FC Goa is an Indian professional football franchise based in Goa that competes in the Indian Super League. The club was launched on 26th August 2014 and is owned by Goan Football Club Pvt. Ltd. which consists of Mr. Jaydev Mody, Mr. Akshay Tandon and Indian Cricket team captain, Mr. Virat Kohli.
The Men That Matter
The first team squad comprises a vibrant mix of youth and experience and has one of the biggest contingents of local players. FC Goa captain Mandar Rao Dessai has been with the club since its inception and is joined by more fellow Goan players in the squad including Brandon Fernandes, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Lenny Rodrigues, Princeton Rebello, Kingslee Fernandes and Mohammed Ali.
The 2019/20 squad also includes big name overseas players, with club striker Ferran Corominas the all-time leading goalscorer in the history of the Hero Indian Super League. Other foreign players in the squad include equally talented individuals such as Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh, Edu Bedia, Mourtada Fall and Carlos Peña.
FC Goa grabbed its first piece of silverware in 2019 as well, winning the Hero Super Cup tournament and have eyes on winning the Hero Indian Super League next.
What We Stand For
The FC Goa brand stands for strength, integrity and pride. A single club united and resolute in its pursuit for glory. The team embodies the spirit of Joga Bonito, playing the beautiful game the way it should be played – with pace, power and passion.
The FC Goa logo is a combination of Goa’s state animal- the gaur or Indian bison- and a shield, which symbolises strength, attack and defence, all of which epitomise FC Goa. The logo personifies the character of Goan football and the fundamentals of the team. Our history in Indian football holds the team in good stead as we continue our charge in the Hero Indian Super League.
Our Faith In Youth
The FC Goa model believes that youth is the way forward, which is why the club possesses one of the best youth team systems in Indian football today.
From our club Grassroots Program all the way through to our FC Goa Developmental Team, youth has always been given a chance, and they continue to repay the faith put in them.
FC Goa were crowned Champions in the GFA U-20, GFA U-18, Goa Professional League and Police Cup tournaments in 2019, and continue to participate in national level tournaments such as the Hero Sub-Junior League, Hero Junior League, Hero Elite League and Hero 2nd Division League this season.
PJN Stadium, Fatorda
The Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa is the home ground for FC Goa in the Hero Indian Super League. The stadium is widely considered to be among the best in the country.
The venue has been a mainstay of Indian football, having played host to a number of International games over the years. The stadium was also used to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup held across India in October 2017.