Three Star Club

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Three Star Club
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Full nameThree Star Club
Nickname(s)The Patanites,
The Stars[ citation needed ]
Founded1974;48 years ago (1974)
Ground Dasarath Rangasala Stadium
Capacity15,000
ChairmanArun Man Joshi
ManagerSulav Cheetri
League Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial A-Division League
2021–22 6th
The Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, where the club plays its home matches Kathmandu Rangasaala(Football Stadium) (2).JPG
The Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, where the club plays its home matches

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.

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The club was previously known as the Laxmi Bank Three Star Club and Ruslan Three Star Club for sponsorship reasons. Historically they have fierce rivalry with Manang Marshyangdi Club known as the Patan-Kathmandu derby.[ citation needed ]

History

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 ]

2016–17 controversy

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. [1] 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. [2] In December 2016, the club therefore demanded a compensation payment of NPR 60 Million. [3] 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. [4]

SeasonCompetitionRoundClubHomeAwayPosition
2017 AFC Cup Qualifying Round Flag of Mongolia.svg Erchim 2–01st
Flag of Cambodia.svg Nagaworld 1–1

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

PeriodKit manufacturerShirt sponsor
2019–present Adidas Ruslan Vodka

Current squad

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
16 GK Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Roshan Gurung
91 GK Flag of Cameroon.svg  CMR Guillaume Yves Priso Njanga
22 GK Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Arun Blon
02 DF Flag of Cameroon.svg  CMR Raphael Bidias Rim
03 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Ashok Khawas
04 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Ananta Tamang
06 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Nishan Khadka
18 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Ashwin Bhattarai
20 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Bijay Shrestha
23 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Min Bahadur Dhimal
24 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Jeevan Gurung
27 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Nirajan Maharjan
25 MF Flag of India.svg  IND Lalrammawia Rammawia
No.Pos.NationPlayer
10 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Dona Thapa
5 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Yogesh Gurung
12 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Bikram Lama (captain)
14 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Mikchhen Tamang
17 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Ritik Khadka
19 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Aayush Ghalan
24 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Laken Limbu
07 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Hemant Thapa Magar
30 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Managya Nakarmi
08 FW Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Susaan Shrestha
09 FW Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Bijaya Bhujel
11 FW Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Sanjok Rai
25 FW Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Sushan Shrestha
29 FW Flag of Liberia.svg  LBR Ansumana Kromah

Honours

National

Invitational

Continental

Regional

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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) [8]

League finishes

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

SeasonLeaguePosition
1997 Martyr's Memorial A-Division League 1st [9]
19981st [10]
1999League not held
2000 Martyr's Memorial A-Division League 3rd
2001–2002League not held
2003 Martyr's Memorial A-Division League 3rd
2004 1st
2005–2006 2nd
2006–2007 3rd
2008–2009League 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
2016-18League not held
2018-19 Martyr's Memorial A-Division League 3rd
2019-20 4th
2021-22 6th

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