Manang Marshyangdi Club

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Manang Marshyangdi
Logo
Full name Manang Marshyangdi Club
Nickname(s) Manange
MMC
Founded 1982; 33 years ago (1982)
Ground Dasarath Rangasala Stadium,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Ground Capacity 25,000
Chairman Jamling Ghale
Coach Raju Kaji Shakya[1]
assistant Nabin Neupane
League Nepal A- Division League
2013-14 Champions

Manang Marshyangdi Club (also known as LH MMC, due to a sponsorship with Laxmi Hyundai Group of Nepal) is a Nepali professional football club based in Swayambhu, Kathmandu. They play in the Nepalese first division, the Nepal A- Division League. The club is one of the most successful soccer clubs in Nepalese football, in terms of winning trophies. They are in top spot for winning National League Championships. They have won 7 National Leagues Championships Title. Historically, they have a fierce rivalry with Three Star Club and Nepal Police Club, a departmental team. The other rival includes New Road Team.

Kit Colours[edit]

For much of Manang's history, their home colours have been sky blue&white shirts as they use Argentinian soccer team jerseys and white shorts, though this has not always been the case.

Their current colours are:

Jerseys : Blue & White/Green & White/Red Shorts : Black & White/Green & White /Red Socks : Sky Blue/ Green/ Red

fully blue
sky blue with white
green with white

Season 2068 B.S. (2011-12)[edit]

Manang Marshyandi started the season with a blast featuring the most expensive side with the names like Anil Gurung and Santosh Sahukhala. They also roped in Korean coach Lee Tae-Ho[2] which led the long-serving coach Balgopal Maharjan to become the deputy coach and finally being relieved from coaching duties. The side finished second, level on points with the champions Nepal Police Club, missing out due to goal difference. Their only consolation was beating the Police in the final (17th) round.[3] They were promoted to play the first ever Nepal National League.

Season 2069 B.S. (2012-13)[edit]

The club was reorganised and Krishna Thapa was appointed as the new head coach. This also saw a new influx of talents. The season started brightly as they won both Ncell Cup and Safal Cup. They also won the Martyr's Memorial League by beating Tribhuvan Army Club(TAC).

Rivalries[edit]

The club does face the Nepal Police Club & Patan side Three Star Club on different competition and can be considered as their main rivals. The rivalries have escalated due to there top forms. Also they have rivalries with Nepal Army Club, and New Road Team.

Sponsorship[edit]

Companies that Manang Marshyangdi currently have sponsorship deals with include:

Supporters[edit]

Manang Marshyangdi have a large and generally loyal fanbase all over Nepal, with virtually all matches with their regular supporters. The team is called by their friends as "Manange" referring to the roots of the founders of the club from Manang District of Nepal.

Club Officials[edit]

Board of directors

  • President: Jamling Ghale
  • Vice President: Balza Gurung
  • General Secretary: M.B.(Bali) Gurung)
  • Treasurer: Pemba S. Gurung

Training Staff

  • Coach: Hari Om Shrestha

Health Trainer:

Achievements[edit]

1986, 1987, 1989, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2014
  • Buddha Subba Gold Cup: 1
2004
  • Khukuri Gold Cup: 1
2003
  • San Miguel Itahari Gold Cup: 1
2007
2004, 2005, 2012
  • Aadarsha Cup: 1
2011
2012
2012
2012[4]
2013

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1988: Qualifying Stage
2006: Group Stage
2014: Final Stage

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
20 Nepal GK Bishal Shrestha
3 Nepal DF Biraj Maharjan
16 Nepal DF Bikram Limbu
4 Cameroon DF Mbile Leonel Stephen (Chico)
6 Nepal DF Hem Gurung
Nepal DF Krishna Kunwar
8 Nepal MF Shiva Shrestha
11 Nepal MF Sujal Shrestha
32 Nepal MF Navin Neupane
19 Nepal MF Sulav Maskey
13 Nepal MF Rupesh K.C
12 Nepal MF Bishal Rai
7 Nepal MF Sushil K.C
17 Nepal FW Dipak Rai
14 Nepal FW Nirajan Malla
10 Nepal FW Anil Gurung
09 Ivory Coast FW Leonce Zikahi Dodoz
Mali DF Sissoko
Senegal DF Ndiaye

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