Neville D'Souza

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Neville D'Souza
Personal information
Full name Neville Stephen J. D'Souza
Date of birth (1932-01-01)1 January 1932
Place of birth Maharashtra, India
Date of death 16 March 1980(1980-03-16) (aged 48)
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.

† Appearances (goals)

Neville Stephen J. D'Souza (1 January 1932 – 16 March 1980) was an Indian footballer who represented his nation at the 1956 Summer Olympics, where he became the first Asian player to score a hat-trick in an Olympic Games.[1][2][3] D'Souza finished the tournament as joint top-scorer, with 4 goals in 3 games.[4] D'Souza played club football for Bombay.[5]

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.[1]


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

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