EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

DCL PRESIDENT

Name:

 

 

Juan Carlos Basilio Gomez

Nationality:

 

Spain

  Year of birth:

 

1964

  Honours

-  Vicepresident of Spain Sports

   Federation for deaf

-  National Coach of Spain

   Athletics for deaf


  Favourite  hearing

  football player 

 

Zinedine Zidane (FRA)

  Favourite Deaf        

  football player


Yacine Quarab (FRA)

Raul Chirino (ESP)

  Proudest moment

When I got the bronze medal in Marathon Deaflympics 1997 (Copenhague) and when my two children were born


  What do you enjoy 

  most about the DCL? 


Get the support of UEFA for DCL and put to European clubs on a high level. Get a committee to work only for the DCL.



DCL VICE PRESIDENT

  Name:


  Memnos Costakis Costi

  Nationality:

 

British with Greek Cypriot parents

  Year of birth:

 

1976

  Honours

-  Represented GB and Cyprus

   at football and futsal

-  Coach for GB women at

   Taiwan Deaflympics

-  8 times winner of British Deaf

   Cup

-  Three times winner of DCL


  Favourite hearing

  football player


Chris Waddle 

Frank MacAvennie

  Favourite Deaf

  football player


Fanis Priftis (CYP)

Oleksandr Chalenko (UKR)

Thomas Kramer (GER)


  Proudest moment

When I realised I had begun my own family when my girls were born.


  What do you enjoy    

  most about the DCL?

Working with grassroots football, all the Clubs and international sign language – no barrier to sport or friendships!

We try to provide the highest level possible for the elite Clubs.



DCL SECRETARY GENERAL

  Name:


Javier Soto Rey

  Nationality:

 

Spain

  Year of birth:

 

1977

  Honours

-     Researcher of Centre for Inclusive Sports Studies (Politechnic University of Madrid)

-     Technical Director of Sports Schools of Madrid Sports Federation for deaf

-     Member of Spain Sports Federation for deaf (board).

-     Assembly member of the Spanish Paralympic Committee

-     Medallist in European and World Athletics Championships (800m and 1500m) for Deaf (1997-2008)

-     World Record for deaf 1.000m and 1.500m

-     European Indoor Record for deaf (800m, 1.000m and 1.500m)


  Favourite hearing

  football player


Michael Laudrup (DK)

Fernando Redondo (ARG)

Roberto Carlos (BRA)


  Favourite Deaf

  football player


Iker Sertucha (Spain)

Jaime Clarke (England)

  Proudest moment

When I got the gold medal Deaflympics and World Record for deaf in 1.500m.

Also the degree and diploma of advanced studies in sports university.


  What do you enjoy

  most about the DCL?

Achieving greater cooperation between European club football and raise the level of the Champions League in football for greater quality and personal enjoyment in a social sphere for the deaf.



DCL TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Name:


Thomas Krämer

Nationality:

 

German

Year of birth:

 

1975

Honours

-  EM 1995 – 3rd

-  Deaflympics 2001 - 2nd

-  EM 2003 – 1st

-  Deaflympics 2005 – 3rd

-  German Champion (5) 1995,

   1999, 2001, 2002, 2006

-  German Indoor Champion(11)

   1993-1996, 1999-2004

-  German Futsal Champion (1)

   2008


Favourite hearing football player


Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (GER)

Franz Beckenbauer (GER)

Fernando Redondo (ARG)


Favourite Deaf football player


Maurio Luppi (ITA)

Daniel Jagla (GER)

Rolf Lischer (GER)


Proudest moment

As Footballer player that I am myself and I have almost all the titles won. Became the first father, am the most beautiful moment in my life!


What do you enjoy most about the DCL?

When I founded this organization with DCL, then I immediately thought about the future of football. DCL is the future! I'm very proud because I worked DCL with my heart. I'm buying a lot of my time for DCL because it is very important for the future of the teams!



DCL MEMBER

Name:


Lefteris Minas

Nationality:

 

Greece

Year of birth:

 

1977

Honours

- I’m one of the founders of the Larissa Deaf Association and involved as a Board Member in 1996-1998.


- Member and short-time president of the National Youth Commission in 1998-2000. Participated in WFD Youth Camp and Congress in Australia in 1999 and in Euro Youth Deaf Camp in Portugal in 2000.


- Active Board member in Panathlitikos  Omilos Kofon (POK Athens) since 2005.

