Brandon Fernandes

Brandon Fernandes

Born in Margao, Brandon Fernandes began his football career at the age of just six with Fransa-Pax.

He moved on to the Velsao Pale Sports Club before joining Salgaocar not long after and played for their various youth sides at the youth level. His impressive performances earned him an opportunity to enroll with the ASD Football Academy in Cape Town, South Africa.

It was in South Africa that he attracted interest from the likes of Leicester, Sunderland and Reading. He continued to play for the ASD academy in the third division of South Africa where he managed an impressive 12 goals in 12 games.

In 2014, Brandon was called up to the Goa-India squad to play in the 2014 Lusofonia Games that were held in Goa. In four games, he netted three goals, including one in the final of the tournament, helping his side to clinch a memorable victory against Mozambique.

Brandon has also played for a number of I-league teams including Sporting Clube de Goa, Mohun Bagan and most recently, Churchill Brothers, under current FC Goa Director of Football, Derrick Pereira. He became FC Goa’s fourth draft pick of the 2017 ISL Draft and has registered 8 assists for the club in the last 2 seasons.

After reaching the ISL final in the 2018-19 season and winning the Hero Super Cup, the attacking midfielder went onto add the Hero ISL League Winners Shield in the following season where he also became the highest Indian assist-maker in the history of the ISL. 

In April 2021, Fernandes signed a new three-year contract with FC Goa, keeping him at the club until 2024. Also in April 2021, Brandon assisted Edu Bedia to score the first ever goal by an Indian club in the AFC Champions League’s group stage.