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Former Indian captain
Coutiho studied in Monte De Guirim, who was recognized by coach Paul Raj, he played his 1st game against school rivals ST.Pilar,having scored 3 goals and winning Subroto Mukerjee Cup Football tournament u17.
Coutinho has also been a former Indian football captain. His much-watched career has spanned nearly a decade-and-half. He first played for India at a school tournament at Brunei in 1987. Joining the prominent Goan team Dempo SC in 1988, he moved to another prominent mining-linked Salgaocar team in 1987.
Coutinho has been called a "diminutive striker". His international debut came in 1989–90, and his last match for India was in the Millennium Cup in 2001. Bruno is credited[by whom?] with helping Salgaocar win the Federation Cup in 1987, the Rovers Cup in 1989 and 1996, the Taca Goa in 1989 and the 1998 National Football League in India.
Representing, leading India
Among his other achievements are representing India in the President's Cup in 1989 in Dhaka, heading the Indian Under-23 team for the 1991 pre-Olympics, for the SAF Games in 1995 and 1996 and the Asia Cup in Malaysia.
In August 2002, it was reported that Coutinho - in one of the hottest football transfer in Goa - was moving from his traditional Salgaocar Sports Club to the Vasco Sports Club, also of Goa. In 2003, he turned coach.
He is married with 2 children, and has a brother Jeronimo Coutinho who runs a sports bar in Goa called J29 .
- End of road for Bruno Coutinho?
- Bruno AIFF award winner in 2002
- Politician pays tribute to Bruno Coutinho
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