Pratesh Shirodkar

Ace midfielder Pratesh Shirodkar started his footballing journey with a training stint at SFA before representing prestigious squads such as Mumbai FC and FC Goa in the ISL. This highly skilled footballer, is now plying his trade at Real Kashmir FC and his games are a delight to watch.

Glan Martins

Glan Martins joined SFA in 2010 and he also appeared for USL trials in 2014. Martins made his professional debut for the Flaming Orange against the now-defunct Bharat FC. He played for two seasons in the I-League donning the orange shirt and appeared in 13 I-League matches. Glan Martins became an overnight sensation at FC Goa after he scored a stunning long-range goal against Mumbai City in the 2020-21 season of the Indian Super League (ISL) back in February. He made his international debut for India on 3 June 2021 in the 2022 World Cup qualifier against Qatar.

Adil Khan

Present Ace footballer of India, Adil Khan started his footballing journey at Sesa Football Academy in 2003 and he played for 5 years before moving to Sporting Clube De Goa in 2008. Presently, he is the defensive midfielder for India and he certainly has been a force to reckon with.  He played for prestigious clubs such as Sporting Clube de Goa, Mohan Bagan AC and the Delhi Dynamos. He has also represented India in Asia cup qualifiers and scored an 89th minute equaliser against Bangladesh.

Denzil Franco

Denzil Franco! This outstanding talent graduated from SFA played at the top tier of Indian football representing clubs such as Mahindra United, Churchill Brothers, and Atletico De Kolkata. Denzil also proudly wore the blues for India in the AFC Challenge and won the Nehru Cup in 2012. He is currently a commentator, and his legend inspires emerging footballers.

Karishma Shirvoikar

Vedanta Women’s League prodigy Karishma Shirvoikar, belonging to a small village, Odxel, Goa is shining at National and international footballing platforms. Karishma, a born talent comes from a humble family background and was initially deprived of the bare minimum facilities to support her dream of being a professional footballer. First edition of Vedanta Women’s League came up as a once in lifetime opportunity for Karishma to showcase her unbelievable football skills and nurture her talent. She stunned many during her first appearance in inaugural edition of Vedanta Women’s League with her lightning speed and spectacular football skills. After her mesmerizing performance at Vedanta Women’s league followed by registering the fastest goal in the history of National women’s Championships, Karishma has now secured herself a place among the top 20 players selected for the senior Women’s National Team for the forthcoming AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022. Spanish Club Palamos CF offered her the training opportunity. Karishma also bagged a spot in Indian U-17 National Team for BRICS U-17 Football Tournament. Karishma played for IWL 2020 representing Gokulam Kerala FC, wherein she scored hat-trick against Kenkre FC.

Michel Castanha

The centre back from Curtorim, Goa is one of the most experienced players in the Indian National Football Team squad at the moment, along with the likes of Ashalata Devi and Sweety Devi. Castanha was a regular fixture at the back for Gokulam Kerala in the 2018-19 Hero IWL, where she helped her side reach the semi-final of the competition. Michel shined at Vedanta Women’s League grabbing everyone’s attention with her skills.

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