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AIFF congratulates skipper Sunil Chhetri on his remarkable achievement of 150 senior international matches




AIFF to felicitate skipper Sunil Chhetri on his 150th senior international match

The All-India Football Federation (AIFF) is set to honor Sunil Chhetri for his upcoming 150th senior international match in the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup 2027 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 against Afghanistan in Guwahati, Assam. AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey and Acting Secretary General M. Satyanarayan congratulated Chhetri on this remarkable achievement.

Chhetri, who made his senior national team debut in 2005, has been a key figure in Indian football with an extraordinary record of 93 goals in 149 appearances. AIFF President Chaubey praised Chhetri’s influence on the game, stating that his performance has inspired millions of football enthusiasts. Secretary General Satyanarayan expressed the federation’s pride in felicitating Chhetri and hoped for his continued service to Indian football.

The 39-year-old Chhetri, born in Secunderabad on August 3, 1984, has been a prolific goal-scorer for the Indian national team. He has set a unique record of scoring in significant milestones, including his first, 25th, 50th, 75th, 100th, and 125th match for the Blue Tigers. Chhetri’s remarkable journey and contributions to Indian football have earned him recognition and praise from the football community.


As Chhetri gears up for his milestone 150th international match, fans and supporters eagerly await his performance on the field. His dedication and passion for the sport have made him a revered figure in Indian football, embodying the spirit of the game and inspiring future generations of players. The AIFF’s gesture of felicitating Chhetri highlights his significant impact on Indian football and the admiration he commands among fans and peers alike.

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