Apart from India, Sunil Chhetri also handles the captaincy of the Bangalore club. (Instagram)
Legendary footballer Sunil Chhetri, who has been handling Bengaluru FC since 2013, said that the city is now like home to him and the members of this club are like his family. He also handles the captaincy of the Indian team.
Bangalore. Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has extended his contract with Bengaluru FC for two years and will continue with the Indian Super League (ISL) team till 2023. Chhetri joined the Bangalore club in 2013 and after the new contract, he will be with the club till the 10th season. The star footballer has played 203 matches in eight seasons for the club in which he has scored 101 goals.
The 36-year-old has been leading the club since its inception in 2013 and has scored the most goals for Bengaluru in all eight seasons. “I am really happy to extend my contract with Bengaluru FC for another two years,” Chhetri said. This city is now like home to me and the members of this club are like family to me. Looks like I signed with the club for the first time yesterday and the journey so far has been beautiful.
Bengaluru FC won the I-League title in 2013 under Chhetri, who was elected six-time AIFF (All India Football Federation) player of the year. The club has since won five other trophies which include Federation Cup (2015, 2017), Indian Super League (2018, 2019) and Super Cup (2018).