Gurty Calambé

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Gurty Calambé
Personal information
Full name Jean Gurty Earny Winny Calambé
Date of birth (1990-05-14) 14 May 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Bambous, Rivière Noire, Mauritius
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Petite Rivière Noire SC
Number 22
Youth career
2006–2008 CTR-West
2008–2009 CTN-François Blacquart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Etoile de L'Ouest 23 (22)
2011– Petite Rivière Noire SC (–)
National team
2006–2007 Mauritius U-17 (–)
2008–2009 Mauritius U-20 (–)
2010– Mauritius 11 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 July 2013

Gurty Calambé (born 14 May 1990 in Bambous, Rivière Noire) is a Mauritian footballer who currently plays as a forward for Petite Rivière Noire SC in the Mauritian League.


Youth career[edit]

As a youth, Calambé loved playing street football; at the age of 16 he was approached by CTR de Bambous director Michael Mootoosamy, who invited him to join the CTR-West. After two years in that academy, Ashley Mocudé and Rajen Dorasami brought him into the premier youth football academy in Mauritius, the Center Technique National-François Blacquart, where he trained until 2009.

Senior career[edit]

Calambé started off his professional career in 2009 with Bambous Etoile de L'Ouest SC. He quickly emerged as a rising young talent. In his second season, he exploded with 22 goals in league play, capped off with a six goal performance against Entente Boulet Rouge. That was enough for him to earn Top Scorer title for the 2010 season. He is described as one of the hottest prospect for the future of Mauritian football. During the offseason, he transferred to Petite Rivière Noire SC.[1] He has expressed interest in playing in Ligue 1, preferably for Paris Saint-Germain F.C. or AS Saint-Étienne.[2]

International career[edit]

Calambé has been called up various times to represent Mauritius at the youth level. In 2010, he received his first call up to the Mauritian national team in a 2012 AFCON qualifying game against Cameroon, but didn't make an appearance. In his second call up, he was supposed to travel with the team to Senegal for another 2012 AFCON qualifying match, but stayed in Mauritius for unknown reasons.[3] On 27 March 2011, he received his first cap for Mauritius in an AFCON Qualifying match against DR Congo. On 18 May 2011, in an unofficial friendly between Mauritius and the Fulham Academy, Calambé scored the lone goal to lead Mauritius to victory. On 9 August 2011, Calambé finally scored his first official goal for Mauritius in their 2 – 0 win in the group stage of the 2011 Indian Ocean Island Games football tournament over Comoros to help secure Club M's place in the knockout stage. In 2012, Calambé once again scored against Comoros, this time in 2014 CHAN Qualifying. In 2013, Calambé scored the opening goal in his team's 4–0 win over bitter rivals Seychelles at the 2013 COSAFA Cup, exiting the competition on a high note having already been eliminated in the group stage.[4]

International goals[edit]

# Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 August 2011 Stade d'Amitié, Praslin, Seychelles  Comoros 2–0 Win 2011 IOIG
2. 1 December 2012 Stade George V, Curepipe, Mauritius  Comoros 2–0 Win 2014 CHAN Qualifying
3. 10 July 2013 Nkana Stadium, Kitwe, Zambia  Seychelles 4–0 Win 2013 COSAFA Cup

International career statistics[edit]

Mauritius national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 6 1
2012 3 1
2013 2 1
Total 11 3


Calambé was born to parents Curtis Calambé, a former player most notably of Fire Brigade SC, and Noëlla. He is the oldest of two children, with a brother named Eurny, who also plays football.[5]




Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tony François
Mauritian League Top Goalscorer
Succeeded by
Sewram Gobin and Branli Zizi Ratovonirina

External links[edit]

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