Royston Dsouza

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Royston Dsouza
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-10-20) 20 October 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Maharashtra, India
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sporting CG
Youth career
2008–2009 Mahindra United
2009–2011 Bengal Mumbai
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–12 Air India 9 (0)
2012–2013 Salgaocar 4 (0)
2013 Mumbai Tigers 0 (0)
2014 (loan) Sporting Goa 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2015.

Royston Dsouza (born 20 October 1990) is an Indian footballer who plays as a midfiedler for Sporting Club de Goa in the I-League.

Early years[edit]

Royston D'Souza was born on 20 October 1990. He was selected for the U10 team at his high school, Don Bosco in which marked the beginning of his football journey.[1] He then went on to represent the Maharashtra football team at u16 level while still continuing to rise through the age groups at Don Bosco. While in High School Dsouza was also a hockey player as well as a footballer but in the end chose to be a footballer.

He then joined I-Leagues Mahindra United at the u19 level in 2008. While with the Mahindra youth team Dsouza was converted into an attacking midfielder. He stayed at Mahindra for one year before joining Bengal Mumbai FC, where Dsouza thought he would begin his professional career at during the I-League 2nd Division but Bengal Mumbai did not register for the 2nd Division and thus Dsouza barely played but in that time finished his studies.[1]

Career[edit]

Air India[edit]

Dsouza attended trials for I-League team Air India FC in August 2011 where after five days of training he had won a contract with the club. He then made his professional debut for Air India against Mumbai FC in the I-League on 23 October 2011. Air India lost 1–4.[2]

Salgaocar[edit]

D'souza made his debut for Salgaocar F.C. on 12 October 2012 during an I-League match against Shillong Lajong F.C. at the Nehru Stadium in Shillong, Meghalaya; Salgaocar drew the match 1–1.[3]

Sporting Goa (loan)[edit]

On 15 February 2014 Dsouza signed for Sporting Clube de Goa on loan from Mumbai Tigers F.C..[4] He made his debut for Sporting Goa on 16 February 2014 in the I-League match against Pune F.C. at the Balewadi Sports Complex in which he came on as a substitute for Mauvin Borges in the 44th minute as Sporting Goa drew the match 1-1.[5]

Career Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 30 May 2015[6]
Club Season League Cup AFC Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Air India 2011-12 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
Salgaocar 2012-13 4 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 4 0 0
Sporting Goa 2013-14 7 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 7 0 0
2014–15 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Career total 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I-League Scouting Report: Royston Dsouza - Another one of the Airmen whose career is set to take flight". Ayush Srivastava. goal.com. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Air India 1-4 Mumbai FC: Khalid Jamil’s Boys Start On A Winning Note". goal.com. goal.com. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Shillong Lajong 1-1 Salgaocar". Goal.com. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Oranje sign Martins, Royston and Chandrashekar for the title run-in". Drinks Break. 
  5. ^ "Pune FC vs. Sporting Goa 1-1". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  6. ^ Royston Dsouza at Soccerway