Manang Marshyangdi Club
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|Full name||Manang Marshyangdi Club|
|Ground||Dasarath Rangasala Stadium,
|Coach||Mr. Amrit Panta|
|League||Nepal A- Division League|
Manang Marshyangdi Club (known as LH MMC, due to sponsorship reason 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 Nepal Police Club, a departmental team. The other rivals includes Three Star Club, New Road Team.
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
Season 2068 B.S.(2011 AD)
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 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. They were promoted to play the first ever Nepal National League.
Season 2069 B.S.(2012-13 AD)
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 are also in good position in the league.
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.
Companies that Manang Marshyangdi currently have sponsorship deals with include:
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. Supporters can join Facebook fan group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/502287396551981/ or Facebook page Manang Marshyandi Club Forever
Board of directors
- President: Mr. Jamling Ghale
- Vice President: Mr. Balza Gurung
- General Secretary: Mr. M.B.(Bali) Gurung)
- Treasurer: Mr. Pemba S. Gurung
- Coach: Mr .Hari Om Shrestha
- 1986, 1987, 1989, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2014
- Buddha Subba Gold Cup: 1
- Khukuri Gold Cup: 1
- San Miguel Itahari Gold Cup: 1
- 2004, 2005, 2012
- Pokhara Cup, Pokhara,: 1
Performance in AFC competitions
- Asian Club Championship: 1 appearance
- 1988: Qualifying Stage
- AFC President's Cup: 1 appearance
- 2006: Group Stage
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.