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first_imgAll India Football Federation (AIFF) has honoured football team captain Sunil Chhetri with the 2017 Player of the Year award. Kamala Devi was adjudged the 2017 AIFF woman Player of the Year.Chhetri is currently the third highest goalscorer among active footballers in the world with 64 goals. Chhetri reached the 64-goal mark in 102 international games and for a brief period shared the second spot with Lionel Messi until Argentine scored against Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.Besides recently becoming the second Indian to play 100 international games after former star striker Baichung Bhutia, Chhetri is also the skipper of former I-League champions and current Super Cup holders Bengaluru FC.Meanwhile, Anirudh Thapa was declared the 2017 Emerging Player of the Year.E. Panthoi is the 2017 woman Emerging Player of the Year, the AIFF said in a statement.The award for best grassroots development programme went to the state association of Kerala.Hero Motocorp which sponsors the I-League, Indian Super League and the newly launched Super Cup, took home the AIFF Award for long-time contribution to Indian football.Sumanta Datta of Assam was named the best assistant referee while the award for best referee went to C.R. Srikrishna.2017 AIFF Award winners:2017 AIFF Award for Best Grassroots Development Programme: Kerala FA2017 AIFF Award for long-time contribution to Indian Football: Hero Motocorp2017 AIFF Award for Best Assistant Referee: Sumanta Datta (Assam)2017 AIFF Award for Best Referee: C R Srikrishna2017 AIFF Emerging Woman Footballer of the Year: E Panthoi2017 AIFF Emerging Player of the Year: Anirudh Thapaadvertisement2017 AIFF Woman Footballer of the Year: Kamala Devi2017 AIFF Player of the Year: Sunil Chhetrilast_img read more