Sandip Rai

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Sandip Rai
Personal information
Full name Sandip Rai
Date of birth (1989-04-14) 14 April 1989 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Lalitpur District, Nepal[2]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Three Star Club
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008– Nepal 38 (3 [3])

Sandip Rai (Nepali: सन्दिप राई) is a defender playing for Three Star Club in Martyr's Memorial A-Division League. He was also voted the Nepalese Footballer Of the Year 2013.

Mohammedan Sporting Club[edit]

He signed for Mohammedan Sporting Club in Kolkota in 2010.[4][5]

International[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 3 December 2011 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi  Maldives
1–1,
1–1
2011 SAFF Championship[6][7]
2 2 March 2013 Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu, Nepal  Northern Mariana Islands
5–0,
6–0
2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualification[8]

Match fixing allegations[edit]

On 14 October 2015 Rai, along with teammates Sagar Thapa, Bikash Singh Chhetri, Ritesh Thapa and former Three Star Club coach Anjan KC were arrested by the Nepal Police on suspicion that the group was responsible for match-fixing at the domestic and international level.[9][10][11][12] On 19 October 2015 Rai and the four others were banned by the Asian Football Confederation.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandeep Rai bio, stats, news, video at". Football.com. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Sandip Rai – GoalNepal Player Profile". Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Sandip Rai at National-Football-Teams.com
  4. ^ "Congratulations to Sandip Rai | Nepal Sport Blog". Nepalsport.wordpress.com. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Soccer In Nepal: Sandip Rai joins Indian second div club". Soccerinnepal.blogspot.com. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sandip Rai salvages Nepal against Maldives". Nepalifootball.com. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Maldives (MDV) vs Nepal (NEP) ::maldivesoccer.com:- Maldives' first soccer website:: – Maldives, Soccer, Football, New Radiant, Valencia, Victory, VB Sports, FAM, Maldivesoccer". maldivesoccer.com. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "AFC Qualifiers: Nepal thump Northern Mariana Islands 6–0 – Detail News : Nepal News Portal". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Keshav P. Koirala & Anil Ghimire (14 October 2015). "Nepal national team footballers arrested on charge of match-fixing in national and international games". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  10. ^ Charchit Dahal (14 October 2015). "Four Nepali national team football players have been arrested in the capital on charge of match fixing in National and International football matches.". Sports Arena. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "BREAKING NEWS: Nepal Police Nabs Nepal Skipper Sagar Thapa & Four Others For Match Fixing!". GoalNepal.com. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Metropolitan Police Crime Diviosn Chief Sarbendra Khanal: We Have Strong Evidence Against Them; They Have Decived Our Country And We Won't Spare Them". GoalNepal.com. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Asian Football Confederation bans five in match-fixing investigation". Association Press. ESPN. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.