(Last Updated on : 31-01-2015)
Clifford Rayes Miranda is a national level Indian Football Player
. He is hailing from Goa
. He is an Indian football player who currently plays as the Left Winger for Dempo Sports Club
in the I league.
Early Life of Clifford Rayes Miranda
Clifford Rayes Miranda was born on 11th July in the year 1982 in Margao
in Goa. He is an Indian national and international level football player who started his early career with a domestic football team in Goa.
Career of Clifford Rayes Miranda
Clifford Rayes Miranda currently plays as a Left Winger for Dempo Sporting Club in the I-League and for Indian National Football team at international level. Clifford Rayes Miranda stated his career with the Salcete Football Club. Salcete Football Club is a renowned domestic football team in South Goa. It is temple for every young player.
Later Career of Clifford Rayes Miranda
Clifford Rayes Miranda later moved to the prestigious Tata Football Academy in Jamshedpur, where he polished his football skills for four years.
Clifford Rayes Miranda with Dempo Sporting Club
Clifford Rayes Miranda was the only graduate from his batch of Tata Football Academy and he signed a professional contract with Dempo Sporting Club, a second division club in 2000. Clifford Rayes Miranda helped Dempo Sporting Club lift the National League title five times and the Indian Federation Cup in the year 2004. He was also part of the team that played the 2008 AFC Cup semi-finals.
International Career of Clifford Rayes Miranda
Clifford Rayes Miranda made his debut against the archrivals of Indian National Football Team, Pakistan National Football Team in the year 2004. He has been an integral part of the national outfit. During the Bob Houghton era, Clifford Rayes Miranda became a regular member of his team due to his ability to dribble and deliver deadly crosses from the left side of the field.
Clifford Rayes Miranda in Nehru Cup
Clifford Rayes Miranda was a part of the Nehru Cup winning squads of 2007 and 2009 and helped Baichung Bhutia, former captain of the Indian National Football Team lift the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup. Clifford Rayes Miranda was also a member of the India team that participated in the 2011 Asia Cup in Qatar.