Squad

India

Naveen

Goalkeeper

India

Colaco

Goalkeeper

Portuguese

Pinheiro

Defender

Born on

Aug 10th 1989

Kalewale Bhagtan, Punjab

Position

Goalkeeper

Other clubs

Salgaocar

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Naveen Kumar

Signed in the ISL Draft

Born on

Oct 11th 1991

Nuvem, Goa

Position

Goalkeeper

Other clubs

Ozone FC

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Colaco Bruno

Bruno Colacowas born in Goa and began his career at an early age at the Sesa Football Academy. He stayed at Sesa till the year 2012 when moved to the Margao Sports Club and played in the Goa Professional League for the first time. His good performances earned him a contract with Goan heavyweights Sporting Clube de Goa and he moved to the Faming Oranje thereafter. He made his debut for his new club in January 2013 against Pune FC at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune and helped the club maintain a clean sheet in a scoreless draw. His good performances for Sporting saw him earn another contract with Bengaluru FC. He made his debut for Bengaluru not long after in November 2013 at Balewadi Sports Complex with the match ending in a 2-2 draw. Bruno moved to Dempo Sports Club after a year before moving on once again to Ozone FC. He was the final draft pick for FC Goa in the 2017-2018 player draft.

Born on

Aug 21st 1987

Porto

Position

Defender

Other clubs

Hepoel Haifa

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Pinheiro Bruno

First player signed for ISL season 4

India

Chinglensana

Defender

India

Ali

Defender

India

Narayan

Defender

Born on

Nov 23rd 1996

Manipur

Position

Defender

Other clubs

Shillong Lajong

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Chinglensana Singh Konsham

Signed in the ISL Draft

Born on

Jul 13th 1992

Goa

Position

Defender

Other clubs

Dempo

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Ali Mohammad

Signed in the ISL Draft

Born on

Sep 25th 1993

Jharkhand

Position

Defender

Other clubs

East Bengal

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Narayan Das

Signed in the ISL Draft

India

Anthony

Winger

India

Brandon

Midfielder

India

Jovel

Defender

Born on

Mar 2nd 1987

Goa

Position

Winger

Other clubs

Churchill Brothers

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Anthony De Souza

Signed in the ISL Draft

Born on

Sep 20th 1994

Goa

Position

Midfielder

Other clubs

Churchill Brothers

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Brandon Fernandes

Born in Margao, Brandon Fernandes began his football career at the age of just six with Fransa-Pax. However, following the disbanding of the club, he moved on to the Velsao Pale Sports Club. Brandon joined Salgaocar not long after and played for their U-16, U-16 and U-19 sides. His impressive performances earned him an opportunity to enroll with the ASD Football Academy in Cape Town, South Africa. It was in South Africa that he attracted interest from various English clubs like Leicester, Sunderland and Reading but was unable to earn a contract from either club. He continued to play for the ASD academy in the third division of South Africa where he managed an impressive 12 goals in 12 games, including four free-kicks. In 2014, Brandon was called up to the Goa-India squad to play in the 2014 Lusofonia Games that were held in Goa. In four games, he netted three goals, including one in the final of the tournament, helping his side to clinch a memorable victory against Mozambique. Brandon has also played for a number of I-league teams including Sporting Clube de Goa, Bengal giants Mohun Bagan and most recently, Churchill Brothers, under current assistant coach, Derrick Pereira. In the ISL, Brandon played for Mumbai City FC, making two appearances for the club. Brandon became FC Goa’s fourth draft pick of the 2017 ISL draft and is one of 9 local players part of the FC Goa squad for the fourth season of the ISL.

Born on

Aug 15th 1990

Goa

Position

Defender

Other clubs

Salgaocar

Height

6

Jovel Martins

Signed in the ISL Draft.

India

Pronay

Midfielder

India

Seriton

Defender

Spain

Arana

Winger

Born on

Feb 25th 1993

West Bengal

Position

Midfielder

Other clubs

Mumbai City FC

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Pronay Halder

Signed in the ISL Draft

Born on

Oct 26th 1992

Goa

Position

Defender

Other clubs

Sporting Clube de Goa

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Seriton Fernandes

Signed in the ISL Draft.

Born on

Dec 3rd 1984

Sevilla, Spain

Position

Winger

Other clubs

Brisbane Roar

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Arana Rodriguez

Foreign Signing

Spain

Coro

Forward

India

Manvir

Forward

Moroccan

Jahouh

Midfielder

Born on

Jan 5th 1983

Banyoles, Spain

Position

Forward

Other clubs

Doxa Katokopias

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Coro Ferran

Foreign Signing

Born on

Nov 6th 1995

Jalandhar

Position

Forward

Other clubs

MD Sporting

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Manvir Singh

Late signing

Born on

Jul 31st 1988

Nador, Morocco

Position

Midfielder

Other clubs

FUS Rabat

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Jahouh Ahmed

Moroccan player

Spain

Chechi

Defender

Spain

Lanzarote

Winger

Spain

Eduardo

Midfielder

Born on

Jan 12th 1992

Tarragona, Spain

Position

Defender

Other clubs

CE L'Hospitalet

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Chechi Sergio Juste

Also known as Chechi

Born on

Jan 20th 1984

Barcelona, Spain

Position

Winger

Other clubs

Real Zaragoza

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Lanzarote Manuel

Sixth foreigner signed

Born on

Mar 23rd 1989

Santander, Spain

Position

Midfielder

Other clubs

Real Zaragoza

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Eduardo Bedia Pelaez

Second last foreign signing

Spain

Adrian

Forward

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India

Mandar

Midfielder

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India

Kattimani

Goalkeeper

Born on

Nov 17th 1984

Oviedo, Spain

Position

Forward

Other clubs

Anorthosis Famagusta FC

Height

6

Preferred foot

Right

Adrian Colunga Perez

Born in Oviedo, Asturia, Adrian Colunga Perez came up through Sporting de Gijon’s youth system. He has plied his trade as a striker for various clubs in Spain’s top flight and subsequent tiers of football. He joined UD Las Palmas who were then in the second tier of competitive and helped the club avoid relegation, scoring a number of important goals in the process. His success with Las Palmas earned him a move to La Liga with Recreativo de Huelva. He celebrated his debut, scoring the winner against Real Betis. Due to personal issues, Adrian was loaned out to Real Zaragoza where he netted another debut goal. In only four months with the club, he finished as the top scorer and once again helped the club avoid relegation. In 2010, Adrian transferred to Getafe where he scored approximately 20 goals. In 2014, Adrian moved overseas for the first time, joining English side Brighton and Hove Albion. Once again, the striker scored a debut goal for his new side, helping the team to a 4-2 away victory against Swindon Town in the League Cup. However, under new management at the club, he found playing time difficult to come by and subsequently moved back to Spain with Granada. Adrian joined FC Goa from Greek Side Anorthosis Famagusta FC to join up with Sergio Lobera ahead of the fourth season of the Indian Super League.

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

May 3rd 1989

Cansaulim, Goa, India

Position

Goalkeeper

Other clubs

Dempo SC

Height

1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

Preferred foot

Right

Kattimani Laxmikant

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 and lead the team to the final of the tournament. His impressive performances in the second year prompted the franchise to re-sign the Goan shot-stopper for the third season of the ISL. However, the Gaurs were not able to replicate the success of the previous season. Kattimani though, continued to be the first choice keeper and was subsequently retained by the club ahead of the fourth season.

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India

Pratesh

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.