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Sunil Chhetri announced retirement & will play last match on 6th June World Cup Qualifier 2026 : A legendary era of Indian Football comes to an end - In Bulletin

 Captain of Indian Football Team Sunil Chhetri announced its retirement from international & will play last match for India in World Cup Qualifier 2026 on 6th June 2024. It's truly a legendary era of Indian Football that comes to an end. Virat Kohli also reacted on instagram with special heartwarming comment "My brother ♥️. PROUD".


Captain of Indian Football Team Sunil Chhetri announced its retirement from international & will play last match for India in World Cup Qualifier 2026 on 6th June 2024. It's truly a legendary era of Indian Football that comes to an end. Virat Kohli also reacted on instagram with special heartwarming comment "My Brother ♥️ Proud" - In Bulletin

What makes Sunil Chhetri great in football

Sunil Chhetri Captain of Indian Football Team & Bengaluru FC is now 39 year's old and completed approx 150 matches. With his hard work and great effort, Sunil Chhetri managed to make a place in world most goal scorer. He is at 4th position with 94 goles ,where Ronaldo & Messi is at top of world top football goals achiever. The fitness level is usually compared with Virat Kohli and young players used to take inspiration from both of them. And we can say that, he is the man behind why most indian started seeing & supporting Indian Football.


Total records in matches :

Matches : 148 ; Won : 65 ; Lost : 51 ; For Against : 223 - 182 ; Points : 162 ; Percentage : 54.73


No. of Goles per match :

Type of matchno. of MatchesGoals
Friendlines3517
SAFF Cup2823
World Cup Qualifier2109
Nehru Cup1409
HERD Cup1314
Asian Cup Qualifier1108
Asian Nations Cup0904
AFC Cup0804
AfC Cup Qualifier0503
King's Cup0101
Other Tournaments0301
Total Cups / Goals :14893


What Sunil Chhetri said during announcement of Retirement

On 16 May 2024, Sunil Chhetri announced its retirement on X(tweeter) through a 10 minutes video, he was sad and expressing about his life, journey, retirement & many more. Some important he mentioned.

"The feel that I recollect in the last 19 years is a very nice combination of duty, pressure and immense joy," the 39-year-old Chhetri said while announcing his decision to retire."

"I never thought individually these are the games I've played for the country, this is what I've done good, I've done bad. But, now I did it, this last one-and-a-half two months. It felt very strange," he added "I did it because I was going towards the decision that the next game was going to be my last."

"Every training that I do with the national team, I just want to enjoy. The game against Kuwait demands pressure, we need the three points to qualify for the next round. It's hugely important for us."

"But in a strange way, I don't feel the pressure because these 15-20 days with the national team and the match against Kuwait is the last."

In moment of video, he said very intersting "So yeah one last game against Kuwait for all our sake, let's do good, Let's win the game. And we depart. Happily."



World's Reaction on Chhetri's retirement

  • Virat Kohli : "My brother ♥️. PROUD."
  • Punjab Kings IPL : Congratulations on a wonderful career, captain. ♥️"
  • Delhi Capitals : "94* goals and infinity inspiration. Thank you, Captain ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ’™"
  • Indian Football : Your legacy on and off-the-field will always be remembered ๐Ÿ’™"
  • Indian Football Team : "Your legacy will inspire generations to come.๐Ÿ’™"
  • Mumbai Indians : "Thank you for everything ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ"
  • Danis Sait : "Love you Sunil ♥️"
  • RVCJ insta : "Happy Retirement Legend"
  • Instant Bollywood : "The Legend♥️ The GOAT๐Ÿ™Œ"
  • Zomato : "Thank you for everything ♥️"
  • Chennai Super King IPL : "Captain Leader Legend. Big whistle on thetrailblazing career, @chetri_sunil11 !๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅณ"
  • Bengaluru FC : "Forever in your debt. It's been an honor, captain. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ"
  • Premier League India : We'll miss you, Captain. Leader. Legend๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ"