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posted in News by FC Goa Official on 7th October 2020
posted in News
by FC Goa Official
on 7th October 2020
FC Goa would like to officially announce the squad numbers for the 2020/21 season, which will see the Gaurs compete in both the Indian Super League as well as the AFC Champions League.
A total of 12 new faces in the squad means that there was a lot of reshuffle in terms of the squad numbers. The new season will also see a number of players from the Developmental Team come up the ranks and practice with the first-team this season.
New frontman Igor Angulo has decided to stick with his number 17, the same one that has brought him glory these past 4 seasons with Gornik Zabrze. Ivan Gonzalez has taken over the number 4 shirt after finding his favourite 24 unavailable due to the presence of Lenny Rodrigues.
“I would have loved to wear the number 24. That’s the number that Kobe Bryant used to wear and I am a huge fan,” remarked Ivan. “However, that number is synonymous with Lenny at FC Goa.”
New signing Alberto Noguera will dawn the number 5 shirt while the ‘Don’, Australian James Donachie have taken on the number 8 shirt, previously worn by Coro the past three seasons.
“My initial choice was 4. However, with Ivan having taken that, it was 8 for me,” explained Donachie on his choice. “I know that number means goals. And I hopefully can score a few this season as well.”
Spaniard Jorge Ortiz will take over the number 9 shirt from Manvir Singh, who went on to ATK Mohun Bagan earlier this year.
The two new Goans in the mix, Sanson Pereira and Devendra Murgaonkar will wear numbers 2 and 29 respectively. Meanwhile, Alexander Romario Jesuraj, who has returned after spending last season on loan at Mohun Bagan where he won the I-League.
The new Indian signings – Phrangki Buam (16), Makan Winkle Chothe (19) and Ishan Pandita (26) have also chosen their numbers as the Gaurs kickstart their defence of the ISL League Winners Shield.
The complete list is as follows:2 Sanson Pereira4 Ivan Gonzalez 5 Alberto Noguera 6 Leander D’Cunha
7 Seiminlen Doungel 8 James Donachie 9 Jorge Ortiz 10 Brandon Fernandes 11 Princeton Rebello 13 Mohammad Nawaz
14 Alexander Romario Jesuraj 16 Phrangki Buam 17 Igor Angulo 19 Makan Chothe 20 Seriton Fernandes 21 Saviour Gama 22 Redeem Tlang 23 Edu Bedia 24 Lenny Rodrigues 26 Ishan Pandita 27 Aiban Dohling 29 Devendra Murgaonkar 31 Shubham Dhas 32 Naveen Kumar 37 Mohamed Ali 41 Dylan D’Silva 42 Sarineo Fernandes 43 Aaren D’Silva 44 Nestor Dias 45 Flan Gomes
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