Neville D'Souza

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Neville D'Souza
Personal information
Full name Neville Stephen J. D'Souza
Date of birth (1932-08-03)3 August 1932[1]
Place of birth Maharashtra, India
Date of death 16 March 1980(1980-03-16) (aged 47)
Place of death Maharashtra, India
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Neville Stephen J. D'Souza (3 August 1932 – 16 March 1980) was an Indian footballer.


D'Souza played club football for Bombay.[2]

D'Spouza represented his nation at the 1956 Summer Olympics, where he became the first Asian player to score a hat-trick in an Olympic Games.[3][4][5] D'Souza finished the tournament as joint top-scorer, with 4 goals in 3 games,[6] including a hat-trick in a 4–2 win against Australia.[7]

Personal life[edit]

D'Souza married Lyra and they have a son named Nigel and two daughters Liesel and Fleurel. D'Souza died of a brain haemorrhage on 16 March 1980.[3]


  1. ^ Neville Stephen D'Souza
  2. ^ K. Bhaskaran (12 November 2001). "1956, the year the stars failed to shine". The Mid-Day. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  3. ^ a b Nitin N. Sethi (13 January 2004). "Mumbai salutes soccer legend". The Indian Times. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  4. ^ Nandakumar Marar (3 September 2000). "Recalling Neville's extraordinary exploits in Olympic football". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Football: India's day of Glory at Melbourne".
  6. ^ Stan Rayan (10 December 2005). "Where are the strikers?". The Sportstar. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  7. ^ "MATCH Report". Retrieved 15 July 2018.

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