Six first team players leave FC Goa
FC Goa has released six of their main team players after their contracts ended on May 31, 2022. The Gaurs had a disappointing Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22, having finished in the ninth spot, with just four wins along the season.
They have parted ways with three foreigners and two Indian footballers, which includes - Ivan Gonzalez, Alberto Noguera, Alexander Romario Jesuraj, Dylan Fox, Airam Cabrera and Christy Davis.
Ivan Gonzalez and Alberto Noguera joined FC Goa in 2020 and represented the club in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons of the Hero ISL, along with Romario who signed a year earlier. Fox and Cabrera joined in 2021 and were a part of the first-team squad for Hero ISL 2021-22. Davis signed with the Dev Team in 2019 and was promoted to the first team in 2021.
Gonzalez, roped in by the FC Goa back in 2020, was a mainstay in the central defensive position for the past two seasons. The stopper featured in 43 matches, scoring three goals and providing two assists, apart from his invaluable contributions at the back.
Noguera stormed the Hero ISL last season after his arrival, providing eight assists (most by any player this season) to guide the Gaurs to a top-four finish. The creative midfielder even made major contributions in the Hero ISL 2021-22, before bidding adieu to the club.
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Fox was imported from NorthEast United FC after the Highlanders’ successful Hero ISL 2020-21 campaign. However, the Australian footballer played only ten matches last season, having scored a goal in the same.
Meanwhile, Airam Cabrera made his Hero ISL debut last season, as the forward appeared in 13 matches for the Gaurs, netting six times and assisting on another occasion. Alexander Romario Jesuraj joined FC Goa back in 2019 from I-League side Chennai City FC and then loaned to Mohun Bagan in the same. The winger has played 40 matches for the Hero ISL club and was also part of their 2021 Durand Cup winning squad.