ISL 2014 - FC GOA (AUGUST)
25.08.2014: FC GOA - THE GOA FRANCHISEE FOR ISL
FC Goa, will participate as the Goa franchisee in the opening edition of the Indian Super League. In Goa today the club was launched by Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar, along with the Sports Minister Mr. Ramesh Tawadkar, club owners Director of Videocon Mr. Anirudh Dhoot, Managing Director of V M Salgaocar and Company Mr Dattaraj Salgaocar, and Chairman and Managing Director of Dempo Group of Companies Mr Shrinivas Dempo.
Dempo Sports Club and Salgaokar Sports Club are the two gaints of Indian football. While interacting Mr Shrinivas Dempo said, "After running a successful Indian Football Club for 40 years it was time for a fresh infusion of the spirit of Goan Football to take it to the next level, and so FC Goa was born."
Mr. Anirudh Dhoot, the Director of Videocon said, Videocon has been involved in promoting Indian Sport extensively. We are proud to partner with Mr. Shrinivas Dempo and Mr. Dattaraj Salgaocar who run two of the most successful Football teams in India."
Mr. Parrikar, the Chief Minister of Goa, unveiled the official club logo, a combination of Goa's state animal - the gaur or Indian bison - and a shield, which symbolizes strength, attack and defence, all of which epitomize FC Goa.
Full name Robert Emmanuel Pirès Date of birth 29 October 1973 (age 40) Place of birth Reims, France Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) Playing position Winger / Attacking midfielder Youth career 1989–1992 Reims 1992–1993 Metz 1993–1998 Metz 1998–2000 Marseille 2000–2006 Arsenal 2006–2010 Villarreal 2010–2011 Aston Villa 2014 National team 1995–1996 France U21 5 goals 1996–2004 France 14 goals
ISL 2014 2014 - FC GOA (SEPT)Arsenal midfielder Andre Santos joins FC GOA
30.09.2014: The Brazilian midfielder Andre Santos joined FC Goa. Andre Santos. the Brazilian international played for the EPL club Arsenal. A product of youth development, Santos participated and helped Brazil to win the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup title. Santos played for Gremio, Corinthians, Atletico Mineiro in Brazil and Fenerbahce in Terkey before he joined Arsenal. He played 33 matches for Aresenal in two years and had a successful stints in the EPL.
Santos had last played for Brazilian side Flamengo for whom he played 49 matches before leaving the club in August.FC Goa had already tied up with Tolgey Ozbey, the Australian striker, and Fakruddin Amiri of Dempo Sports Club some days back.
DEMPO SC star Tolgey and Amiri signed for FC GOA ISL team
23.09.2014: FC Goa has signed Dempo player Australian Tolgay Ozbey and Haroon Amiri of Afghanistan for Indian Super League (ISL) which commences on October 12. Tolgay and Haroon will alongside FC Goa's other foreign players like former France World Cupper and Arsenal legend Robert Pires, who is their marquee player.
Tolgay,the former Newcastle United Jets who played in big three clubs of Kolkata namely East Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting joined Dempo SC under his countryman Arthur Papas. He scored 8 goals in as many I-League appearances for Dempo last season.
Haroon Amiri also joined Dempo midway into the season came from Mumbai FC and scored 3 goals in 7 appearances for Dempo SC in I-League. Tolgay and Amiri become the only foreigners contracted with an I-League club to also play for an ISL side after Cornell Glen of Noth East United.
FC GOA Officially launch their team Jersey
23.09.2014: The Goa franchisee for the ISL gets it's forth co-owner as the cricket star Virat Koholi joined hands with Dhoot, Salgaonkar and Dempo. This was declared today at Mumbai, at the officially launch of the team's jersey where Kohli was introduced.
FC Goa today announced Videocon as their principle sponcer and Adidas as their kit sponcer. Videocon d2h will be launching the glimpses of marketing activities for the FC Goa team's campaign in the inaugural season of the ISL. The channel will be start it's live operation from 10th of October.
FC Goa today unveiling the team t-shirt at the progamme. FC Goa coach Zico, marquee footballer Robert Pires, founding chairperson, Football Sports Development Neeta Ambani and the co-owner Venu Gopal Dhoot was present aqt the occasion.
Pires joins FC GOA, tickets priced at Rs 100 for home matches
21.09.2014: The EPL Super star Robert Pires returned of football as he joins FC Goa in the ISL. Pires who retired from football at 2011 when he was playing for Aston Villa. The Arsenal star agreed to join FC Goa at the age of forty in a four months contract as a marquee footballer.
The other star names joining Pires in the ISL, include his former Arsenal team-mate Freddie Ljungberg (Mumbai City), Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero (Delhi Dynamos), former France striker David Trezeguet (Pune City) and ex-England goalkeeper David James (Kerala Blasters).
