IFS-BFA is proud to present another Pro Coach from Brazil - Elton Petry, who adds more of Brazilian flavor to our academy.
With over 20 years experience of training at the grassroot and youth level, Elton has been one of the founders of a famous project called LAPIDATE in Gremio Football Academia which was home to former players like Ronaldinho and other big stars in the world of Football.
Elton Petry is a ex-player and Pro-Coach and comes with a big dream to India to help to nurture the kids through technical ,tactical and mental development. We believe that with all his understanding and knowledge of football, he will take IFS and its talent pool to another level with your support.
Roberto Mendes da Silva, known simply as Beto is a Brazilian footballer who has become one of the most popular footballers in Indian football. Nicknamed ‘the Artist’, Beto has become synonymous with Dempo Sports Club – the club he has played for in two different stints. Having made his entry into Indian football by lining up for Mohun Bagan, Beto has gone on to successfully play for Goan powerhouses Churchill Brothers and Dempo. He is a 4 times I league winner – the only foreigner to have won it so many times.
He has also lifted the historic Durand Cup twice. He was voted Midfielder of the Year 2008 – 2009 by the AIFF. While he boasts of multiple honours as a player, Beto’s finest contribution will undoubtedly be his performances in guiding Dempo to the AFC Cup semis – the first time an Indian club had managed to reach that stage. In his quest to give something back to the ‘beautiful game’, Beto, along with his close friend and fellow Brazilian Jose Ramirez Barretto initiated the Brasil Futbol Academia (BFA) in Goa. His vision was to share his experience to guide Indian youth and nurture them in a structured and professional environment wherein their potential could be maximized thus providing a consistent pool of talent ready to play at the highest level of Indian football. A testament to Beto’s commitment to this cause has been the academy’s steady performances in local and regional competitions with academy graduates being scouted by the top clubs of the country.
Hailing from the same city as the great Ronaldinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Barretto developed his initial footballing career at the famed Gremio academy again mirroring Ronaldinho. He has had the opportunity to have played under Luiz Felipe Scolari, when Scolari was the coach of the senior team in the academy.
Barreto’s first stint in India was when he joined Mohun Bagan in 1999. He instantly became one of the most recognizable and loved players in India when he won the National Football League (NFL) title in his very first season in Indian football. In his second season, Barreto finished top scorer of the NFL with 14 goals. Barretto’s love affair with Mohun Bagan and their fans continued for the next 4 years wherein he was consistently amongst the top scorers of the league.
By the time he left Mohun Bagan in 2004, he had already won every major domestic trophy in India – Calcutta League, Durand Cup, Rovers Cup, IFA Shield and Federation Cup. Barreto returned to India at the start of the 2005-06 campaign and joined the ambitious project at Mahindra United. The Mumbai club had roped in some of the best Indian players but it was Barreto’s signing that sent out a title warning to all other clubs. Barreto first guided Mahindra to Federation Cup success and then did the double by winning the league title.
Barreto reunited with Mohun Bagan in 2006 where his strike partner was the legendary Bhaichung Bhutia. Barreto inspired them to Federation Cup success and alongwith Bhutia formed one of the most feared strike partnerships in the country. The key criteria to become a legend at Mohun Bagan or East Bengal are to perform in the big Kolkata derby. No other Mohun Bagan player has scored more goals than Barreto against East Bengal with the Brazilian netting 17 in total.
In terms of statistics (more than 200 goals for Mohun Bagan), trophies, fan following, very few in Mohun Bagan’s illustrious history can match the Brazilian. Barreto’s success has inspired many other players from his country to ply their trade in India. Last year, Barreto’s farewell game had an attendance of 35,000, a number unimaginable for the majority of I-League fixtures. Barreto has become a role model and he is eager to give something back to Indian football having lent his support to start a football academy with compatriot and friend Beto. /p>
Glauco Moraes is the Technical Director at BFA. After an unfortunate injury ended his playing career, Glauco initiated his coaching expertise at the famous Gremio youth academy spending 16 years with the club. During his time at Gremio, Glauco had the opportunity to learn and train under the likes of renowned coaches like Jose Felipe Scolari and Mano Menezes. He has also taught several lectures at the Union of Professional Trainers of Rio Grande do Sul – a prominent coaching institute in Brazil. Glauco was part of the youth coaching set-up at Gremio who were responsible for shaping the careers of international players like Lucas Leiva (Liverpool), Anderson (Manchester United) and the one and only Ronaldinho!
In his illustrious career, Glauco has held a variety of top positions across coaching – fitness, technical, management, etc. With his years of experience in Brazil as well as his time in India with the Brazilian Futbol Academia, Glauco has devised a comprehensive technical curriculum wherein his Brazilian philosophy marries Indian potential. With BFA since 2010, Glauco is well on his way to creating India’s very own Ronaldinhos!
Anthony Fernandes is an ex I-league footballer where he spent most of his career playing for the esteemed Mumbai FC. Anthony had a decorated career playing mainly as a left back for the Maharashtra based club. Post professional football Anthony decided to give back to the game of football by taking to coaching. Along with completing his coaching licenses Anthony also spends countless hours with students from schools developing their football skills. Anthony is keenly looking forward to the exciting journey ahead for IFS.
Nikhil is Currently pursuing Bachelor of Science in Information & Technology from the University of Mumbai & is an All India Football Federation D License Certified Coach(Batch of September, 2013). He has also successfully completed the esteemed AIFF Grass Root Leader Course with Mumbai City FC and Mumbai FC, before joining Indian Football School Nikhil has played for teams and coaches numerous academies from Mumbai and Kerala at the youth stage.
Rodrigo de Jesus has 13 years of professional playing experience in Brazil and Italy. As a coach he returned to Brazil from Italy starting his career in Ki -kola Sports where he was state champion in 2012 later in 2013 he moved to the Sport Club Internacional as junior team coach and later taking over the role of an assistant manager of the professional team where they finished as champions in 2013 & 2014.