Nepal Police Club

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Nepal Police Club
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Full name Nepal Police Club
Nickname(s) The Cops
Founded 1952; 63 years ago (1952)
Ground Nepal Police Club Stadium
Kathmandu, Nepal
Ground Capacity 20,000
Owner Nepal Police
Manager Birat Krishna Shrestha
League Martyr's Memorial A-Division League
2011 1st

Nepal Police Club formerly known as Mahendra Police Club is departmental police football and cricket club of Nepal. They currently play in the top division of the country.

History[edit]

Established in 1952 and named after King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, Mahendra Police Club has been part of the new Nepal League since its inception in 2003. The club finished runners-up in the 2004-05 season and were third next year.

Year 2007[edit]

The year 2007 has been the most successful year for Mahendra Police Club. They started well in the 2006-07 season with a perfect blend of experienced and amateur players and clinched the Martyr's Memorial A-Division League title. MPC, who have won all Nepalese knock-out tournaments till date, have solid a backline led by experienced national defender Rakesh Shrestha with young but experienced Ritesh Thapa under the bar. Another national team veteran Hari Khadka, former national midfielder Ananta Thapa, Jumanu Rai and Ramesh Budhathoki hold the key to their fortunes in the AFC President’s Cup. Another achievement of MPC was to be the runners-up in the AFC President's Cup 2007 after creating an upset in the semi-finals by beating Regar Tursunzoda. MPC won being the runners-up.

Achievements[edit]

Player of Nepal Police Club (Red Jersey),While playing against Three Star Club(Blue Jersey)
  • Aaha Gold Cup: 5
    • Winner: 2002 (Then Caravan Gold Cup), 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Khukuri Gold Cup: 1
    • Winner: 2004
  • Mahendra Gold Cup: 1
    • Winner: 2004

Performance in AFC competitions[edit]

1998: First Round
2007: Finalist
2008: Semi-Finalist
2009: in Group Stage
2011: 4° in Group Stage
1998/99: First Round

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Nepal GK Ritesh Thapa
Nepal DF Rabin Shrestha
Nepal MF Bhola Silwal
No. Position Player
Nepal FW Ju Manu Rai

Cricket League[edit]

Nepal Police is one of the three departmental teams to play in National League Cricket. Other eight regional teams compete with Nepal Police in the league. Manoj Katuwal is the coach of the team. They participated in 2011 National One Day tournament but finished as a runners-up after losing to APF Club in the final. But they defeated departmental rival APF Club to lift the title of 2011 Pepsi Standard Chartered T20 National Cricket Tournament.[1] Current Nepal Police team squad is as follows:

    * Binod Bhandari (National Player)
   

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