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Kunzang Bhutia

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Name  Kunzang Bhutia
Playing position  Goalkeeper
Height  1.86 m
Years  Team
2013–  Shillong Lajong

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Date of birth  (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 21)
2014  → NorthEast United FC (loan)
Similar People  Augustin Fernandes, Robin Gurung, Amrinder Singh, Rino Anto, Arata Izumi

Place of birth  Lachung, Sikkim, India
Current team  Atletico de Kolkata (#20)

Meet The New Swaud from Kolkata

Kunzang Bhutia (born 3 January 1994) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Fateh Hyderabad in the I-League 2nd Division.



Born in Lachung, Sikkim, Bhutia was inspired by his uncle and aunt to play football. He started playing the game as a defender before being converted into a goalkeeper. He led the Sikkim under-16 side during the junior nationals in Goa. He then joined the Sports Authority of India and played matches for the academy in Delhi before joining the youth side at Royal Wahingdoh. Bhutia then represented his state of Sikkim in the 2010 Santosh Trophy at the age of 17. He then joined Shillong Lajong in 2013.

Despite not playing a single match in the I-League for Shillong Lajong, Bhutia was signed on loan by NorthEast United of the Indian Super League. After returning from loan, Bhutia made his professional debut for Shillong Lajong in the I-League on 28 March 2015 against Sporting Goa. He came on in the 52nd minute for forward, David Ngaihte, after Shillong's starting goalkeeper, Vishal Kaith, was sent off. Bhutia went on to play the rest of the match and not concede as Shillong Lajong drew the match 1–1. After the season, Bhutia went out on loan again in the Indian Super League, this time to Atlético de Kolkata. After returning from loan and playing the 2015–16 season with Shillong Lajong, Bhutia signed with Calcutta Football League side Tollygunge Agragami.

In November 2016, Bhutia signed with I-League 2nd Division side Fateh Hyderabad. He made his debut for the side in their season opener against Pride Sports on 21 January 2017. He started the match and kept the cleansheet as Fateh Hyderabad won 2–0.

Career statistics

As of 13 March 2017


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