Sonam Bhutia

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Sonam Bhutia
Personal information
Full nameSonam Zangpo Bhutia
Date of birth (1994-01-26) 26 January 1994 (age 26) [1]
Place of birth Shotak, Sikkim, India
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Sports Authority of India
Senior career*
2012–2014 United Sikkim 8 (0)
2014 Mohun Bagan 0 (0)
2016– Mohammedan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sonam Bhutia (born 26 January 1994) is an Indian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Mohammedan in the Calcutta Football League.



Early career

Born and brought up in Shotak, Sikkim, Sonam Bhutia is a product of the Sports Authority of India, Namchi. He was part of the SAI squad that participated in the Subroto Cup in 2008. Though his team lost in the semi-final stage, Sonam who played in central defense got a scholarship for good performance. [2]

Bhutia had a brief stint at the Mohun Bagan SAIL Football Academy. When Mohun Bagan SAIL Football Academy went to participate in a tournament at Namchi, Shyam Thapa spotted Sonam and selected him for the Durgapur based Mohun Bagan Academy. However, after 4 months, Sonam went back to Namchi because of his schooling. Though Sonam got offer from United Sikkim around 4–5 years back, he joined the club in 2012 after completing his studies and played there for a couple of seasons. [2]

He also has represented Sikkim in the Santosh Trophy for 3 consecutive seasons from 2009 onwards. He was selected in the U-23 Indian Camp held at Bangalore last year, but due to passport issues, he was not kept in the final squad. [2]

United Sikkim

Bhutia made his debut for United Sikkim F.C. on 24 January 2013 during an I-League match against Mohun Bagan at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, West Bengal in which he came on as a 69th-minute substitute for Sandesh Jhingan; United Sikkim drew the match 0–0. [3]

Mohun Bagan

In August 2014 Sonam joined Mohun Bagan. [2]


On 2 August 2016 it was announced that Bhutia had signed with Mohammedan. [4]

Career statistics


Statistics accurate as of 12 May 2013

ClubSeasonLeagueFederation Cup AFC Total
United Sikkim 2012–13 800080
Career total80000080

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