Mohammedan appoint Sankarlal Chakraborty as technical director

: 25/12/2020 : Mohammedan Sporting Club appointed Sankarlal Chakraborty as Technical Director ahead of I League affter a series of discussion. He will be in change of the team as Jose Hevia will continue as the Head coach of the team. This was intimated by Mohammedan Sporting in a Press Release and was confirmed by Football Secretary Dipendu Biswas on Friday after consulting with General Secretary Sk. Wasim Akram.

 Mohammedan appoint Sankarlal Chakraborty as technical director

Sankarlal Chakraborty had an experience of managing Mohun Bagan in the recent past independently as well as a deputy of Sanjay Sen. The former central defender managed Bhawnipur FC in the recently concluded I Legaue qualifers played at Kolkata.

While interacting with Mohammedan Sporting Club media, Sankarlal Chakraborty said, "When I got to the club, I met Wasim Akram and Dipendu Biswas. When I heard their ambition, I must say that I was really interested because it is an exciting challenge. They want so much for this club. It's a challenge and I like challenges. I hope to contribute to the success of Mohammedan Sporting Club.

Football is about teamwork. I am really looking forward to working with coach Jose Hevia. I am going to support him with my knowledge and experience." The I League is schudule to kick off at Kolkata from 10th of January onwards.


24.12.20: Jamal Bhuyan, the captain of Bangladesh national team arrived at Kolkata today afternoon to join Mohammedan Sporting Club, Kolkata. The 30 years old Jamal will be registered in the I League squad of Mohammedan Sporting Club.

Jamal Bhuyan is an experienced footballer had 44 appearances for Bangladesh national team in competitions like the South Asian games as well as the SAFF Championship. He won two Bronze medals in the South Asian Games which he won in 2016 & 2019. He was also instrumental as the Bangladesh U-23 side qualified for the 2018 Asian Games.

Born in Denmark, Jamal started his youth career with Danish giants FC Copenhagen, before playing for Danish second division club Hellerup IK. He spent a couple of seasons playing in Europe before moving back to his home country in 2014 when he joined Sheikh Jamal Dhanmodi Club, playing for the club for two seasons between 2014-16. He later played for Sheikh Russel and Saif Sporting Club, and has won a couple of Bangladesh Premier League titles.

It is indeed an important signing for Mohammedan Sporting Club in I League which will going to commence from the 10th og January.

PETER VAZ, the founder and chairman of SPORTING CLUBE DE GOA passed away today at Goa at the age of 53.

24/12/2020 - GFA PRESS RELEASE : The Goa Football Association (GFA) condoled the sudden and untimely passing away of Goa's football stalwart and President of Sporting Clube de Goa, Peter Vaz in Bangalore last night. He was 53. Peter's death following a valiant battle against Covid-19 virus in Goa and Bangalore plunged the football fraternity in gloom. Many could not believe the sad news as he was always full of life, energetic and passion driven for football as well as real estate business.

PETER VAZ, the founder and chairman of SPORTING CLUBE DE GOA passed away today at Goa at the age of 53

Mr Churchill Alemao, GFA President, in a condolence message, said that it is nearly inconceivable that the founder of Models Group and the President of one of Goa's leading and progressive football Club, Sporting Clube de Goa, is no more. "He was the pillar of the formidable Sporting Clube de Goa which he tried to model on the lines of Sporting Clube de Portugal. The leading Goan entrepreneur was committed to elevate Goan football.

It was in 1999 that Peter founded the club to champion the cause of Goan football, nurturing local talent. His focus was on spotting Goan talent at young age and guide the youngsters with proper coaching. He encouraged children from Don Bosco Panjim and surrounding areas and provided them a platform as he launched the grassroots development programme which ultimately led to the setting up of the Academy for children between 8 to 18," stated Churchill. A noteworthy project was Peter's grassroot festival at Don Bosco which was a grand success as part of the Club's community initiatives. Peter's legacy is the football academy which laid emphasis on technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects to ensure holistic development that are essential to succeed and thrive on the field, stressed Churchill.

"Peter had the right football philosophy and spirit as his aim was to uplift, inspire, nurture and offer the youth an opportunity to excel through sustained coaching so as to help them to transition into becoming professional footballers. And there are several of them who went to don the National colours and represent India," remarked Churchill. Mr Churchill pointed out that Sporting under Peter's leadership shot to fame after a stellar performance in the 2001-02 Federation Cup and in 2003-04 made a debut in the National I-League where they competed for almost a decade before withdrawing some years ago.

