Behind the Game: Frank Fernandes
When did you first fall in love with the game?
- When I was a young boy itself, I loved football.
Which clubs did you play for professionally?
- I played for Agacaim Sports Club, Sesa Goa Sports Club, MRF Sports Club, and Churchill Bros Sports Club
Why did you decide to become a coach?
- I always loved football and my career was spent in football. To carry on enjoying the game and to pass on the knowledge I gained during my life, I decided to become a coach.
What would you want to do if you weren’t a coach?
- I would continue with my profession of being a “Motor Mechanic”.
Who are two coaches who have influenced you?
- Vishwas Goankar and T. K. Chathunni have had the biggest impact on my career.
What is your preferred style of play/ player formation?
- I keep it simple with a standard 4-4-2
Who is your favorite player?
- I enjoy watching lots of footballers play but if I had to choose, I’d say Internationally, it would be Lionel Messi, amongst Indian footballers it would be I. M. Vijayan and amongst the Goans, it would be Mauricio Afonso
Who is your favorite foreign club and why?
- I love watching Barcelona Football Club. Their style of play, the way they pass the ball and control the game is a joy to watch.