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Arnold Dwarika (born 23 February 1973 in Upper Santa Cruz, Trinidad) is a retired Trinidadian football player, who played as a midfielder for the Trinidad and Tobago national team. He went to school at Malick Senior Comprehensive in Trinidad.

Arnold Dwarika
Personal information
Full name Arnold Dwarika
Date of birth (1973-02-23) February 23, 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 Defence Force ? (?)
1994 Trinity Pros ? (?)
1994–1995 Superstar Rangers ? (?)
1995 Joe Public ? (?)
1995–1997 East Fife 46 (9)
1997 Al-Ansar ? (?)
1997–2002 Joe Public ? (?)
2002–2003 W Connection ? (?)
2003 Qingdao Hailifeng 11 (2)
2004 Guangzhou Rizhiquan 15 (0)
2005 W Connection ? (?)
2005 North East Stars ? (?)
2006–2008 Joe Public ? (?)
2009 United Petrotrin ? (?)
2010–2012 North East Stars ? (?)
National team
1993–2008 Trinidad and Tobago 73 (28)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Most of his career has been spent in his homeland in the TT Pro League but Dwarika has also had stints in Europe with Scottish side East Fife and Asia with Chinese clubs Qingdao Hailifeng and Guangzhou Pharmaceutical.[1]

Dwarika scored two goals in Trinidad and Tobago's 3–2 loss to the United States during the 1996 Gold Cup. He was a regular member of the Trinidad and Tobago senior squad from 1993, and also played in the under-23 Olympic squad of 1996. He was not considered for the national side for some time after 2004, ruling him out of contention for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, but later returned to the team.

HonoursEdit

Defence ForceEdit

  • TT National League
    • Winner: 1993

Al-AnsarEdit

Joe PublicEdit

W ConnectionEdit

North East StartsEdit

IndividualEdit

  • CONCACAF Gold Cup Allstar team: 2000
  • TT Pro League Golden Boot: 1999 (45 Goals)
  • Caribbean Footballer of the Year: 1999
  • Trinidad & Tobago footballer of the year (3): 1998, 1999, 2001

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dwarika, Arnold". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 2008-08-18.

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