|Full name||Ritesh Thapa|
|Date of birth||October 2, 1984|
|Place of birth||Itahari, Nepal|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Nepal Police Club|
|2000-2004||Three Star Club|
|2004-||Nepal Police Club|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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.
He has made twelve appearances for his country so far.
Thapa is known as a hardworking and dependable player in the squad and always has a positive attitude. He however lacks concentration during games.
Thapa is married.
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