Manang Marshyangdi Club
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|Full name||Manang Marshyangdi Club|
|Ground||Dasarath Rangasala Stadium,
|Coach||Raju Kaji Shakya
assistant Nabin Neupane
|League||2015 Nepal National League|
Manang Marshyangdi Club (also known as LH MMC, due to a sponsorship with Laxmi Hyundai Group of Nepal) is a Nepali professional football club based in Swayambhu, Kathmandu. They play in the Nepalese first division, the Nepal A- Division League. The club is one of the most successful soccer clubs in Nepalese football, in terms of winning trophies. They are in top spot for winning National League Championships. They have won 7 National Leagues Championships Title. Historically, they have a fierce rivalry with Three Star Club and Nepal Police Club, a departmental team. The other rival includes New Road Team.
For much of Manang's history, their home colours have been sky blue&white shirts as they use Argentinian soccer team jerseys and white shorts, though this has not always been the case.
Their current colours are:
Jerseys : Blue & White/Green & White/Red Shorts : Black & White/Green & White /Red Socks : Sky Blue/ Green/ Red
Season 2068 B.S. (2011-12)
Manang Marshyandi started the season with a blast featuring the most expensive side with the names like Anil Gurung and Santosh Sahukhala. They also roped in Korean coach Lee Tae-Ho which led the long-serving coach Balgopal Maharjan to become the deputy coach and finally being relieved from coaching duties. The side finished second, level on points with the champions Nepal Police Club, missing out due to goal difference. Their only consolation was beating the Police in the final (17th) round. They were promoted to play the first ever Nepal National League.
Season 2069 B.S. (2012-13)
The club was reorganised and Krishna Thapa was appointed as the new head coach. This also saw a new influx of talents. The season started brightly as they won both Ncell Cup and Safal Cup. They also won the Martyr's Memorial League by beating Tribhuvan Army Club(TAC).
Season 2070 B.S. (2013-14)
The 2013–14 Martyr's Memorial A-Division League (known as the Martyrs' Memorial Red Bull 'A' Division League Football Tournament 2013-14 for sponsorship reasons)(Nepali: 2013-14 शहीद स्मारक ए डिभिजन लीग) was the 41st edition of Martyr's Memorial A-Division League. The league started on 30 December 2013 and finished on 1 March 2014 in the Dasarath Rangasala Stadium. Thirteen teams competed with each other in single round-robin format with the top 6 qualifying for the Super Six stage. Three Star Club were the defending champions. Manang Marshyangdi Club won the title for the record 7th time.
Season 2071-72 B.S. (2015)
The 2015 Nepal National League also known as the Redbull National League for sponsorship reasons was the 2nd edition of Nepal National League. There were 9 teams that will featured in the league. Three Star Club became Champion beating Manang Marsyangdi Club in the last game of the league. The Champion received 1 Crore rupees (10 million rupees). The League was heavily affected by the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, with play being suspended from late April and due to resume in September.
The club does face the Nepal Police Club & Patan side Three Star Club on different competition and can be considered as their main rivals. The rivalries have escalated due to there top forms. Also they have rivalries with Nepal Army Club, and New Road Team.
Companies that Manang Marshyangdi currently have sponsorship deals with include:
Manang Marshyangdi have a large and generally loyal fanbase all over Nepal, with virtually all matches with their regular supporters. The team is called by their friends as "Manange" referring to the roots of the founders of the club from Manang District of Nepal.
Board of directors
- President: Jamling Ghale
- Vice President: Balza Gurung
- General Secretary: M.B.(Bali) Gurung)
- Treasurer: Pemba S. Gurung
- Coach: Hari Om Shrestha
- 1986, 1987, 1989, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2014
- Buddha Subba Gold Cup: 1
- Khukuri Gold Cup: 1
- San Miguel Itahari Gold Cup: 1
- 2004, 2005, 2012
- Aadarsha Cup: 1
- Simara Gold Cup,: 1
- Ncell Cup,: 1
- Pokhara Cup: 1
Performance in AFC competitions
- Asian Club Championship: 1 appearance
- 1988: Qualifying Stage
- AFC President's Cup: 2 appearance
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- "MMC Appoint Experienced Raju Shakya As A Head Coach". GoalNepal.com. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.