6 Best and Popular Football players of India

  6 Best and Popular Football players of India

Sunil Chhetri

Followings: Instagram 1.4 Million | Twitter 1.60 Million

Born on 3 August 1984, Sunil Chhetri is one of India’s best player in the world of football. The player is a captain to both the Indian national football team and the Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC. With almost a million followers on Instagram, he is popularly known as Captain Fantastic.

Chhetri secured the second highest number of goals in international matches among active players after Cristiano Ronaldo. Even the most-capped player and top goalscorer for the Indian national team, with 67 goals in 107 matches.

Last year, his Twitter message aimed at attracting football fans to the stadium was well received and admired . He is the most popular football player in the India.

Bhaichung Bhutia

Followings: Instagram 86.1K | Twitter 23.8 K

Bhaichung Bhutia is decided among one of the brightest gems of the Indian football. Born in Sikkim on 15 December 1976, Bhutia came to be recognized as India’s best striker of his time. He has nicknamed the Sikkimese Sniper because of his different  shooting skills in football.

Bhutia is popular not only for his great performances on the field but even off the field. He received the public’s attention after victory in the reality television show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, then due to  his controversy with his then-club Mohun Bagan. Even , he was the first Indian athlete to boycott the Olympic torch relay to help the Tibetan independence movement. He even has a football stadium named after him in honor of his help to Indian football.

Bhutia even  has Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools running under his name football coaching is given through 49 training centers across  the country to kids between the ages of 5 and 17. He has bigger plans to start similar training centers all across India.

Sandesh Jhingan

Followings: Instagram 327 K | Twitter 153.2 K

Sandesh Jhingan is one of the most popular football players in India, deciding he has served as a captain of Kerala Blasters FC of the Indian Super League and the India football team. He plies his business as defending player.

Born on 21 July 1993 in Chandigarh, Jhingan obtained  his football training at the St. Stephen’s Academy. While his training was going on, he supported the side reach the South-East Asian finals of the Manchester United Premier Cup. He represented the Chandigarh state team at the under-19 level and received the B.C. Roy Trophy. In the current  Intercontinental cup 2018, Jhingan played a must-watch game against Kenya and was esteemed with the hero of the match award. Since then, he gained popularity and limelight.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Followings: Instagram 159K | Twitter 61.2 

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, born on 3 February 1992 is an Indian professional footballer who takes part as a goalkeeper for the Indian club Bengaluru FC. He captained a friendly match between India and Puerto Rico on 3 September, a match the  India won 4–1.

He is the 1st Indian player to play a competitive match for the first team of a top-division European club and even. Sandhu is the 5th  Indian after Mohammed Salim, Baichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri, and Subrata Pal to play professionally in the Europe.

His performances have earned him respect, admiration , and love. With climbing ladders towards a brighter future , he has put in superb displays. It is no wonder that Indian football is on the upward trajectory and Gurpreet has played his role in the clivity.

Jeje Lalpekhlua

Followings: Instagram 248 K | Twitter –

Jeje Lalpekhlua is another popular footballer player in India who plays for both Chennaiyin and the India national football team.

Being the 2nd highest Indian goalscorer in the Indian Super League since its inception, he earned limelight and achievements. Coming from a family of footballers, he always had an interest in this game. He plays as the center-forward and is even capable of playing from the wings. He is a right-footed striker .

His career took off in year 2015 when he achieved the I-league with Mohun Bagan and the Indian Super League with Chennaiyin. In the similar year, he was named the FPAI Football Player of the Year.

He played vital roles in India’s 2011 SAFF Cup championship victory. He scored 3 pivotal goals in the 2015 SAFF Cup containing an equalizer in the final as India won 2–1 after extra time.

With acclaim overtaking his career, he became a youth icon in no time. His social media handles are filled with warmth from fans and followers.

Jackichand Singh

Followings: Instagram 52.1 K | Twitter –

Telem Jackichand Singh is another example of India’s rising football skill . The player, born on   17 March 1992, performs as a midfielder for FC Goa in the Indian Super League.

Last year, he obtained limelight because of his performances. His ISL move from Kerala Blasters to FC Goa has proved its worth and he discovered the football style of Sergio Lobera much suited to his dedication.

Currently , he became a part of the Indian squad that Stephen Constantine had believed for the job in the Asian Cup.

He declared his greatest inspiration by mentioning his fellow Manipuri striker Renedy Singh. He further said that he was named after the popular  actor Jackie Chan, who is even  his role model. Coming from decent family background, his friends and family tell him Jacki.  He is married has a 3-year-old son named Civic. The names of his wife and son are signed  on his right arm – Beauty, and Civic.


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