ISL: FC Goa announce 27-member squad

FC Goa has announced the squad for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL). The 27-member squad will see a total of ten Goan players putting on the iconic orange jersey this season.

Carlos Pena will be the head coach of the squad. Notably, Carlos Pena has featured for FC Goa and was a part of the Club’s Super Cup winning side in 2019. He was also the part of ISL League Winners’ squad in 2020. He will be assisted by Gouramangi Singh, Gorka Azkorra, Joel Dones and Eduard Carrera.

FC Goa’s squad for the upcoming season will feature nine U23 players and six overseas signings. According to ISL guidelines, a minimum of four U23 players should be present in the club’s squads.

The squad also features a couple of new faces Arshdeep Singh and Alvaro Vazquez. Both players have prior ISL experience after stints with Odisha FC and Kerala Blasters respectively.

The team has six homegrown players. All of those who rose through the ranks from FC Goa’s Developmental Team – viz. Hrithik Tiwari, Leander D’Cunha, Saviour Gama, Lesly Rebello, Princeton Rebello and Lalremruata HP feature in the Club’s squad for ISL 2022-23.

Among them, Lesly and Lalremruata got newly promoted from the dev team.

All of the Club’s new signings, namely, Arshdeep Singh, Fares Arnaout, Marc Valiente, Ayush Chhetri, Noah Sadaoui, Iker Guarrotxena and Alvaro Vazquez are expected to make their first ISL appearances for the club this season.

FC Goa squad:

Goalkeepers: Dheeraj Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Hrithik Tiwari

Defenders: Sanson Pereira, Anwar Ali, Fares Arnaout, Leander D’Cunha, Marc Valiente, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Aibanbha Dohling, Lesly Rebello

Midfielders: Brandon Fernandes (Captain), Princeton Rebello, Ayush Chhetri, Phrangki Buam, Makan Chothe, Redeem Tlang, Edu Bedia, Glan Martins, Brison Fernandes, Muhammed Nemil, Lalremruata HP

Forwards: Noah Sadaoui, Devendra Murgaokar, Iker Guarrotxena, Alvaro Vazquez

Coaching Staff: Carlos Pena (Head Coach), Gouramangi Singh (Assistant Coach), Gorka Azkorra (Assistant Coach), Joel Dones (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Eduard Carrera (Goalkeeping Coach).