Alexander Romario Jesuraj

Alexander Romario Jesuraj

Winger Alexander Romario Jesuraj joined FC Goa on a 3-year-deal in 2019.

The 23-year-old made 34 appearances for I-League side Chennai City FC across the previous two seasons, ending 2018-’19 with a winners’ medal. The flying winger is widely considered as an exciting player, scoring four goals for CCFC, earning the sobriquet of “Namma Neymar Romario” (Our Neymar Romario).

Named after Brazilian legend and FIFA World Cup winner Romario, the winger from Dindigul broke into the Tamil Nadu Under-16 team at 13, also earning himself a place in the India Under-13 camp. He started his senior level career at Arrows FC in the Chennai Football Association Senior Division before switching to I-League side Chennai City.

The Tamil Nadu spent 2019-20 season out on loan to Mohun Bagan where he won the I-League for the second season running. In November 2020, Alexander made his first appearance for Goa in Indian Super League against Bengaluru.