Yolanda de Sousa

Yolanda de Sousa Kammermeier from Saligao, Goa

Career Highlights:


1976- Sultanpur. Top scorer  and declared Player of the tournament with 15 goals 3 hattricks. Goa were Runners Up

1977-Goa second Highest scorer 18 goals Three hattricks.

(Goa were Winners)

1979- Calicut. Top scorer  and declared player of the Nationals with 13 goals and 2 hattricks

1980 Lucknow. Top scorer  and declared player of the Nationals with  13 goals and 2 hattricks.Goa were runners up


1976: Home series.12 Friendly matches against Sweden. India won the series.

1978: Home series.12 Friendly matches vs England as(V.Captain).India won the series.

1979: Toured the far east countries Malaysia, Singapore Thailand.

1979: Represented India at the Asian Cup(V.Captain).Only Goan in the Senior team. Team was runners up to Taiwan in the tournament held in Calicut, India.

1981: World cup in Taiwan (V.Captain),again was the only Goan in the team. Tournament held in Taipei Taiwan.


Out of the four times she played in the National Championships,She was  Top scorer and declared player of the Nationals 3 Times.

Distinction of scoring maximum goals in a single match- 11 including a hattick versus Madya Pradesh at the Nationals held in Goa in 1977.

Conferred with the Jivabadada Kerkar State Sports Award for Outstanding performance in football in the year 1979 by the Govt.of Goa.

Nominated Indian Woman Footballer of the Decade in1980 by The Women’s Federation of India.

Conferred with the  Dr. Jack de Sequeira Lifetime Achievement Award (Football) in 2011.By the Konkani Songit Somajik  Kola Kendre

Conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution in Women’s Football by GFDC –Goa in 2014

As a renowned Painter:

Recipient of the  NIVO Award at The 48th international Artists Camp organized  by the International Artists Colony Haydubozsermeny Hungary in 2011.

Nominated by the jury as ‘Most Impressive Painter’ at the International Art Camp at Haydunanas Hungary in July 2013

Conferred with The State Cultural Award for outstanding contribution in Painting By The Government Of Goa India for the Year  2010

Awarded and Honoured  along with 20 other Indian Artists for contribution in Painting by the Kalavart Nyas Ujjain Madhya Pradesh in  2013

She presently is a full time painter and connects with the Game by having Exhibitions  based on the World Cup since 2002.



Credits: tellusart.org

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