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Churchill Brothers
Churchill brothers logo.png
Full name Churchill Brothers
Sports Club
Founded 1988
Ground Fatorda Stadium,
Margao, Goa
(Capacity: 28,000)
Chairman Joaquim Alemao
Coach Brazil Carlos Roberto Pereira da Silva
League I-League
2008-09 1st (Champion)
Home colours
Away colours

Churchill Brothers SC is an Indian football club based in Salcette, Goa, and playing in the I-League in the Indian football league system.

The team plays its NFL home matches at the Nehru Stadium in Margao, Goa.

They are one of the top teams in the state, having won the Goa League six times, the last being in 2001. After having been relegated from the Premier Division at the end of the 2004-05 season, the club played in the Second Division in 2005-06, being placed in group A. After a top two finish in the second division, the team once again will play the in Premier League in the 11th NFL in 2006-07 season.

Churchill Brothers has contracted Brazilian manager Carlos Roberto Pereira da Silva for the season 2009/10.



I-League:- Churchill brothers won the I-League season 2008-2009 .[1]

Season 2008/ 09.

Durand cup:- One of the oldest football tournaments in the country is known to be the Durand cup. This football tournament started in Shimla, India in the year 1888. Then in the year 1940 it started in New Delhi. From last so many years there were just a few numbers of teams who shared this cup between them. But in 2007 a new energetic team stepped in front to grab the cup and this team was Churchill brothers. This was just the beginning as they returned to grab the trophy again in the year 2009.[2]

2007, 2009

IFA shield:- Indian football association organizes a yearly football match named as the IFA shield. This competition trend started in 1893 which makes it the fourth oldest football cup competition. Churchill brothers started with a storm which made the IFA shield on their side. These heroes won the shield with their years of practice and football talent.Churchill won the 2009 edition of this tournament[3]


Season 2009-10

In this season churchill brothers is tied for 3rd in the table after 16 rounds.

Performance in AFC Competitions

2002-03: Qualifying East - 3rd Round
2010: Qualifying West - Final
1998: First Round

Churchill Brothers SC qualified for the play-off's of the newly revamped Asian Champions League as the winner on I-League 08-09 season champions .They would play in ACL West Asian play-off 2 after they got a bye . In the playoffs Churchill Brothers SC lost the match and was placed in AFC cup.In the opening match of 2010 AFC cup Churchill Brothers tied the match 2-2. [4]

Structure and Administration

The club has office for its administration operation with modern telecommunication facilities.

The administration has the capacity to deal efficiently with all decisions, instructions and requests of AIFF and AIFF Professional League.

The club has the capacity to organise to the standard required by the AIFF Professional-League and is also responsible for all the match arrangements and event management at designated home matches.

The club will appoint competent official to be the media officer of the club.[5]


The club being “Family Club” it cannot give commitments with written evidence and guarantees supplied to AIFF. We will do its best to provide budget plan to AIFF.

The club provides audited accounts to AIFF club Regulation committee at the time.[6]

Fatorda Stadium

Infrastructure and Facilities

The club requested the government to provide land for home stadium and all other facilities will be made available .

Alternate facilities available to use till home stadium is completed are:

1) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Margao: Official games

2) Varca Ground, Salcete : training sessions

3) Dando ground, : optional training ground [7]

Current Roster

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 India GK Vinay Singh
2 India DF Villroy D'Cruz
3 India DF Warundeep Singh
4 India DF Rowilson Rodrigues
7 India MF Ashley Fernandes
10 Nigeria FW Odafe Onyeka Okolie
11 India MF Khemtang Paite
12 India MF Reisangmei Vashum
13 India MF Lenny Rodrigues
14 India MF Jugeshor Singh
15 India DF Y Raju
Japan MF Dan Ito
4 India DF Noaba Singh
12 India MF Nascimento Silveira
India DF Naveen Kumar
27 India FW Saran Singh
16 India MF Bineesh Balan
India FW Vimal Pariyar
No. Position Player
17 India DF Robert Lalthalma
18 India MF K Ningleithing
19 India DF Gouramangi Singh
India DF Shekar Muralidharan
25 India FW Dannies Fernandes
26 India DF Dhanachandra Singh
27 India FW Savio Monteiro
28 India GK Khontoujam Bboi Singh
29 India GK Arindam Bhattacharya
30 India GK Lalit Thapa
38 India FW Jaison Vales
Nigeria FW Felix Chimaokwu
Nigeria FW Ogba Kalu Nnanna
India FW Durga Boro
27 India FW Charan Rai
India MF Lalrindika Ralte
69 United States FW Christopher Berlind

Former Players

  • Edward Ansah
  • Nicholas Muyoti

Former Managers



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