Sporting Lisbon may rope in Sunil ChettriJuly 5th, 2012 - 5:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Top Portuguese football club Sporting Lisbon may rope in India striker Sunil Chettri as their foreign recruit. The club is likely to make an announcement here Thursday.
All India Football Federation sources told IANS that the club is planning to launch several development programmes in India, and Chettri will be a part of those activities as well.
“It is a real pleasure for me and an exciting moment in my career to join a European giant like Sporting Lisbon. I have dreamt of this day and always believed that my time will come. It is now a reality. I will make it count for India,” Chettri was quoted as saying by goal.com.
Sporting Lisbon’s move is being seen as a step to capture the 1.2 billion Indian market, which has become a lucrative field for European football clubs.
Chettri, a former Kansas City striker, is at present a free agent after being released by Mohun Bagan.
Chettri earlier had appeared for trials at Coventry, Queens Park Rangers and Glasgow Rangers without much success.
- Chettri to go club hunting after July - Jun 26, 2012
- Sporting Lisbon signs Chhetri for its reserve team - Jul 05, 2012
- Chhetri, Jeje on trial with Glasgow Rangers - Nov 11, 2011
- Chettri to play for Sporting Lisbon reserves (Roundup) - Jul 05, 2012
- Chhetri signs for Sporting Lisbon reserves for a year (Lead) - Jul 05, 2012
- Tough for Sunil and Jeje in Rangers: Houghton - Nov 28, 2011
- Indians not good enough for European clubs: AIFF technical director - Dec 04, 2011
- Dempo releases Chettri for Kansas City Wizards stint - Mar 16, 2010
- Four new faces in India squad for Bayern Munich game - Dec 28, 2011
- Chettri certain to miss friendly against Bayern Munich - Dec 20, 2011
- Sunil Chettri in talks with Racing de Santander - Feb 11, 2011
- Chettri disappointed, Rangers to monitor Indian strikers - Dec 02, 2011
- Chettri signs with Kansas Wizards soccer team - Mar 26, 2010
- Arnab, Clifford ruled out from AFC Challenge Cup - Mar 02, 2012
- Koevermans includes Chettri in Nehru Cup probables - Aug 07, 2012
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