 

- Involved as football player with the National Team in Deaflympics in Copenhagen 1997, Rome 2001 and Melbourne 2005.  

 

- In World Deaf Football Championships in Patras 2008 (GRE) and Ancara 2012 (TUR).


- In European Deaf Football Championships in Norway 1999 and Spain 2003.

 

- In European Deaf Champions Leagues in Stuttgart 2009, Madrid 2010, Karlsruhe 2011 and Athens 2012.


- In National Champions League in 2007, 2009, 2012 and in Cups in 1997, 2010 (2nd place).

 

 

Favourite hearing football player

Diego Maradona (ARG)

Lothar Mätthaus (GER)

Johan Cruyff (HOL)

Lionel Messi (ARG)

 

Favourite Deaf football player

Kostas Ziakas, Thanassis Vasilekas, Dimitris Dimakos, Panagiotis Katsipidis, Antonis Kampakakis, Paris Stogiannidis (GRE), Mauro Luppi (ITA) and James Clarke (GBR).

 

Proudest moment

When I got married to my wife of my life, Helly!

 

What do you enjoy most about the DCL?

To achieve a high standard of DCL championships, to make a strong Deaf football world network and give chance to Deaf youngsters to follow and copy us!

 


DCL TREASURER

Name:

 

Andrew George Rodda

Nationality:

 

English, now live in Denmark   

Year of birth:

 

1965

Honours

- I referee football for over 20 years and not really play much.

 

- So my honours are not the same as a player.

 

- Refereed all the Senior Men Football Cup Finals in my County (Devon) in England during my Referee Career.

 

- Refereed the English Deaf Cup Final - two times in 2004 and 2013.

 

- Referee at the Deaflympics in Melbourne, Australia 2005.

 

- Referee at the Deaf European Football Championships in Portugal 2007 and Demark 2011.

 

- Referee at the Deaf European Futsal Championships in Switzerland 2010.

 

 

Favourite hearing football player

Gordon Banks (England Goalkeeper – 1966 World Cup).

Lionel Messi (ARG)

 

Favourite Deaf football player

None, because I am a Referee!  

I only focus on players behaving well on the football pitch! 

No time to watch the players skills!

 

Proudest moment

Becoming an Assistant Referee on the England professional Football League – Championship, League 1 and League 2.  7 years on The Football League.

Being on Sky TV for live football matches in FL Championship – e.g. Plymouth Argyle v Cardiff City.

 

What do you enjoy most about the DCL?

Helping DCL run smoothly, administration and financially, so that all the Clubs can focus on enjoying the football and futsal competitions.

Helping DCL become a good organisation which all Deaf Clubs and other organisations can respect throughout Europe.

 


DCL MEMBER

Name:


Armin Dorfschmid

Nationality:

 

Germany

Year of birth:

 

1970

Honours

 

-  EM 1995 – 3rd

-  Deaflympics 2001 - 2nd

-  EM 2003 – 1st (Keeper)

-  German Champion (5)

   1995, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006

-  German Indoor Champion

   (11) 1993-1996, 1999-2004

-  German Futsal Champion

   Senior (1) 2008 and

   best Futsal Player

-  DCL-Participation (Player)

   London 2008, Stuttgart 2009,

   Madrid 2010, Karlsruhe 2011

-  U21 Coach of

   Baden-Württemberg

   (since 2005 -)

 

Favourite hearing football player

Allan Simsonsen (DK)

Emilio Butragueno (ESP)

Zinedine Zidane (FRA)

 

Favourite Deaf football player

Rolf Lischer (GER)

Daniel Jagla (GER)

Hüseyin Er (TUR)

 

Proudest moment

As a deaf footballer, the first Deaf German Champion for Club GSG Stuttgart is best to lift the trophy!
As a private meeting with the Real-Stars in 2003 in Madrid (Beckham, Zidane, Carlos, Casillias, Guti, Ronaldo, etc.) was most wonderful time!
As a family father with 2 kids and my wife is an incredible nice feeling.

 

What do you enjoy most about the DCL?

 We live in deaf world and we want to achieve the goal for Deaf Football in Europe as well as in hearing football world! We are ready to support for deaf football in Europe at higher levels and the youth in the future. The social network among deaf footballers and people is very important.

 


04-06-2012 Support EDSO

 

 

1st DCL U21 FUTSAL

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MILANO

2017


 

 

10th DCL FOOTBALL

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LARISSA

2017


 

 

IV DCL FUTSAL

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SEVILLA

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