Sporting Clube de Goa defender Miguel Garcia scooped the SCG Player’s player of the year award while Mauvin Borges received the SCG Player’s Young Player of the year Award, at the Club House in Panjim, recently.
The SCG Awards were voted for by the senior squad of Sporting Clube de Goa to reward and recognise the outstanding contribution made by their own team mates.
Portuguese defender Miguel beat off stiff competition from midfielder Pratesh Shirodkar, while third place went to right back Clemente Joseph.
Mauvin was the winner of the U-23 award, just ahead of goalkeeper Ravi Kumar and India International defender Sandesh Jhinghan who finished third.
Mauvin who at the age of 18 became the youngest player to have donned the famous Flaming Oranje jersey for Sporting Goa in the I-League has just completed his second full season with the club.
“Being voted for by my team mates makes it extra special. I want to thank the President Mr Peter Vaz for giving me the platform to perform,” Stated Mauvin
Miguel who joined from North East United has previously represented Sporting Clube de Portugal and Sporting Braga and has played in two UEFA Europa League finals.
“The club roped in some very talented players this season and there were others who could have walked away with the honour, so it is a privilege to have won. This award is dedicated to all my team mates who battled till the final whistle,” remarked Miguel.
This is the third successive year that Sporting Goa has held the prestigious Awards. Pratesh Shirodker won the inaugural SCG Player’s player of the year award in 2013, while last year Spanish defender Gonzalo Hinojal took home the prize.
In 2013, Stephene Barreto won the Player’s young player of the year and last season defender Keenan Almeida picked up the title.