Sunil Chhetri, the all-time leading scorer for India in international football, gets a rare honor. He has been conferred the first ever Football Ratna honor by Football Delhi, the association governing the sport in Delhi.
Sharing his happiness over being conferred with the awar, “I am honored by the kind gesture of Football Delhi and recognizing me with the Football Ratna award. My support will always be there for the development of football in Delhi and I am sure the current management is working hard to develop football in Delhi and make Delhi a model football state in India,” Chhetri said.
Popularly known as ‘Captain Fantastic’, Chhetri has scored the 2nd highest number of goals in international matches among active players after Cristiano Ronaldo.