About FC Goa
FC Goa is an Indian professional football franchise based in Goa that competes in the Indian Super League. The first team squad comprises a vibrant mix of youth and experience and has one of the biggest contingents of local players. The FC Goa brand stands for strength, integrity and pride. A single club united and resolute in its pursuit for glory. The team embodies the spirit of Joga Bonito, playing the beautiful game the way it should be played – with pace, power and passion.
The FC Goa model believes that youth is the way forward, which is why the club possesses one of the best youth team systems in Indian football today. From our club Grassroots Program all the way through to our FC Goa Developmental Team, youth has always been given a chance, and they continue to repay the faith put in them.
FC Goa is the first Indian club to play the Continental AFC Champions League at the Group stages- a feat achieved by topping the league table in 2019. The club added the Durand Cup – India’s oldest football tournament to it’s trophy cabinet in the summer of 2021
About Our Strategic Co-operation with RB Leipzig
The first six seasons of the Indian Super League have seen FC Goa embody the word flair on the football field. The most consistently successful side in the ISL, FC Goa is the only team to reach five playoffs, record 50 wins and score more than 200 goals during this short span of time.
RB Leipzig on the other hand has become a household name – not only in Germany but world football. The ‘Red Bulls’, as they are fondly called, started off in the German 4th Division in 2009, and within the space of 7 years secured a place amongst the elite of German football – in the Bundesliga.
Astute scouting, player development and an all-around vision for excellence in all facets have led them to create a niche for themselves in the world arena. A team that is loved by their supporters and respected by all and sundry, RB Leipzig has become a regular fixture in the UEFA Champions League with the 2019/20 campaign seeing them reaching the semi-finals of the competition.
And now the Bull and the Gaur lock horns and stride together towards even brighter days ahead.
During this period of collaboration, coaches from RB Leipzig’s Academy will be welcomed to Goan shores to impart knowledge via workshops. FC Goa will also be sending coaches and players from the club’s youth set-up for further training and learning the intricacies of the game at RB Leipzig’s Youth Academy.
The Gaurs and The Red Bulls will work in tandem not only to help each other to grow internationally, but also for the development of football in India. The partnership will see both clubs launch a nationwide Soccer Camp programme. The FC Goa National Soccer Camps, both online and offline, supported by RB Leipzig will make superior footballing skills & knowledge accessible to all football enthusiasts across India.