Clifford Miranda

Clifford Rayes Miranda (born 11 July 1982 in Margao in Goa) is an Indian footballer who currently plays as a Left Winger for Mumbai in the I-League and formerly for India at international level.

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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, a second division club in 2000. He helped Dempo 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.

In July 2015 Miranda was drafted to play for Atlético de Kolkata in the 2015 Indian Super League.

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.

Silverware 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
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

Honour

Dempo

  • I-League: 3
2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12
  • National Football League: 2
2005, 2007
  • Durand Cup: 1
2006
  • Federation Cup: 1
2004
  • Indian Super Cup: 2
2008, 2010

International

  • AFC Challenge Cup
Champions (1): 2008
  • SAFF Championship
Winners (2): 2005, 2011
Runners-up (2):2008 and 2013
(Source)

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