FC Goa Players – Where Are They Now?

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ISL season may not be quite here yet but football is a year-round engagement. Let’s keep this discussion going and take a quick look at present status of  FC Goa players.

2016 will forever we remembered as a bittersweet year by FC Goa, when more often than not they were caught on the wrong foot. As fans supported the team right through to the end, the player responded in stunning fashion winning their last clash of the season with a whole lot of drama. Have you ever wondered, however, what might the players might be up to right now? 

Well, we’ve tracked them down.


Matheus Trindade (on loan from Flamengo)

An agile midfielder who ran circles around the oppositions defense line.

Position: Midfielder
Current Club : Ceará Sporting Club
League: Campeonato Brasileiro Série B


Rafael Coelho (On loan from FC Goa)

The most loved foreign player in the FC Goa team, he carried the team forward with his never say die spirit even in the toughest of times.

Position: Striker
Current Club : Chiangrai United
League: Thai League T1
Highlight: Has scored 3 goals in 5 appearances


Júlio César da Silva e Souza

A man with great vision and strength coupled with stellar set-piece abilities.  

Position: Striker
Current Club : Madureira EC
League: Serie D


Pratesh Shirodkar

Local lad with immense talent and an even bigger heart.

Position: Midfield
Current Club: Mumbai FC
League: Hero I-League


Reinaldo

Experienced striker who had some close calls on goal this season.

Position: Striker
Current Club: Brasiliense Futebol Clube
League: Campeonato Brasiliense


Raju Gaikwad

Raju thrilled fans with a great all round performance, known for his fierce defensive and attacking capabilities.

Position: Defender
Current Club: Mohun Bagan
League: Hero I-League 


Rafael Dumas (On loan from Flamengo)

The Bull was a strong influence in the team and rallied up the spirits with great performances when the team was nearly down and out.

Position: Defender
Current Club: Global Cebu FC
League: Philippines Football League


Keenan Almeida

An inspiration to young footballers around Goa, the no nonsense defender ran up and down his line to assist the attack while constantly keeping one eye on his defensive duties.

Postion: Defender
Current Club: Churchill Brothers Football Club
League: Hero I-League


Romeo Fernandes

Romeo’s influence in FC Goa can only be explained by the roar of cheer ringing in the stands as he steps onto the field. Quick, responsive and lethal.

Postion: Midfielder/ Forward
Current Club: Kingfisher East Bengal
League: Hero I-League


Mandar Rao Dessai

A fearless young gun in the FC Goa squad who put in class performances on a daily basis and wrecked havoc in opposition territory.

Postion: Left Winger
Current Club: Bengaluru FC
League: Hero I-League


Laxmikant Kattimani

The main man between the sticks had a bittersweet season.

Postion: Goalkeeper
Current Club: Mumbai FC
League: Hero I-League


Subhasish Roy Chowdhury

Experienced keeper with great technique who kept Goa in the game when all seemed lost.

Postion: Goalkeeper
Current Club: East Bengal FC
League: Hero I-League


Sukhdev Patil

Although the young keeper didn’t get an opportunity to start this season, he has promising future ahead in Indian football.

Postion: Goalkeeper
Current Club: Mumbai FC
League: Hero I-League


Debabrata Roy

Although he made a late appearance in the season, Debrata held his ground on the defense line and put in some great tackles to save the day.

Postion: Defender
Current Club: Chennai City FC
League: Hero I-League


Robin Singh

Nicknamed “The Beast”, Robin Singh scored important goals for FC Goa and was a constant threat with his height and body strength to the opposition’s defense line.

Postion: Striker
Current Club: East Bengal FC
League: Hero I-League
Highlight: Scored 4 goals in 6 appearances for East Bengal


Denzil Franco

Having picked up an injury pre-season, Denzil was unable to test his mettle in the last ISL Season.

Postion: Defender
Current Club: Churchill Brothers SC
League: Hero I-League


Luciano Sabrosa

Luciano put his body on the line in several occasions and rallied up the FC Goa defense in dire straits.

Postion: Defender
Current Club: (Free Agent)


Grégory Arnolin

The “Anchor” of the FC Goa defense line.

Postion: Defender
Current Club: (Free Agent)


Sanjay Balmuchu

Young and agile midfielder who was one of the few Indians to regularly make the cut in Zico’s first team.

Postion: Midfielder
Current Club: Mohun Bagan
League: Hero I-League


Fulganco Cardozo

Strong and bold defender who did what was necessary to disrupt the opposition’s gameplay.

Postion: Defender
Current Club: Churchill Brothers SC
League: Hero I-League


Sahil Tavora

Local lad who marked his arrival in the ISL by scoring a stunning screamer in the final match.

Postion: Midfielder
Current Club: Under contract with FC Goa
League: Indian Super League


Lucio

The iron man of the back line, the commander of the FC Goa defense.

Position: Centre Back
Current Club: (Free Agent)


Richarlyson

The ever so talented midfielder provided some great assists to the strike force and also netted a stunning goal for FC Goa.

Position: Midfielder
Current Club: (Free Agent)


Jofre

The architect of the FC Goa attack, Jofre was instrumental in providing support to the forward line with his creativity and finesse.

Position: Midfielder
Current Club: (Free Agent)

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