Bijaya Gurung

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Bijaya Gurung
Personal information
Full name Bijaya Gurung
Date of birth (1985-10-11) October 11, 1985 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Kathmandu, Nepal
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Three Star Club
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2013 Nepal 33 (3)

Bijaya Gurung (Nepali: बिजय गुरुङ) is a Nepali team midfielder who currently plays for Three Star Club.[2][3][4][5] Gurung was the last player in the national team from the first batch of ANFA Academy. He was considered one of the most skillful and talented player of his generation.[6] Bijay, who started his professional football career from NIBL Friends Club in 2004. After spending one season with Friends, he joined Three Star and stayed there till 2009 winning ‘A’ Division League along with numerous knockout tournaments. After donning Laxmi Hyundai Manang Marshyagdi Club jersey for a season in 2010, Bijay returned to Three Star and helped the team lift League title for the second time.[7]

International Football[edit]

He was the main creative midfielder for    Nepal.

Gurung was the key member of the U-19 national football team that cross the group stage of AFC U-19 Qualifiers for the first time in 2003.

He wore 7 number jersey for the national team. His debut was against India on December 8, 2005 during the Fourth SAFF Championship. He had a wonderful tournament in 2011 SAFF Championship.[8] His last international match during group A qualifiers of AFC Challenge Cup at home turf against Palestine on March 6, 2013.

He declared his retirement after failing to make on the national squad for first time in 9 years during 2013 SAFF Championship. He gave the reasons of the recurring knee injury as well as the not able to maintain place in his own club Three Star.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 December 2005 Peoples Football Stadium, Karachi  Bhutan
2005 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup
2. 17 October 2008 MBPJ Stadium, Petaling Jaya  Afghanistan
2008 Merdeka Tournament
3. 29 November 2009 Mohammedan Sporting Club (Kolkata)  Bhutan


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