Leander D’Cunha

Leander D’Cunha

Leander D’Cunha signed a new contract with the Club in June 2020, earning a promotion up to the first team after making his way up the ranks at youth level. In doing so, he becomes the 7th player to be promoted from the Developmental Team and into the first team in the last three years.

The right-back has signed a first-team contract with the club till 2023.

The 24-year-old emerged as one of the most important players for the FC Goa Developmental Team over the past few seasons, eventually taking over the captaincy of the side last season.

The Cuncolim native started his footballing career at the SESA Football Academy and joined Churchill Brothers before being signed by FC Goa four years ago.

Working his way up the ranks, the 24-year-old has proven instrumental in the Developmental Team, lifting the Goa Professional League in 2018/19 before leading the side to triumph in the Police Cup trophy at the beginning of the 2019/20 Season. 

Leander follows in the footsteps of players like Mohammad Nawaz, Saviour Gama, Princeton Rebello, Liston Colaco, Kingslee Fernandes and Shubham Dhas – all of whom earned promotions to the first team through the FC Goa youth structure.