Everyone likes to see football match and goal scorers but the part of the victory of the team is on the hands of the goal keeper. Malayalee's can be proud of an Indian International goal keeper - Victor Manjila, the former goal keeper of India and captain and goal keeper of Kerala football team who hails from Kozhikode. He represented Kerala in 1971 to 1979. When Kerala won the Santhosh Trophy football in 1973,he was also in the team. Manjila has also done a successful job as the captain of Kerala football in Santhosh Trophy football 1975. He played for India as a goal keeper in 1976 and 1977 President's Cup at South Korea and Kings Cup at Bangkok.
After the successful career in Indian football he took retirement and got trained in Calicut University for several years. He helped the University to take back the South Zone Inter University football title in 2005 after 9 years. When 1993 Kerala won the second Santhosh Trophy Manjila was the team coach of Kerala. He replaced K. Bharathana as the coach for the Santosh Trophy National football championship. As for the every goal keeper who comes to the Indian football Victor Manjila is an idol. From the football career Manjila has learned more tips and tricks about goal keeper. Moreover he shares the tips and techniques to the youngster who are looking for India's victory.
More than his career as a goal keeper Manjila had shown success as a coach which won the Santhosh Trophy football in 1993. With the effort and continues hard work which result the wake up of Kerala for developing more talented youngsters to the Indian football. Victor Manjila always supported his students. Victor Manjila has represented Kerala and India during several occasions. There is more to say about his coaching than his career in football as a goal keeper. A teacher must be skilled to train his student the Manjila is well trained and skill full teacher. Manjila has developed many talented football players to the State and National football team. From the victory of Calicut University onwards Manjila achieved many goals as a football coach and also he became one of the trendy football coach on India.
He trains both professional teams and club teams. As an Kozhikode citizen, Manjila's abilities and performance has developed as one of the best goal keeper to the Indian football because Kerala is very successive in developing very talented youngsters to the Indian International football especially from Malappuram and Kozhikode. Successful goal keepers and coaches like Victor would add more for the development of Indian football.