Lenny Rodrigues: There were no second thoughts about where I wanted to be

Lenny Rodrigues has been an omnipresent figure on the FC Goa team sheet with the midfielder having not missed a single game in his two seasons with the club

Dynamic central midfielder Lenny Rodrigues signed a new FC Goa contract keeping him at the club until the summer of 2022. The new deal ties the experienced midfielder to the club for two more years and is welcome news as the Gaurs embark on a fierce campaign that will see them challenge both at the domestic and international stages.

Lenny, who joined FC Goa at the beginning of the 2018/19 season, guided his side to the final of the Indian Super League that season, before helping the club to its first ever trophy in the Super Cup that very season. He appeared delighted after signing above the dotted line.

“For me, personally, there were no second thoughts about where I wanted to be. This is a club that is close to my heart. This is my club, to be honest. I have enjoyed a lot of grand moments ever since I joined two years ago. And I want to keep on enjoying my football and bring in more laurels for the team and for the people of Goa,” Lenny exclaimed.

“The club, the philosophy, the passion of the fans. Everything fits in like a glove for me. Being here, I am able to focus on the game completely.”

Exciting times ahead

He spoke further, iterating the passion he shares for football like all Goans and feelings about where the club is headed as the AFC Champions League awaits the Gaurs.

“I am very happy about the evolution of the club and the way it’s heading. We have a very important season ahead of us. We are going to look to do better than last season in the ISL and on the Champions League front, what an honour it will be for us to represent India at the biggest football tournament in the continent. I wouldn’t have let this pass.

“We have done really well to be thinking ahead of time. We had signed Seriton, Hugo and Brandon to long term deals last season and this season it was Edu. We have another great addition in Redeem on the wings. That is the kind of intent I wanted to see from the club and I’m really excited for the times to come.

“I have been lucky enough to play for the club I love and bring in honours both the years. I feel my contribution can only grow. I have much more to achieve in my time with FC Goa.”

Lenny Rodrigues has been an omnipresent figure on the FC Goa team sheet over the past two seasons. Having signed as a free agent in 2018, the hometown boy has been in the starting XI in every single game for the Gaurs since joining.

His presence and effect on the pitch is well documented in the numbers as he has taken to the FC Goa way of football like a duck to water. Over the past two seasons, the 33-year-old has been a vital cog in the system, topping the charts for passes completed in a season by an Indian player.

“We have together achieved great success in the two years here. But I feel there is still room for improvement and that is what I am going to strive for in the coming years,” signed off Lenny.

Also Read: The iconic green and maroon colours of the Mohun Bagan jersey retained

Also Read: ISL to happen behind closed doors, Goa one of the favourable regions

For Trial related updates: Latest trials updates in Mumbai Football

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for all the latest happenings in the world of Indian football

MDFA 1st Division side Madanpura Sports Club soon to host trials

With football gradually returning, Mumbai based Madanpura Sports Club are slated to conduct trials for the upcoming season. Madanpura Sports Club is the Junior team of Bombay Muslims SC, who…

Share

Feugo Tormento FC to host trials for MDFA 1st Division

Newly promoted Feugo Tormento FC are set to revamp their squad for the 2020-21 MDFA 1st Division tournament. After a rampant past season, Feugo Tormento was promoted to the 1st…

Share

Regal FC trials postponed to April

Mumbai based MDFA 3rd Division side Regal FC has postponed their upcoming trials to a new tentative date in April, amidst the Corona Virus outbreak Regal football Club had earlier announced…

Share

Mumbai Marines FC to hold trials for MDFA 1st Division

Newly promoted side Mumbai Marines FC are on the lookout for players for the upcoming season of the MDFA 1st Division, the club announced. After a successful MDFA 2nd Division…

Share

Regal FC to conduct trials for 3rd Division campaign

Mumbai based MDFA 3rd Division side Regal FC will be conducting a two day football trials for city footballers for their upcoming season Regal football Club has announced that they…

Share

GKW Rangers FC to conduct YPL U14 and 3rd Division trials

Mumbai based GKW Rangers FC will conduct trials for its MDFA 3rd division side as well as its U14 age group team that competes in MDFA Yuva Premier League U14….

Share

Rhino Sports Academy to conduct trials on March 15th

Mumbai based Rhino Sports Academy will be conducting trials for its upcoming seasons of MDFA 1st Division and MDFA 3rd Division Rhino Sports Academy will be fielding a side each…

Share

OSCAR SSE to conduct age group trials for its 2020-21 Season Elite Program

OSCAR SSE, a 2 star AIFF Accredited Academy, will be conducting age group trials (U13, U15 and U18 players) to induct in its Elite Program for 2020-21 season All the…

Share

Sterling FA to conduct 2nd round of trials for MDFA 1st division team

Mumbai First Division side Sterling Football Academy will be conducting their 2nd round of trials for their MDFA 1st Division campaign this Saturday 29nd Feb Sterling Football Academy will be…

Share

Sterling FA to conduct trials for MDFA 1st division team

Mumbai First Division side Sterling Football Academy will be conducting trials for their MDFA 1st Division campaign this Saturday 22nd Feb Sterling Football Academy will be fielding a team in…

Share