Meanwhile FC Goa wil going to start to sell the tickets for of their home matches which will going to be played at the Pandit Jawarlal Nehuru Stadium, Margao. The price of the tickets are Rs.100/-, Rs.200/-, Rs.300/- and Rs 3000/- for the Corporate Boxes.
FC GOA signed Legengdary Brazilian ZICO as head coach
04.09.2014: The Brazilian Super star Arthur Antunes Coimbra, who is known as Zico has signed a agreement with FC Goa, as the Head Coach of the Goa franchisee in the Indian Super League. The Brazilian superstar who played in three World Cups and coached Japan in World Cup, signed a deal for three months with FC Goa in the inaugural season of the ISL.
Zico who was nominated as the national coach of Japan in 2002, had won the Asian Cup as a Chief Coach of Japan in 2006. The Brazilian Super Star had coached the high-profile football team which includes J-League side Kashima Antlers, Uzbeki giants Bunyodkor, Olympiakos (Greece), CSKA Moscow (Russia) and Qatar champions Al-Gharafa. Zico had been to India as a coach of Japan in 2004 in a World Cup qualifier. Japan defeated India at Kolkata by a margin of 4-0 and moved to the second round.
In a media meeting at Goa, a FC Goa official said, "This is a proud moment for the franchise. We are honored that a legend of the stature of Zico has agreed to coach FC Goa," The deal was finalized by Brazilian midfielder Roberto Mendes da Silva (Beto) and an official of FC Goa, at Rio de Janeiro. Zico is likely to reach Goa in the second week of Sptember to take charge of FC Goa. The training sessions will at Tilak Maidan in Vasco.
FC GOA announced that they have signed Legengdary Brazilian ZICO as head coach
02.09.2014: FC GOA Official Press release : Isl team F.C Goa announce that the legendary Brazilian Football player Arthur Antunes Coimbra (Zico) has agreed to be the Manager (Head Coach) of their team that will play in the Indian Super League. Zico signed the contract today in Ro de Janeiro, Brazil. Representatives of FC Goa will travel to Brazil shortly to help Zico complete the visa formalities and bring Zico to Goa very soon.
The franchise owners Mr. Shrinivas Dempo, Mr. Dattaraj Salgaocar and Mr. Venugopal Dhoot expressed great happiness and welcomed Zico to FC Goa. They said that this was a proud moment for the franchise and they were honoured that a football legend of the stature of Zico had agreed to Coach FC Goa. Zico's signing was made possible due to the efforts of Mr. Amaury Nunes and Mr.Beto D'Solva.
The Great Brazilian "White Pele" Zico came to Kolkata as the Coach of Japan National football team to play in World Cup Qualifier 2006 match against India in the year 2004 at Salt Lake Stadium.
ISL 2014 2014 - FC GOA (OCT)FC GOA team manager complained to the Match Commissioner against Atletico De Kolkata player
24.10.2014: FC GOA PRESS RELEASE : The Team Manager of FC Goa Mr. Jonathan D'Sousa has complained to the Match Commissioner that the Referee should have expelled Atletico de Kolkata player Fikru Tefera Lemessa for head butting FC Goa player Gregory Arnolin at the match yesterday played between FC Goa and Atletico de Kolkata.
Mr. D'sousa has also complained to the Match Commissioner regarding the assault by the Head Coach of Atletico de Kolkata, on FC Goa’s Marquee player Robert Pires in the area in front of the player's dressing rooms during the half time interval.
The Team Manager of team FC Goa has requested that the Disciplinary Committee take strong disciplinary action against the players and officials of Atletico de Kolkata for their violent conduct.
MUTHOOT GROUP IS THE OFFICIAL REFEREE AND FAIR PLAY SPONCER IN ISL
02.10.2014: One of the largest multi-industry company Muthoot has become the official referee and fair play awards sponsor of the first Indian Super League which will going to start from the 12th of this month.
Muthoot Group also announced ‘Muthoot Group Fair Play award’ which wil be awarded to the teams that earns the maximum fair play points at the end of the Indian Super league .
The director of Muthut Group Alexander George explains that for the last 127 years Muthoot Group is known for the principles of ethics, values, reliability, dependability, trustworthiness and goodwill.
While interacting Mr Goerge added,“We have also been at the forefront to promote sports and celebrate sportsmanship. Our decision to partner with the Hero Indian Super League goes beyond business as "fair play" reflects the innate values of our brand and the game. This partnership will also allow us to build the referees as brand advocates and ambassadors of fair play.”
