Clifford Miranda

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Clifford Miranda
Personal information
Full name Clifford Rayes Miranda
Date of birth (1982-07-11) 11 July 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Margao, Goa, India
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Churchill Brothers
Number 24
Youth career
1996–2000 Tata FA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–15 Dempo
2014 FC Goa (loan) 11 (0)
2015–16 Atlético de Kolkata (loan) 0 (0)
2016– Minerva Academy FC 2 (0)
2017 Churchill Brothers
National team
2005–2014 India 43 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:34, 24 April 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:15, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Clifford Rayes Miranda (born 11 July 1982 in Margao in Goa) is an Indian footballer who currently plays as a Left Winger for Mumbai in the I-League and formerly for India at international level.

Club career[edit]

After starting his career with the Salcete FC, a team renowned in South Goa for being a nursery of young players. He moved to the prestigious Tata Football Academy in Jamshedpur where he honed his football skills for four years.

Clifford was the only TFA graduate from his batch to sign a professional contract when he signed for Dempo, a second division club in 2000. He helped Dempo lift the National League title five times and the Indian Federation Cup in 2004. He was also part of the team that played the 2008 AFC Cup semi-finals.

In July 2015 Miranda was drafted to play for Atlético de Kolkata in the 2015 Indian Super League.[1]

International career[edit]

Miranda made his debut against the archrivals Pakistan in 2004, he has been an integral part of the national outfit. During the Bob Houghton era, Clifford became a regular member of his team due to his ability to dribble and deliver deadly crosses from the left side of the field.

Silverware too have never eluded the winger on the national scene. He was a part of the Nehru Cup winning squads of 2007 and 2009 and helped Baichung Bhutia, the then captain of the Indian team lift the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup. He was also a member of the India team that participated in the 2011 Asia Cup in Qatar.

International statistics[edit]

As of 4 July 2014[2]
India national team
Year Apps Goals
2005 3 0
2006 0 0
2007 6 0
2008 4 0
2009 0 0
2010 7 0
2011 11 3
2012 4 0
2013 7 3
2014 1 0
Total 43 6

International Goals[edit]

Honour[edit]

Dempo[edit]

2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12[3]
2005, 2007[3]
2006[4]
2004[5]
2008, 2010[6]

International[edit]

Champions (1): 2008
Winners (2): 2005, 2011
Runners-up (2):2008 and 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Noronha, Anselm (10 July 2015). "Indian Super League clubs' domestic transfer dealings". Goal.com. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Clifford Miranda at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. ^ a b India – List of National Champions, RSSSF.com
  4. ^ India – List of Durand Cup Finals, RSSSF.com
  5. ^ India – List of Federation Cup Winners, RSSSF.com
  6. ^ India – List of Super Cup Finals, RSSSF.com

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