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Sunil Chhetri: List of trophies and individual awards for country

Published at :June 3, 2024 at 9:38 PM
Modified at :June 3, 2024 at 9:38 PM
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Manav Chowdhury


The Blue Tigers skipper has had an incredible career in Indian football.

Sunil Chhetri is regarded as one of the best football players India has ever produced. In a career spanning over two decades, the centre-forward has won many individual as well as team accolades. The current Indian national team skipper Sunil Chhetri has had an excellent career for his club and country, notching up several interesting records.

From scoring the most goals in international football for India to becoming the highest Indian goalscorer in the I-League and the Indian Super League, the Bengaluru FC talisman has achieved all of these feats.

When Chhetri first burst on the scene in 2005 as a 20-year-old, many tipped him to become the next Bhaichung Bhutia, but the Secunderabad-born striker has gone on to carve out a legacy of his own, cementing his place as arguably the greatest-ever goalscorer and footballer the country has ever seen.

Chhetri’s dominance in the SAFF Championship extends beyond trophies. He has been awarded the Player of the Tournament a record four times, highlighting his brilliance in these campaigns.

While trophies and awards showcase Chhetri’s remarkable achievements, his true legacy lies in his impact on Indian football. He has inspired countless young players to take up the sport, demonstrating the power of dedication and perseverance. He has been a flag-bearer for Indian football on the international scene, raising the country’s profile in the sport.

Sunil Chhetri’s trophy cabinet and individual accolades paint a vivid picture of his exceptional career. However, it is his unwavering passion, leadership and dedication that truly define his legacy. He is a role-model not only for aspiring footballers but for every Indian who dreams of achieving greatness.

Recently he announced his decision to retire and will play his last international match against Kuwait. He has helped the Blue Tigers win many trophies and has won many individual awards.

Here is the list of his trophies and individual awards for the country:

Sunil Chhetri Trophy Collection:

International:

Hero Intercontinental Cup – 2

2018, 2023

Hero Tri-Nation Cup – 2

2017, 2023

AFC Challenge Cup – 1

2008

Jawaharlal Nehru Cup – 3

2007, 2009, 2012

SAFF Championship – 4

2011, 2015, 2021, 2023

Sunil Chhetri: List of all individual awards

Individual AwardTitles WonYears Won
SAFF Championship Player of the Tournament32011, 2015, 2021
SAFF Championship Top Scorer32011, 2021, 2023
AIFF Player of the Year72007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019

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