Fifa launches special series with Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri
Fifa had announced to release a series “Captain Fantastic” based on the life of Sunil Chhetri in a span of three episodes. The series about the life and career of Sunil Chhetri is available on FIFA+, its streaming platform.
Sunil Chhetri and his career have earned special recognition in the form of a series “Captain Fantastic”. Fifa had announced to release of a series based on the player’s life in a span of three episodes.
Fifa made the announcement on September 27, 2022. The series about the life and career of Sunil Chhetri is available on FIFA+, its streaming platform. The series covers various unseen and unheard phases of a player’s life. His early teenage, his debut at the age of 20, his struggling days, and reaching heights as a football player.
You know all about Ronaldo and Messi, now get the definitive story of the third highest scoring active men's international.— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 27, 2022
Sunil Chhetri | Captain Fantastic is available on FIFA+ now 🇮🇳
Sunil Chhetri: Awards and Honours
- Sunil Chhetri began his career in 2002.
- The player helped India win 2007, 2009, and 2012 Nehru Cup.
- Chhetri also helped team India to win the 2011, 2015, and 2021 SAFF Championship.
- In 2008, team India won AFC Challange Cup which enabled them to qualify for their first AFC Asian Cup.
- Sunil Chhetri has also been named AIFF Player of the Year, seven times in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018-19, and 2021-22.
- Chhetri was awarded Arjuna Award in 2011 for his outstanding sporting achievement.
- The player also received India’s fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri award in 2019.
- Sunil Chhetri became the first footballer to be honoured with the Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest sporting honour.
Sunil Chhetri: All you need to know
Sunil Chhetri was born on August 3, 1984. He is an Indian footballer who plays as a forward and captain for the Indian national team. Chhetri is the third-highest international goalscorer with 84 goals, behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. He is India’s most-capped player and also the country’s leading goal-scorer. Sunil was a part of the Delhi team in the 59th edition of the Santosh trophy. The tournament was held in Delhi and Chhetri scored 6 goals including a hat-trick against Gujurat. He also signed for Major League Soccer side the Kansas City Wizards in 2010 and became the third player to go abroad from the subcontinent of note.
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