ISL FC Goa 2017 Team Squad
ISL team FC Goa Players Names List 2017
FC Goa squad 2017 is placed here. FC Goa are one of the most consistent teams in the Indian Super League. They have kept faith with Brazil legend Zico, who returns to the helm as their coach for the third season. You can check the latest FA Goa players 2017 below.
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FC Goa Key Players: Lucio, Jofre Mateu, Mandar Rao Dessai
The team will host its home matches at the Fatorda stadium in Margao, which has been their home ground for the past three editions as well. They have a huge fan base despite being the most poorly sponsored team in the ISL.
Goa had a woeful previous season after they ended with 14 points from 14 games and finished last. Coach Zico was let go and the management have brought in Sergio Lobera Rodriguez.
The Spaniard will now need to turn things around for a side that had done well in the first two seasons of the tournament.
Goalkeepers Laximant Kattimani and midfielder Mandar Rao have been retained for this season.
Going into the ISL Draft for the fourth season, Goa entered in the third round and brought in left back, Narayan Das but missed out on Mumbai-based right back, Rahul Bheke.
Their best buy came in the fourth round when they roped in defensive midfielder, Pronay Halder before bringing in creative midfielder, Brandon Fernandes.
Having played for the Churchill Brothers, Fernandes is known for his versatility and he was signed on for a paltry sum of Rs 27.5 lakhs.
Some of the other players brought into the Goa FC line-up are Seriton Fernandes, Jovel Martins, Anthony Dsouza, Bruno Pinheiro and Manuel Arana Rodriguez.
What Happened in ISL 3:
After manager Zico’s carefully assembled side went on to make the final in the second edition of the ISL 2, a lot was expected out of them. They had been placed second in the league stage in the inaugural edition of the competition and made the finals even then. They lost the first final to Atletico de Kolkata courtesy of a last minute header. A similar story played out in the 2015 season’s final as Stiven Mendoza inspired Chennaiyin FC to a 3-2 win.
However, they struggled to get going as they fell to one defeat after another, winning just four games in the end from the 14 matches they played. They recorded eight defeats.
Former Indian international goalkeeper Subhashish Roy Chowdhury, Denzil Franco, Fulgano Cardozo, Romeo Fernandes and Robin Singh were all a part of their roster. Forward Robin Singh had switched allegiances from the Delhi Dynamos FC after an underwhelming season at the capital.
Spanish midfielder Joffre was a part of Zico’s team in the third edition of the competition as well. Former Bayern Munich, Internazionale and Brazilian captain and defender Lucio was retained as their marquee player for the second season.
Frenchman Gregory Arnolin, Brazilian forwards Reinaldo and Rafael Coelho also confirmed their participation in ISL 3 with Goa. Arnolin was a major player at the back for FC Goa in 2015 as well.
Brazilian trio of Rafael Dumas, Richarlyson and Matheus Trindade also signed up for FC Goa last year.
FC Goa team players list is placed below.
Goa FC ISL Team Players Roster
FC Goa Squad 2017: Laxmikant Kattimani, Mandar Rao Dessai, Narayan Das, Pronay Halder, Chinglensana Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Seriton Fernandes, Pratesh Shirodkar, Naveen Kumar, Mohamed Ali