Raju Tamang

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Raju Tamang
Personal information
Full name Raju Tamang
Date of birth (1985-10-27) October 27, 1985 (age 29)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tribhuvan Army Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004- Tribhuvan Army Club
National team
2005- Nepal 35 [1] (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Raju Tamang (born 27 October 1985) is a footballer from Nepal. He currently plays for departmental team Nepal Army Club in Martyr's Memorial A-Division League.

International[edit]

He made his first appearance for the Nepal national football team in 2005.[1] During the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualification Tamand converted a Penalty kick for Nepal in a 6-0 rout over Northern Mariana Islands national football team after team mate Jagajeet Shrestha was fouled in the box.[2]

International Goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 March 2013 Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu, Nepal  Northern Mariana Islands
4–0,
6-0
2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualification[3]

Personal life[edit]

In late August of 2011 Tamang was called up by the Nepalese Army to take part in the UN mission in Haiti. Tamang spent six months taking part in the international response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Nepal Army Club coach Damber Singh Gurung said that "We will miss him in the league. His role in our team is very important. But it is a system in Nepal Army that every Army [soldier] gets this opportunity to take part in UN Mission." In addition to missing many league games with his club Tamang also missed the FIFA World Cup Qualifier matches against Timor-Leste.[4]

Controversy[edit]

In March of 2012 the Nepal Army Club would not allow Tamang and team-mate Bikash Malla to take part in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup on home soil, as the two were to take part in the Southeast Asian army games also hosted by Nepal. Tamang and Malla were forced to leave the Nepalese team in mid-training, infuriating then coach Graham Roberts.[5]

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