Former Vasco da Gama star Sebastian Rodrigues opens up about his career and some of the great memories of the past.
How did you join Vasco da Gama?
I joined them when I was very young. I was about 16 then and I played for the Under-19 squad.
What are your best memories at the club?
The best memories were when we played the long-haul competitions out in Namibia. I was still with the Under-19s then and I played as a striker and scored a lot of goals.
Also when we bought over Cape Town Spurs. That was great and I spent 11 great years there.
Your best Vasco player of all-time and why?
It would be Sandro De Gouveia, who played for Namibia. He was a quick, nippy and tricky striker.
Tell us about your time at Cape Town Spurs and Jomo Cosmos.
It was a great time. At that time I was playing as a left-back and I had a host of great managers I played under. I spent nine years and then I left for Jomo Cosmos.
At Jomo Cosmos I spent two years there. It wasn’t a good time. The first season wasn’t my best because I injured my knee and they didn’t look after me. I stopped playing for two years and then returned to Vasco where I played for the over-35s.
What is your advice for the current Vasco squad?
I wish them all best of luck for the season. I hope they win games more often and I hope to see them back in the PSL soon.
Who was your toughest opponent?
No one! I was the tough one and they struggled to beat me.
Who was your best and worst coach?
My best would probably be Mich D’Avray. He was a really tough coach and he took no nonsense. He was a hard coach, he trained us well and prepared us to be physically fit.