Jagajeet Shrestha

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Jagajeet Shrestha
Personal information
Full name Jagajeet Shrestha (जगजीत श्रेष्ठ)
Date of birth (1993-08-07) 7 August 1993 (age 21)[1]
Place of birth Kathmandu, Nepal
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Three Star Club
Number 08
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–12 Himalayan Sherpa Club
2012–13 Friends Club
2013– Three Star Club
National team
2011– Nepal 16 (1 [2])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 March 2013

Jagajeet Shrestha (Nepali: जगजीत श्रेष्ठ) is a Nepali footballer. He plays for Three Star Club in Nepal National League as a midfielder. He was called to Nepali internationals at the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.[3][4]

Club Career[edit]

Jagajeet Shrestha was born in Bhaktapur, a sub district of Kathmandu in 1993. He soon developed a reputation for his skills and fiery style of play despite his short height. He started his career at Yeti Himalayan Sherpa Club scoring 25 goals.

In 2011, VfB Stuttgart agreed to a 1-year deal to train Shrestha.[5]

In 2012, Shrestha moved on to Friends Club, and in 2013 transferred to the Three Star Club.

In June of 2014 Shrestha secured a 2 month trial with the Polish football club, Jagiellonia Białystok.[6][7][8][9]

International Career[edit]

Shrestha represented Nepal at the U13, U14, U16, and U19 levels.[10] He has also represented his country at the 2011 SAFF Championship, 2012 Nehru Cup, 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and the 2013 SAFF Championship.[11] He scored his only goal so far in a 5-0 world qualifier match victory against Timor-Leste.[12]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Nepal's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 July 2011 Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu  Timor-Leste
4–0
5–0
2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Reputation[edit]

Although undoubtedly skilled Jagajeet has a reputation for having a difficult personality. Former coach Krishna Thapa says "To be frank, he is lazy in training but he plays well in matches. The boy has got huge talent but he needs to change his attitude."[13] In one particular match in 2014 against the Philippines he repeatedly clashed with Simone Rota and was eventually shown a yellow card by the referee for an off the ball incident with Chris Greatwich that could have been a red.[14]

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