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Sunil Chhetri Net Worth: Unravelling Key Factors in Captain Fantastic’s Staggering Empire

Sunil Chhetri Net Worth: Unravelling Key Factors in Captain Fantastic’s Staggering Empire
Credit: Sunil Chhetri at Instagram

Sunil Chhetri is an Indian professional footballer who plays for the Indian National Team who plays as a forward. Besides, he captains both the Indian Super League Club Bengaluru FC and the Indian National Team. Along with several renowned achievements, Sunil Chhetri earned a significant amount of money in his football career. Meanwhile, read more about Sunil Chhetri’s net worth and the enormous wealth that contributes to it.

Sunil Chhetri Net Worth

As of 2023, Sunil Chhetri has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million, which in INR is 12.30 Crores. Besides, his football fees and brand endorsements majorly contribute to the net worth of Sunil Chhetri.

NameSunil Chhetri
Net Worth (2023)$1.5 Million
Net Worth in INR 12.30 Crores
Monthly Income And SalaryINR 8 Lakhs
Yearly Income And SalaryINR 90 Lakhs, Approximately

Sunil Chhetri Net Worth Growth

YearNet Worth (Million)
Sunil Chhetri Net Worth in 2023$1.5 Million
Sunil Chhetri Net Worth in 2022$0.9 Million
Sunil Chhetri Net Worth in 2021$0.8 Million
Sunil Chhetri Net Worth in 2020$0.7 Million
Sunil Chhetri Net Worth in 2019$0.6 Million
Sunil Chhetri Net Worth in 2018$0.5 Million

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Factors Contributing to the Net Worth of Sunil Chhetri

Football Matches

An accomplished player, Sunil Chhetri charges much higher fees than other players. Meanwhile, he charges around $11000 per match, which in INR is 8 Lakhs.

Brand Endorsements

Besides football, brand endorsements majorly contribute to the net worth of Sunil Chhetri. He charges a staggering fee of INR 1 Crores for brand endorsements and has more than 7 brands in his hat. His brand manager mentioned, But he is very choosy about brand associations. There are F&B (food and beverage) brands that he has left out which is a large category. Also, he does not endorse protein and supplement brands. So, a lot of brands cancel out. But after SAFF, the brands that we had said no to, are again coming back.”

A Fleet of Cars

Sunil is fond of driving expensive wheels and has a huge collection of them. Meanwhile, his collection includes,

Sunil Chhetri Car CollectionPrice (INR)
Audi A6₹56 Lakh
Toyota Fortuner₹47 Lakh
Kia Seltos₹16 Lakh
Mahindra Scorpio₹14 Lakh
Kia Carens₹10 Lakh

Real Estates

Sunil Chhetri resides in a very affluent neighbourhood in Bengaluru. Meanwhile, his house is worth INR 2.5 Crores. Besides, he owns several properties across the country.

Sunil Chhetri Net Worth: Unravelling Key Factors in Captain Fantastic’s Staggering Empire
Credit: Sunil Chhetri at Instagram

Sunil Chhetri’s Records

  • First Indian player to have played in three different continents
  • Most goals by an Indian in AFC Competitions
  • Most hat-tricks by an Indian in Indian Super League
  • First Indian player to score a hat-trick in Indian Super League
  • Highest Indian goal scorer in Indian Super League
  • Highest Indian goal scorer in I-League
  • AIFF Player of the Year for a record seven times
  • Most hat-tricks for India
  • Most appearances for India
  • Highest international goals by an Indian
  • First Footballer to receive Khel Ratna Award


Sunil Chhetri was born on 3 August 1984 (age 39 years; as of 2023) in Secunderabad, India. His father, K.B. Chhetri, was an officer in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers of the Indian Army. While his mother, Sushila Chhetri, is a homemaker.

Personal Life

In December 2017, Sunil Chhetri entered into a marriage with his longtime girlfriend Sonam Bhahhatcharya. Meanwhile, Sonam is the daughter of former Indian international and Mohun Bagan player Subrata Bhattacharya.

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Do You Know these lesser-known facts about Sunil Chhetri?

  • He is the second-highest goal scorer in Asia. Meanwhile, as of 2023, Sunil Chhetri’s total goals internationally were 93 in 143 matches. While in the club it is 154. Hence, the total count comes to 247. Not only this but he is the fourth-highest goal scorer internationally.
  • Chhetri has made a record of winning the highest number of AIFF Player of the Year awards won by an Indian football player. Meanwhile, he has won awards a total of seven times – in 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2019, and 2022.
  • In 2022, the West Bengal Governor, La Ganesan was slammed by a section of netizens after a video of him with Sunil Chhetri went viral. In the viral video, he was captured pushing Chhetri during an award ceremony. Meanwhile, he did this for a better photo opportunity.
  • In 2009, Chhetri signed a three-year contract with the English League Championship side Queen Parkers Rangers. Unfortunately, it couldn’t be finalised as Chhetri was denied a work visa by the British government. Meanwhile, it happened because India didn’t rank in the top 70 of the FIFA World Rankings.
  • Chhetri is the only footballer to receive a Khel Ratna Award.
  • Sunil Chhetri met his present wife, Sonam Bhattacharya when she was just 15 while he was eighteen.
  • On 12 June 2023, Sunil Chhetri announced her wife’s pregnancy in style. Following his 86th International goal, he tucked the ball underneath his tee shirt as a gesture to announce Sonam’s pregnancy. This is the way she wanted to announce it. So, this is for her and for our baby. I generally thought there would be different ways to announce it and to share the happiness with everyone and share their blessings, but the cliche holds its way. I had to do it. We just hope that we get everyone’s blessings. That was the whole point,” said Sunil after the match.

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