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|Full name||Machhindra Football Club|
|Ground||Dasarath Rangasala Stadium and ANFA Complex, |
|Manager||Prabesh Katuwal|
|League||Martyr's Memorial A-Division League|
Machhindra F.C. (formally known as Machhindra Bahal Club) is a top flight Nepali football team from the central Kathmandu neighborhood of Keltole. They are the current champions of the Martyr's Memorial A-Division League.
Machhindra FC was established in 1973. For sponsorship reasons, it was named Machhindra Bahal Club in 2004, and Machhindra Energizer FC in 2006. The club was promoted to Nepal's top football division in 2004. The team was one of the first teams in Nepal to appoint a foreign coach, Johan Kalin, in 2013, claiming that he was the highest qualified coach in Nepalese football history. He led the team to finish second in the league, for which he was praised for his tactics.
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Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
The season-by-season performance of Machhindra F.C.:
|2003-04||Martyr's Memorial B-Division League||3rd|
|2005-06||Martyr's Memorial A-Division League||13th|
|2007-2010||League not held|
|2010||Martyr's Memorial A-Division League||6th|
|2011-12||Nepal National League||did not participate|
|2012-13||Martyr's Memorial A-Division League||6th|
|2015||Nepal National League||banned by ANFA|
|2016-18||League not held|
|2018-19||Martyr's Memorial A-Division League||13th|
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