Bruno Coutinho is a prominent football player from
Goa, and winner of the Arjuna Awardin 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 wining 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 SCin 1988, he moved to another prominent mining-linked Salgaocar team in 1987.
Coutinho has been called a "dimunative 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 in India.
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 SAFGames in 1995 and 1996 and the Asia Cupin Malaysia.
Bruno Coutinho was the
All India Football Federationplayer of the year when he played for Salgaocar Sports Clubof Goain the year 1996.
In August 2002, it was reported that Coutinho - in one of the hottest football transfer in
Goa- was moving from his traditional Salgaocar Sports Clubto the Vasco Sports Club, also of Goa. In 2003, he turned coach.
married with 2 children brother is Jeronimo Coutinho who runs a sports bar in goa called J29 .
* [http://www.tribuneindia.com/2003/20030118/spr-trib.htm#3 End of road for Bruno Coutinho?]
* [http://www.the-aiff.com/awards.php Bruno AIFF award winner in 2002]
* [http://www.goasu-raj.org/gen/titBits/2.htm Politician pays tribute to Bruno Coutinho]
* [http://www.coutinho.org Bruno Coutinho's website 1]
* [http://www.coutinho.fr Bruno Coutinho's website 2]
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