Honoured by kind gesture of Football Delhi: Sunil Chhetri on receiving 1st-ever Football Ratna

October 25, 2019

first_imgHonoured by kind gesture of Football Delhi: Sunil Chhetri on receiving 1st-ever Football RatnaSunil Chhetri was conferred with the first-ever Football Ratna award by Football Delhi and India’s top goalscorer said he will always be there for the development of football in Delhi.advertisement Next Press Trust of India New DelhiFebruary 16, 2019UPDATED: February 16, 2019 15:57 IST Sunil Chhetri (right) received the first Football Ratna award in the capital. (@FootballDelhi Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFootball Delhi president Shaji Prabhakaran presented the first-ever Football Ratna award to Sunil ChhetriChhetri said he was sure the current Football Delhi management is working hard to develop football in the stateDelhi Dynamos player Shubham Sarangi was also honouredSunil Chhetri, the all-time leading scorer for India in international football, says he is always there to help develop the sport in the national capital, where he was brought up.The 34-year-old Padma Shri was Friday conferred the first ever Football Ratna honour by Football Delhi, the association governing the sport in the city.”I am honoured by the kind gesture of Football Delhi and recognising me with the Football Ratna award. My support will always be there for the development of football in Delhi and I am sure the current management is working hard to develop football in Delhi and make Delhi a model football state in India,” Chhetri said.Football Delhi president Shaji Prabhakaran, himself a former player of repute and administrator at the All India Football Federation and FIFA, presented the award to Chhetri.”We are inspired by the spectacular achievements of Sunil. His professionalism, dedication, discipline and passion, on and off the field, is an example not only for the football fraternity but also for every Indian to dream big and achieve something spectacular in life,” Prabhakaran said.”It is a great honour for us to confer the first ever Football Ratna to Sunil Chhetri and we express our gratitude and thanks to Sunil for his time and inspiration to develop football in Delhi.”On the occasion, Football Delhi also honoured Shubham Sarangi, youth player from Delhi who is currently the player of Delhi Dynamos squad for ISL.Our young midfielder Shubham Sarangi was felicitated by @chetrisunil11 at the @FootballDelhi event, organised at the JLN Stadium yesterday. pic.twitter.com/ORMOZWN6pladvertisementDelhi Dynamos FC (@DelhiDynamos) February 16, 2019Shubham was part of AIFF Youth Academy since the age of 12 years and represented India in U-14 and U-17 youth national teams.Also Read | Loving that extra pressure which has come with this Padma Shri award: Sunil ChhetriAlso Read | AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri equals Bhaichung Bhutia’s record of most appearances for IndiaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byPTI Tags :Follow Sunil ChhetriFollow Football DelhiFollow FootballFollow Shubham SarangiFollow Delhi Dynamoslast_img

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