Abdoulie Mansally

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Abdoulie Mansally
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Personal information
Date of birth (1989-01-27) January 27, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Banjul, the Gambia
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Wing Back
Winger
Forward
Club information
Current team
Real Salt Lake
Number 29
Youth career
2005–2006 Real de Banjul
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Real de Banjul
2007–2012 New England Revolution 89 (7)
2012– Real Salt Lake 22 (0)
National team
2005 Gambia U17 3 (1)
2007 Gambia U20 4 (1)
2008– Gambia 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 14, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 2, 2010

Abdoulie Mansally (born January 27, 1989 in Banjul) is a Gambian footballer who currently plays for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer.

Professional career[edit]

New England Revolution[edit]

Mansally began his career in The Gambia, graduating from the youth academy of Real de Banjul, and playing in the GFA League First Division.

He was scouted by New England Revolution head coach Steve Nicol while playing in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and signed with the Revolution shortly thereafter along with his Gambian teammate, Sainey Nyassi.[1] He made his first start for the Revolution on March 29, 2008, and scored his first MLS goal on April 9, 2008 in a game against the Kansas City Wizards.

On April 3, 2010, he had his first career multi-goal game, a brace (including his first league goal in over a year) with a pair of goals 110 seconds apart to spark New England to a 2–0 victory.

Mansally was waived by New England on May 4, 2012.[2]

Real Salt Lake[edit]

After trials with both D.C. United and Real Salt Lake, Mansally officially signed with Salt Lake on June 20, 2012.[3] He made his debut for the club on July 4, 2012 in a 0-0 tie against Seattle Sounders FC.

International career[edit]

Mansally received his first call-up for the Gambia national football team during qualifying for the 2010 World Cup, and was an unused substitute in the home and away matches against Liberia. He earned his first cap for his country coming off the bench in a qualifier against Algeria.[4]

Personal[edit]

Mansally went by the nickname "Kenny" for years, including for his first six seasons as a professional in MLS before dropping the nickname at the outset of the 2013 season in order to remind people of who he is and where he came from.[5]

Honors[edit]

New England Revolution[edit]

Real Salt Lake[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • MLS Player Of The Week: Week 2, 2010 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Revs at the forefront of African scouting in MLS Published: April 22, 2009; Retrieved: May 13, 2014
  2. ^ Mansally waived Published: May 4, 2012; Retrieved: May 13, 2014
  3. ^ Michael C. Lewis (June 20, 2012). "Real Salt Lake acquires Kenny Mansally". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  4. ^ "FIFA Match Report: Gambia vs Algeria". Fifa.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  5. ^ http://www.realsaltlake.com/blog/post/2013/03/07/who-killed-kenny-mansally-go-given-name-abdoulie
  6. ^ Kenny Mansally earns MLS Player of the Week Published: April 5, 2010; Retrieved: May 13, 2010

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