Nirmal Chettri is an Indian professional footballer, born on 21 October 1990 in Melli, Sikkim India.
He is a defender, and plays in the right back position for FC Goa in the Indian Super League.
Nirmal is strong with both his feet and is versatile to play in the defensive midfield or the centre back position.
At the age of 10 Nirmal began his footballing journey in the Namchi Sports Hostel. He was quickly recognized as a talented youngster in the ‘ Search for More Bhaichung's’ campaign.
After participating in may cup competitions for the hostel, Chettri joined Sports Academy of Sikkim and played in the Mini SAARC.
He also played for his state in 2006-07 Santosh Trophy, and showed some marquee performances. In 2007 Chettri was signed by Air India and played for them in the I-League for a year.
Chettri was also part of India’s U-17 team in 2005 and U-23 team in 2009-2013.
Chettri made his debut for East Bengal in the I-League in 2008.
Rise to Glory
Nirmal Chettri rose through the ranks of Indian youth team and made his mark in the senior team. He currently has 15 caps for his country.
His style of play in the right back position is always very attack minded, he likes to run down the flanks in the final third and swing in some crosses.
Nirmal has represented Kerala Blasters in the ISL 2014-15. Later he joined NorthEast United FC in 2016 and continues to play for them.