Manang Marshyangdi Club
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Manang Marshyangdi Club (Nepali: मनाङ मर्स्याङ्दी क्लब) is a Nepali professional football club based in Swayambhu, Kathmandu. They play in the Nepal A- Division League. The club is one of the most successful in Nepalese football, in terms of winning .They are in top spot for winning National League Championships. They have won record 8 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.
|Full name||Manang Marshyangdi Club|
|Manager||Tope Ayodeji Fuja|
For much of Manang's history, their home colours have been sky blue & white shirts as they use the Argentinian football 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)Edit
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)Edit
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)Edit
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 लिग) 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)Edit
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 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.
Season 2075 B.S. (2018–19)Edit
MMC 3–1 Brigade Boys
MMC2–0 New Road Team
MMC 2–1 Three Star
MMC 2–1 Armed Police Force
MMC 1–0 Jawalakhel Youth Club
MMC 1–0 Machhindra Club
MMC 1–0 Nepal Army
MMC 1–0 Nepal Police
MMC 2–0 Saraswoti Youth Club
MMC 3–1 Sankata Club
MMC 3–1 Chyasal Youth Club
MMC 2–1 Himalayan Sherpa
MMC 0–1 Friends Club
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 their top forms. Also they have rivalries with Nepal Army Club, and New Road Team.
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. Manang Marsyangdi Club forever is their officially recognised first fan group of Nepal.
Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
Board of directors
- President: CHIMMI URKEN Gurung
- Vice President:
- general secretary: ANIL GURUNG
- Head Coach: TOPE AYODEJI FUJA
- Assistant Coach:DHANESH PRAJAPATI
- 1986, 1987, 1989, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2014, 2018–19
- Buddha Subba Gold Cup: 1
- Khukuri Gold Cup: 1
- San Miguel Itahari Gold Cup: 1
- 2004, 2005, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2020.
- Aadarsha Cup: 1
- Ncell Cup: 1
- Pokhara Cup: 1
Performance in AFC competitionsEdit
- Asian Club Championship: 1 appearance
- 1988: Qualifying Stage
- AFC President's Cup: 2 appearance
- AFC Cup: 1 appearance
- 2019: Group stage
Last updated 1 April 2019.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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