|Full name||Joaquim Santan Abranches|
|Date of birth||28 October 1985|
|Place of birth||Verna, Goa, India|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Forward / Winger|
|2014||→ FC Pune City (loan)||2||(0)|
|2015||→ FC Goa (loan)||1||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:00, 23 June 2015 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:12, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
Hailing from Verna, Goa, Abranches was only 19 years old when he signed for Dempo S.C.. For the next three years he was used in the Goa Professional League where he made a name for himself scoring some vital goals. He was one of Dempo’s top scorers in the Goa League and also helped Dempo to two Goa League crowns during that period. The exposure he gained playing in the Goa League helped him develop as a player.
His first big break came in the 2009-10 I-League season, the year Dempo became the national champions for a record equaling fourth time. That year saw India’s top marksman, Sunil Chhetri, doning colours for Dempo and initially Abranches had to settle for a place on the bench. But mid-way into the season, a tempting offer from Sporting Kansas City Wizards, a team from Major League Soccer, saw Sunil Chhetri suddenly annul his contract and pack his bags for USA. Left with little options, Armando Colaco started including Abranches in the first eleven on a regular basis. He scored a stunning seven goals that year, deservedly earning a call up to the India U-23 team as well.
In 2013, Joaquim joined the Kolkata-based East Bengal. His first competitive match was against Kalighat M.S. in the Calcutta Premier Division 2013, where he scored the 3rd goal for his side from a forward through pass of the Goan veteran Alvito D'Cunha. His first appearance in the I-league for East Bengal came against Shillong Lajong on 9 October 2013 as a substitute for Cavin Lobo.
- As of 15 April 2015
|India national team|
|1||23 February 2012||Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, Muscat||Oman||1-3||1-5||Friendly|
- Joaquim Abranches at National-Football-Teams.com
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