Ritesh Thapa

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Ritesh Thapa
Personal information
Full name Ritesh Thapa
Date of birth (1984-10-02) October 2, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Itahari, Nepal
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Nepal Police Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000-2004 Three Star Club
2004- Nepal Police Club
National team
2003- Nepal 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ritesh Thapa (Nepali: रितेश थापा) (born 2 October 1984) is a footballer from Nepal. He made his first appearance for the Nepal national football team in 2003.[1] He plays from Nepal Police Club.

Club Career[edit]

Thapa was born in Itahari, Nepal. Thapa started his career with the Three Star Club, but joined the Nepal Police Club four years latter in 2004. He has won many achievements with the Nepali Police Club, including a runner's up medal at the 2007 AFC President's Cup. He has also won the Martyr's Memorial A-Division League four times with the Nepali Police Club.[2]

International Career[edit]

Thapa made his debut for Nepal on September 29, 2003 although it was a dark day in his country's football history. Nepal were playing South Korea in the 2004 AFC Asian Cup qualification and lost by a record 16-0 scoreline. Thapa came on as a half time substitute for goalkeeper Ujjwal Manadhar in the game.[2]

Thapa played two games at the 2012 Nehru Cup, picking up one yellow card.[3]

He has made twelve appearances for his country so far.

Club Achievements[edit]

Playing Style[edit]

Thapa is known as a hardworking and dependable player in the squad and always has a positive attitude. He however lacks concentration during games.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Thapa is married.[2]


  1. ^ Ritesh Thapa at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ a b c d "Ritesh Thapa, Goal Nepal profile". Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ritesh Thapa, Goal.com profile". Goal.com. Retrieved 6 June 2014.