Squad

Brazil

ZICO

COACH

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India

Subhasish

Goalkeeper

2



India

Debabrata

Defender

Born on

Mar 3rd 1953

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Position

COACH

Height

1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

ZICO

Arthur Antunes Coimbra, better known as Zico, is a Brazilian coach and former footballer. Often called the "White Pele", he was a creative player, gifted with excellent technical ability and vision

Born on

Sep 27th 1986

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Position

Goalkeeper

Other clubs

East Bengal

Height

1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Subhasish Roy Chowdhury

The Bengal keeper started his career at the Tata Football Academy in Jamshedpur and quickly went on to sign for home state side, East Bengal in 2004. After spending one season at East Bengal, Chowdhury moved on to Mahindra United where he won the Durand Cup in 2008. After Mahindra United disbanded five years later, he moved to Goa and joined Dempo FC and won the I-league in 2011 with the Goan side. Chowdhury played for Atletico de Kolkata in the first year of the Hero Indian Super League and won the title with the team. By the end of the tournament, he re-joined East Bengal. He has represented India in the national team, having made four appearances. He was signed by FC Goa for the third season of the ISL.

Born on

Nov 4th 1986

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Position

Defender

Other clubs

Dempo SC

Height

1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Debabrata Roy

Debabrata Roy began his career playing the Subroto Cup and the U-16 league in West Bengal for Sporting Union Club. His impressive performances earned him a stint with the Tata Football Academy in 2002. He played with the Tata FA till the year 2004 when he joined Mahindra United, making 19 appearances for the club. In 2005, he moved to East Bengal where he played for three years before moving back to Mahindra United in 2008. Dempo was his next stop and he joined the Goan side in 2010 and has been a big part of Goan football since then. The full back has also been a regular for the national team, making 16 appearances in India's blue jersey. Debabrata is a versatile defender and can play at left back as well. He is known for his marauding runs and ability to cross the ball. He has been part of the FC Goa set up from the first year of the tournament, making 15 and 7 appearances in 2014 and 2015 respectively. He has been re-signed for the third edition of the ISL with FC Goa.

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Brazil

Lucimar

Defender

4



Brazil

Luciano

Defender

5



Brazil

Rafael

Defender

Born on

May 8th 1978

Planaltina, DF, Brazil

Position

Defender

Other clubs

Palmeiras

Height

1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Lucimar Ferreira da Silva

Lucio joined FC Goa as a marquee player in the second edition of the Hero Indian Super League. The central defender has won everything there is to win in International and club football and his wealth of experience was important to FC Goa as the team made it to the finals of the second edition of the tournament. The defender won the World Cup as a youngster in 2002 as part of a strong Brazilian team. Additionally, he also won the Confederations Cup in 2005 and 2009 with his national team. His club career was equally decorated as he won a number of titles with European giants. He won the Bundesliga in 2005, 2006 and 2008 with Bayern Munich, the DFB-Pokal in the same years, the Serie A title with Internazionale in 2010 to go with the UEFA Champions League and the Supercoppa Italiana. He also won the Coppa Italia in 2010 and 2011 with Inter and the Supercoppa Italiana once more with Juventus in 2012. FC Goa decided to retain the services of the Brazilian for the third season of the ISL.

Born on

Jul 25th 1979

Brazil

Position

Defender

Other clubs

Mohun Bagan

Height

186 m (6 ft 1 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Luciano Sobrosa

Luciano Sobrosa began his career in 1999 with Santo Angelo in Brazil. The rugged centre-back played for a few Brazilian clubs for the next eight years before eventually moving to India to further his career. He joined Vasco SC in 2007 before moving to Sporting Goa and Salgaocar in quick succession. He has made appearances for various other India clubs like Mohammedan Sporting, Pune FC and finally Mohun Bagan in 2016. He won the Durand Cup and the IFA Shield while at Mohammedan. In 2016, he was signed by FC Goa and was constantly part of a strong defence including Lucio and Gregory Arnolin. FC Goa re-signed him for the third season of the ISL.

