Three Star Club

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.[citation needed]

Ruslan Three Star
Logo
Full nameThree Star Club
Nickname(s)The Patanites,
The Stars
Founded1974; 47 years ago (1974)
GroundDasarath Rangasala Stadium
Capacity15,000
ChairmanArun Man Joshi
ManagerUrjan Shrestha
LeagueQatar Airways Martyr's Memorial A-Division League
2019-204th
The Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, where the club plays its home matches

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.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsorsEdit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2019–2020 Adidas Ruslan Vodka


Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
01 GK     NEP Roshan Gurung
30 GK   CMR Guillaume Yves Priso Njanga
GK     NEP Arun Blon
02 DF   CMR Raphael Bidias Rim
03 DF     NEP Ashok Khawas
04 DF     NEP Ananta Tamang
06 DF     NEP Nishan Khadka
18 DF     NEP Ashwin Bhattarai
20 DF     NEP Bijay Shrestha
22 DF     NEP Sachin Lama
23 DF     NEP Min Bahadur Dhimal
24 DF     NEP Prabin Kumar Sainju
No. Pos. Nation Player
27 DF     NEP Nirajan Maharjan
10 MF     NEP Dona Thapa
12 MF     NEP Bikram Lama (captain)
14 MF     NEP Mikchhen Tamang
17 MF     NEP Ritik Khadka
19 MF     NEP Aayush Ghalan
24 MF   SIN Laken Limbu
07 MF     NEP Hemant Thapa Magar
30 MF     NEP Managya Nakarmi
08 FW     NEP Susaan Shrestha
09 FW     NEP Bijaya Bhujel
11 FW     NEP Sanjok Rai
25 FW     NEP Sushan Shrestha

Current Technical SquadEdit

Position Name
Head Coach Urjan Shrestha

HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

  • Martyr's Memorial A- Division League, Kathmandu: 4 (1997, 1998, 2004, 2013)

InternationalEdit

  • AFC President Cup: Semi-Finalist (2005)

RegionalEdit

  • 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)[1]
  • 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)

2016–17 controversyEdit

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.[2] 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.[3] In December 2016, the club therefore demanded a compensation payment of NPR 60 Million.[4] 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.[5]

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Position
2017 AFC Cup Qualifying Round   Erchim 2–0 1st
  Nagaworld 1–1

League finishesEdit

The season-by-season performance of TSC since the first title in 1997:

Season League Position
1997 Martyr's Memorial A-Division League 1st
1998 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
2004 1st
2005–2006 2nd
2006–2007 3rd
2008–2009 League not held due to conflicts between ANFA and the clubs
2010 Martyr's Memorial A-Division League 2nd
2011 4th
2011-12 Nepal National League 6th
2012-13 Martyr's Memorial A-Division League 1st
2013-14 2nd
2015 Nepal National League 1st
2016-18 League not held
2018-19 Martyr's Memorial A-Division League 3rd
2019-20 4th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "3 Star Club, Nepal take home Bordoloi Trophy". Assam Tribune. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Schedule & Results". AFC. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  3. ^ "ANFA negligence deprives Three Star from AFC Asia Cup". myRepublica. 8 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Three Star Club claim Rs 60m in damages". The Kathmandu Post. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  5. ^ "ANFA, Three Star sign agreement". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 10 October 2017.

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