier by solitary goal […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Not just going to make up numbers in Asian Cup: India coach Constantine

New Delhi: Facing continental heavyweights like Bahrain and UAE is a tough ask but Indian national football coach Stephen Constantine is confident that Sunil Chhetri and his men won’t just be going to make up the numbers during next year’s Asian Cup. In their last appearance in the Asian Cup in 2011, India coached Irishman […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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Asian Cup Qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri Nets 2 In India's Win Over Bangladesh

India captain Sunil Chhetri struck twice in the closing minutes to hand India a 2-0 win over Bangladesh to revive his team's prospects of advancing from Group E of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers.

  • Tuesday, 08 June 2021