Football Delhi celebrates Sunil Chhetri’s birthday as Delhi’s Football Day

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The football governing body in the Capital, Football Delhi is celebrating city boy and Indian national football team captain Sunil Chhetri’s birthday as the Delhi Football Day.

Football Delhi, the governing body for football in the Capital, has declared August 3, the birthday of Indian football icon Sunil Chhetri, as Delhi’s Football Day. Chhetri, India’s most prolific and successful scorer in international football has turned 33 on Friday, 3 August 2018.

Football Delhi to honour the biggest ambassador of the sport in India has announced Chhetri’s birthday to be celebrated as Delhi’s Football Day. The decision was taken at Football Delhi’s executive meeting. The Football Delhi president, Shaji Prabhakaran, who chaired the meeting, had shared the decision on his official twitter handle.

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Chhetri, in a video message, has acknowledged and appreciated the Football Delhi gesture.

“Delighted to announce the decision taken at the Football Delhi executive committee meeting. Indian Football captain Sunil Chhetri’s birthday ‘3rd August’ is declared as Delhi’s Football Day. A day to celebrate the beauty of football in Delhi. We have to act for the good of the game on a daily basis or else we have no right to be there. We need all the support to transform football in Delhi. An Everest to climb,” tweeted Prabhakaran, the football administrator working tirelessly to professionally establish and promote the sport in the Capital.

Chhetri, a veteran of 101 Internationals for India with 64 goals for the national team under his belt, has spent his formative years in Delhi. The Indian Super League outfit Bengaluru FC skipper is also the biggest ambassador for the sport in the country.

Football Delhi has also decided to hold former International and Pro License Coach Santosh Kashyap’s birthday on June 12  as Football Delhi’s Coach Education Day. “We are glad to announce the decision of the executive committee to mark the birthday of former International and Pro License Coach Santosh Kashyap birthday ’12th June’ as Football Delhi’s Coach Education Day to inspire the coaches community to dream big n inspire youngsters,” Football Delhi had announced on its official Twitter handle.