Who is Sunil Chhetri Wife, Sonam Bhattacharya? The Woman Behind India’s Footballing Hero

Sunil Chhetri wife name is Sonam Bhattacharya. She is the wife of India’s leading football player. Acting as a pillar of support to him, his wife and mother burst out into tears after listening about his retirement. Sunil Chhetri has decided to take retirement from his football journey after playing his last match against Kuwait on 6 June 2024. His retirement decision left everyone emotional. Sunil is India’s all-time top scorer player and most-capped player. He is the third-highest goal scorer among active players, after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. 

Who Is Sonam Bhattacharya? Sunil Chhetri Wife Father, Mother, And Early Life

Sunil Chhetri’s wife is Sonam Bhattacharya. She belongs to a footballer family as well. Her father has been a prominent football player and coach in Indian football history. Sunil Chhetri wife father is Subrata Bhattacharya. He is currently working as a Football Manager. The family has an influential background. On the other hand, Sonam’s grandfather was a Bengali actor. People know him by the name Saheb Bhattacharya. 

Sunil Chhetri’s wife was born in 1988 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She is also known by other names, such as Sonam Bhattacharjee or Bonu. She is connected to Nepal as her mother is from that country. Her mother’s name is Sushila. She is an ex-Nepal International. Sunil Chhetri’s wife is well-educated and has completed her postgraduate studies. 

Sunil Chhetri Wife Children

Sunil Chhetri and Sonam Bhattacharya have been dating for a long time. The couple built a strong foundation for their relationship. Sunil Chhetri tied the knot with his girlfriend on 4 December 2017. The couple spent their time together with love and happiness. Sunil and Sonam became parents on Thursday, 31 August 2023. It was a baby boy. The couple went through a lot of ups and downs during the pregnancy after Sonam was diagnosed with Dengue. 

Sunil made their pregnancy public in the Intercontinental Cup in June. He asked for blessing from all the people. The baby is named Dhruv. Sunil has made 92 goals in 142 international matches. He is among the top footballers, and Sunil Chhetri’s name is prominent in football worldwide. 

Sunil Chhetri Wife Instagram

Sonam Bhattacharjee, who goes by the username @sonam_29, is on Instagram. She often posts pictures with her husband. The couple shares an unbreakable bond. They know each other from times of no success, and their understanding deepens. The couple also shares different moments of joy and happiness. 

Sunil Chhetri Age

Sunil Chhetri is 39 years old. He decided to retire after becoming a father. One reason he wanted to retire is that he wanted to give more time and focus on his son. Sunil has maintained an excellent work-life balance. By focusing solely on his career at a younger age, he is ready to put his energy and efforts into raising his son and spending quality time with him. 

Sunil Chhetri Retirement

Sunil Chhetri posted a video sharing his feelings about retirement on his X(Twitter) account. He mentioned that he shared about his retirement with his family first. His father was happy with his decision and ordinary. However, his mother and wife started crying. He asked them what they used to say earlier, that he was having a lot of matches and no time. However, he will not be playing for the country now. Sunil mentions that they could not express the reason behind their tears. 

Sunil Chhetri said that the feeling that the training will all end after a few days makes him sad. If he gets the chance, he can play for his country for his lifetime. Sunil Chhetri will play his last match on 6 June 2024. It is an India vs Kuwait FIFA World Cup Qualifier match. Keep reading with Charcha Times for more information. 

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