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Sunil Chhetri Retirement: The 'wizard' of Indian football Sunil Chhetri will retire

Leader Online Desk : Star footballer Sunil Chhetri, who created a distinct identity in football for a cricket-loving country like India, has announced his retirement. Chhetri, who captained the Indian team, will retire from international football after the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Kuwait. He announced his retirement by posting an emotional video on social media platform X. The 39-year-old Sunil Chhetri has led India to victory in many important matches.

Indian star footballer Sunil Chhetri

  • Legendary footballer Sunil Chhetri retired from international career
  • Will play the last match against Kuwait
  • Played 145 matches for India in a 20-year career, scoring 93 goals.

One can never forget the debut day in football

Sunil Chhetri has announced his retirement from international football after the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier against Kuwait on June 6. Sunil Chhetri looks emotional in the nearly 9-minute video posted on X. He has said that today I remembered my debut match. He also remembered Sukhi Sir, who was his first national team coach. The first goal was scored in this match. There was a different feeling when he put on the national team jersey. He can never forget the day of his debut.

Along with my mother and wife, I also shed tears…

The FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier against Kuwait on June 6 will be my last match. Now I remember everything. It was very strange. I started thinking about the game, the coaches, the good and bad games I played, every field..everything. Regarding retirement, I told my parents and wife first. My father remained normal and did not react; But my mother and wife got emotional. He also said in the posted video that I shed tears along with him.

20 year career, 145 matches 93 goals

Chhetri played 145 matches for India and scored 93 goals in his 20-year career. He is included in the list of top-5 goalscorers in international football.

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