Tshering Dorji

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Tshering Dorji
Tshering Dorji.jpg
Dorji with Thimphu City FC in 2017
Personal information
Full name Tshering Dorji
Date of birth (1995-09-11) 11 September 1995 (age 26)[1][2]
Place of birth Ramjar, Trashiyangtse, Bhutan[3]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Thimphu City FC
Number 16
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Transport United 10 (4)
2012–2014 Ugyen Academy
2015–2018 Thimphu City 36 (9)
2018 Madhya Bharat[4] 15 (3)
2019–2020 South United Bengaluru 7 (2)
National team
2011– Bhutan 31 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tshering Dorji (born 11 September 1995) is a Bhutanese professional footballer, currently playing for Thimphu City FC as a midfielder.

Dorji is best known for the late goal he scored against Sri Lanka which gave Bhutan their first ever win in world cup qualification.[5]

As of March 2015, he was studying at the Royal Thimphu College as a first year student.[3]

Club career[edit]

South United[edit]

On 20 December 2018, it was announced that Tshering Dorji signed for Bengaluru-based club South United FC, which plays in the I-League 2nd Division, the tried tier of Indian football.

Madhya Bharat[edit]

In 2019, he joined the newly formed club from Bhopal, Madhya Bharat SC, which has earlier played in the 2017–18 season of the I-League 2nd Division.

International career[edit]

Dorji represents Bhutan in international football since 2011. He made his senior debut on 12 March against Sri Lanka in 3–0 loss match at the 2011 SAFF Championship in New Delhi.

International statistics[edit]

Scores and results list the Bhutan's goal tally first.[6]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 March 2015 Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka
1–0
1–0
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 8 October 2015 Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu, Bhutan  Maldives
1–4
3–4
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 24 December 2015 Trivandrum International Stadium, India  Maldives
1–1
1−3
2015 SAFF Championship
4. 29 March 2016 National Stadium, Malé, Maldives  Maldives
2–1
2–4
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 6 June 2019 Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu, Bhutan  Guam
1–0
1–0
2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
6. 29 September 2019 Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh  Bangladesh
1–2
1–4
Friendly

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tshering DorjiFIFA competition record (archived)
  2. ^ "Tshering Dorji". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Bhutan's Two Heroes With Three Important Goals In Between Them". The Bhutanese. 23 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Squad". I-league.org. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  5. ^ Sirilal, Ranga (12 March 2015). "World's worst Bhutan win on World Cup qualifying debut". Reuters. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  6. ^ Tshering Dorji at National-Football-Teams.com