Victorino Fernandes

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Victorino Fernandes
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-02-03) 3 February 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Goa, India
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Mumbai
Number 14
Youth career
2006 Assolda–Chandor
2006–2010 Salgaocar
2010 Santa Cruz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2017 Sporting Goa 63 (15)
2015 FC Goa (loan) 3 (0)
2010– Mumbai 2 (1)
National team
2013– India 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:12, 15 January 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:30, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Victorino Fernandes (born 3 February 1989 in Goa) is an Indian footballer who currently plays for Mumbai in the I-League as a winger.

Early career[edit]

Victorino started his footballing career at the age of 17 by playing for local amateur side Assolda-Chandor.[2] However, the same year, Victorino joined local I-League side Salgaocar's youth team, where he stayed till 2010 before signing for Sporting Goa. He then got suspended by the Goa Football Association after it was found that he attempted to sign for Dempo while still contracted to Sporting Goa. While suspended Victorino played for Goa League 1st Division side Santa Cruz before finally signing for Sporting Goa officially.[3]

Career[edit]

Sporting Clube de Goa[edit]

In June 2010, Victorino signed for Sporting Goa who were then playing in the I-League 2nd Division. After one season in the 2nd division, he helped his side gain promotion to the I-League after Sporting Goa finished as runners-up in the 2011 I-League 2nd Division.

Victorino started the 2011–12 season in the 2011–12 I-League with Sporting Goa. On 31 October 2011, he scored his first and second I-League goals against Shillong Lajong in Sporting's 4–3 victory.[4] He then scored again on 19 November 2011, against Chirag United and then again on 23 November 2011, against Mumbai.[5]

Fernandes helped Sporting qualify for 2014–15 Indian Federation Cup semi-finals. After trailing 1–3 against East Bengal in the last group game, Fernandes scored a hat-trick and helped the team reach semi finals.[6] Victorino missed his teams' early I-League with injury.

FC Goa[edit]

In July 2015 Fernandes was drafted to play for FC Goa in the 2015 Indian Super League.[7]

International career[edit]

On 19 November 2013, Fernandes made debut for Indian team against Nepal in an International Friendly match at Siliguri, West Bengal.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 15 January 2017[8]
Club Season League Federation Cup Durand Cup AFC Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting Goa 2011 I-League 2nd Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 I-League 4 3 0 0 0 0 4 3
2012–13 I-League 21 4 1 1 2 1 24 6
2013–14 I-League 16 3 5 4 0 0 21 7
2014–15 I-League 14 3 4 3 0 0 18 6
2015–16 I-League 8 2 4 0 0 0 12 2
FC Goa (loan) 2015 Indian Super League 3 0 3 0
Mumbai 2016-17 Indian Super League 2 1 2 1
Career total 68 16 14 8 2 1 84 25

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