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1 Czech Republic GK Jan Seda 2 India DF Debabrata Roy 3 India DF Narayan Das 4 India DF Rowilson Rodrigues 5 France DF Youness Bengelloun 6 India MF Peter Carvalho 7 France MF Robert Pires 8 India MF Alwyn George 9 Portugal FW Miguel Herlein 10 Portugal MF Edgar Marcelino 11 India FW Holicharan Narzary 12 India MF Bikramjit Singh 14 India MF Gabriel Fernandes 15 Martinique DF Gregory Arnolin 16 Portugal DF Bruno Pinheiro 18 Afghanistan DF Zohib Islam Amiri 21 India GK Laxmikant Kattimani 22 India DF Prabir Das 27 Brazil DF Andre Santos 24 India MF Clifford Miranda 25 Nigeria FW Ranti Martins 26 Australia FW Tolgay Ozbey India GK Gurpreet Chabal India MF Bikramjit Singh India MF Jewel Raja India MF Mandar Rao Desai India MF Romeo Fernandes Czech Republic FW Miroslav Slepicka Head coach Brazil Zico Assistant coach Australia Arthur Papas Conditioning coach Australia Hussein Skenderovic Youth Development India Mariano Dias Physiotherapist India R Venkatesh Assit. Physiotherapist India Russell Pinto Kit Manager India Rajesh Malgi
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1. Edgar Carvalho Figueira Marcelino Age - 29 Nationality - Portuguese Position - Attacking Midfielder Exp teams - AM Sporting B, Penafiel, RBC Roosendaal, Vitoria Guimaraes, Omonia, Racing Ferrol, APOP/Kinyras, Estoril, Kawkab Marrakech, AEP, Al-Seeb, Olhanense Played - 183 scored - 15 ISL TEAM - FC GOA ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 2.Youness Bengelloun AGE : 31 NATIONALITY: French POSITION: CB EXP TEAMS: CM PSG, Amiens, NE Xamax, Alaves B, Raon-l'Etape, Istres, Panserraikos, Olympiakos, Lokomotiv Plovdiv, CSKA, Mulhouse PLAYED- 183 SCORED - 15 ISL TEAM – FC Goa ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 3. Bruno Filipe Tavares Pinheiro AGE : 26 NATIONALITY: Portuguese POSITION: DM EXP TEAMS: Boavista, Ribeirao, Aris, Widzew Lodz, Gil Vicente, Maccabi Netanya, Maccabi Ahi Nazareth, Niki Volou PLAYED- 150 SCORED - 3 ISL TEAM – FC Goa ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 4. Jan Šeda AGE : 28 NATIONALITY: Czech POSITION: GK EXP TEAMS: Mlada Boleslav, Sokol Pucary, Zenit Caslav, FK Pardubice, Union Celakovice, RKC Waalwijk Played - 61 ISL TEAM – FC Goa ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 5. Miguel Bruno Pereira Herlein AGE : 21 NATIONALITY: Portuguese POSITION: ST EXP TEAMS: Akritas, Granada B, Vilaverdense Played - 36 scored - 4 ISL TEAM – FC Goa ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 47 Miroslav Slepicka AGE : 32 NATIONALITY: Czech POSITION: ST EXP TEAMS: Marila Pribram, Milin, Slovan Liberec, Sparta Praha, Dinamo Zagreb, Greuther Furth Played - 208 scored - 45 ISL TEAM – FC Goa ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 6. Gregory Arnolin AGE : 33 NATIONALITY: French POSITION : CB EXP TEAMS : Red Star, Paris SG, Villemomble, Pedrasa Rubas, Gil Vicente, Marítimo, Vitória Guimarães, Sporting Gijón, Paços Ferreira, Atlético PLAYED - 267 SCORED - 25 ISL TEAM – FC Goa
ISL 2014 2014 - FC GOA (FIXTURE/RESULTS15.10.14 : 19:00 :: FC Goa ( 1-2 ) Chennaiyin FC
CHE : Balwant Singh 32', Elano 42'
FAG : Gregory Arnolin 65' :: MATCH REPORT
19.10.14 :: 19:00 :: North East United FC ( 1-1 ) FC Goa
23.10.14 :: 19:00 :: FC Goa ( 1-2 ) Atletico de Kolkata
26.10.14 :: 19:00 :: FC Pune City ( V/S ) FC Goa
01.11.14 :: 19:00 :: FC Goa ( V/S ) Delhi Dynamos FC
06.11.14 :: 19:00 :: Kerala Blasters FC ( V/S ) FC Goa
09.11.14 :: 16:30 :: FC Goa ( V/S ) Mumbai City FC
13.11.14 :: 19:00 :: Delhi Dynamos FC ( V/S ) FC Goa
17.11.14 :: 19:00 :: Mumbai City FC ( V/S ) FC Goa
22.11.14 :: 19:00 :: FC Goa ( V/S ) FC Pune City
26.11.14 :: 19:00 :: FC Goa ( V/S ) Kerala Blaster FC
01.12.14 :: 19:00 :: FC Goa ( V/S ) North East United FC
05.12.14 :: 19:00 :: Chennaiyin FC ( V/S ) FC Goa
10.12.14 :: 16:30 :: Atletico de Kolkata ( V/S ) FC Goa
ISL 2014 2014 - FC GOA (STATS)
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