Noel Wilson in 2005
|Full name||Noel Anthony Wilson|
|Date of birth||24 December 1979|
|Place of birth||Bangalore, India|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|1996–1998||Tata Football Academy|
|2019–2020||South United FC|
|2020–||Jamshedpur FC B|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Noel Anthony Wilson (born 24 December 1979) is a former Indian professional footballer who played as a midfielder for FC Kochin, Churchill Brothers, Mohun Bagan, Mohamedan Sporting and Mumbai FC in the I-League. He has represented the India national team. on numerous occasions and also is a former graduate of Tata Football Academy .
Wilson represented India B in the Bristol Freedom Cup in 1998. He made four appearances for India in 2001, competing in Millennium Soccer Super Cup matches against Iceland and Uruguay B, and in qualification games for the 2002 FIFA World Cup against Iceland and the United Arab Emirates.
Tata Football Academy
Wilson represented the Blue Tigers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. His debut came in the AFC Qualifying tournament in Bangalore in the year 1998. The qualifiers also consisted of Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. Upon qualifying and reaching the final round which was held in Thailand, India had to fend of strong teams like Qatar, Thailand, Kuwait & Uzbekistan. Wilson was a regular starter in this tournament.
Wilson then went onto representing the senior team in the 50yrs Independence Cup held in Sri Lanka in 1999. India played against Sri Lanka, Maldives, Malaysia. India had then played Sri Lanka in the final of the tournament. Wilson then played the SAFF Games held in Nepal in 1999.
After playing the Pre Olympics between Thailand in 2000, Wilson was a part of the team that played the Millennium Cup in Kochi in 2000. It involved teams such as Uruguay, Iceland and Indonesia.
After retiring from football, Wilson started to work as a mentor and youth coach at SUFC in March 2013.
Currently he is a regular at Roots Football Academy in Bangalore.
After successfully completing AFC C licence and AFC B licenses he is now an AFC A licence holder which only a handful of Indian coaches possess. Wilson was recently appointed as the head coach of South United FC, he took over from the Spanish coach Miquel Llado Plana. His first managerial victory came against Fateh Hyderabad AFC when his side beat the later 1-0. This was also SUFC's first victory in 2018-19 I-League 2nd Division.
- Does not include his appearance against Uruguay B on 15 January 2001.
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