The Indian football team brought immense pride to the entire nation by winning the SAFF Championship 2023 final, and captain Sunil Chhetri received nothing but admiration.
After clinching victory against Kuwait in the SAFF Championship 2023 final, the Indian football team filled the entire country with pride, and their captain Sunil Chhetri was globally praised for leading them to triumph.
Though Sunil Chhetri and the current Indian footballers won a substantial cash prize by lifting the SAFF cup, it’s surprising to learn that the current Indian team captain isn’t the wealthiest footballer in the nation. The richest Indian footballer to date is the retired player Gouramangi Singh.
Gouramangi Singh, a retired Indian footballer, has now become the highest-paid and wealthiest football player with a net worth exceeding popular players like Sunil Chhetri and the retired Bhaichung Bhutia.
Coming from a small village in Imphal, Manipur, Gouramangi Singh, a product of the Tata Football Academy, is currently an assistant coach in the football tournament Indian Super League team Goa. He retired from playing international football in 2019.
Gouramangi Singh has represented India in numerous international tournaments and was a part of both the U20 and U23 football teams. He remains one of the highest-paid Indian footballers of all time.
While Sunil Chhetri’s net worth is estimated at around USD 1.5 million, equivalent to Rs 12.30 crores, it is reported that Gouramangi Singh’s net worth stands at USD 5 million, which is over Rs 41 crores, including all his assets.
Bhaichung Bhutia, one of the pioneering footballers in India, was also not as highly paid as Gouramangi Singh. According to multiple news agencies, Bhutia’s net worth is around Rs 5 crore.
The current goalkeeper of the Indian team and a player in Bengaluru FC, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, has a net worth approximately similar to Gouramangi Singh, with an estimated value of Rs 30 crore.