Ownership of Football Club Goa
Football Club Goa or better known as the Goa FC is co-owned by the business magnate Venugopal Dhoot, the India cricketer Virat Kohli and the Goan businessmen Dattaraj Salgaocar and Shrinivas Dempo. Goan Football Club Pvt. Ltd is the ownership company of FC Goa. The Brazilian Football player Arthur Antunes Coimbra (Zico) is the Manager and the Head Coach of Football Club Goa.
Bidding for Football Club Goa
On 13th April 2014, it was announced that Venugopal Dhoot had won the bidding for the Goa franchise along with Dattaraj Salgaocar and Shrinivas Dempo. On 23rd September 2014, the Indian cricketer Virat Kohli came up as one of the co-owners. The brand ambassador of Football Club Goa is the Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan.
Football Club Goa is the first Indian sports club to launch a satellite TV Channel - FC Goa TV on Videocon D2H. On 20 September 2014 FC Goa officially confirmed Arsenal legend Robert Pires as their marquee player.
Official Club Logo of Football Club Goa
The official club logo of Football Club Goa is a combination of Goa's State animal the Gaur (Indian bison) and a Shield. Football Club Goa has the nickname The Gaurs and Reddes, which means the bulls. The Gaur is standing out fiercely to protect its turf. The logo symbolises strength, attack and defense, all of which epitomise Football Club Goa.
Colours of Football Club Goa
The colours of FC Goa are blue and orange. The colour blue indicates the depth and stability and has a connection with the coast line of Goa while orange signifies happiness, positivism and honour. For the home matches Football Club Goa wears a blue jersey with the traditional orange three stripes.
Training Ground for Football Club Goa
The training ground for Football Club Goa is at Tilak Maidan located in Vasco da Gama, Goa. The venue hosts matches of the I-League as well as local Goan leagues. Tilak Maidan has the capacity to accommodate 12,000 spectators. In 2014 it has been upgraded satisfactorily to ensure most FIFA standards are maintained. The facilities include player changing rooms, lounge, dope control rooms and a media centre. The friendly matches of FC Goa are held here.
Management of Football Club Goa
Venugopal Dhoot is the Chairman of Videocon Group and has been its Managing Director since 2005. Virat Kohli is also one of the co-owners. Virat Kohli was the recipient of the ICC ODI Player of the Year Award in 2012. Shrinivas Dempo is the Chairman of Dempo Group of Companies. Dattaraj Salgaocar is the owner and Managing Director of V.M. Salgaocar Group of Companies. Brazilian Football player Arthur Antunes Coimbra (Zico) is the first Manager or Head Coach of Football Club Goa. The club will play their home matches at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa. Fatorda Stadium which is officially known as Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium, is an Indian multi-purpose stadium situated in Margao. Arthur Papas is the assistant coach of Football Club Goa. Hussein Skenderovic is the conditional coach and Mariano Dias is the Head of Youth Development of the team. R Venkatesh and Russell Pinto are physiotherapist and assistant physiotherapist of the team. Rajesh Malgi is the Kit Manager of the team.
Players of Football Club Goa in 2014 The players of Football Club Goa are Jan Seda, Laxmikant Kattimani, Gurpreet Chabal, Debabrata Roy, Narayan Das, Prabir Das, Rowilson Rodrigues, Andre Santos, Youness Bengelloun, Grégory Arnolin, Bruno Pinheiro, Zohib Islam Amiri, Gabriel Fernandes, Clifford Miranda, Bikramjit Singh, Jewel Raja, Alwyn George, Mandar Rao Desai, Romeo Fernandes, Peter Carvalho, Robert Pires, Edgar Marcelino, Holicharan Narzary, Miroslav Slepicka, Miguel Herlein and Ranti Martins. The players of Football Club Goa are imported mostly from Dempo Sports Club and the Salgaocar Football Club. Players of Football Club Goa in 2015
Players of Football Club Goa in 2016
The players of Football club Goa in 2016 are as follows: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury
Matheus Trindade Goncalves
Mandar Rao Desai