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Clifford Miranda

Clifford Miranda
Personal information
Full name Clifford Rayes Miranda
Date of birth (1982-07-11) 11 July 1982
Place of birth Margao, Goa, India
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Left Winger
Club information
Current team
Dempo
Number 24
Youth career
1999–2000 Tata FA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000– Dempo 191 (38)
National team
2005– India 51 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 July 2014

Clifford Rayes Miranda (born on 11 July 1982 in Margao in Goa) is an Indian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for FC Goa and for India at international level.

Contents

  • Club Career 1
  • International Career 2
    • International statistics 2.1
    • International Goals 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Club Career

After starting his career with the Salcete FC, a team renowned in South Goa for being a nursery of young players. He moved to the prestigious Tata Football Academy in Jamshedpur where he honed his football skills for four years.

Clifford was the only TFA graduate from his batch to sign a professional contract when he signed for Dempo S.C., a second division club in 2000. He helped Dempo S.C. lift the National League title five times and the Indian Federation Cup in 2004. He was also part of the team that played the 2008 AFC Cup semi-finals.

International Career

Miranda made his debut against the archrivals Pakistan in 2004, he has been an integral part of the national outfit. During the Bob Houghton era, Clifford became a regular member of his team due to his ability to dribble and deliver deadly crosses from the left side of the field.

Silverwares too have never eluded the winger on the national scene. He was a part of the Nehru Cup winning squads of 2007 and 2009 and helped Baichung Bhutia, the then captain of the Indian team lift the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup. He was also a member of the India team that participated in the 2011 Asia Cup in Qatar.

International statistics

As of 4 July 2014[1]
India national team
Year Apps Goals
2005 3 0
2006 0 0
2007 6 0
2008 4 0
2009 0 0
2010 7 0
2011 11 3
2012 4 0
2013 7 3
2014 1 0
Total 43 6

International Goals


References

  1. ^ Clifford Miranda at National-Football-Teams.com

External links

  • Profile at Goal.com
  • Clifford Miranda at National-Football-Teams.com


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