Kelden Tobgay, born on 1st September 2003, joined Thimphu City Academy’s U15 team in February 2017 as a 13 year old boy. In 2018, he co-captained (along with Kaldhen) the club’s U15 side. The following year, the two captains were invited to join the senior boys’ pre-season training camp at Gyalpoizhing, Mongar. The duo were also part of the senior squad that participated the 4th CEM Gold cup in Assam and Samtse Championship 2019 as part of the clubs new season preparation.
In 2019 Kelden went on to captain the academy’s U18 team that literally won every game, except one, in 2019. They won the U18 boys titles at all levels that year.
The teenager made his first senior appearance in the Premier League at the age of 17 years, 1 month and 2 days. He came on as a 63rd minute substitute replacing his skipper Tshering Dorji in 5-0 win over Drukstars on October 3, 2020.
Kelden currently studies at Loselling Middle Secondary School, Changjiji, Thimphu in the 10th grade.