Indian football legend Sunil Chhetri’s career has received new acknowledgement as on Tuesday FIFA, the governing body of the sport announced a series titled “Captain Fantastic” on Sunil Chhetri’s remarkable career.
‘Captain Fantastic’ will showcase the journey of Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri’s life and career in the sports chronicling divided into three parts named as ‘kick off’, ‘Mid game ‘and third episode as ‘extra time’ .
You know all about Ronaldo and Messi, now get the definitive story of the third highest scoring active men's international.
Sunil Chhetri | Captain Fantastic is available on FIFA+ now
“You know all about Ronaldo and Messi, now get the definitive story of the third highest scoring active men’s international. Sunil Chhetri | Captain Fantastic is available on FIFA+ now,” tweeted FIFA World Cup on Twitter while announcing the series.
PM Modi congratulated and praised Sunil Chhetri on Thursday after FIFA announced the release of a series on his life and career, saying that the move will boost the popularity of football in India.
“Well done Sunil Chhetri! This will certainly boost football’s popularity in India. @chetrisunil11,” tweeted PM Modi.
Sunil Chhetri is the third highest international goal scorer with a total score of 84 goals among active players, only behind legendary footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Chhetri is also the most-capped player who helped India in winning the 2007, 2009 and 2012 Nehru Cup. Chhetri has also been named AIFF player of the year a record seven times.
In recognition of his great sporting accomplishments, Chhetri was given the Arjuna Award in 2011 and the Padma Shri Award in 2019, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.
He received India’s highest sporting honor and became the first footballer to receive the Khel Ratna award in 2021.