Nepalese goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong adjudged the most valuable Hero I-League player by transfermarkt / net worth & monthly salary

Nepalese Goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong has became the most valuable goalkeeper in I-League with a market value of €150K, as per Transfermarket. The captain & goalkeeper of Nepal National Football team, Kiran is playing with his club Round Glass Punjab FC for the ongoing 2022/23 season of Hero I-League in India.

Kiran Chemjong Market Value

Goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong is in the 55th list of most valuable players in Hero I-League 2022/2023 as per transfermarkt. Kiran is the most expensive goalkeeper in the entire Hero I-League with a value of €150K equivalents 2.13 crores Nepali Rupees. After Kiran, defending champion Gokulam Kerala FC's GK Shibin Raj Kunniyil is in the 75th position with €125K.

Kiran Chemjong salary per month

Kiran was signed by Round Glass Punjab on a free transfer for the 2022/23 season from Maziya Sports & Recreation Centre. In professional football, a free transferinvolves a football club releasing a player when the player's contract has expired or made available just before the end of the contract. The player can then go on to sign for any club offering a contract to them. Here the  club acquiring the player does not have to pay any compensation for their release due to having nothing left to pay on their contract.

Kiran Chemjong with Punjab in Hero I-League

It has been a long story between Kiran & Punjab playing together since 2017/18. It was the very season when the Minvera Punjab FC(then) won their only I-League title with Nepalese goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong. Kiran was with Punjab in the last 2020/21 season with the Punjab side where they finished 2nd in the league. Kiran with most 7 clean sheets was awarded the best goalkeeper of the season.

Kiran Chemjong & Punjab in Hero I-League 2022/23

After the end of his contract in 2021, Kiran moved to Maldivian sides Maziya Sports & Recreation Centre for the 2021/22 Dhivehi Premier League. Maziya lift the 2021/22 season's Dhivehi league with Kiran adjudge the best goal keeper of the league.

After the end of his contract with Maziya in August 2022, Kiran was signed by the Round Glass Punjab again for the 2022/23 season back in November as a free transfer, along with other 3 foreign players. This is the 3rd appearance of Kiran in the I-League with Punjab. He already have 7 clean sheets in the ongoing season in just 13 matches Punjab played so far. He has even been shortlisted by Round glass punjab in the player of the month award.

Kiran & Punjab chances to play India's top tier ISL

Kiran's team Round Glass Punjab are at the top of the table & if they finish as the league winner, Kiran could be the second Nepalese player after defender Ananta Tamang (East Bengal SC) to play HERO ISL.

But there's an assumption that Round Glass may not extend the Kiran's contract since any of the ISL teams haven't played foreign goalkeepers since last 5-6 years. As Kiran has been a vital member of the Punjab squad since long time, they could go for him. Also there is no relegation in ISL, Punjab have nothing to loose.

The Nepalese talent showing his class in South Asia

At the age of 32, Kiran has been continuously representing Nepal in all the biggest South Asian Football leagues. Kiran has played almost every top tier leagues of South Asia including Nepal, India & Maldives.

Here are the lists of all clubs Kiran has played so far in his professional football career:
  • 2008/2009 Machhindra Club (Nepal)
  • 2009/16 Three Star Club (Nepal)
  • 2016/17 Manang Marsyangdi Club (Nepal)
  • 2017/18 TC Sports Club (Maldives)
  • 2018 Minvera Punjab FC (India)
  • 2018/19 TC Sports Club (Maldives)
  • 2019/20 Roundglass Punjab FC (India)
  • 2021 Dhangadhi FC (Nepal)
  • 2021/22 Maziya S & RC
  • 2022/23 Roundglass Punjab FC

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