Nawayug Shrestha (born 26 January 1990) is a Nepalese international footballer who plays for Nepal Army Club in the top division of the Memorial A-Division League. He was born in Mangalbare, Illam. He went to Bhanubhakta Higher Secondary School. Before school started the principal had to make sure that enough footballs were in the school such was the game’s popularity.
- Nawayug scored his first goal for the Nepal national team in the 2016 Bangabandhu Cup where he scored a hat-trick.
- In the game, he became the fifth player of Nepal to score a hat-trick in an international match. He ended the tournament as the highest goal scorer with four goals to his name.
- He also scored a hat trick against Maldives in the South Asian Games 2016.
Nawayug Shrestha made his international debut in the game against India in the 2016 SAFF Championship held in India. He scored 3 hat-tricks in a month during January to February 2016. He scored his first international hat-trick against Maldives during the semi final of the Bangabandhu Cup which was held in Bangladesh. He got his second hat-trick against Maldives during the South Asian Games 2016. He increased his hat-trick tally to 3 against Bhutan in the same tournament. He also scored the winning goal against India in the finals. Also he has been playing for Nepal Army Club, one of the domestic football clubs of Nepal.