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Tamileelam Football Association

Tamileelam Football Association

Tamileelam Football Association

The Tamileelam Football Association (TEFA) was created on the 8th of April 2012 by GTYL, the Global Tamil Youth Alliance. Janarthan Sadacharalingam, a Canada-based player, proposed the idea at the GTYL AGM that took place in the United Kingdom in 2012.

The Tamileelam national team first appeared at the VIVA World Cup 2012. Teams such as Northern Cyprus, Darfur, Kurdistan, Western Sahara, Raetia, Occitania, Provence and Zanzibar also competed. Tamileelam recruited players from Switzerland, Canada and the UK, finishing 8th after winning one game out of four.

In July 2013, TEFA participated in the Tynwald Hill International Football Tournament, hosted by St Johns United on the Isle Of Man. Tamileelam competed against the likes of Sealand, Alderney, Raetia, Occitania and St Johns United, coming third in the competition behind Occitania and the hosts.

The biggest names of the team are Panushanth Kulenthiran (8 goals in 7 apperances), Gvinthan Navaneethakrishnan (5 goals in 10) and Prashanth Ragavan (6 goals in 9).

SQUAD

No. Name Club Caps Goals
1 Umaesh Sundaralingam FC Supernova 8 0
2 Nirunthan Sivananthan Alliance United 3 0
4 Gonas Panneerselvam TuS Bielfingen 2 0
5 Janothan Perananthan Surbiton Sports 3 1
6 Mayooran Chelliah Bonneuil/ Eelavar 5 0
7 Prashanth Ragavan Drancy United/ CST 93 9 6
8 Panushanth Kulenthiran ASD Senna Gloria 7 8
9 Kasthuran Chelliah WDS'19 2 1
10 Gvinthan Navaneethakrishnan SV Kickers B├╝chig 10 5
11 Piraburaj Jayabalakrishnan Bourget FC 1 0
12 Robert Osman Epsom Athletic FC 1 0
13 Kevin Nagendra East London Elite FC 8 0
14 Caliston Calistus Santos FC 0 0
15 Dushiyan Sathiyaseelan UKTSU 0 0
16 Mahy Nambiar MC United 10 0
17 Johnath Chandran TSV Neuenstadt 4 0
18 Lathoosan Jeyathevan UKTSU 0 0
19 Nitharshan Ratnam Santos FC 1 0
20 Janojan Pathmanathan Santos FC 0 0
21 Kabilan Sithamparasakthi SK Root/ Thaiman 1 0
22 Santhosh Sornalingam MC United 0 0
23 Prasanna Premendra Loughborough Uni 1 0
23 Jeyasiva Sivapathasundaram Harlow Town FC 2 0