Three Star Club

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Ruslan Three Star
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Full nameThree Star Club
Nickname(s)The Patanes
The Stars
Founded1974;47 years ago (1974)
Ground Dasarath Rangasala Stadium
Capacity15,000
ManagerMeghraj Kc
League Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial A-Division League
2019-204th
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 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-kritipur derby.

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.

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 sponsors

PeriodKit manufacturerShirt sponsor
2019–2020 Adidas Ruslan Vodka

According to the deal, Roots Fashion - Adidas will provide gears to the club worth Nrs 25 lakh.

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
21 GK Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Purna Chemjong
30 GK Flag of Cameroon.svg  CMR Guillaume Yves Priso Njanga
04 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Ananta Tamang
24 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Prabin Kumar Sainju
03 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Ashok Khawas
26 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Nirajan Maharjan
02 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Karan Rawat
23 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Min Bahadur Dhimal
12 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Bikram Lama
13 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Rupesh KC
17 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Yogesh Gurung
06 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Nishan Khadka
16 FW Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Sanjok Rai
No.Pos.NationPlayer
07 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Dipesh Ghale
11 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Sushil Rai
14 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Mikchhen Tamang
29 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Managya Nakarmi
19 MF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Ranjan Pun
10 FW Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Susaan Shrestha
09 FW Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Bijaya Bhujel
25 FW Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Sushan Shrestha
20 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Bijay Shrestha
22 DF Flag of Nepal.svg    NEP Sachin Lama

Results accurate up to 25 March 2014.

DateOpponentResultScore*VenueCompetition
1 March 2014 [1] Manang Marshyangdi Club W2–1 Flag of Nepal.svg Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu, Nepal Martyr's Memorial A-Division League
24 February 2014 [2] Sankata Club D0–0 Flag of Nepal.svg Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu, Nepal Martyr's Memorial A-Division League
19 February 2014 [3] APF Club W1–2 Flag of Nepal.svg Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu, Nepal Martyr's Memorial A-Division League

*Nepal score always listed first

  Win  Draw  Loss

Honours

  • 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, Kathamndu: 1 (2015)
  • Martyr's Memorial A- Division League, Kathmandu: 4 (1997, 1998, 2004, 2013)
  • 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)
  • Bordoli 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)
  • AFC Presiednt Cup: Semi-Finalist (2005)
  • 29th All India Governor's Gold Cup: Runner-up (2007)
  • AFC President Cup 2013: Qualified to final round (2013)
  • AFC Cup 2016: Qualified to second round (2016)

2016–17 Three Star Club 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. [4] 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. [5] In December 2016, the club therefore demanded a compensation payment of NPR 60 Million. [6] 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. [7]

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

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