Born on

Mar 13th 1995

Rio de Janeiro ( RJ ), Brazil

Position

Defender

Other clubs

CR Flamengo

Height

1.84 m

Preferred foot

Left

Rafael Dumas

Rafael Dumas was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and began his career with local club Portuguesa. He had a brief stint with Audax Rio before moving on to Brasileiro giants CR Flamengo in 2013. A tough tackling defender, Dumas is good in the air. Additionally, his strength is his positioning and he uses it effectively to break down opposition attacks. Dumas was signed by FC Goa for the third season of the Hero Indian League and will play under fellow Brazilian Zico in India.

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India

Raju

Defender

7



Brazil

Trindade

Midfielder

9



India

Robin

Forward

Born on

Sep 25th 1990

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Position

Defender

Other clubs

Mohun Bagan

Height

1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Raju Gaikwad

Raju Gaikwad is another product of the Jamshedpur based Tata Football Academy. An astute defender, Raju can play across the back line and is known for his long throws. He began his club career with Pailan Arrows in 2010. After only one season, he moved on to East Bengal where he spent four years and made 43 appearances. In 2015, he signed for rival Bengal club Mohun Bagan. Raju is a regular in the Indian national team and has made 23 appearances at the senior level and four at the U-23 level. Raju was drafted to play for Mumbai City FC in the first year of the ISL and was snapped up by FC Goa for the second season where he finished as a runner-up. FC Goa decided to retain his services ahead of the third season of the tournament.

Born on

Mar 6th 1996

Rio de Janeiro ( RJ ), Brazil

Position

Midfielder

Other clubs

CR Flamengo

Height

1.75m

Preferred foot

Right

Trindade Gonçalves

Trindade Goncalves has been signed by FC Goa for the third season of the Hero Indian Super League. A defensive midfielder by trade, Trindade is adept at shielding the defence from attacks using his speed and technique. Trindade has played a number of junior tournaments in Brazil. The 20-year-old played in the Copa Sao Paulo de Futbol Junior against rivals Corinthians and scored a goal while also converting a penalty in the shootout to win the contest. Zico decided to sign the youngster to his FC Goa side following impressive performances in Brazil.

Born on

May 9th 1990

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Position

Forward

Other clubs

Delhi Dynamos FC

Height

1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

Preferred foot

Left

Robin Singh

Robin Singh started his career at the Tata Football Academy in Jamshedpur. After impressive displays, he got his first major break in 2010 when East Bengal came calling. Robin joined the Bengal giants and hit the ground running almost immediately with fantastic displays for the side. Three years later he joined I-league new entrants Bengaluru FC and was an instant fan favourite at his new club. Robin was contracted to play in the second season of the Hero Indian Super League and as a result his name was on the auction list. The auction was the first of its kind in Indian football and the Delhi based striker was picked up by home side Delhi Dynamos for INR 51 lakh. He was signed by FC Goa for the third season of the ISL and will lead the attack for Zico's side.

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Brazil

Richarlyson

Midfielder

11



Brazil

Reinaldo

Forward

12



India

Denzil

Defender

Born on

Dec 27th 1982

Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Position

Midfielder

Other clubs

Gremio Novorizontino

Height

1.76 m

Preferred foot

Left

Richarlyson Barbosa

Richarlyson Barbosa began his youth career with Ituano in 1998 and impressed during his time there. In 2002, he moved on to Santo Andre, a club his father, Lela also represented. After 33 league appearances for the club in three years, he transferred to Brazilian giants Sao Paulo. He made 147 league appearances for Sao Paulo and netted six goals for the club. He won the Brazilian League for three consecutive years from 2006-2008, along with the Club World Cup in 2005. He then moved on to Atletico Mineiro in 2011 and achieved honours with the club, including the Campeonato Mineiro in 2012 and 2013 and the Copa Libertadores in 2013. Richarlyson also made two appearances for the Brazil National side in 2008. Richarlyson is a versatile player and is capable of playing in the defensive midfield position or as a full back. He was signed by Zico to represent FC Goa in the third season of the Hero Indian Super League.

