Ju Manu Rai

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Ju Manu Rai
Personal information
Full name Ju Manu Rai
Date of birth (1983-03-01) 1 March 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Sarlahi, Nepal
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Nepal Police Club
Number 11
Youth career
Jhapa FC Boys Union Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002-2004 Machhindra FC 25 (9)
2004-2009 Nepal Police Club 80 (23)
2009 Club All Youth Linkage 6 (5)
2010- Nepal Police Club 33 (21)
National team
2006- Nepal 32 (11)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Ju Manu Rai (born 1 March 1983 in Sarlahi District) is a Nepalese footballer, who currently plays for Nepal Police Club and his national side Nepal

Career[edit]

He used to play the local tournaments of football at Harion and other parts of Sarlahi and often bag with awards and shields during childhood. He was introduced to the public in Boys Union in an unsuccessful trial bid. He also played Association football for the Nepal Police Club, Machindra FC in the Division League. He was watched by Maldivian Club Vyansa.He played in the Kheladi Cup where he scored 5 goals. He later went on to play for All Youth Linkage of Maldives in the 2009 Wataniya Dhivehi League 3rd Round. .[1] He played half of the season scoring 11 goals. He is currently the captain of Nepal Police Club and holds a permanent post as an employee of Nepal Police .

International career[edit]

On April 5, 2006, he made his debut against Brunei at AFC Challenge Cup, which was held in Bangladesh. Rai has played for the Nepal national football team. In 2008, he was on form after scoring 5 goals in 4 matches in AFC Challenge Cup. He has also played for Nepal in the SAFF Championship 2008 held in Maldives and Sri Lanka. He scored two goals in a friendly match against Mohun Bagan which Nepal won 3-1. He also played in SAFF Championship 2009 which was held in Bangladesh. He scored the goal against Maldives national football team. His goal helped Nepal to draw 1-1. But Nepal Were out of the tournament. He scored four goals in three matches in British Gurkha Cup 2010. Nepal Police Club were out of the quarter-finals defeated by Three Star Club, who later on to be the champions. He has current goal tally of 10[2] making him the fourth highest scorer for Nepal.

On 5 September 2013 SAFF Championship, Jumanu scored the second goal in a 2-1 win over rival India, taking a pass from Rabin Shrestha to score his 11th international goal.[3]

Honours[edit]

  • 2007: Pulsar Player of the Year (PoY)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blues foreigners to arrive tonight
  2. ^ http://www.nepalifootball.com/2011/06/nepal-won-first-leg-2-1-against-timor.html
  3. ^ Anselm Noronha with Ayush Srivastava (5 September 2013). "India 1-2 Nepal: Toothless Blue Tigers go down to the Gorkhalis". Goal.com. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Ju Manu, Karishma bag Pulsar PoY awards

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