Ladule Lako LoSarah

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Ladulé Lako LoSarah
Personal information
Full name Ladulé Samora Peter Lako LoSarah
Date of birth (1987-03-26) March 26, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Davis, California, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Rayong United F.C.
Number 12
Youth career
2004 ES Fenain
2005–2008 Swarthmore College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 San Diego Flash
2010–2011 Bregalnica Štip 3 (0)
2011–2012 San Diego Flash 30 (16)
2012 Central FC[1] 1 (0)
2013 Maziya S&RC 3 (1)
2013– Rayong United F.C. 13 (4)
National team
2013– South Sudan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 22, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 1, 2013

Ladulé Lako LoSarah (born March 26, 1987 in Davis, California) is an American-born South Sudanese international [2] footballer currently with Rayong United F.C. of the TPL Yamaha Division 1 League.[3]

Career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

LoSarah played at Claremont High School in Claremont, California where he co-captained the varsity team alongside current USMNT player Tony Beltran before graduating in 2005. He attended Swarthmore College, playing for the Garnet soccer team. Upon graduating in 2009 with a degree in Environmental Science and French Literature, he played for the newly formed San Diego Flash before moving abroad, becoming the first Swarthmore alumnus to play in the top division of any country.

Professional[edit]

Ladulé signed for FK Bregalnica Štip July 15, 2010 on a one year deal and made his debut on August 14, 2010 in a league match versus FK Teteks. He is the first and only American to ever play in the Macedonian top flight.[4]

LoSarah parted with his club on mutual terms and had a brief trial with FK Varnsdorf of the Czech 2. Liga who ultimately decided not to offer him a contract. Before he returned to the United States he turned down a contract at Czech Fourth Division side SK Stap Tratec Vilémov, who were keen on signing him.[5] Unable to secure a contact he fancied, Ladulé signed with his former club, the San Diego Flash, for the 2011 NPSL season.

Statistics accurate as of 12 April 2013[6]

Club Season Dhivehi League Maldives FA Cup Other AFC Cup 2013 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Maziya S&RC 2013 3 1 - - - - 1 0 4 1
Career total 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1

International[edit]

LoSarah announced his desire, should the opportunity arise, to represent his father's homeland, South Sudan, at the international level.[7]

In early 2012, Lako LoSarah was named to the candidate pool for the South Sudan national football team.

After strong performances in the 2013 AFC Cup and TPL Yamaha Division 1 League, Lako LoSarah was invited to the S.S.F.A. 2013 CECAFA Cup preparation camp, ultimately being selected for the 20 player roster of the South Sudan national football team. He made his debut in a November 30th, 2013 match versus the Kenya national football team.

Personal[edit]

He was born in Davis, California to an American mother and a South Sudanese refugee father, allowing him to represent either nation at the international level.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Trinidad Express. retrieved September 13, 2012
  2. ^ Goal.com [www.goal.com/en-ke/news/4539/transfer-zone/2013/02/01/3722992/maldives-club-maziya-sign-south-sudanese-player-ladule-lako retrieved April 12, 2013]
  3. ^ Goal.com retrieved July 26, 2013
  4. ^ Macedonian Football. retrieved July 31, 2010
  5. ^ http://www.skvilemov.cz/new/data/clanek.php?id_clanku=676
  6. ^ Maldives Soccer. retrieved April 12, 2013
  7. ^ http://www.swarthmoreathletics.com/sports/msoc/2010-11/releases/20100913mqeutg