Who is Colon FC footballer Bijay Chhetri, biography, age, girlfriend, salary and position

Who is Colon FC footballer Bijay Chhetri, biography, age, girlfriend, salary and position

Here is all you need to know about Indian footballer Bijay Chhetri including his age, father, bio and more 

Indian Super League (ISL) team Chennaiyin FC announced on Wednesday that defender Bijay Chhetri has signed a one-year loan with Uruguayan football team Colon FC.

As a result, Chhetri became the first football player from India to sign with a team in Latin America. Colon Futbol Club has the option to extend the loan until the end of the year, at which point they will have the right to make the signing permanent.

Who is Colon FC footballer Bijay Chhetri, biography, age, family, girlfriend, salary, hometown birth place and position

Who is Bijay Chhetri?

Bijay Chhetri is an Indian professional football player, was born on July 7, 2001 in Kanglatongbi, Imphal, Manipur. The 22-year-old stands 1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in) tall.

Currently on loan from Chennaiyin, he plays defence for Colon, a club in Uruguay’s Segunda Division.

A look at Bijay Chhetri’s career so far

Bijay began his football career in 2016 with Shillong Lajong, where he played for their Under 16 team. After two years, he was promoted to the Under 18 team. In the 2018–19 season, he joined Indian Arrows, although he was unable to appear in any games due to a significant injury.

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2018 saw Bijay make his senior debut with Indian Arrows after starting his football career with Shillong Lajong in 2016. After that, he played for teams like Sreenidi Deccan, Real Kashmir, and Chennai City before signing with CFC this season, his first ISL team.

The two-time ISL champion Chennaiyin signed outstanding 22-year-old Manipur defender Chhetri in July of last year as part of their commitment to fostering and developing young Indian talent. Since then, the club’s knowledgeable trainers have been helping the player hone his talents.

Bijay Chhetri’s style of play

Typically, Bijay Chhetri plays centre back for his teams. Though Sreenidi Deccan tested him as a left-back, his actual strength is at center-back.

Bijay Chhetri’s family

Not much is known about Bijay Chhetri’s personal life so far, however, he does have a brother named Ajay Chettri, who is older than Bijay and plays for Hyderabad FC currently.

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He often post pictures of him with his family on his social media account.

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Bijay Chhetri’s girlfriend

Though it’s not confirmed, Bijay seemed to he dating Rhia Basnet whom he often tags in his posts calling her, his “sunshine”.

Bijay Chhetri’s salary and transfer news

Bijay Chhetri’s current transfer value is Rs 40 lacs as per Transfer Market outlet. His salary at Colon FC isn’t known yet.

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