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Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri was awarded the first-ever ‘Football Ratna’

Sunil Chhetri, the all-time leading scorer for India in international football, says he is always there to help develop the sport in the national capital, where he was brought up.

The 34-year-old Padma Shri was Friday conferred the first ever Football Ratna honour by Football Delhi, the association governing the sport in the city.

“I am honoured by the kind gesture of Football Delhi and recognising me with the Football Ratna award. My support will always be there for the development of football in Delhi and I am sure the current management is working hard to develop football in Delhi and make Delhi a model football state in India,” Chhetri said.

Football Delhi president Shaji Prabhakaran, himself a former player of repute and administrator at the All India Football Federation and FIFA, presented the award to Chhetri.

“We are inspired by the spectacular achievements of Sunil. His professionalism, dedication, discipline and passion, on and off the field, is an example not only for the football fraternity but also for every Indian to dream big and achieve something spectacular in life,” Prabhakaran said.

“It is a great honour for us to confer the first ever Football Ratna to Sunil Chhetri and we express our gratitude and thanks to Sunil for his time and inspiration to develop football in Delhi.”

On the occasion, Football Delhi also honoured Shubham Sarangi, youth player from Delhi who is currently the player of Delhi Dynamos squad for ISL.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Football Delhi president Shaji Prabhakaran presented the first-ever Football Ratna award to Sunil Chhetri
  • Chhetri said he was sure the current Football Delhi management is working hard to develop football in the state
  • Delhi Dynamos player Shubham Sarangi was also honoured

Sunil Chhetri

  • Popularly known as Captain Fantastic.
  • Sunil Chhetri has scored 2nd highest number of goals in international matches among active players after Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • He helped India win the 2007 Nehru Cup, 2009 Nehru Cup, the 2012 Nehru Cup as well as the 2011 SAFF Championship.
  • He was also one of India’s best players during the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup in which India won the tournament and thus qualified for their first AFC Asian Cup in 27 years
  • Chhetri has also been named AIFF Player of the Year five times in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017.

https://www.iasipstnpsc.in/chhetri-named-asian-icon-by-afc/

https://www.in.com/sports/others/sunil-chhetri-honoured-with-the-first-ever-football-ratna-award-317383.htm

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