Sunil Chhetri credits youngsters for triumph at SAFF Championship

Talismanic skipper Sunil Chhetri played a pivotal role in India’s eighth SAFF Championships title triumph by striking five goals but he credited the young brigade for the team’s victory. The 37-year-old Chhetri went past the legendary Pele and equalled Lionel Messi when he scored the team’s opener — and his 80th goal — against Nepal … Read more

“Some Winning Moments” India Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu Shares Picture With Sunil Chhetri After SAFF Championship Triumph

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu shared a picture with Sunil Chhetri after SAFF triumph.© Twitter After winning the SAFF Championship, India men’s goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu on Sunday said that some winning moments are best enjoyed saying nothing. Sandhu shared a picture of himself sitting with Sunil Chhetri on the winners’ podium and he captioned the post … Read more

Chhetri credits youngsters in Indian team for SAFF C’ships triumph

Talismanic skipper Sunil Chhetri played a pivotal role in India’s eighth SAFF Championships title triumph by striking five goals but he credited the young brigade for team’s victory. The 37-year-old Chhetri, Indian football’s torchbearer for the last 10 years, went past legendary Pele and equalled Lionel Messi when he scored the team’s opener — and … Read more

India beat Nepal 3-0 to win SAAF Championship for 8th time, Chhetri equals Messi with 80 goals

Talisman Sunil Chhetri equalled the iconic Lionel Messi with his 80th international strike as an inspired India blanked Nepal 3-0 for their eighth SAFF Championship title here on Saturday. India extended their domination in the regional tournament thanks to second half goals from Chhetri (49th minute), Suresh Singh (50th) and Sahal Abdul Samad (90th). With … Read more

It’s going to end soon but not for next few years: Chhetri talks about career

Indian football’s torch-bearer for the last 10 years and talismanic skipper Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said “it is going to end soon” while reflecting on his career but at the same time, also asserted that he is “not going anywhere for the next few years.” The 37-year-old, who overtook the legendary Pele in the number … Read more

Sunil Chhetri breaks Brazilian legend Pele’s international goal record

Pele had scored 77 goals for Brazil and Chhetri went past the Brazilian superstar when he scored a goal in the 62nd minute in the match against the Maldives. Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday broke legendary football player Pele’s record during the match against the Maldives in the ongoing 2021 SAFF Championship. Pele had … Read more

Sunil Chhetri double propels India to SAFF Championship final

Talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri struck twice to lead a beleaguered India to a 3-1 win over hosts Maldives in their final league match and enter the final of the SAFF Championships here on Wednesday. Chhetri scored in the 62nd and 71st minutes after Manvir Singh had given India the lead in the 33rd minute in … Read more

Indian football team hits new low, Chhetri and boys held to goalless draw by 205th ranked Sri Lanka

India produced yet another disappointing performance as they were held to a goalless draw by 205th ranked Sri Lanka despite a dominant display in their second SAFF Championships match in Male on Thursday. The seven-time champions paid the price of not creating enough chances and wasting those they got against a Sri Lankan side 98 … Read more

Sunil Chhetri goes down memory lane

Indian football talisman Sunil Chhetri says he shared the best rapport with former captain Bhaichung Bhutia and striker Jeje Lalpekhlua on the field, thanks to their playing “combination” and “understanding”. The 37-year-old Chhetri is set to appear in his fifth SAFF Championship and before its kick off, he took a walk down the memory lane … Read more

Sunil Chhetri’s secret: Do the same thing, every day

 Sunil Chhetri does not set long-term targets but the 2023 Asian Cup is an event the India captain is willing to make an exception for. “It would be very fruitful and satisfying if I can be part of that tournament,” he said, at the inaugural virtual edition of HTNxt2021. Chhetri would be almost 39 by … Read more