Amadou Sanyang

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Amadou Sanyang
Amadou Sanyang TFC 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Amadou Sanyang
Date of birth (1991-08-01) 1 August 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Bakau, the Gambia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Charleston Battery
Number 23
Youth career
2005–2007 Real de Banjul
2009 TFC Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Real de Banjul
2009–2010 Toronto FC 20 (0)
2011 Seattle Sounders FC 1 (0)
2012– Charleston Battery 41 (3)
National team
2007 Gambia U17
2008 Gambia U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Amadou Sanyang (born 1 August 1991 in Bakau) is a Gambian footballer who currently plays for Charleston Battery in the USL Pro.



Sanyang began his professional career with Real de Banjul of the Gambian Championnat National D1. Sanyang's time with Real de Banjul was a successful one, and in 2007 he was honoured as the best midfielder in the Gambian League.[1]

His play with the Gambian Under-20 National Team sparked interest among Major League Soccer clubs and in early 2009 he was signed by Toronto FC along with a fellow countrymen Emmanuel Gomez. Due to his age he was initially ineligible to join the senior squad until his 18th birthday, which took place on 1 August 2009; during this time he trained with both the senior team and the TFC Academy.[2]

Sanyang made his debut for Toronto FC on 1 August 2009 as a sub vs. New England Revolution.

In September 2009, two Ligue 1 clubs sent scouts to Toronto to watch him in action. Dutch club PSV Eindhoven also requested video footage.[3]

Sanyang made 14 appearances in his second year with Toronto and first full season, he was plagued with a concussion that prevented him making any appearances in the second half of the season.

On 30 July 2011, Sanyang signed with Seattle Sounders FC.[4]

After his release by Seattle, Sanyang signed with USL Pro club Charleston Battery on 6 April 2012.[5]


Sanyang has represented his nation at various youth levels. He was a member of the Gambian U-17 National Team, and is currently part of the U-20 squad. In 2007, he helped lead the Gambian U-17 squad in conquering the Four Nation Tournament held in Côte d'Ivoire. He was named the second best player in the tournament.


Toronto FC[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Canada League Voyageurs Cup North America Total
2009 Toronto FC Major League Soccer 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2010 13 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
USA League Open Cup North America Total
2011 Seattle Sounders FC Major League Soccer 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
2012 Charleston Battery USL Pro 13 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
Total Canada 20 0 2 0 0 0 22 0
USA 14 0 1 0 3 0 18 0
Career total 34 0 3 0 3 0 40 0

Last update: 30 June 2012

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