Indian football legend Sunil Chhetri’s legendary career has got a new level of recognition in form of a series named ‘Captain Fantastic’, which will showcase his story in a span of three episodes. Chhetri made his India debut in 2005 and since then has played in 131 matches.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri after the 38-year-old received an exclusive three-episode docuseries based on his life. The series is named ‘Captain Fantastic’ and is available to watch on FIFA+. FIFA released this series to promote Chhetri, who is the third-highest active scorer in men’s international football after seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo. Chhetri has scored 84 goals, while Messi and Ronaldo have scored 90 and 117 goals respectively.
PM Modi said “Well done Sunil Chhetri! This will certainly boost football’s popularity in India.”
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The first episode takes us back to where it all started…All leading up to his India debut at the age of 20. Close associates, loved ones, and footballing colleagues help tell the tale — apart from the man himself, the man affectionately dubbed, ‘Captain, Leader, Legend’,” the synopsis of the first episode said.
The second episode was about Chhetri starting to perform wonders for the national team, his big dream of playing professional football for a top-class overseas club.
In the third episode, Chhetri reached the zenith of his professional career and his personal life. Trophies piled up and records were shattered.