Jagajeet Shrestha

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Jagajeet Shrestha
Personal information
Full name Jagajeet Shrestha (जगजीत श्रेष्ठ)
Date of birth (1993-08-07) 7 August 1993 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Kathmandu, Nepal
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Three Star Club
Number 08
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–12 Himalayan Sherpa Club
2012–13 Friends Club
2013– Three Star Club
National team
2011– Nepal 16 (1 [2])

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 March 2013

Jagajeet Shrestha (Nepali: जगजीत श्रेष्ठ) is a Nepali footballer. He plays for Three Star Club in Nepal National League as a midfielder. He was called to Nepali internationals at the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.[3][4]

Club career[edit]

Jagajeet Shrestha was born in Bhaktapur, a sub district of Kathmandu in 1993. He soon developed a reputation for his skills and fiery style of play despite his short height. He started his career at Yeti Himalayan Sherpa Club scoring 25 goals.

In 2011, VfB Stuttgart agreed to a 1-year deal to train Shrestha.[5]

In 2012, Shrestha moved on to Friends Club, and in 2013 transferred to the Three Star Club.

In June 2014 Shrestha secured a 2-month trial with the Polish football club, Jagiellonia Białystok.[6][7][8][9]

International career[edit]

Shrestha represented Nepal at the U13, U14, U16, and U19 levels.[10] He has also represented his country at the 2011 SAFF Championship, 2012 Nehru Cup, 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and the 2013 SAFF Championship.[11] He scored his only goal so far in a 5-0 world qualifier match victory against Timor-Leste.[12]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Nepal's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 July 2011 Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu  Timor-Leste
2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier


Although undoubtedly skilled Jagajeet has a reputation for having a difficult personality. Former coach Krishna Thapa says "To be frank, he is lazy in training but he plays well in matches. The boy has got huge talent but he needs to change his attitude."[10] In one particular match in April 2014 against the Philippines he repeatedly clashed with Simone Rota and was eventually shown a yellow card by the referee for an off the ball incident with Chris Greatwich that could have been a red.[13] In the same fixture in October 2014 he was sent off on 65 minutes after lashing out at Filipino player Daisuke Satō after the latter had brought down Bimal Gharti Magar. Satō was shown a yellow while Jagajeet was shown a direct red card.[14][15][16][17][18]


  1. ^ "Polish Premier Club Bialystok Invites Jagjeet Shrestha For Training With An Official Letter". GoalNepal. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Jagajeet Shrestha at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. ^ http://www.football.com/en-gb/Jagajeet-shrestha/
  4. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-india/people/nepal/56458/Jagajeet-shrestha
  5. ^ "VfB Stuttgart agrees to provide year long training to Jagjeet Shrestha". GoalNepal.com. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Shrestha Receives Schengen VISA; To Go To Poland To Join Polish Premier League". GoalNepal.com. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Shrestha Receives Schengen VISA; To Go To Poland To Join Polish Premier League". Givemegoal.com. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Jagiellonia Białystok sprawdzi... nepalskiego Messiego". Sportowefakty.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Pierwszy Nepalczyk w Ekstraklasie? Jagjeet Shrestha na testach w Jagiellonii". Ekstraklasa.net (in Polish). Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Jagajeet Shrestha, goalnepal profile". Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Jagajeet Shrestha, Goal.com profile". Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "Jagajeet Shrestha, FIFA profile". Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  13. ^ Ceres Lina (12 April 2014). "Dooley picks up first win as Azkals coach after 3-0 blowout versus Nepal". Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Nepal loses to the Philippines in international friendly match in Doha". Nepal News.com. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Nepal lose football friendly against Philippines". EKantipur.com. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  16. ^ "Nepal goes down 3-0 against the Philippines". My Republica. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  17. ^ "Friendly Nepal vs Philippines - Live Updates and Streaming Info". GiveMeGoal.com. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  18. ^ "Nepal vs Philippines: Live Comentary". GoalNepal.com. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

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