Three Star Club
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Three Star Club is a Nepali professional football club based in Patan, Lalitpur, that competes in the Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial A-Division League, the top flight of Nepalese football.
|Full name||Three Star Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Patanites, |
|Ground||Dasarath Rangasala Stadium|
|Chairman||Arun Man Joshi|
|League||Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial A-Division League|
The club was previously known as the Laxmi Bank Three Star Club for sponsorship reasons, which was terminated by 2014, and is now sponsored by Ruslan Vodka. Historically they have fierce rivalry with Manang Marshyangdi Club known as the Patan-Kathmandu derby.
Three Star Club is one of the well-established and successful clubs in Nepal. The club had a modest beginning in 2031 B.S. A group of enthusiastic young people of Patan Durbar Square, Mangal Bazar established the club for sports development, social service, personality development and brotherhood. The club has been organizing many activities since then, but it is more recognizable as one of the leading football teams in the country. The number of members is increasing rapidly. Currently, Three Star Club has 380 life members and 129 general members.
Three Star Club’s football journey started from D-Division league. The club managed to reach A-Division league in 2039 B.S. Since then, Three Star Club has produced steady stream of qualitative performance in national and international tournaments. Four times national league champion, the club has an avid fan following in the country and boasts of many national players. They have their own official fan group named "We Are Stars". They last won the National League in 2015. In the recent 2018 season they finished third below Manang Marshyangdi club and Sankata Club.
Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Current Technical SquadEdit
|Head Coach||Urjan Shrestha|
- Martyr's Memorial A- Division League, Kathmandu: 4 (1997, 1998, 2004, 2013)
- AFC President Cup: Semi-Finalist (2005)
- Dipendra Gold Cup, Kathmandu: 1 (1981)
- Mani Mukunda Gold Cup, Palpa: 1 (1984)
- Mahendra Gold Cup, Birgunj: 1 (1995)
- North Bengal Gold Cup, India: 2 (1997, 2001)
- Jana Andolan-2 Smriti Gold Cup, Heatuda: 1 (2007)
- 30th All India Governor's Gold Cup, India: 1 (2008)
- Red Bull National League 2015, Kathmandu: 1 (2015)
- Aaha Gold Cup, Pokhara: 4 (2007, 2011, 2013, 2015)
- Budha Subba Gold Cup, Dharan: 5 (2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2018)
- British Gurkha Cup, Kathmandu: 2 (2010, 2011)
- Bordoloi Trophy, India: 1 (2016)
- Tilotama Gold Cup, Butwal: 1 (2018)
- Madan Bhandari Memorial Ithari Gold Cup: 1 (2019)
- Birat Gold Cup , Biratnagar: 1 (2018)
- His Majesty's Birthday Cup, Kathmandu: Runner-up (1984, 2005)
- Santosh Trophy, Bara: Runner-up (1984)
- Earthquake Victim Gold Cup, Ilam: Runner-up (1997)
- Bijaya Memorial Gold Cup, India: Runner-up (1997)
- 29th All India Governor's Gold Cup: Runner-up (2007)
The champions of 2015 Nepal National League, Three Star Club was eligible to play in the 2017 AFC Cup qualifying round taking place in Ulaanbaatar. The club topped its group winning one and drawing the other match, for which they were qualified to play in the 2017 AFC Cup. However, the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) failed to register Three Star Club for the cup by the competition deadline, so they were not able to continue competing in the 2017 AFC Cup. In December 2016, the club therefore demanded a compensation payment of NPR 60 Million. On 10 October 2017, the ANFA and Three Star Club agreed on a settlement payment of NPR 15 million in three installments. The club would then return to competitive football, in which it had not participated since the scandal began. ANFA pledged to arrange three international competitions in which Three Star club would be able to participate.
|2017||AFC Cup||Qualifying Round||Erchim||2–0||1st|
The season-by-season performance of TSC since the first title in 1997:
|1997||Martyr's Memorial A-Division League||1st|
|1999||League not held|
|2000||Martyr's Memorial A-Division League||3rd|
|2001–2002||League not held|
|2003–2004||Martyr's Memorial A-Division League||3rd|
|2008–2009||League not held due to conflicts between ANFA and the clubs|
|2010||Martyr's Memorial A-Division League||2nd|
|2011-12||Nepal National League||6th|
|2012-13||Martyr's Memorial A-Division League||1st|
|2015||Nepal National League||1st|
|2016-18||League not held|
|2018-19||Martyr's Memorial A-Division League||3rd|
- "3 Star Club, Nepal take home Bordoloi Trophy". Assam Tribune. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
- "Schedule & Results". AFC. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
- "ANFA negligence deprives Three Star from AFC Asia Cup". myRepublica. 8 December 2016.
- "Three Star Club claim Rs 60m in damages". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
- "ANFA, Three Star sign agreement". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 10 October 2017.