Sporting Clube de Goa

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Sporting Goa
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Full nameSporting Clube de Goa
Nickname(s)Flaming Oranje
Founded1999;22 years ago (1999) (as Cidade de Goa)
Ground Fatorda Stadium
Capacity10,000
Owner City of Goa
ChairmanPeter Vaz
ManagerFrancisco Vaz
League Goa Professional League
2019-20 1st
Website Club website
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Sporting Clube de Goa, also known as SCG, is an Indian professional association football club based in the Indian state of Goa, that competes in the Goa Professional League. [1] The club has also competed in the I-League, then top flight of Indian football. It is built on the lines of Portuguese club Sporting CP and adopting a similar club crest.

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The club Cidade de Goa (City of Goa) was purchased by Sporting's owner late Mr Peter Vaz and wife current President Mrs Natalina Vaz and renamed Sporting Clube de Goa in 1999. Sporting Clube de Goa won its first Goa Professional League in 2006. Since then it has clinched the title in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020. Sporting Goa is the only club to have won the Super Cup, without winning the league or Federation Cup.

Sporting Clube de Goa pulled out of I-League 2016–17 citing AIFF bias against I-League. [2]

History

Sporting Clube de Goa, a professional football club, came into existence in 1999, when the public of Panjim decided to launch a football club after Cidade de Goa disbanded its football team. Thus, after Vasco Sports Club, Sporting became the second club of public shareholding in Goa. The club, built on the lines of Portuguese club Sporting Clube de Portugal, has made rapid strides in the national circuit. Sporting shot to prominence by an impressive performance in the 2001–02 Federation Cup, the team made it to the last four after victories over stronger teams like East Bengal and Indian Bank.

Sporting made its debut in the 2003-04 season of National Football League, and in 2004–05 they were on the verge of winning their first league championship but lost out on the last day when Dempo pipped them to the title. Their season was marred by a horrific bus accident that ruled out 4 key players for the whole season, while several others were injured. However, led by Nigerian import Dudu Omagbemi, they managed to complete their matches in a very short span of time after being given a few weeks off so that their players could recover, and heroically came second ahead of traditional powerhouses East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Salgaocar and Mahindra United. [3] Sporting entered the finals of 2005 Federation Cup, and emerged as the runner-up. In the following season, the club reached the finals once again, but lost in penalty shoot-out to Mohun Bagan. [3] After getting relegated from the I-League in 2010 Sporting Goa participated in the 2011 I-League 2nd Division and won promotion by finishing in 2nd place. In the finals of 2013–14 Indian Federation Cup, Churchill Brothers defeated Sporting Goa 3–1.

Crest

The sporting crest is supposed to be almost an exact replica of the Sporting CP but not completely. One notable difference is that on Sporting Portugal's crest it says "Sporting Portugal" while Sporting Goa's does not. Another difference is that Sporting Portugal's crest is coloured in mostly dark green and yellow while the Sporting Goa crest is darkish green and white.

Colours

While the crest of Sporting Goa is green and white the official colours of Sporting Goa are orange and white. The club nickname is the flaming orange. On the home kits, Sporting wear an orange jersey with white shorts and orange socks while the away kit is all white but with an orange collar.

Stadium

Traditionally, Sporting Goa have played at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao, Goa. During the 2011 I-League 2nd Division however, they had to play at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong as the league does not host matches in home and away format. As SC Goa are back in the top-tier of the I-League, they have again started to play their home games at Fatorda Stadium.

Academy

On 16 August 2013 Sporting launched their own football academy on the occasion of the 198th anniversary of founding of Don Bosco. [4] The academy for various age groups, namely U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, U-18 and U-20, will have a coaching team built around Spanish coach Javier Fernández, who will be assisted by coaches Norbert Gonsalves, Ashwin Crasto, *Francisco Raposo and Freddy Gomes and will work under the overall supervision and guidance of Sporting's head coach Oscar Bruzon in order to implement the Sporting Clube de Goa youth development plan Sporting Goa also renovated the football ground at Don Bosco College in Panaji with the installation of sub-surface slit drainage combined with the laying of perforated pipes. The original mud topping has given way to a sand-based top layer, which encourages drainage and healthy grass growth, and provides a level and cushioned playing surface. [5]

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

PeriodKit manufacturerShirt sponsor
2011–12 Adidas Models
2012–15Seventy Sports
2015–none

In the community

Sporting Clube de Goa launched its mascot named 'Zumba', besides its theme song 'Flaming Orange', composed by Goa's leading band Sky High with pomp. [6]

Players

First-team players

As of 2 February 2021 [7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag of India.svg  IND Akshat Hadkonkar
GK Flag of India.svg  IND Ozen Silva
GK Flag of India.svg  IND Sanij Bugde
DF Flag of India.svg  IND Clive Miranda
DF Flag of India.svg  IND Assumption Soares
DF Flag of India.svg  IND Brandon Gomes
DF Flag of India.svg  IND Joel Colaco
DF Flag of India.svg  IND Myron Fernandes
DF Flag of India.svg  IND Alton Vaz (Captain)
DF Flag of India.svg  IND Pratik Naik
DF Flag of India.svg  IND Kunal Kundaikar
DF Flag of India.svg  IND Alllan Peixoto
MF Flag of India.svg  IND Harshad Naik
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of India.svg  IND Joston Cardoz
MF Flag of India.svg  IND Gautam Dias
MF Flag of India.svg  IND Girish Naik
MF Flag of India.svg  IND Llyod Mascarenhas
MF Flag of India.svg  IND Sachitanand Satelkar
MF Flag of India.svg  IND Malik Mulla
MF Flag of India.svg  IND Gourav Kankonkar
MF Flag of India.svg  IND Rohit Totad
FW Flag of India.svg  IND Akeraj Martins
FW Flag of India.svg  IND Marcus Masceranhas
FW Flag of India.svg  IND Dattaraj Gaonkar
FW Flag of Nigeria.svg  NGA Philip Odogwu
FW Flag of India.svg  IND Francisco Fernandes

Current technical staff

PositionName
Head Coach Flag of India.svg Mateus Costa
Team Manager Flag of India.svg Angelo Alberquerque
Assistant Coach Flag of India.svg Peter Valles
Physiotherapist Flag of India.svg Sandesh Gadekar
Youth team Manager Flag of India.svg Anthony Vaz

Honours

Runners-up: 2004-05 [8]
Runners-up: 2005, 2006, 2013–14
Runners-up: 2011 [9]

Former head coaches

Average attendances

SeasonAve.AttendanceLeague & Cups !
2005–06435I-League Div 2
2006–07420I-League Div 2
2007–082,304I-League Division 1
2008–091, 035I-League Division 1
2009–104,382I-League Division & AFC Champions League
2010–11893I-League Division 2
2011–12348I-League Division 2
2012–13362I-League Division 2
2013–14453I-League Division 2
2014–151,203I-League Division 1

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