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The Journey Of Bimal Gharti Magar

Bimal Gharti Magar is a name that rings throughout Nepalese football. His name is a great source of motivation and a role model for ambitious athletes. With his amazing skills and raw potential, he rapidly caught the attention of football fans as an amazing talent. Bimal constructed his path to success with each step he took, becoming an inspiration of hope for Nepalese football and a true sports personality who crosses boundaries. Join us as we explore the journey of Bimal Gharti Magar’s successful career, uncovering the highs, challenges, and extraordinary victories that have made him the recognized athlete he is today.

Players Profile

Name: Bimal Gharti Magar

Age: 25

Height: 1.84m 

Jersey Number: 10

Main Position: Central Forward

Other position: Left winger

Current Team: Lalitpur City Football Club

The Journey Of A Star

May 2012: Bimal received notice at the AFC U-14 Football Festival. He scored eight goals for Nepal’s U-14 football team, including a hat-trick against Sri Lanka U-14. Sunil Shrestha, the under-14 coach, praised Bimal as one of the brightest talents in Nepalese football after his amazing performance.

September 2012: At the age of 14, Bimal made his senior squad debut for Nepal in an international friendly against Bangladesh, becoming the country’s youngest player ever. Despite his youth, he showed special talents. He was praised by coach Krishna Thapa for his talent and performance in his debut international match.

October 2012: Bimal Gharti Magar was chosen as one of 16 players by the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) for Kizuna Project Japan’s SAARC U-14 Football Exchange Program in Shizuoka, Japan. The team showed impressive victories, including a 4-0 win over the Maldives, a 3-1 win over Japan Football Academy, and a 4-0 win over Pakistan.

November 2013: FC Twente in the Netherlands accepted Bimal Gharti Magar for a two-week trial. He showed his abilities in a friendly encounter against HSC 21 U-19, scoring four goals and a single assist in a spectacular 9-0 victory for FC Twente U-16. Despite his ability to impress the club, employment rules and FIFA regulations barred him from signing at 16. Bimal was also linked with Manchester United and Lierse SK at the time.

Championship Journey

 2013 SAFF U-16 Championship and SAFF Championship: Bimal made a huge contribution in both tournaments. He was the tournament’s best scorer in the SAFF U-16 Championship. Here he became the youngest player to appear and score in the SAFF Championship (senior level). He scored his first international goal in injury time against Pakistan, ensuring his team a 1-1 draw.

Qualification for the 2014 AFC U-16 Championship: Bimal was named Nepal’s captain for the qualification campaign. He had assists and goals, including a hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Turkmenistan. Nepal qualified for the AFC U-16 Championship in 2014.

2014 AFC U-16 Championship: Despite suffering injuries and being suspended for the first match. Bimal started in the majority of Nepal’s subsequent games. He converted a penalty against Kuwait, helping his team win 2-1. Bimal was named Man of the Match for his outstanding effort.

March 2014: Magar got a Belgian visa and traveled to Europe from April to May. Where he tried out for Anderlecht’s U-16 squad. Magar competed in three young competitions under the guidance and supervision of Rene Koster, the former coach of the Bangladesh U-17 Team. These tournaments were the AEGON Future Cup, the Ten Brinke Bouw Tournament, and the Nuenen Tournament.

June 2014: Magar accepted a new one-year contract with Anderlecht U-19. Magar’s contract began on July 26, 2014, and terminated on May 31, 2015, according to the ANFA, with Anderlecht absorbing all expenses. Magar made his Anderlecht debut in the Copa del Agatha in St. Agatha, North Brabant, Netherlands. He finished the competition as RSC Anderlecht’s runner-up, losing 0-3 against Atletico Paranaense in the final after scoring two goals.

December 2014:  Agent Louis de Vries (in charge of organizing Magar’s youth employment at Anderlecht) revealed that the club could no longer keep Magar due to FIFA transfer regulations and EU work permit laws governing non-European foreigners in Belgium. However, de Vries said that once Magar’s visa was accepted, he would join Racing Genk, another elite Belgian team, in January 2015.

Lalitpur City FC

Second Half of The Journey

June 2015:  ANFA reported that Club Brugge KV offered Magar a trial during the summer after he failed to win a domestic title with Rupandehi XI.

July 2015: Magar’s participation in the 2015 SAFF U-19 Championship was confirmed by ANFA. He scored a hat-trick in Nepal’s opening encounter against Bhutan, helping the team win 3-1. Magar participated in the finals against India and finished as the tournament’s joint-highest scorer with three goals as Nepal won the title. He also scored a goal against Kuwait during the 2016 AFC U-19 Championship qualification stage on October 4, 2015.

February 2016: Louis de Vries negotiate for Magar to a contract with Marbella United FC. This American soccer academy in Spain. During the same time period Magar played for Nepal Police Club in the 2016 Birat Gold Cup. Magar joined Three Star Club and competed in the Bordoloi Trophy, which the club won. He was named Man of the Match after scoring the game-winning goal in the final.

September 2016: Magar competed in Bangladesh’s 2016 Bangabandhu Cup. He scored the game-winning goal against Sri Lanka, giving Nepal its first victory in almost two years and earning him the Man of the Match award.

2017-18: Magar joined Indian football club Mohun Bagan in the second half of the 2017-18 season. He was released by Mohun Bagan before of the Indian Super Cup after making three appearances and providing one assist. Magar returned to his former club, Three Star Club, after being released by Mohun Bagan.

September 2018:Magar joined Chyasal Youth Club in the Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League for the 2018-19 season.

July 2019: Magar transferred to TC Sports Club in the Maldives for a price of €75,000. Magar returned to Nepal, where he represented Machhindra F.C. Back-to-back league championships: Magar won two consecutive league championships with Machhindra F.C. Magar is now in Lalitpur City F.C..

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