The ISL is ready for its fourth season and we are brimming with excitement and curiosity like never before, thanks to the super spectacular first three seasons. One of the most popular teams of the season, FC Goa is ready to return with a bang. Over the past seasons, FC Goa has grown as a franchise. It has achieved a good measure of success. The club stands for strength, integrity and pride. Let’s take a look at their journey.
About The Gaurs
Launched on 26th August 2014, FC Goa is owned by Goan Football Club Pvt. Ltd. which consists of Jaydev Mody, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Ashish Kapadia, Akshay Tandon and the Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli. The current season will see former Barcelona youth coach Sergio Lobera Rodriguez as the Head Coach of the spectacular squad. The club strives for success on the pitch and which is clearly reflected from the way the team has played through its journey in the Indian Super League.
The club is famous for its great squad. Let’s take a look at it.
FC Goa is a perfect blend of young and experienced players along with one of the biggest contingents of local players. The oldest players in the club are goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani and winger Mandar Rao Dessai. Other players include midfielders Brandon Fernandes, Seriton Fernandes, Pratesh Shirodkar, defenders Mohammed Ali and Jovel Martins among others. Indian national team players Narayan Das and Pronay Halder are also part of FC Goa making it a team par excellence. Defender Bruno Pinheiro is returning for his second stint with the club. This season will also see Moroccan international midfielder Ahmed Jahouh playing for the FC Goa squad.
The club has constantly been in form delivering some of the most incredible performances.
It has been among the top spots consistently. The team reached the semi-finals in 2014 and played the final match in 2015. All the players are seen in top form and have always excelled on the ground.
What To Expect from the Gaurs:
After an incredible run in the past three seasons, FC Goa is ready to take on the ISL 2017. The team is expected to perform phenomenally well. This year, with a new Head Coach, FC Goa is coming in all new form. The team has garnered a huge response from the spectators. Let’s wait to see if the Gaurs live up to the expectations or not amidst the cheers.