The undisputed king of Football Sunil Chhetri popularly known as “Bhai”, is an Indian professional football player. With his great passion and love for the game, he has always been excellent in his profession. He made India cherish with glory and took his Nation to another level in Football. Through this article, you shall know the Sunil Chhetri net worth 2018 and his salary. You will see a closer picture depicting his personal life and Football strategies.
Sunil Chhetri (born 1984) started playing football from a considerably young age. He was born in Secunderabad India to Nepali parents K. B. Chhetri (father), an officer in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) of the Indian Army, and Sushila Chettri (mother). His father played football for the Indian Army’s team while his mother played for Nepal women’s national team.
Sunil Chhetri began his career in Mohun Bagan Football Club of the National Football League in 2002. As a sixteen-year-old, he scored 4 goals in his very first appearance for the club. So he was already beginning to catch eyes right from the start.
Later on he played with many renowned clubs like Kansas City Wizards of the Major League Soccer (MLS) , Bengaluru FC , Mumbai City FC , etc, and scored lots of astonishing and crucial goals.
On 30th March 2004 he played his first game for the Indian U-20 team in the 1-0 win over Pakistan in the 2004-SAF games in Pakistan. Chettri’s first International Tournament was the 2007 Nehru Cup where he scored two goals and India defeated Cambodia 6-0.
In the 2018 Intercontinental Cup Chhetri scored a hat-trick in a comfortable 5-0 win over Chinese Taipei. But due to the presence of a handful of home supporters during that match , he released a video in twitter asking for support from the people towards the Indian Football Team. It went viral and spread like a wildfire gaining support from millions of fans and celebrities.
Later on in the cup on 10th of June , Sunil Chhetri scored twice in a 2-0 victory over Kenya and became the ‘ second joint top international goal scorer’ equalising Argentinian Lionel Messi‘s tally of 64 international goals just second to Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo‘s 81 international goals.
Sunil Chettri net worth
Sunil Chhetri’s net worth has been estimated to be around the US $570 thousand (INR 4.10 crores).
His remarkable accuracy towards goal earns him a salary of around $11000 per match (INR 8 lakh per match).
The major source of Sunil Chhetri’s net worth is his earnings from daily matches. Also, he receives endorsements from commercial organizations and many popular brands thus contributing to his net worth.