Dawda Bah

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Dawda Bah
Dawda Bah.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-11-12) 12 November 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Banjul, Gambia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
KPV
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Banjul Hawks
2005–2006 KPV 49 (27)
2007–2011 HJK 101 (19)
2011–2013 FC Augsburg 1 (0)
2013 KuPS 24 (5)
2014 MYPA 27 (4)
2015– KPV 0 (0)
National team
2000– Gambia 9 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 May 2010

Dawda Bah (born 12 November 1983, in Banjul, Gambia) is a football player from Gambia who plays for KPV in Finland .[1] He usually plays as a winger.

Football career[edit]

Bah played in the Gambian League, with Banjul Hawks, until 2005, when he moved to Finnish First Division club KPV. He became a key player for the second tier club, and was the top scorer of the division. His successful season was spotted by the Veikkausliiga clubs, but Bah stayed in Kokkola for the following season, although the Belarussian club FC MTZ-RIPO made a bid of 200.000 euros, an offer which he declined. Bah also had tests with the Norwegian Odd Grenland, but did not get a contract offer. In January 2007, he visited the Algerian club USM Blida, but the clubs could not agree on the transfer fee.

Bah started the season 2007 with KPV, but moved to Helsinki when Veikkausliiga club HJK took him on a season-long loan. He made his debut in a UEFA Cup match against FC Etzella of Luxembourg, and scored a goal. Later the capital club signed him on a three-year contract. In 2009 Bah was one of the most important features in the Finnish title winning side HJK, scoring eight goals and assisting eight times in 25 league games. In 2010, Bah continued showing his importance for HJK Helsinki, both in the Finnish league and the Champions League qualifications. Due to his good performances he was given a two-year extension to his current contract on 2 September 2010. His new contract ran until 2012.

FC Augsburg[edit]

From August 2011, Dawda Bah signed a contract with FC Augsburg on a three-year deal. He suffered a bad knee injury in the early stages of his Augsburg career.[2]

International career[edit]

Bah is a member of Gambia national football team. He debuted for the Scorpions in 2000 against Morocco, and is still a regular member of the team.

Honours[edit]

KPV
HJK
Personal
  • Finnish First Division Top Scorer: 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dawda Bah palaa Palloveikkoihin!" (in Finnish). kpv.fi. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bah Sidelined for Six Months". The Daily News. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 

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