Herald: Clifford to receive Dilip Sardesai Award
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Clifford to receive Dilip Sardesai Award

29 Aug 2013 12:00am IST
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29 Aug 2013 12:00am IST

PANJIM: Clifford Rayes Miranda, international footballer will receive the Dilip Sardesai Award for the year 2013-14 after his name was recommended by the Selection Committee.

PANJIM: Clifford Rayes Miranda, international footballer will receive the Dilip Sardesai Award for the year 2013-14 after his name was recommended by the Selection Committee.
The 31-year-old who hails from Betalbatim, joined Dempo Sports Club and has been playing for the club for the last 14 years. He has been a member of the I-League winning team for five times and also part of the squad which secured the top spot in Federation Cup, Goa League and Durand Cup.
Clifford represented Goa in Santosh Trophy Championship in 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006 and was part of the winning squad in 2005 and runners-up squad in 2001.
In 2005 he made his debut in the India team against Pakistan. He was part of the team which clinched the top spot in Nehru Cup (2007, 2009, 2012); AFC Challenge Cup (2009, 2012, 2013); SAFF Cup (2011). 
He also represented India in the 2010 and 2014 World Cup Qualifiers and in the Asia Cup in 2006, 2011. 
The Dilip Sardesai Sports Excellence Award was instituted by the Government of Goa in 2009 to pay tribute to Goa's Test cricket legend, Dilip Sardesai and to inspire upcoming sportspersons to attain greater heights in sports at the international arena.
The award is given to a Goan sportsperson who has the highest achievement at an international event in the year preceding the award at the Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and other international level sporting events. The Award comprises of a bronze plaque of Dilip Sardesai, a certificate and a cash award of Rs 2 lakh.
Mahesh Gawli (football), Climax Lawrence (football), Talasha Prabhu (swimming), Bhakti Kulkarni (chess) and Sameer Naik (football) were the prior recipients of the award. 
 
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