Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri is one of the greatest to have played for the country. He has been a great servant of Indian football and has carried the team on his shoulders over the years. Chhetri is currently India’s all-time top-scorer and is still going strong despite turning 38 in August 2022.
‘As somebody who gave his best’. That, ladies and gentlemen, is Sunil Chhetri for you. The hardened, almost Olympus-like mental strength this man possesses has been brought forward in a special series by Federation Internationale de Football Association, commonly known as FIFA. The series goes beyond his life on the football field which has given football fans delirium an unimaginable number of times already.
Chhetri, who made his debut for the Indian team in 2005, had begun his professional career at Indian club Mohun Bagan in 2002. He went on to play for some of the best Indian clubs throughout his career and is currently plying his trade for Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL).
Chhetri is currently the third-highest goal-scorer in international football among the active players. He is only behind the legendary duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. While Ronaldo leads the elite list with 117 goals for Portugal, Messi has 90 goals for Argentina in international football. Chhetri is behind the superstar duo with 84 goals for India. A true servant of Indian football, Chhetri has inspired a generation of footballers with his exploits on the pitch and continues to be a role model for players off it as well.
You know all about Ronaldo and Messi, now get the definitive story of the third highest scoring active men’s international.
Sunil Chhetri | Captain Fantastic is available on FIFA+ now 🇮🇳
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) September 27, 2022
What is Sunil Chhetri’s Captain Fantastic?
Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri has been honoured by FIFA, world football’s governing body, with a new video series chronicling his life and career in the sport.
FIFA released the most-awaited docuseries ‘Captain Fantastic’ based on India’s biggest footballing superstar Sunil Chhetri. The 37-year-old talisman for India is also the third-highest active goal scorer in international football just behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
The series explores Sunil Chhetri’s life from a young age, how he developed an interest in football and traces his journey through the junior level up to the pinnacle. It includes interviews with his family and friends and Sunil Chhetri himself. Not to forget that Chhetri represents a nation that has not yet participated in the FIFA World Cup. But his inclusion in a series by the organisation that governs international football is exceptional and could be a waypoint for the world into Indian football.
Sunil Chhetri: Captain Fantastic release date
FIFA on 29th September declared the launch of ‘Captain Fantastic’, a three-part docuseries. Captain Fantastic is about India’s legendary skipper Sunil Chhetri, one of the world’s top international goal-scorers.
The three-episode docuseries was released worldwide to celebrate the career and journey of India’s biggest football icon. FIFA announced it in a social media post with a graphic of Sunil Chhetri standing on the podium alongside Ronaldo and Messi.
Where to watch Sunil Chhetri: Captain Fantastic
The three-episode series, titled Captain Fantastic, is streaming on FIFA+, the official streaming platform recently launched by FIFA.
Sunil Chhetri: Captain Fantastic trailer
There is no particular trailer for Captain Fantastic but the three-episode docuseries which tells the journey of India’s finest. FIFA has named three episodes in footballing terms. The first one is named ‘Kick Off’ which explores the baby steps of a kid coming from footballing background realizing his love for kicking the ball.
The second episode is named ‘Mid-Game’. The third episode named ‘Extra Time’ shows how the boy with big dreams has now become a national treasure.
Sunil Chhetri – remember the name! His hard work and sacrifices warrant that. Tell his tales. Make him a legend. Build him a statue. Because that man deserves all that and more, for not just fuelling dreams, but making several of them come true.