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Wolfe unveiled as Sporting Clube de Goa's new marquee player

Press Trust of India 

Sporting Clube de recruited Trinidad and Tobago international Anthony Wolfe as its new marquee player at the Models office in Panjim, here today.

"I am delighted to have signed for one of the most exciting teams in Indian professional Football," expressed Wolfe, moments after signing on the dotted line for Sporting

Wolfe was part of the Trinidad and Tobago squad that qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

"Going to the World Cup is a dream for any footballer. It is an experience that I will never forget," reasoned Wolfe.

Trinidad historically became the smallest nation to ever qualify for the FIFA World Cup with a population of around 1.3 million people, which is even smaller than the beautiful Indian state of

During his time with the national team, Wolfe worked under legendary Dutch Coach Leo Beenhakker, who has won titles with Real Madrid, Ajax and Feynoord.

"I have learnt so much from Beenhakker. He along with many local coaches has contributed a lot to football in Trinidad," stated Wolfe.

Since making his debut against Finland in 2003, Wolfe turned out in various positions for Trinidad including defence, midfield and attack, where he has netted three goals along the way.

He has played alongside former English Premier League stars such as Dwight Yorke (Manchester United), Shaka Hislop (Newcastle United) and T&T all-time leading goal scorer Stern John.

Early in his career Wolfe tasted success as he lifted the Trinidad league title with North East Stars in 2004 and two years later finished as the league's joint top goal scorer with San Juan Jabloteh, before packing his bags to ply his trade in the US.

When he was a youth, Wolfe was pretty nifty with a cricket bat also and represented various teams, but there came a time when he had to decide to devote full attention to football.

"Brian Lara is a massive star in my country. I am also a huge fan of Sachin Tendulkar. They have both broken so many records which are truly inspiring for any sportsmen," stated Wolfe.

"I loved to play both games, but in the end I chose football," said the 30-year-old.

First Published: Thu, October 23 2014. 19:00 IST