Salgaocar F.C.

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Full name Salgaocar Football Club
Nickname(s) The Greens
Founded 1956
Ground Tilak Maidan Stadium
Ground Capacity 12,000
Owner Shivanand Salgaocar
Manager Derrick Pereira
League I-League
Website Club home page
Current season

Salgaocar Football Club is a professional football club who currently play in the I-League. They are based in Vasco, Goa. They are owned by the V. M. Salgaocar Group of Companies.

Salgaocar became the first Goan side to win the NFL in 1998-99 under the guidance of coach Shabbir Ali.

Salgaocar have also won nineteen Goa League Champions Cups, three Federation Cups, two Super Cups, two Durand Cups and won the National Football League in 1998-1999 and I-League in 2010-11.



The club was founded in 1956.[1]

It was founded by VM Salgaocar, founder President of the VM Salgaocar Group of Companies, to give a platform to the Goan youth to showcase their talent to the country, and to the world.

In 1962, Salgaocar Sports Club became the first Goan team to be extended an invitation to play in the prestigious Durand Cup in New Delhi, and such was the joy of a Goan team’s participation in the Durand Cup, that the Late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru felicitated the team at his residence.

Salgaocar successfully annexed all possible trophies on the Indian circuit thereby etching their name amongst the top teams in the country. A National League triumph in 1999, 3 Federation Cups in 1988, 1989 & 1997, the Super Cup in 1997 & 1999, the prestigious Rovers Cup, Mumbai, in 1989, 1996 & 1999, the Durand Cup, Delhi, twice in 1999 & 2003, the Sait Nagjee, Calicut, in 1987 and TFA shield at Madurai, in 1979. Salgaocar Sports Club have also been crowned Goa State Champions for a record 19 times including winners for 3 consecutive years of the Goa Professional League in 2002-2003, 2003–2004 and 2004-2005. The Club also won the Governor’s Cup in the years 1999 and 2001. The late 1980s and the 1990s saw Salgaocar SC consistently bag trophies such as the Federation Cup, the National League, the Durand Cup, Rovers Cup and the Super Cup.

The last few years, one may describe as one that has seen the glory years seem light years away. Relegation, a successful promotion, and then again relegation has left the Salgaocar faithfully shattered. Critics have been swift in writing the club off, but managed to make the first division of the NFL in 2003 and staying their till the beginning of the I-League. In 1996 Salgaocar became one of the original 12 clubs in the National Football League and finished 3rd in Group A but finished 7th in the Final Round.[2]


In the 2010-11 season Salgaocar played in the I-League which is India's biggest football competition. After 26 rounds Salgaocar SC won the title and with this win they will qualify for the 2012 Asian Champions League qualifying round.

On 29 September 2011 Salgaocar won their second trophy in four months by winning the 2011 Indian Federation Cup by beating East Bengal F.C. in the Final 3-1.[3] This was the first time in Salgaocar history that they had completed a double of league and cup win.

Salgaocar started the 2011–12 I-League as the defending champion. But they had a rather disappointing season where they finished their campaign at 6th position.[4] Salgaocar started the 2012–13 campaign with Karim Bencherifa as their head coach. But he left to take over the reigns at Mohun Bagan after just 2 games into the new season.He was replaced by David Booth who had previously coached Mahindra United and Mumbai F.C..[5] More disappointments followed in the season as they were eerily close to the drop at one time. They finished the season at 7th position.[6] Salgaocar replaced David Booth with Derrick Pereira who had been the coach of Pune F.C. for the past four seasons and had led them to two consecutive Top-5 finishes in the I league. Salgaocar started the 2013-14 I-League brightly and at one time led the table for 6 gameweeks, but a rough patch of 8 games, which included 4 straight losses, derailed their campaign and saw them lose the title to Bengaluru FC. Salgaocar finished their campaign at 3rd place, which was a marked improvement over their past two campaign finishes.[7][8]




The colours of Salgaocar are green and white. The home kit very much shows this as the jersey and socks are green while the shorts are white. The away kit has a set of red jerseys and socks while also having blue/purple shorts.


Salgaocar SC play their home games at Fatorda Stadium and Tilak Maidan Stadium. They used Tilak Maidan for the 2013-14 season. They will use Fatorda Stadium or Tilak Maidan Stadium for the 2014-15 season.

The Salgaocar players also practice at the BITS Pilani Campus grounds. The team has its in house gym with modern equipment and professional trainers.

Fatorda new

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1956—2014 none Salgaocar
2014— Triumph sports


First-team squad[edit]

As of 24 December 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 India GK Karanjit Singh
3 India DF Augustin Fernandes
5 India DF Gurjinder Kumar
6 India MF Gilbert Oliveira
7 Scotland FW Darryl Duffy
10 Ivory Coast MF Douhou Pierre
14 India MF Karma Tsewang
16 India GK Subrata Paul
18 India DF Thangjam Singh
19 India DF Nicolau Colaco
22 India DF Pawan Kumar
23 India MF Bikash Jairu
25 India MF Rocus Lamare
No. Position Player
28 India FW Aslon Oliveira
29 India MF Clifton Dias
34 India MF Brian Mascarenhas
36 India DF Rosario Mendes
- India GK Abhijit Das
- India GK Albino Gomes
- India GK Chinmaya Behera
- India DF Othallo Tabia
- Zambia DF Francis Kasonde
- India MF Umesh Harijan
- India MF Zakeer Mundampara
- India FW Dawson Fernandes
India DF Lenny Pereira

Youth Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
India GK Royal Carvalho
India DF Jos Vaz
India DF Stendly Miranda
India DF Shakib Shaikh
India DF Conny Dias
India DF Vijal Peter Rego
India DF Alson Fernandes
India DF Mohammed Ali
India DF Nevin Rio Pereira
India MF Austern Fernandes
No. Position Player
India MF Neville Fernandes
India MF Rayman Fernandes
India MF Mario Fernandes
India MF Snako Dias
India MF Elson Rodrigues
India FW Godfrey Silva
India FW Stefen Fernandes
India FW Melwin Fernandes
India FW Albino Pereira

Team Management[edit]

As of 1 July 2013

Position Name
Head Coach Derrick Pereira
Assistant Coach Peter Vales
Assistant Coach Mario Soares
Manager Sanjeev Nagvenkar
Reserve team coach Micdomeo Rebello
Youth team coach Ignatius Dias
Goalkeeping coach Virender Singh
Fitness coach Sunil Karmalker
Physiotherapist J. Dileep Kumar
Kit manager Carmo Velho
Head of youth development Anthony Noronha



Winners (2): 1998-99, 2010-11
Runners-up (1): 2002-03
Winners (4): 1988, 1989, 1997, 2011
Runners-up (3): 1987, 1990, 1993
Winners (2): 1998, 1999
Winners (2): 1999, 2003


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