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Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri during the 3rd edition of Herbalife Nutrition Fit Families Fest 2019, in New Delhi.

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A Player of Bengaluru FC vies for the ball against Goa during the Indian Super League (ISL) match, in Fatorda stadium, Margao, Goa. Bengaluru FC drew with Goa 1-1, following a late equaliser in the form of a penalty by Goa.

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India's Sunil Chhetri, right, dribble past Bangladesh's Biswanath Ghosh in their World Cup 2022 group E qualifying match in Kolkata.

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Former Indian football and cricket team captains Baichung Bhutia and Kapil Dev with football team Captain Sunil Chhetri during a press meet at 100 years celebration of East Bengal Club, in Kolkata.

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Former Indian cricket team captains Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly with football player Sunil Chhetri during centenary celebrations of East Bengal Club in Kolkata.

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Sunil Chhetri-led Bengaluru FC won the first I-League title in 2013-14

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Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri poses with children at a promotional event in Mumbai

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Bengaluru FC Skipper Sunil Chhetri with the ISL trophy arrives at Bengaluru airport.

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Bengaluru FC player Sunil Chhetri (blue) and Goa FC player in action during the ISL 2019 Final in Mumbai.

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President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri upon India football captain Sunil Chhetri during 'Padma Awards 2019', in New Delhi.

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Bengaluru FC Sunil Chhetri celebrates with teammates after winning the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final second leg match against North East United FC at Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru.

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India's forward Sunil Chhetri gestures during the AFC Asian Cup group A soccer match between United Arab Emirates and India at Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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India's forward Sunil Chhetri, left, and India's midfielder Anirudh Thapa right, celebrate their third goal during the AFC Asian Cup group A soccer match between Thailand and India at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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India's forward Sunil Chhetri kicks the penalty to score the opening goal during the AFC Asian Cup group A soccer match between Thailand and India at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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India player Sunil Chhetri (Blue jersey no. 11) greets the spectators after the team's victory against Kenya during the Hero Intercontinental football Cup, in Mumbai, Monday, June 04, 2018.

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Indian football team Captain Sunil Chhetri (C) flanked by teammates during the unveiling of Blue Tiger's new jersey, in New Delhi.

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India football team Captain Sunil Chhetri addresses a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Sunil Chhetri of Bengaluru FC and Sauvik Chakrabarti of Mumbai City FC vie for the ball during the ISL match between Bengaluru FC and Mumbai FC at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

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Bengaluru FC's Sunil Chhetri and Chennaiyin Fc's Calderon vie for the ball during the ISL 2018 at Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru.

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Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri

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Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri addresses a press conference ahead of World Cup 2018, in Bengaluru.

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India's soccer players celebrate their win over Kenya at the Hero Intercontinental Cup final match in Mumbai.

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India's soccer player Sunil Chhetri controls the ball, during the Hero Intercontinental Cup final match against Kenya in Mumbai.

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India player Sunil Chhetri (Blue jersey no. 11) and New Zealand player Justin Gulley (White jersey no. 13) compete for the ball during the Hero Intercontinental football Cup, in Mumbai.

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India player Sunil Chhetri (Blue jersey no. 11) greets the spectators after the team's victory against Kenya during the Hero Intercontinental football Cup, in Mumbai.

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Indian player Sunil Chhetri (Blue jersey no. 11) and Chinese Taipei player Wei-Chuan Chen (White jersey no. 6) vie for the ball during the Hero Intercontinental football Cup in Mumbai.

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India player Sunil Chhetri (Blue jersey no. 11) and Chinese Taipei player Ting-Yang Chen (White jersey no. 3) vie for the ball during the Hero Intercontinental football Cup in Mumbai.

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Bengaluru FC Sunil Chettri with team mates celebrates after winning the ISL Second leg Semifinal match against FC Pune at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. BFC won by 3-1.

PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak

Bengaluru FC's Skipper Sunil Chettri celebrates after beating ATK by 1-0 during the ISL football match at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

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He’s skipper of both India and Northeast United in the ISL. All he has time for this season is to hop from stadium to sta­­d­ium. Yet, when the shehnai sounds, all duty dissolves before that clarion call. So it was with Sunil Chhetri, when he trooped off to Calcutta, donned Nep­ali and Bengali (here, he’s seen with a topor on him) att­­ire, and mar­­ried Sonam, daughter of Mohun Bagan great Subrata Bhattacharya.

Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri with his wife Sonam posing after their wedding at Ordnance Club in Kolkata.

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Indian Footballer Sunil Chettri and Macau footballers vie for the ball during the AFC Asian cup qalifier match at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

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National football team captain Sunil Chettri during the official draw of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup football tournament in Mumbai. The tournament will be held across six venues in India from October 6-28.

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He can play as a striker, or an attacking mid-fielder like Xavi or Iniesta. He can also talk wonderfully well as an exp­ert. And Sunil Chhetri , hepcat that he is, shows he can carry off overblown styles effortlessly. The cap he wears has serviced men of all types; Chhetri shows it goes with a dhoti, kurta, jacket and shades too.

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India Football player Sunil Chettri during the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifier between India & the Kyrgyz Republic at the Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru.

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(Left) Sunil Chhetri (right) Lalchungnunga Chhangte aka Mizo Messi

Sunil Chhetri

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Captains of I-League football teams pose with the trophy during a press conference for next season starting from January 2017, in New Delhi.

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Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri speaks during a press conference for the next season of I-League Football starting from January 2017, in New Delhi.

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Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri celebrate the win against Johor Darul TA'ZIM (MAS) during the AFC Cup 2016 Knock out match at Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru. BFC won the match by 3-1.

PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak

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