Sagar Thapa

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Sagar Thapa
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Personal information
Full name Sagar Thapa
Date of birth (1984-01-19) January 19, 1984 (age 30)
Height 5 ft 9'
Playing position Defender RB/CD
Club information
Current team
Manang Marshyangdi Club
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Friends Club 12 (-)
2014 Manang Marshyangdi Club
National team
2003- Nepal 50 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sagar Thapa (born 19 January 1984)[1] is a footballer from Nepal and currently captains the national team. He made his first appearance for the Nepal national football team in 2003.[2] Since then, Thapa has represented his country in 50 international matches which puts him behind only Bal Gopal Maharjan and Upendra Man Singh.[3] As a Defender, he is a commanding figure in the field and has a good judgement and anticipation. His best moment for Nepal was probably the 94th minute winner against Bangladesh in the SAFF Championship 2011. The goal was reminiscent of the goal that Ronaldinho scored against England in the 2002 World Cup. Sagar is one of the best player of Nepal in defense line. He is also a player of the year 2012 and he was awarded big gift for that.

Thapa currently Captains and plays for Manang Marshyangdi Club in the domestic league. He also helped Manang Marshyangdi Club clinch A Division Legue in 2014. He was previously playing for Friends Club. He took the role of interim coach for Friends Club after their coach Dilkaji Gurung resigned.[4]

Nepali National Football team captain Sagar Thapa has been declared player of the year. All Nepal Football Association ( ANFA ) made such declaration amid a press conference in the Capital on Friday. On the occasion, ANFA awarded an apartment to Thapa. Receiving the award, Thapa said such honor for players have bestowed more responsibility upon them. Thapa had made his debut in a football tournament against South Korea in 2002 .