Born on

Mar 14th 1979

Itaguaí, Brazil

Position

Forward

Other clubs

Boavista Sport Club

Height

1.87 m (6 ft 1 1/2 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Reinaldo da Cruz Oliveira

Reinaldo da Cruz Oliveira is a youth product of CR Flamengo in Brazil. After two years in the youth team, Reinaldo made the jump to the senior team in 1999 where he made 40 league appearances, scoring 9 times. He then moved on to French giants, Paris Saint-Germain in 2001 where he spent four seasons. He netted 10 goals during his time at PSG. Reinaldo has a wealth of experience, having played in various countries around the globe, such as Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Italy and France. The Brazilian striker then signed for FC Goa in the second season of the Hero Indian Super League and made 11 appearances for the side, scoring an impressive seven times, including a hat-trick against Kerala Blasters. He ended the season as the highest goal scorer for the side. The franchise retained his services for the third season of the tournament.

Born on

Jun 30th 1986

Saligao, Goa, India

Position

Defender

Other clubs

Atlético de Kolkata

Height

1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Denzil Franco

Denzil Franco is a youth product of Goa's famed Sesa Football Academy. He was felicitated for outstanding performances while at the Academy and he soon moved on to Mahindra United. After the team disbanded in 2010, Denzil secured a transfer to Churchill Brothers where he made 47 I-league appearances. His impressive performances for his club team earned him a call up to the national side and he represented the country at the U-23 and senior level, having made four and twelve appearances respectively. Denzil was drafted to play for Atletico de Kolkata in the first season of the ISL and went on to win the tournament with the Bengal side. He was retained in the second season but joined home state side FC Goa ahead of the third season of the tournament.

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India

Pratesh

Midfielder

15



France

Gregory

Defender

16



India

Sahil

Midfielder

Born on

Feb 19th 1989

Calangute, Goa, India

Position

Midfielder

Other clubs

Sporting Club de Goa

Height

1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Pratesh Shirodkar

The diminutive Goan midfielder is one among eight Goans drafted to play for his home side in the third season of the Hero Indian Super League. Born and brought up in Goa, Pratesh started his career at the Sesa Football Academy in Goa. In 2012, he went on to sign for Sporting Goa. He has made 73 league appearances for the Goan side, netting five goals while playing mainly as a defensive midfielder. In the second season of the ISL, Pratesh was drafted to play for Mumbai City FC and was a regular in the team. He signed with FC Goa for the third season of the tournament.

Born on

Nov 10th 1980

Livry-Gargan, France

Position

Defender

Other clubs

Atletico Clube de Portugal

Height

1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Gregory Arnolin

Gregory Arnolin is a Martinique International footballer who has been a regular in the FC Goa team from the first year of the tournament. Born in France, Gregory started his career with Paris Saint-Germain and played for their B team. However, he was not able to break into the first team at the time. He then moved on from Paris and played for various other clubs in Europe, most notably for Sporting Gijon where he made 93 league appearances, netting three goals along the way. Gregory's no-nonsense approach to defending has seen him nail down a permanent spot in the FC Goa back line. Additionally, his penchant for scoring goals has seen the defender net three times for the Goa team across two seasons in the ISL. His strong performances have prompted the franchise to re-sign the Martinique international for the third season of the ISL.

Born on

Oct 19th 1995

Miramar.India

Position

Midfielder

Other clubs

Dempo SC

Height

1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Sahil tavora

Sahil Tavora is a youth product of the Sesa Football Academy and made his debut in the Goa Pro League in 2012. The midfielder made an impressive start to his football career, having scored once in 9 games for the club. He signed a three year contract with Dempo SC in 2013, having scored one goal in 11 appearances. Sahil also represented Goa-India at the Lusofonia games and went on to win the gold medal in the tournament, after good performances from the centre of the park. He was signed by FC Goa to play in the third season of the ISL under Zico.

