Thupden Bhutia

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Thupden Bhutia
Personal information
Full nameThupden Bhutia
Date of birth (1987-01-06) 6 January 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth India
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
United Sikkim
Number 6
Senior career*
2012– United Sikkim 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 2 April 2013

Thupden Bhutia (born 6 January 1987) is an Indian footballer playing for United Sikkim. [1]



United Sikkim

Bhutia made his debut for United Sikkim F.C. on 29 December 2012 during an I-League match against ONGC F.C. at the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi in which he was in Starting 11 and then went 64th-minute substitute for Safar Sardar; United Sikkim drew the match 1–1. [2]

Career statistics


Statistics accurate as of 12 May 2013

ClubSeasonLeagueFederation CupDurand Cup AFC Total
United Sikkim 2012–13 1300000131
Career total131000000131

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  1. "India - Thupden Bhutia - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. "ONGC 1-1 United Sikkim". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 May 2013.