FC Goa – ISL (Indian Super League for football) Team
As the Indian Super League for football is getting nearer, we will discuss about various teams participating in it and today its the turn of ISL Team – FC Goa. So let us know about the team FC Goa in this ISL team profile. Remember this team profile will be updated regularly so you need to keep on visiting this page often and remain updated.
ISL Team – FC Goa
Brief Information about FC Goa
Full Name: Football Club of Goa
Nickname(s): Reddes (Bulls)
Founded in: 2014
Home Ground: Fatorda Stdium, Margao, Goa
Capacity: 22, 000
Affiliation: Indian Super League
Official TV Channel: FC Goa TV
Introduction to FC Goa
As per the announcement made earlier in the year 2014 by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) that it is inviting bids for ownership of nine cities across India to have a football team in association with IMG-Reliance, one of India’s biggest industrialist Venugopal Dhoot of Videocon decided to bid for the Goa franchise.
How FC Goa was Found?
After deciding to bid for the Goa Franchise, Mr. Venugopal Dhoot got to gather with two of the most famous Goan football clubs Salgaocar Club S.C and Dempo S. C and won the bid for Goa franchise. Along with Mr. Dhoot, Dattaraj Salgaocar of Salgaocar Club and Shrinivas Dempo of Dempo are the co-owners of the FC Goa. The FC Goa later decided to have the Gaur of Indian biscon as their crest/shield for the club. The Gaur is also the state animal of Goa. The crest was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Goa Mr. Manohar Parrikar on 26th August 2014. FC Goa is also the proud owner of the first ever club based television channel, FC Goa TV.
FC Goa will play all its home game at the Fatorda Stadium, which is located in Margao in Goa. It has a capacity to host around 22000 football crazy fans. The stadium is the official host for the i-League games played by Dempo S.C., Salgaocar S.C, Sporting Clube de Goa and Churchill Brothers S.C. Adidas are the team kit sponsors for FC Goa.
Team Details of FC Goa
Head Coach (Manager): Zico
Assistant Head Coach: Arthur Papas
Conditioning Coach: Hussein Skenderovic
Goalkeeper: Laxmikant Kattimani and Jan Seda
Defender: Narayan Das, Debabrata Roy, Rowilson Rodrigues, Prabir Das, Bregory Arnolin, Bruno Pinheiro and Youness Bengelloun
Midfielder: Clifford Miranda, Gabriel Fernandes, Alwyn George, Jewel Raja, Romeo Farnandes, Mandar Rao Desai, Pronoy Haldar, Peter Carvalho, Edgar Marcelino and Robert Pires
Forward: Miroslav Slepicka, Holicharan Narzary and Miguel Herlein