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India

Mandar

Midfielder

18



India

Fulganco

Defender

19



India

Romeo

Midfielder

Born on

Mar 18th 1992

Mapusa, Goa, India

Position

Midfielder

Other clubs

Dempo SC

Height

1.71 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)

Preferred foot

Left

Mandar Rao Dessai

Growing from Dempo Sports Club's youth set-up and learning his trade at local club Clube Atletico de Parra, Mandar broke into Dempo's senior team in 2013 and in the subsequent year at FC Goa. A wily left winger, Mandar uses his pace and acceleration to get past opposition defenders and score or create goals. The youngster captained the Goa-India squad at the 2014 Lusofonia games which won the gold medal. He made four appearances and scored one goal during the tournament. At the national level, he has represented the India U-23 side. Mandar has been a regular at FC Goa since the first year of the Hero Indian Super League. His sharp performances in 2014 helped the club finish as runners-up in the second edition. Due to his impressive performances, he was presented with a two week trial period at La Liga club Villareal CF. Mandar has re-signed for FC Goa for the third season of the ISL.

Born on

Jan 23rd 1988

Goa, India

Position

Defender

Other clubs

Sporting Club de Goa

Height

1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

Preferred foot

Left

Fulganco Cardozo

Born and brought up in Goa, Fulganco Cardozo joined the Sesa Football Academy at an early age. He showed huge promise while at the Academy. In 2007, he joined Vasco SC and spent two years with the team before signing for Sporting Goa where he spent one year. In 2010, he moved to another Goan club, Salgaocar, where he spent three years and made 22 appearances. He then made another move to Dempo SC for a year before returning to Sporting Goa with whom he is currently contracted Fulganco has also made one appearance for the national side, against Laos in June 2016 and scored his first goal in the same match as India ran out comfortable winners. Fulganco is a vesatile player and is capable of playing across the defence line and as a left sided midfielder as well. He was signed by FC Goa for the third season of the Hero Indian Super League after missing out on the first two seasons.

Born on

Jul 6th 1992

Assolna, Goa, India

Position

Midfielder

Other clubs

Dempo SC

Height

1.68 m (5 ft6 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Romeo Fernandes

Romeo Fernandes is a product of the Dempo youth system and joined the youth ranks in 2010. He quickly became a key player for the Dempo youth sides before being loaned out to the Margao Sports Club whom he helped attain promotion from the second division of the Goa Pro League. His goal scoring prowess didn't go unnoticed and the Romeo quickly broke through the ranks and reached the senior level. Since 2011, he has made 36 appearances for Dempo in the I-league, scoring twice and assisting numerous times. He was drafted into the FC Goa team for the first year of the Hero Indian Super League and ever since then, has been a main stay in the team. His pace and trickery has seen him score and create important goals for the side. He has the distinction of having scored the 100th goal of the tournament in its first year. Due to his good performances, he was awarded with a trial spell at Brazilian heavyweights Atletico Paranaense, becoming the first Indian to play in South America. He has been a fan favourite at FC Goa and the club has retained his services for the third season.

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Brazil

Rafael

Forward

22



Spain

Joffre

Midfielder

23



India

Keenan

Defender

Born on

May 20th 1988

Florianópolis, Brazil

Position

Forward

Other clubs

Clube Nautico Capibaribe

Height

1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Rafael Coelho

Rafael Coelho was signed mid way through the second season of the Hero Indian Super League as an injury replacement for Victor Simoes. He quickly became a fan favourite after good displays for the side. Coelho started his career in Brazil with Figueirense in 2007, before moving to Asia to ply his trade. After spells at Guangzhou R&F, Changchun Yatai and Buriram United, the Brazilian signed up to play under fellow Brazilian Zico in India with FC Goa. The Brazilian is a strong, pacy striker capable of creating and scoring goals.

Born on

Jan 24th 1980

Alpicat, Spain

Position

Midfielder

Other clubs

Atlético de Kolkata

Height

1.71 m (5 ft 7 1/2 in)

Preferred foot

Left

Joffre Mateu González

Jofre Mateu Gonzales is a La Masia youth product and played extensively all across Spain. He made numerous appearances for the Barcelona B and C teams before finally breaking into the first team in 1998. He moved to Levante in 2002 and went on to make 101 league appearances for the side before signing for Barcelona's Catalan rivals, Espanyol. His vast experience in Spain earned him a move to Atletico de Kolkata in the Hero Indian Super League in 2014 where he played under Spaniard Antonio Lopez Habas in the first year of the tournament. He went on to clinch the ISL on his first attempt and then moved to FC Goa the following year. He almost made it 2 titles in 2 years after his late goal in the finals seemed like it would be the winner but it was not to be. The left footed midfielder re-signed for FC Goa ahead of the third season of the tournament.

