Sunil Chhetri

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Sunil Chhetri (born 3 August 1984) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a striker or winger and captains both the Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC and the Indian national football team. Popularly known as "Captain Fantastic", Chhetri is the third-highest international goalscorer among active players, after Cristiano Ronaldo and Ali Mabkhout, and 12th-highest of all time, as of June 2021. He is both the most-capped player and all-time top goalscorer for his national team.Chhetri began his professional career at Mohun Bagan in 2002, moving to JCT where he scored 21 goals in 48 games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sunil Chhetri has received more than 3,497,177 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Sunil Chhetri is the 7,583rd most popular soccer player (down from 6,772nd in 2019), the 867th most popular biography from India (down from 658th in 2019) and the most popular Indian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Sunil Chhetri ranks 7,583 out of 16,923Before him are Juan Velasco Damas, Javier Arizmendi, Yassine Chikhaoui, Marcelo Ramírez, Ritsu Doan, and Fuad Anwar Amin. After him are Ferjani Sassi, Leonardo Santiago, Víctor Vázquez Solsona, Bruno Cabrerizo, Shunichi Ikenoue, and Mouctar Diakhaby.

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Among people born in 1984, Sunil Chhetri ranks 451Before him are Ludwig Göransson, Walter Montillo, Alex de Angelis, Dalibor Stevanović, Sanharib Malki, and Javier Arizmendi. After him are Alaixys Romao, Maria Höfl-Riesch, Lindsay Ellingson, René Toft Hansen, Alemão, and Igor Cukrov.

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Among people born in India, Sunil Chhetri ranks 867 out of 1,227Before him are Manvendra Singh Gohil (1965), Sourav Ganguly (1972), Saina Nehwal (1990), Mahima Chaudhry (1973), Akhilesh Yadav (1973), and Padma Lakshmi (1970). After him are Prabhu Deva (1973), Meenakshi Seshadri (1963), Vivek Oberoi (1976), Uday Chopra (1973), Aravind Adiga (1974), and Sabeer Bhatia (1968).


Among soccer players born in India, Sunil Chhetri ranks 1After him are Bhaichung Bhutia (1976).

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