FC Cecilians – The new club on the block rumbling the Mumbai football fraternity

Established just a year ago, FC Cecilians with its young and talented bunch of players have already begun etching their name in Mumbai Football fraternity.

Established just a year ago, FC Cecilians with its young and talented bunch of players have already begun etching their name in Mumbai Football fraternity.

With strong belief on their skills and playing football the right way, the club has created a wave in Mumbai having won 13 trophies and 4 runners up finishes in various local tournaments in just their one year of existences.

Over the years, the four friends – Ozwald Dsouza, Bruno Trinidade, Carlton Trinidade and Gordon Fernandes have seen a lot of the kids play and come up from the grass root level. When one of their own Raynier Fernandes, who until 3 years ago was plying his trade in Mumbai Football, made his mark in Indian domestic circuit, the 4 friends were urged to realize the potential these young Mumbai kids have. Few of the boys have also represented the country in Neymar Jr Five tournaments.

Despite Mumbai lacking in proper football culture, these Mumbai born players success led Ozwald and Co. to start a team that could give the young boys from the city some direction in their journey while helping in their development.

We collectively believe that there is a lot of potential in Indian football as more and more kids have started to play and love the sport. They are as skillful and as motivated as any other player all they need is support and a push in the right direction

– Bruno Trinidade

Club Objectives:

Club aims at making winning a habit with the ‘desire to win each game’ but with the correct mentality and teamwork. It is necessary for young footballers to have proper game exposure and hence the club continues to play in various tournaments. In a nut shell, FC Cecilians intends to give these young players direction and guidance when it comes to their career in football.

Long term Goals and Vision:

The Club doesn’t believe in having short term goals and are looking at the larger picture with different scenario at hand. The club intends to groom players who could go on to represent teams in the I-league, ISL and hopefully India some day. FC Cecilians have a simple vision which is it to be a symbol for producing good and young talented players.

Established just a year ago, FC Cecilians with its young and talented bunch of players have already begun etching their name in Mumbai Football fraternity.

 

FC Cecilians recent results:

Date Category Championship Result
23rd September, 2018 Open category Salvation championship Dadar Winners
21st November, 2018 Open category Mahalaxmi turf championship Winners
9th December, 2018 Under 19 Tuborg FC championship, Malabar Hill Runners Up
29th December, 2018 Under 19 Soccer Arena championship, Andheri Runners Up
19th January, 2019 Under 23 Mumbai games, Bandra Winners
2nd February, 2019 Under 19 Juhu hamara, Juhu Runners Up
3rd February, 2019 Under 19 Copa de Mumbai, Bandra Winners
3rd March, 2019 Under 17 Crusaders football tournament, Charkop Runners Up
23rd March, 2019 Under 16 YMCA CUP, Vashi Winners
29th March, 2019 Under 23 College Rink Tournament, Bhandup Winners
21st April, 2019 Under 16 DFFC Tournament, Vashi Winners
21st April, 2019 Under 19 FC Blazers Tournament, Chembur Winners
1st May, 2019 Under 16 Dynamic Football Tournament, Santacruz Winners
19th May, 2019 Under 16 Tournament Bandra Winners
2nd June, 2019 Under 16 Championship Cup, Oshiwara Winners
8th June, 2019 Under 16 Don Bosco Cup, Borivali Winners
9th June, 2019 Open category Don Bosco Cup, Borivali Winners

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