~ Martins’ passing, vision and tackling should add more quality to the Gaurs’ midfield ~
Goa, February 1, 2021: FC Goa is delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Glan Martins on a short-term deal. The Goan native will be a part of the FC Goa squad till the end of the season.
Known for being a tough tackler who possesses a real big range with his passing, the Velsao native adds even more flair and grit to the Goa midfield.
Martins’ playing career began at the SESA Football Academy in Goa before signing his first contract with Sporting Club de Goa in 2014. After catching the eye with consistent performances for the Flaming Orange, the midfielder moved to fellow Goan outfit Churchill Brothers SC ahead of the 2019-20 season. The tough-tackling midfielder had signed with ATK Mohun Bagan at the beginning of the season.
Speaking on his arrival to FC Goa, Glan Martins said, “I am extremely grateful for the chance. Having been an FC Goa fan right from the inception of the club, this is a dream come true for me.
“I can’t wait to put on the shirt and showcase my abilities. I have long been an admirer of the way the Club plays football and it completely aligns with what I feel are my strengths. This is a chapter in my life that I want to make full use of.”
FC Goa Director of Football Ravi Puskur also welcomed the new Gaur, saying, “We’re delighted to bring Glan to FC Goa until the end of the season. He is a very exciting and talented player whose gameplay completely suits the kind of football we look to play.
He is someone that we have been tracking for some time now. He is very keen to come here and test himself and will be a great addition to the squad."
Martins will wear the number 25 shirt for FC Goa.
About FC Goa
FC Goa is a professional football club based out of Goa that competes in the Indian Super League (ISL) and is the current holder of the Super Cup. Nicknamed the Gaurs, FC Goa has been one of the most consistent teams in the ISL - reaching 3 semi-finals and 2 finals in 6 seasons.
In Season 2019/20, the club won the Hero ISL League Winners Shield, by finishing top of the table in the league stages and became the first-ever club from India to qualify for the group stages of the AFC Champions League. The Gaurs are also the only ISL side to win more than 50 games and score more than 200 goals.
Co-owned by Mr Jaydev Mody, Mr Akshay Tandon and Mr Virat Kohli, FC Goa is one of Indian few Clubs to have a complete youth development ecosystem. It’s U14, U16, U18 and Developmental Teams compete at the highest levels in Goa and nationally. The system has produced recognizable talents like Saviour Gama, Princeton Rebello and many more. The Gaurs are also the Champions of the GFA U20 & GFA U18 Leagues and the winners of the Goa Professional League in 2018/19.