Steven Dias

MIDFIELDER #23
Height: 5.08 ft
Weight: 67.00 kg
Player Bio

Steven Benedic Dias (born 25 December 1983) is an Indian professional football player playing for Amchi Mumbai in the I-League. Steven is a Right Winger who is known for his long range shooting, crossing and passing. Dias made his debut for India in 2006 and made over 50 appearances for the national team in the process. Being a free-kick specialist and an exquisite crosser of the ball, he is also known as the ‘David Beckham of India’. Dias was playing for one of India's leading clubs Mahindra United (before the club withdrew from Indian football federation on 30 April 2010) and played in their NFL winning team, as well as in the AFC Cup. He has since played for clubs in the I-League such as Churchill Brothers where he made 25 appearances and scored 4 goals. He has also played for Mumbai Tigers, Rangdajied United, Delhi Dynamos FC in the inaugural season of the ISL and Bharat FC where he made 17 appearances. The prolific winger signed for the Mumbaikars in 2016. Dias made his debut for India in 2004. He played in India's first Nehru cup title in 2007, scoring twice in a 6–0 win over Cambodia. He usually takes corners for India and scored straight from one of in a 2–2 draw against Lebanon. He was a regular for the Indian National team and played an integral role in India's win in the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup. He was a key player in India's win over Syria in the Nehru Cup of 2009. He helped India qualify for the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar. He had been chosen to be part of the 30 man squad preparing for the 2011 Asian Cup in Doha. His combination and understanding with striker, Sunil Chhetri, made them a very threatening duo. In 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification match against across the border rivals, Pakistan, he scored a goal.