Tenzin Samdup (born 23 December 1992) is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Namdhari FC.[3][4] Born in India, he represents the Tibet national team in CONIFA tournaments.

Tenzin Samdup
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-12-23) 23 December 1992 (age 31)
Place of birth Pune,[1] India
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Team information
Current team
Namdhari FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Goa-Tibetan[2] 0 (0)
2018–2019 Chennai City 0 (0)
2019–2020 Real Kashmir 0 (0)
2021–2023 Mumbai Kenkre 22 (0)
2023– Namdhari FC
International career
2018– Tibet 8 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Earlier career edit

Samdup began his professional career with Indian club Doeguling Youth Sports Association (DYSA), with which he won the 2008 GCM football cup in Gangtok.[5] He later appeared with Goa-Tibetan, TNFA All-Stars club and Sikkim Akraman.[2]

Club career edit

Earlier career edit

Before signing for Chennai City in the Indian top flight, upon some unsuccessful trials with various teams, he worked as an English teacher for monks.[6]

In 2018, he signed for Chennai City FC in the Indian I-League,[7] where he made one league appearance before joining Real Kashmir. On 9 March 2019, Chennai City beat former champions Minerva Punjab FC 3–1 to be crowned the 2018–19 I-League champions.[8][9] With Real Kashmir, he played in 2019–20 I-League season.[10]

Mumbai Kenkre edit

On 1 September 2021, Tenzin signed for Mumbai Kenkre ahead of the I-League Qualifiers. Though the team missed out on promotion to the I-League, they eventually replaced Chennai City after they failed to comply with club licensing regulations.[11][12]

On 4 March 2022, he made his first appearance in the I-League for the club, against his former club Real Kashmir, in a 1–1 draw.[13] He was awarded the Hero of the Match for his outstanding display against Rajasthan United, on 25 March 2022, in 0–0 stalemate.[14] The club finished in bottom after the phrase-1 and placed in relegation stage, achieved only 12 points and relegated to the 2022–23 I-League 2nd Division.[15][16][17] Later in September, Kenkre was reinstated on sympathetic grounds by the AIFF and allowed to participate in the 2022–23 I-League season.[18] They later went on to participate in Baji Raut Cup in Odisha, in which they reached semi-finals.[19][20]

International career edit

Samdup is a regular member of the Tibet national football team, a Non-FIFA international football team that represents Tibet. He appeared with Tibet at the 2018 CONIFA World Football Cup, one of few tournaments the team has ever competed in.[21]

Career statistics edit

Club edit

As of 22 February 2023[22]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chennai City 2018–19 I-League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Real Kashmir 2019–20 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mumbai Kenkre 2021 I-League 2nd Division 6 0 0 0 6 0
2021–22 I-League 9 0 0 0 9 0
2022–23 7 0 0 0 7 0
Kenkre total 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Career total 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0

Honours edit

Doeguling Youth SA

  • GCM Football Cup: 2018

Chennai City

Kenkre

Individual

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Lot of the credit for those clean sheets goes to my teammates – Kenkre FC Goalkeeper Tenzin Samdup". Football Counter. 11 November 2021. Archived from the original on 11 November 2021. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Player profile – Club career: Tenzin Samdup". soccer-talents.com. Archived from the original on 6 March 2023. Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Tenzin Samdup". AIFF. Retrieved 28 November 2023.
  4. ^ Bangde, Arjun (11 November 2021). "Lot of the credit for those clean sheets goes to my teammates – Kenkre FC Goalkeeper Tenzin Samdup". www.footballcounter.com. Football Counter. Archived from the original on 11 November 2021. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Mundgod lifts GCM football cup 2018 beating Gangtok team". Tibetsun.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  6. ^ TENZIN SAMDUP: KEEPER OF THE TEMPLE Archived 2020-10-20 at the Wayback Machine. footballcamapgne.com.
  7. ^ Sarkar, Sattyik (28 December 2021). "All you need to know about new I-League entrant Kenkre FC". khelnow.com. Khel Now. Archived from the original on 28 December 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Chennai City FC win I-League 2018–19 title, East Bengal finish second". indiatoday.in. Archived from the original on 20 July 2021. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  9. ^ Fujioka, Atsushi; Chaudhuri, Arunava. "India - List of National Champions". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 23 August 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  10. ^ "I-League's Real Kashmir FC signs Tibet's No.1 goalie Tenzin Samdup". phayul.com. Dharamshala: Phayul Newsdesk. 5 September 2019. Archived from the original on 11 December 2021. Retrieved 20 December 2022.
  11. ^ S. Dipak Raghav (4 December 2021). "AIFF bars Chennai City from I-League 2021-22, names Kenkre as replacement". sportstar.thehindu.com. Sportstar. Archived from the original on 4 December 2021. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  12. ^ S. Dipak Raghav (4 December 2021). "Kenkre FC is all set to join I-League as Chennai City FC gets barred". thebridge.in. The Bridge. Archived from the original on 4 December 2021. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  13. ^ Media Team, AIFF (4 March 2022). "Real Kashmir and Kenkre FC play out thrilling 1-1 draw". www.the-aiff.com. Kalyani, West Bengal: All India Football Federation. Archived from the original on 28 March 2022. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  14. ^ "I-League: 10-man Rajasthan United hold Kenkre FC to stalemate". ThePrint. 25 March 2022. Archived from the original on 28 March 2022. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  15. ^ "Hero I-League 2021–2022 TABLE". footballdatabase.com. FootballDatabase. Archived from the original on 20 August 2022. Retrieved 20 August 2022.
  16. ^ Guha, Sayantan (4 May 2022). "I-League 2022: Kenkre FC relegated after Indian Arrows stab home a late winner". www.sportskeeda.com. Sportskeeda. Archived from the original on 5 May 2022. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  17. ^ Press Trust of India (4 May 2022). "Kenkre FC suffer relegation". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Naihati: The Times of India. Archived from the original on 25 May 2022. Retrieved 25 May 2022.
  18. ^ Mergulhao, Marcus (27 September 2022). "AIFF set to ban foreign players from lower leagues". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Panaji, Goa. TNN. Archived from the original on 27 September 2022. Retrieved 27 September 2022.
  19. ^ "Baji Rout Cup: Pradhan attends inaugural match between Odisha & Mumbai Kenkre FC". argusnews.in. Dhenkanal, Odisha: Argus News. 3 November 2022. Archived from the original on 8 November 2022. Retrieved 8 November 2022.
  20. ^ "FULL MATCH – Baji Rout Cup semis – Churchill Brothers bulldoze Kenkre FC in 5 goal haul". thefangarage.com. 6 November 2022. Archived from the original on 8 November 2022. Retrieved 8 November 2022.
  21. ^ "Tibetan Football to debut in CONIFA 2018 World Cup". Tibetsun.com. Archived from the original on 31 March 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  22. ^ Tenzin Samdup at Soccerway
  23. ^ "Chennai City Triumph in Photo-Finish to Lift Maiden I-League Title". thequint.com. Archived from the original on 28 September 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  24. ^ "Tibetan Keeper Awarded Best Goalie At Sikkim Gold Cup". tibetanjournal.com. The Tibetan Journal. 17 October 2017. Archived from the original on 12 August 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2023.

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