Ananta Tamang (born 17 January 1998) is a footballer from Nepal. He was vice-captain of Nepal under-19 football team which went on to win the 2015 SAFF U-19 Championship. Tamang made his senior national team debut on 31 August 2015 in a friendly against India.Ananta primarily plays as center-back and is known for blocking shots of opponent by tackling and contesting headers and marking forwards to discourage the opposing team from passing to them. He is a strong, tenacious and commanding defender.
Tamang represented Nepal at the 2014 AFC U-16 Championship, captaining his country in the first game against Uzbekistan in the absence of regular captain Bimal Gharti Magar. Tamang also scored a headed goal in a 1-4 defeat to North Korea, a game which eliminated Nepal from the tournament.
Tamang played every minute of every game at the 2015 SAFF U-19 Championship as the host Nepal won the tournament. Tamang also played all three games at the 2016 AFC U-19 Championship qualification but this time they were unsuccessful to qualify.
Tamang represented Nepal during the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification but his country had a disastrous campaign, losing all four games and failing to score a single goal. Tamang himself had a particularly poor game against Iran where the last two goals of the match where the result of Tamang’s poor headed clearances.
In january 2017 he was offered a deal by Marbella united academy Fc but he was injured at that time so he decide to go spain later on.
- Bangabandhu Gold Cup champions (1): 2016
- South Asian Games Gold medal(1): 2016
- SAFF U-19 Championship champions (1): 2015
- SAFF U-16 Championship runner-up (1): 2013