Born in Ponda, Velanie Fernandes began her football career at the age of 6. She was introduced to the sport by her brother with whom she would regularly play.
A versatile player, Velanie recently earned a call up to the Indian Women’s Team camp after she was scouted from the Karnataka Women’s League where she played last season. She joined FC Goa again and is now part of the leadership team that leads the side into the Vedanta Women’s League this season.
Velanie has featured in multiple age categories of the Indian team and has played in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The 23-year-old has a flare of skill and distribution as she plays at the heart of the Women’s Team this season.