PANAJI: FIFA has imposed registration ban on Churchill Brothers FC, allegedly due to non-payment of player salaries.
“This circular is to notify all the member associations and the stakeholders of The AIFF that as per the decisions given by FIFA, a ban on the registration of new players has been imposed on Churchill Brothers FC (FIFA ID-14ALA9A) a club registered under Goa Football Association,” said AIFF
The club has won the I-League title twice and has secured a position among the top three teams on nine other occasions in the national league. It has also won eight Goa League Champions Cups, three Durand Cups,and a Federation Cup.
Nicknamed the “Red Machines”,Churchill Brothers was led for decades by Churchill Alemao, who served as both the president of Goa Football Association and Chief Minister of Goa. His daughter Valanka Alemao is current CEO of the club.
Churchill Brothers emerged as fourth ranked Indian team, and 648 universally, in the international rankings of clubs during the first ten years of the 21st century (2001–2010), issued by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics in 2011.