Born on

Dec 10th 1991

Margao, Goa, India

Position

Defender

Other clubs

Salgaocar FC

Height

1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Keenan almeida

Keenan Alemida is a proficient right full back who started his career with Salgaocar in the I-league and the Goa Professional League. In 2012, he signed for Sporting Goa where he made 18 league appearances in three years with the club. He joined FC Goa in 2015 to play in the second edition of the tournament and made a mark at the beginning with a superb equalising goal against defending champions Atletico de Kolkata. He won the ISL Emerging Player Award for the match as a result of his good performances against Kolkata. In March 2016, Keenan re-signed with FC Goa to play in the third edition of the tournament.

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India

Laxmikant

Goalkeeper

31



India

Sukhadev

Goalkeeper

33



India

Sanjay

Midfielder

Born on

May 3rd 1989

Cansaulim, Goa, India

Position

Goalkeeper

Other clubs

Dempo SC

Height

1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Laxmikant Kattimani

Laxmikant Kattimani was born in Goa and started his football career with Vasco SC. He played for Vasco for one year in 2008-2009 before moving on to Goan giants Dempo SC in 2009. Since 2009, Kattimani has made 42 appearances for Dempo in the I-league and other competitions. His good performances for Dempo earned him a call up to the U-19 and U-23 national teams. He went on to make 2 appearances for the U-23 side. He was signed by FC Goa in the first year of the Hero Indian Super League and was largely an unused substitute. However, he made his mark in the second year of the ISL with inspired performances between the sticks to become the number 1 goal-keeper. His impressive performances in the second year prompted the franchise to re-sign the Goan shot-stopper for the third season of the ISL.

Born on

Jan 23rd 1998

Maharashtra, India

Position

Goalkeeper

Other clubs

Minerva Academy FC

Height

No info

Preferred foot

Right

Sukhadev Patil

Sukhadev Patil is the youngest recruit for FC Goa in the third edition of the Hero Indian Super League. He is currently under the banner of the Chandigarh based, Minerva Academy. However, the Kolhapur born goalkeeper has also had stints with I-league club Pune FC and DSK Shivajians. Patil was part of a 17-member squad who represented the country in the FAM-FRENZ Asia Champions Trophy and the SAFF U-19 Championships in 2015. Sukhadev will feature in an all Indian goalkeeper line up for FC Goa in the third season along with Subhasish Roy Chowdhury and Laxmikant Kattimani.

Born on

Jan 5th 1992

Bihar, India

Position

Midfielder

Other clubs

Mohun Bagan

Preferred foot

Right

Sanjay Balmuchu

Sanjay Balmuchu is yet another product of the Tata Football Academy in Jamshedpur. In 2012, he joined Goan side Churchill Brothers for whom he made 20 appearances. In the process, he won the 2012-2013 I league title with the side. After Churchill were expelled from the I-league, he continued to play for the team in the Goa Professional League and the Durand Cup. Eventually, he left Churchill and joined Mohemmedan in the I-league second division. In June 2045, he signed for reigning I-league champions, Mohun Bagan. After not featuring in the first two years of the ISL, Balmuchu was signed by FC Goa for the third season of the tournament.

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Brazil

Julio

Forward

Born on

Feb 26th 1980

Itaguaí, Brazil

Position

Forward

Other clubs

Mirassol Futebol Clube

Height

1.78m (5 ft 8 in )

Preferred foot

Left

Julio Cesar da Silva

Julio Cesar da Silva is a Brazilian left sided attacker who began his career with Fluminense in 1997 and spent five years with the club. He moved to Russia thereafter and joined Lokomotiv Moscow where he made 20 league appearances and scored four times. He won the Russian Championship in 2002 and the Russian Super Cup in 2003. He is known best for his time with Greek side AEK Athens where he scored 35 league goals in 92 appearances for the club from 2005-2008. After a few spells at various other European clubs like Rapid Bucuresti and Gaziantepspor in Turkey, he moved back to Brazil with Figueirense. He was the last player to be signed by FC Goa for the third season of the Hero Indian Super League.