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5 Players who could leave FC Goa at the end of the season

FC Goa lost in the final against Bengaluru FC
FC Goa lost in the final against Bengaluru FC
Avik Roy

FC Goa lived up to their reputation by reaching the final of the Indian Super League season 5. However, Bengaluru FC broke their hearts in the most important match of the tournament with a last moment goal from Rahul Bheke. But Goa’s season has been phenomenal to say the least.

They were the most attacking team of tournament, having some great footballers on their side. The Gaurs have created a perfect balance of youthe and experience, which has helped them deliver results. They may be short of achieving their target, but no one can doubt their quality.

However, some of the players, who played important role in their success, could leave the club next season. Before they end their season after playing in the Super Cup final, Sportskeeda lists out five players who could bid adieu the club ahead of next season:


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#5 Ferran Corominas Telechea

Corominas scored 16 goals this season
Corominas scored 16 goals this season

Spanish footballer Ferran Corominas is undoubtedly the best foreigner that the ISL has ever seen. Not by the amount of goals he scored over the last two seasons, but the domination and skills that he possesses make him better than anyone. He is one of the main reasons why FC Goa reached final this year.

Corominas built up a formidable partnership with Manuel Lanzarote last year and scored 18 times and provided five assists. His consistency within the box made him the most fearful striker of the league.

FC Goa was unfortunate not to reach the final last time but Coro left his impression in his very first season in ISL.

FC Goa made all efforts to keep his service this season too and their decision proved fruitful as Coro played a pivotal role to help his team reach the final.

The Spaniard was kept under tight check in the final and eventually FC Goa succumbed against the pressure of champions Bengaluru.

Despite repeated offers, Coro didn’t sign a new contract as of now. It will not be surprising if he decides to leave next season.

Many ISL teams are waiting to splash large amount of money to get the service of the former La Liga player. Coro may turn out wearing a different jersey next season.

#4 Ahmed Jahouh

Jahouh played pivotal in stopping the big names of Indian football
Jahouh played pivotal in stopping the big names of Indian football

FC Goa started their journey in fashionable manner, just like they did in the previous season. The Gaurs won three of their opening four matches and were sitting at the top of the table.

However, despite dominating the entire match, they were conceding easy goals. The 1-4 thrashing against Jamshedpur FC was a wake-up call for Sergio Lobera-coached team.

In order to stop their opponents from scoring freely, Lobera decided to put Moroccan Ahmed Jahouh in defensive midfield position.

The move worked wonders as Jahouh played pivotal in stopping the big names of Indian football. He stood like a wall just ahead of the defensive line and made sure nothing went past him.

Losing him in the final proved costly for FC Goa as the side lost to Bengaluru by a solitary goal. Jahouh too hasn’t signed a contract yet and already got offers from other ISL teams. It remains to be seen whether he accepts any of them or not.


#3 Jackichand Singh

Jackichand Singh is considered one of most talented youngsters in the country
Jackichand Singh is considered one of most talented youngsters in the country

Jackichand Singh is considered one of most talented youngsters in the country. After Udanta Singh, he is the most trustable person to play in the right wing. With his raw speed and sheer skills, he can make life tough for opponent defenders.

For Goa, he formed a lethal combination with Edu Bedia and Hugo Boumous. He played every match for his club and scored four goals in the process. He also made four assists, most of which were converted by Corominas.

The top ISL teams are keenly watching the progress of Manipuri youngster and by next season, he could turn up for a different team if Goa doesn’t offer him a contract immediately.

#2 Carlos Pena

Carlos Pena has been impressive in his debut in ISL
Carlos Pena has been impressive in his debut in ISL

A Barcelona academy graduate, Carlos Pena has been impressive in his debut in ISL. He was not in usual form in the opening few matches, but gradually improved himself. He has played a pivotal role as a left-back.

Pena played 19 matches for his club. He made 28 tackles along with 25 interceptions and 18 blocks. His position allowed Mandar Rao Dessai to play in a more attacking role.

He is yet to get a contract from Goa and could be lured away by rivals clubs soon.


#1 Brandon Fernandes

Fernandes has made him one of the important figures of the team
Fernandes has made him one of the important figures of the team

Brandon Fernandes’ rise in recent times has been phenomenal. Playing just his second season for FC Goa, Fernandes has made him one of the important figures of the team. Even coach Sergio Lobera has praised the youngster for his impressive display.

He was deployed as an attacking midfielder and Fernandes caught the eye with his speed and skills. He also scored three goals and made four assists.

Fernandes is contracted for one more year with FC Goa but he could leave the club prematurely if given a lucrative contract by other teams.

Edited by Alan John

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