Pictorial: FPAI Indian Football Awards 2012

Goal.com's Anselm Noronha was at the lawns of the venue in Goa to bring to you a visual of what happened at the awards night...
Football Players' Association of India (FPAI) held the fourth edition of the Indian Football Awards at the Marriott Resort and Spa in Goa, on Saturday night.

It may well be one of the only nights of the season where Indian footballers get their due recognition along with being honoured for what they give on the pitch.

Here is a glimpse from the eventful night...

Initially, when the prizes awaited their winner!

And when the guests and nominees started pouring in...

Do you remember TV host Mayanti Langer? Well, she was present in flesh...

P.S. The tiny image is a purposeful teaser.


Karanjit Singh
(Salgaocar SC)

Deepak Mandal
(Prayag United SC)

Mahesh Gawli
(Dempo SC)

Uga Okpara
(East Bengal)

Syed Nabi
(Mohun Bagan)

Rocus Lamare
(Salgaocar SC)

(Churchill Bros. SC)

Penn Orji
(East Bengal)

Douhou Pierre
(Pune FC)
Ranti Martins
(Dempo SC)

Odafa Okolie
(Mohun Bagan)

Manandeep Singh bagged the "Young Player of the Year"

Dempo SC captain Mahesh Gawli lifts the "Club of the Year" award

A Russian dance to give everyone an eyeful of entertainment

East Bengal coach Trevor Morgan (not present) pipped favourite Armando Colaco of Dempo to the "Coach of the Year" prize

Francis Fernandes took away the "Fans' Player of the Year" gong

A fire dance routine from Manipur

The "Foreign Player of the Year" was won by Ranti Martins Soleye (not present): top scorer in the I-League with 32 goals

Climax Lawrence (not present), Mahesh Gawli and Samir Naik, all of whom announced their retirement from international football, were also felicitated for their services to Indian football

Brendan Schwab, the FIFPro Asia Chairman, and former New Zealand captain Tim Brown added star value to the occasion

Syed Rahim Nabi was named "Indian Player of the Year" with Bhaichung Bhutia receiving the award for the Mohun Bagan defender

And that bought to an end the 2012 edition of the FPAI Awards.

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