Climax Lawrence is an Indian Football Player currently playing for the Dempo Club. He plays as an Attacking Midfielder, and is considered to be one of the best Midfielders the Indian Football has currently got. Lawrence has represented various well known Football Clubs as well as the Indian National Football team in various International Football tournaments.
He was born on 16th of January 1979 at Goa. Having developed an interest for the game at a very early age, Climax began playing Football when he was just 12 years old.
Domestic Club Football
Climax signed his first contract as a Professional Football Player with Salgaocar Football Club that he signed in the year 1998 at the age of 19 years. In the year 2004 he left the club and joined East Bengal Club. He stayed at East Bengal Club for just one year, and moved to Dempo Club. Lawrence is still playing for the Dempo Club, and has got them victories in a number of Football Tournaments and Series.
As a Football Player, Lawrence is a fierce Attacking Midfielder, but he is considered to be very patient and humble player otherwise. As quoted by Franky Barreto, a Senior Indian Football Player from Goa, for a long time Climax had to sit on the substitute bench at Salgaocar Sports Club, his first club. Still, Barreto says, he was never seen grumbling at Coaches and was always humble and respectful to them, learning from other players while they were playing.
Lawrence owes a lot to Marcus Pacheco, his Coach at Salgaocar Club, saying it was him who nurtured the talent hidden inside him. He has been performing quite well at Dempo Club too, contributing in their last victory at National Football League (NFL) Season and the 1st Season of the I League, qualifying for the AFC Champions League 2009 Group Stage. The League will take place at the National Stadium of Tokyo, Japan in November 2009.
In the year 2002, Stephen Constantine, the Coach of Indian National Football team invited Climax Lawrence to be a part of the National Football team. Since then he has constantly been playing for the Indian Football team, and has represented the team in a number of tournaments and matches. Climax has to his credit the feat of scoring the winning goal in the 91st minute of an AFC Challenge Cup match played against Afghanistan in July 2008. This goal scored by him got India a victory over Afghanistan by 1-0.
Climax Lawrence married his lady love, Emily Dias on 23rd of September 2007 at Holy Hill, Goa. The couple was romantically engaged for a period of 9 years, and the marriage ceremony took place at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary. Bob Houghton, the Coach and Baichung Bhutia, the teammate of Climax were present at the ceremony to greet the newly wed couple.