Goans will certainly miss the tall personality that launched and sustained the team which earned the nickname Flaming Orange and became a renowned name in Indian football. Nurturing local talent was Peter's forte with the youth teams excelling in the AIFF 's youth league championships and even emerging Taca Goa Under-20 champions following his well-structured youth development programme, concluded Churchill.

GFA's senior vice-president, Mr Lavinio Rebello, vice-president Anthony Pango, Treasurer Denis and the Executive Committee members also condoled the death of Peter, which they said was shocking and unbelievable. "It's a great loss for Goan football," remarked Lavinio.

The Best FIFA football awards for the year 2020

17.12.2020 : The Best FIFA football awards for the year 2020 were announced where Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski of Poland was named the best men's player while Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp of Germany won the best coach of the year award in the men's category. Lewandowski beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the top honour. THE AWARD LIST ARE BELOW

The Best FIFA football awards for the year 20201 PIC - FIFA BEST FIFA MEN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR 2020
1. Robert Lewandowski of POLAND (Bayern Munich - Germany) 52%
2. Cristiano Ronaldo of PORTUGAL (Italy - Juventus) 38%
3. Lionel Messi of ARGENTINA (Spain - Barcelona ) 35%

1. Jürgen Klopp of GERMANY (England - Liverpool)
2. Hans-Dieter Flick of GERMANY (Germany - Bayern Munich)
3. Marcelo Bielsa of ARGENTINA (England - Leeds United)

1. Lucy Bronze of ENGLAND (France Lyon /England - Manchester City ) 52%
2 Pernille Harder of DENMARK (Germany VfL Wolfsburg / England - Chelsea) 40%
3 Wendie Renard of FRANCE (France - Lyon) 35%

Women's Goalkeeper : Sarah Bouhaddi (France/Lyon)
Men's Goalkeeper : Manuel Neuer (Germany/Bayern Munich)

FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World 11
Goalkeeper : Alisson Becker (Liverpool FC)
Defenders : Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool FC), Alphonso Davies* (FC Bayern München), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid CF) and Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool FC)
Midfielders : Thiago Alcântara (FC Bayern München/Liverpool FC), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City FC) and Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München)
Forwards : Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus FC), Robert Lewandowski (FC Bayern München) and Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)

FIFA FIFPRO Women’s World 11
Goalkeeper : Christiane Endler (Paris Saint-Germain)
Defenders : Millie Bright (Chelsea FC Women), Lucy Bronze (Olympique Lyonnais/Manchester City WFC) and Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais)
Midfielders : Barbara Bonansea (Juventus Women), Verónica Boquete (Utah Royals/AC Milan Women) and Delphine Cascarino (Olympique Lyonnais)
Forwards : Pernille Harder (VfL Wolfsburg/Chelsea FC Women), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns/Manchester United WFC), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal WFC) and Megan Rapinoe* (OL Reign)

The other awards : FIFA Puskás Award ( Best Goal)
Son Heung-min (Korea Republic) – Tottenham Hotspur FC v. Burnley FC [Premier League – England] (7 December 2019)

The other awards : FIFA Fan Award
Marivaldo Francisco da Silva, a super fan of Brazilian club Sport Club do Recife,

The other awards : FIFA Fair Play Award
Mattia Agnese (Club - Ospedaletti Calcio - ITALY)

GOA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION launch Selvel Goa Professional League 2020-21

07.12.2020 : The Goa Football Association and Selvel signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the promotion of football in the State and launched the Selvel Goa Professional League at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Monday. Goa Pro League will start on January 15, 2021 and will have 12 participating teams as usual. The single-legged tournament will be played out at the Duler Stadium between January and April 2021.

GOA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION  launch Selvel Goa Professional League 2020-21
Nearly after seven years, GFA under the leadership of President Churchill Alemao were successful in roping a title sponsor to help revive football in the State. The Association after nearly working for months in strategizing and mind mapping finally sealed the deal with Kolkata based company – Selvel group.

Selvel, CEO Rajiv Ghosh was delighted to be part of GFA and said, “It’s a privilege to be associated with GFA and on behalf of the company I can assure you that this journey will actually unfold into many dreams being made true. Selvel and sports go hand in hand as we are associated with many sports. We as a company would like to be associated to the grassroots football and do our but so that the budding stars can attain basic requirements.

In the 2019-20 season of Goa Pro League, it came to an abrupt end in March due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Sporting were leading in the League Table with 44 points only two games left while Dempo SC were second with 41 points with only had a game in hand. On the other hand I-League side Churchill Brothers got 37 points with 5 match remain.. So Finally The Goa Football Association’s executive com has decided to declare Sporting Goa and Churchill Brothers as Joint Winner of the League and no relegation to Corps of Signals and Velsao Sports from Pro League.

GOA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION  launch Selvel Goa Professional League 2020-21