is a football player from Goa
, and winner of the Arjuna Award
in 2001, a national Indian award for excellence in sport.
Former Indian captain
Coutinho studied in Monte De Guirim, who was recognized by coach Paul Raj, he played his 1st game against school rivals ST.Pilar
,having scored 3 goals and winning Subroto Mukerjee Cup Football tournament u17.
Coutinho has also been a former Indian football captain. His much-watched career has spanned nearly a decade-and-half. He first played for India at a school tournament at Brunei in 1987. Joining the prominent Goan
team Dempo SC
in 1988, he moved to another prominent mining-linked Salgaocar team in 1987.
Coutinho has been called a "dimunitive striker". His international debut came in 1989-90, and his last match for India was in the Millennium Cup in 2001. Bruno is credited with helping Salgaocar win the Federation Cup
in 1987, the Rovers Cup in 1989 and 1996, the Taca Goa in 1989 and the 1998 National Football League
Representing, leading India
Among his other achievements are representing India in the President's Cup in 1989 in Dhaka
, heading the Indian Under-23 team for the 1991 pre-Olympics
, for the SAF
Games in 1995 and 1996 and the Asia Cup
Bruno Coutinho was the All India Football Federation
player of the year when he played for Salgaocar Sports Club
in the year 1996.
In August 2002, it was reported that Coutinho - in one of the hottest... Read More