This is the first time Gurpreet has received the award, and in the process, he became the second goalkeeper after Subrata Paul in 2009 to be named the AIFF Player of the Year.
Striker Chhetri, who received the Arjuna in 2011 and the Padma Shri in 2019, expressed his delight and termed Jhingan as a "great role model".
Last week, the AFC postponed all the Asian qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup to 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic, which has infected over two crore people across the globe.
India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu calls Subrata Paul his role model; veteran sees himself in young custodian
Gurpreet said Paul is one of his role models and "lucky" to have been able to train and watch him from close - both on and off the pitch.
Coronavirus Outbreak: All India Football Federation's campaign for promoting fitness during lockdown receives huge response from fans
The initiative has garnered 1.56 million impressions across social media platforms and has seen widescale participation from across the nation and all age groups, the AIFF said in a release
Deshorn Brown's opportunistic strike (31st minute) proved to be the difference for Bengaluru in what was a closely-fought first leg battle
ISL 2019-20 stats review: Bartholomew Ogbeche's aspirations of Golden Boot under threat; miserly Bengaluru set clean-sheet record
With 90 matches worth of Indian Super League action behind us, Firstpost.com takes a quick look at the stats and numbers from this season of the ISL
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar to host India versus Qatar clash in March
The Kalinga Stadium, which is the home ground of Odisha FC, witnessed impressive turnout this season.
Kerala Blasters stunned Bengaluru FC 2-1 to register their first win over the visitors in the Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu pulled off brilliant penalty save to help Bengaluru FC secure a narrow 1-0 win over Hyderabad FC and keep pace with top spot aspirants in the Indian Super League on Thursday.
ISL 2019-20: Jorge Costa's Mumbai City FC capitalise on Bengaluru's mistakes to clinch crucial victory at home
Mumbai occupy the fifth spot, just two behind fourth-placed Odisha FC. Out of five remaining matches, four are against teams who sit below Mumbai. Consistency is the key for Costa's team.
Mumbai City gave their hopes of a top-four finish a big boost with a 2-0 win against Bengaluru FC in an Indian Super League clash at the Mumbai Football Arena on Friday.
In his time at Mumbai, Amrinder has played 54 matches, and is second in the league's all-time list of most saves made, with a very respectable 205 over the course of four-and-a-half seasons
Two-time former champions ATK made their Christmas celebrations special, pipping Bengaluru FC by a David Williams solitary strike to secure their first ever win over the defending champions in the Indian Super League in Kolkata on Wednesday.
ISL 2019-20: Rowllin Borges' last-minute finish scripts nail-biting win for Mumbai City FC as Bengaluru FC suffer season's first loss
Mumbai climbed to the sixth spot with 10 points from eight matches, while Bengaluru's first defeat of the season pushed them to the third spot with 13 points.
ISL 2019-20, Highlights, Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC, Full score: Rowllin Borges seals last-gasp win for visitors
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Fijian international footballer Roy Krishna was awarded the ISL Hero of the Month for November after some scintillating performances for his team ATK.
ISL 2019-20: Solitary Sunil Chhetri goal sees reigning champions Bengaluru FC beat Southern rivals Kerala Blasters
The win saw Bengaluru climb up to second on the table with nine points from five games while Kerala Blasters, winless after the opening match, are at seventh
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Winless India's bid for qualification all but finished after narrow defeat to Oman
With a nine-point gap with the second-place team (Oman) in the group table, India are almost out of the reckoning for a third-round berth
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Dheeraj Singh gets maiden India call-up, included in squad for Afghanistan and Oman matches
Dheeraj, whose performance under the woodwork during the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India earned him accolades, is the third player after skipper Amarjit Singh and defender Anwar Ali from that squad, to get a call in the senior team camp.