Saturday, May 31, 2008

Leslie Buddy D’Souza

- Leslie bagged the national title nine times in a row. He won the Light Middleweight gold in 1957 (Calcutta), 1958 (Mumbai), 1960 (Jamshedpur), 1961 (Jabalpur), 1962 (Jabalpur), 1963 (Calcutta), 1964 (Jabalpur) and 1965 (Chakradpur). In 1959 in Delhi he won the Middleweight title.

He won the bronze in the Asian Games in Jakarta in 1962 in the Light Middleweight category.

Goans for India in International Athletics


Lavy Pinto
- won golds in 100m and 200m and silver in 4x100m at the Asian Games in Delhi 1951

Henry Rebello
- Long jump

N Ferrao
- 100m and 4x100m at the 1962 Asian Games in Jakarta

Anthony Coutinho
- 4x100m at 1964 Tokyo Olympics

Edward Sequeira
- 1500m at the 1966 Asian Games in Bangkok
- 5th in 1500m and 5000m at the 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok

Francis Clemente
- Macau International Marathon in Dec 2009


Marie (Simoes) Mendonca
- captained the Indian hockey team
- represented India at the 1st and 2nd Asian Games in Delhi(High jump) and Manila respectively in athletics
- 1956 wore Indian colours at the Melbourne Olympics.

Mary Emily D'Souza
- won bronze in the 200m at the 1951 Asian Games in Delhi
- won gold in the 4x100m at the 1954 Asian Games in Manila

Stephie D'Souza
- won gold in the 4x100m and finished 4th in 200m at the 1954 Asian Games in Manila
- won silver in the 200m at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo

Pat Mendonca
- finished 4th in the 100m at the 1951 Asian Games in Delhi

Irina Saldhana
- 4x100m at 1974 Asian Games in Tehran

Sylvina Pais
- 400m hurdles at 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima

Pratima Gaonkar
- Asian Junior Athletics championships in Brunei in 2001

Sharnifa Da Costa
- Macau International Marathon in Dec 2009

Swapnil Asnodkar for India

Source -

Swapnil Asnodkar has found a place in the second string Indian team selected to play 3 one-day matches against Israel from July 10 to July 16.

The Full Squad for Israel - Jaydev Shah (capt), Swapnil Asnodkar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravi Teja, M Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha, Rajat Bhatia, Yogesh Takawale (wk), Rakesh Dhruv, Mohnish Parmar, Vishal Bhatia, Basant Mohanty, Pradeep Sangwan, Ashok Dinda, R Vinay Kumar. The squad selected is a second string selection.

Joel Fernandes at FC Bayern Football Camp, Germany

Joel Fernandes of St Britto's High School, Mapusa, is the lone Goan among five Indian youth foootballers selected to undergo training at FC Bayern Football Camp, Germany.

Joel will be flown to FC Bayern Football School in Germany by Lufthansa after he was selected at Adidas FC Bayern Football Clinic held in Kolkata which was attended by 44 football enthusistas from all over India. Goa was represented by 4 players from Youth Football Organisation (YFO).

The children were coached by Bayern Munich and participated in a series of futsal games. Based on their overall performance during the clinic, five players were selected by the Bayern Munich coaching staff for the camp in Germany. The Adidas FC Bayern football clinic is an example of Adidas commitment to promoting sports at the grassroot level in India.

Joel is the son of former Dempo player Baptist Fernandes who is a SAG coach.

Friday, May 30, 2008

International Hockey Coaches of Goan origin

Francis D'Gama - Tanzania men's and women's national teams
Joaquim Carvalho - India men's national team
Cedric D'Souza - India men's national team
Louis Mendonca - Canada Men's Team
Ed Fernandes - Manager of Canada Men's Team

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Brandon Fernandes in India U-14 Soccer Team

Midfielder Brandon Fernandes has been selected to represent the India U-14 Soccer team at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-14 Festival to be held in the Iranian capital, Tehran from May 18-23. AFC's eight member associations -- hosts Iran, India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal are taking part in the festival.