Sunil Chhetri Goals: A Prolific Journey of India's Football Legend
Explore the remarkable career of Sunil Chhetri through his impressive goals, milestones, and contributions to Indian football.

There is no doubt that Sunil Chhetri is one of the most famous and excellent football players in India. He is the prime reason behind the Indian football team’s success and accolades. Not to forget that he is the one who made everyone realise in India about their own football team by performing brilliantly across his career years. 

Sunil Chettri started his career in the year 2002 for Mohun Bagan in the USA’s Major League Soccer team. He has been very good and skilled in every game, and competition he has performed. Sunil has won AIFF Player of the Year seven times. Moreover, he has been a part of key Indian clubs such as East Bengal (2008-2009), Dempo (2009-2010), ISL sides Mumbai City FC (2015-2016) and Bengaluru FC. Among them, he has won many trophies, accolades, and some terrific records and has made India proud.

Coming to his achievement for the Indian football team, he has been part of the team winning the Nehru Cup (2007, 2009, 2012), and the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship (2011, 2015, 2021). In addition, he has helped the Indian football team reach the first qualifier of the AFC Asian Cup (2011) in 27 years of Indian football history.

Sunil Chettri has been ranked fourth number in the world in terms of scoring goals for the country and clubs. It has been a huge accomplishment for him as well as the Indian football community. We will discuss more about Sunik Chettri’s goals in detail here. Let’s get started!

Sunil Chhetri’s Goals

Sunil’s journey of scoring goals started in the very first year he debuted to play football at Mohun Bagan in the National Football League season (2002-03). Since then he has not stopped and made many goals for the country and the clubs he has played in. 

Talking about the international-level goals scored by Sunil Chettri. He made his debut at international level in the year 2005. Against the Pakistan football team, he scored his first goal for the senior Indian national football team.

The 2011 SAFF Championship in New Delhi was the most memorable and accomplished competition for Sunil Chhetri. He broke the record of former Indian legend IM Vijayan’s six goals in a single edition. Sunil scored seven goals in India’s title win. Moreover, he also bagged the title for scoring most goals for India which was earlier taken by the IM Vijayan.

Sunil Chhetri’s International Goals

Sunil Chhetri has scored a total of 93 goals at the international level. Below is the list of Sunil Chhetri’s international goals in each competition he has played till now, check it out!

Sr. No.Competition Name GoalsMatches
1SAFF Championship2327
2FIFA World Cup qualifiers921
3Nehru Cup914
4AFC Asian Cup qualifiers812
5AFC Challenge Cup48
6Intercontinental Cup1311
7AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers36
8AFC Asian Cup46
9King’s Cup11
10Merdeka Cup11
11International friendlies1839
Sunil Chhetri’s International Goals

Sunil Chhetri’s Club Goals

Sunil Chhetri has a record of scoring a total of 156 goals in 354 appearances at club level. Below is the list of Sunil Chhetri goals scored for each club he has played for till now

Sr. NoClub Name (Year)GoalsMatches
1Mohun Bagan (2002–2005)818
2JCT (2005–2008)2248
3East Bengal (2008–2009)917
4Dempo (2009–2010)813
5Kansas City Wizards (2010)01
6Chirag United (2011)77
7Mohun Bagan (2011–2012)814
8Sporting CP B Team (2012–2013)03
9*Churchill Brothers (2013)48
10Bengaluru FC (2013–2015)1643
11Mumbai City (2015–2016)717
12*Bengaluru FC (2016)514
13Bengaluru FC (2016–present)62151
Sunil Chhetri’s Club Goals

Sunil Chhetri’s Total Goals in ISL

Below is the list of Sunil Chhetri’s total goals in ISL by each team he has played against in ISL. He has scored a total of 59 goals in ISL till now.

Sr. NoOpponent Team Name Goals
1Mumbai City FC9
2Kerala Blasters7
3NorthEast United7
4FC Pune City6
5Chennaiyin FC6
6FC Goa5
7Jamshedpur FC5
8Delhi Dynamos3
9Hyderabad FC3
10Odisha FC3
12East Bengal2
13ATK Mohun Bagan1
Sunil Chhetri’s Total Goals in ISL

Sunil Chhetri’s Total Goals Tally

Sunil Chhetri’s total goals tally:
Sr. NoLevelGoalsMatches
3ISL 59144
Sunil Chhetri’s Total Goals Tally

10 International Goals of Sunil Chhetri

Below are the top 10 international goals which is the highlight of his career. He himself has pointed out the top 10 goals he will cherish and remember throughout his life. They are stated below:

  1. The first memorable goal came in the crucial Asian Cup qualifier against Kyrgyz Republic in Bangalore, where he scored from a precise pass by Jeje Lalpekhlua. 
  2. The second memorable goal came against Myanmar in Yangon during the Asian Cup qualifiers. Despite not having great footage, Chhetri highlights Udanta Singh’s incredible run and cross that led to the goal. 
  3. Against Oman at home in a World Cup qualifier on September 5, 2019, with a neat left-footed finish from outside the box.
  4. A combination with Udanta Singh in the 2019 Asian Cup against Thailand on January 7, 2019, where Chhetri scored his second goal after Udanta’s impressive run, leading India to a 4-1 victory.
  5. A goal against Vanuatu in the Hero Intercontinental Cup on June 12, 2023, marked by a good finish and the personal significance of announcing his wife’s pregnancy.
  6. A chip goal against Kenya in the Hero Intercontinental Cup on June 4, 2018, showcasing precision and skill, earning India a 3-0 win.
  7. A memorable header against Myanmar in the AFC Challenge Cup semi-final on August 7, 2008, played on a challenging muddy field, praised by coach Bob Houghton.
  8. In the AFC Challenge Cup final on August 13, 2008, against Tajikistan, Chhetri’s second goal, chested down and scored, holds special significance.
  9. Against Vietnam in Pune on October 10, 2010, a stylish side-flick goal from an Anthony Pereira ball, part of a hat-trick in a 3-1 victory.
  10. Sunil Chhetri cherishes his 10th memorable international goal, scored against Lebanon in the Hero Intercontinental Cup. He values teamwork and precision from Anwar Ali to Nikhil Poojary, executing a well-practiced movement in training. As the captain, Chhetri finds immense satisfaction in seeing the trained play come to fruition during a crucial match against Lebanon in the final held on June 18, 2023, in Bhubaneswar.


How Many Goals Have Sunil Chhetri Scored?

Sunil Chhetri has scored 93 goals at international level. Moreover, he has scored 156 goals at club level. Combining both goals Sunil Chettri has scored a total of 249 goals and is still counting.

Who is The Player With The Most Goal Scorer in Football History?

The player with the most goals scored in football history is the greatest Cristiano Ronaldo. He has a total of 128 goals in 205 matches and is still counting.

Who is The Highest Goal Scorer in India?

The highest goal scorer in India is the Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri.  He has a total of 249 goals combining country and club matches.

Sunil Chhetri’s Goals Total in 2023 & 2024?

Sunil Chhetri has scored 5 goals in his 13 appearances in the year 2023. For 2024, he is yet to appear in any football match. So we have to wait for the Sunil Chhetri goals in 2024.

Sunil Chhetri Ranking in World 2023 & 2024?

Sunil Chhetri has a ranking at fourth position in the world for the years 2023 and 2024. The rankings are in terms of scoring the most runs for your country.

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