|Full name||Thupden Bhutia|
|Date of birth||6 January 1987|
|Place of birth||India|
|* 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.
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.
Statistics accurate as of 12 May 2013
|Club||Season||League||Federation Cup||Durand Cup||AFC||Total|
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