Chhetri was over the moon for accepting token money for his first contract, recalls childhood coach

New Delhi, May 16 (PTI) A 16-year-old Sunil Chhetri’s joy knew no bounds when he was handed over a token amount of Rs 1000 for his first-ever contract with a Delhi-based club, recalled his childhood coach Mohammad Sajid on Thursday.

The legendary Indian captain, who has announced his retirement, began his journey by enrolling himself at the Mamta Modern Senior Secondary School in Vikaspuri, where he was spotted by Sajid.

It was Sajid who offered Chhetri his maiden club contract worth Rs 6500 and the player went on to make his first impression by winning the emerging player of the year award in his first season.

“Nageshwar Rao, a player from our City Football Club, facilitated my meeting with Sunil,” Sajid told

Source: PTI News


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