Naushad Moosa

Naushad Moosa (born 10 February 1971) is a former Indian footballer who currently works as head coach of Bengaluru FC Reserves and Academy.

Naushad Moosa
Personal information
Full name Naushad Moosa
Date of birth (1971-10-02) 2 October 1971 (age 50)
Place of birth Maharashtra, India
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Bengaluru FC "B"
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
East Bengal
Mahindra United
National team
1994–1998 India
Teams managed
2008–2013 Mumbai (youth coach)
2013 Air India
2013–2016 Pune (youth coach)
2017– Bengaluru 'B'
2021 Bengaluru (interim)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

During his playing days, Moosa played for East Bengal, Mahindra United, and Mohammedan in the National Football League and I-League. He also represented India from 1994 to 1998.

Playing careerEdit

Moosa began his football career as a player with East Bengal F.C. who he played for in the National Football League. On 9 November 1997 Moosa played a part in East Bengal's historic victory over J. League Division 1 side Verdy Kawasaki in the Asian Cup Winners Cup in which a Samuel Omollo's goal in the 61st minute led to East Bengal winning the match 1–0 at the Salt Lake Stadium, however East Bengal were still out of the tournament as Verdy won the first leg of the two-legged event by a score of 5–2.[1] Thirteen days later however, Mossa again made history with East Bengal as he helped the Kolkata club win the IFA Shield over KBL-FC Kochi in which East Bengal won 3–2 at the Salt Lake Stadium.[2]

Moosa's time however at East Bengal officially ended in 1998 when he signed for Mumbai based club, Mahindra & Mahindra.[3] While at Mahindra & Mahindra Moosa failed to reach the same success that he enjoyed at East Bengal. His biggest chance at silverware at Mahindra & Mahindra came on 12 November 2000 when Mahindra & Mahindra were in the final of the 2000 Durand Cup in which they had to face Mohun Bagan but an extra-time golden goal from R.C. Prakash saw the match end in Bagan's favor 2–1.[4]

Coaching careerEdit

Air India: 2013Edit

After Godfrey Pereira resigned as head coach of Air India of the I-League, Moosa was signed to replace him in February 2013.[5] His first match in charge took place on 3 March 2013 against ONGC. Despite Air India taking the lead in the 41st minute, ONGC came back to win 2–1.[6] He would fail to get Air India a single victory during his short three months stint with the club as Air India eventually finished 13th, in the relegation zone, at the end of the season.[7]

Pune FC: 2013–16Edit

Moosa managed youth team of Pune F.C. Under his coaching Pune F.C. Academy won two I-League U20 titles in 2012 and 2013. He also led the team to Pune Football League title in 2016.[8]

Bengaluru FC: 2017–presentEdit

On 29 June 2017 it was announced that Moosa would join Bengaluru FC as assistant coach and head coach of the club's reserve side.[9]

On 6 January 2021 after the sacking of Carles Cuadrat, Moosa became the interim head coach of Bengaluru.[10]

On 12 June 2021, Moosa signed a new three year contract with the club, thus allowing the club to keep him till 2024[11]


Managerial statisticsEdit

As of 29 June 2017.
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Air India 3 March 2013 12 May 2013 9 0 1 8 000.00
Total 9 0 1 8 000.00


  1. ^ Bose, Saibal. "East Bengal stun Japanese". Express India. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  2. ^ "East Bengal champs". Express India. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Season ending Transfers 1998". Indian Football. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  4. ^ "'Golden boy' Prakash does it for Bagan". Express India. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Moosa lined up for Air India coach job". Times of India. 16 February 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Air India 1-2 ONGC". Soccerway.
  7. ^ "Air India". Soccerway.
  8. ^ "Naushad Moosa joins Bengaluru FC as Indian assistant coach". 30 June 2017.
  10. ^ "ISL: Bengaluru FC part ways with Carles Cuadrat, Naushad Moosa named interim coach". India Today. 6 January 2021. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  11. ^ "Bengaluru FC extends the contract of Naushad Moosa for three more years". IFTWC-Indian Football Team for World Cup. 12 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.