NIBL FRIENDS CLUB

Estd 1972 AD

Contact information

Contact: 01-5527745

Address: Kopundole, Lalitpur

President: Rajiv Poudyal

About

Friends Club aims to also move forward through its philanthropic activities, encourage private shareholding under its Football as a Business modality and acquire land to establish its own playground, training center, football academy, and hostel. 

As a part of this vision and mission to move forward, Friends Club has taken a step forward by importing players from Brazil. To further strengthen the team, the club has also hired a Brazilian coach, Marcus Filipe Sampaio Dantas for the 2076-77 season of Martyrs Memorial A Division Football League. This initiative itself has set a high benchmark in Nepali Club Football. 

Friends Club is a Nepali Football club which plays in the Martyr’s Memorial A Division League. Friends Club was established in 1972 as a children’s club with a reading room facility in Kupondole. After a couple of years of its establishment, the club diversified its social activities with the motto of “Better Health through Sports”. Eventually, Friends Club established itself as a well-reputed local sports club and for the next several years, it remained only as a football club that every now and then organized certain social activities but has now evolved from just a sports club to a sport-cum-social-club. Thus Friends Club is synonymous with social and philanthropic works that it has initiated for over 47 years of its existence. Because of the clubs vision, mission and social contributions, it has managed to garner a huge fan base nationally and globally as well.

Friends Club is a Nepali Football club which plays in the Martyr’s Memorial A Division League. Friends Club was established in 1972 as a children’s club with a reading room facility in Kupondole. After a couple of years of its establishment, the club diversified its social activities with the motto of “Better Health through Sports”. Eventually, Friends Club established itself as a well-reputed local sports club and for the next several years, it remained only as a football club that every now and then organized certain social activities but has now evolved from just a sports club to a sport-cum-social-club. Thus Friends Club is synonymous with social and philanthropic works that it has initiated for over 47 years of its existence. Because of the clubs vision, mission and social contributions, it has managed to garner a huge fan base nationally and globally as well.

Members

Rajiv Poudyal (President)

Pawan Kumar Shrestha (Senior Vice President)

Shree Hari Shrestha (Vice President)

Kailash Nath Amatya (Vice President)

Mahendra Prasad Joshi (Secretary)

Shekhar Bahadur Cheetry (Treasurer)

Saroja Poudyal (Member)

Rabin Byanjankar (Member)

Late. Satya Man Lama (Member)

Harihar Tandukar (Member)

Raja Ram Tandukar (Member)

Squad

Friends Club Bhoto

  1. SHAKTI RAI
  2. SOJIT GURUNG
  3. RAJ KANDANGWA
  4. FELIPE DE SAUZA
  5. SAULO DE AQUINO
  6. WAGNER DE CARMO
  7. YADU SILWAL
  8. NISEN SUBBA
  9. SUJAN PULAMI
  10. MAHESH SHAH
  11. SUDANSH MAHATO
  12. AJIT MAGAR
  13. BICKY THAPA
  14. SURAJ GURUNG
  15. BISHOW ADHIKARI
  16. ANIL MAHARJAN
  17. AASHISH K.C.
  18. ASIM BHUSAL
  19. BIKASH LAMA
  20. DEV LIMBU
  21. PREZEN TAMANG
  22. RUMESH BARTAULA
  23. SANISH SHRESTHA
  24. SANJOG MAHARJAN
  25. SAROJ YONJAN LAMA
  26. UTTAM RAI
  27. ANIL RAI

TEAM OFFICIALS

NAME

DESIGNATION

MARCUS FILIPE

HEAD COAH

SUKRA TAMANG

COACH

RABIN BENJANKAR

TEAM MANAGER

ARBIN SINGH

TEAM OFFICIAL

RAMESH MAHARJAN

TEAM OFFICIAL

SAJAN SHRESTHA

TEAM OFFICIAL

SAROJ BHANDARI

TEAM OFFICIAL

ANUP KARKI

TEAM OFFICIAL

REJINA GIRI

TEAM PHYSIO

SHREE HARI SHRESTHA

TEAM OFFICIAL

Achievements

Winner of the prestigious Tribhuvan Challenge Shield Knock-out tournament for three consecutive years

Two-time winner of King Mahendra Gold Cup in Birgunj.

Winner – ANFA Coca-Cola National League Tournament 1996,

Tilotma Gold Cup, Butwal 2001

Sano Gaucharan Knock-out Tournament

Runners Up in Chandragiri Gold Cup 2075

Runners Up on numerous occasions in various national and international tournaments.