Socrates Carvalho Midfielder (1969-1973)

Socrates Carvalho

Midfielder (1969-1973)

Despite being missing from most of Dempo’s title-winning photos, Socrates Carvalho was very much part of the club’s early triumphs. For fear of being caught by his employers, he avoided registering his presence during photo shoots, always gave a different name in the line-ups, and if it was an absolute must, only used S Carvalho. On the field, though, there was no missing his presence: his passing, tackling and shooting made him an invaluable player and he was one of the key driving forces behind the Dempo surge in the early seventies. He joined Dempo at his peak after spells with Shantilal, Railways and Vasco.