Mamadou Danso

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Mamadou Danso
Personal information
Full name Mamadou Danso
Date of birth (1983-04-27) April 27, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Serrekunda, Gambia
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Carolina RailHawks
Number 98
Youth career
2007–2008 SPSU Hornets
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Cary RailHawks U23s 8 (2)
2009–2010 Portland Timbers (USL) 40 (2)
2011–2014 Portland Timbers 60 (4)
2014 Montreal Impact 3 (0)
2015– Carolina Railhawks 1 (0)
National team
2011– Gambia 8 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 28, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 26, 2013

Mamadou "Futty" Danso (born April 27, 1983) is a Gambian footballer who is currently under contract to the Carolina Railhawks of the North American Soccer League


College and amateur[edit]

Danso was recruited to play soccer for North Carolina Wesleyan College and also went on to play two years of college soccer at Southern Polytechnic State University, where he was a two-time All-Southern States Athletic Conference selection. Danso became SPSU’s first All-America selection in 2008, after leading the conference in scoring with 19 goals, and finished his college career with 35 goals in total.

During his college years Danso also played in the USL Premier Development League for Cary RailHawks U23s.


Danso was acquired by Major League Soccer club D.C. United via the waiver ranking order,[1] having left college early to turn professional, but was transferred to Portland Timbers of the USL First Division in April 2009 without ever signing a contract with MLS.[2]

Danso made his professional debut on April 25, 2009, coming on as a late substitute in Portland's game against the Vancouver Whitecaps.[3] He scored his first professional goal on May 24, 2009, in a 2-1 victory over the Puerto Rico Islanders.[4]

In June 2014, Danso was traded to the Montreal Impact in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft[5]

In March 2015, Danso was announced as a new signing of the Carolina Railhawks.[6]


On August 30, 2010, Danso was given his first chance at international play by being selected to the Gambia national football team's September 5, 2010 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Namibia.


Danso holds a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[7]


Portland Timbers[edit]


  1. ^ Mamadou Danso acquired
  2. ^ Timbers complete roster with Danso
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". April 25, 2009. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". May 24, 2009. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ Press Release (April 27, 1983). "Impact acquires defender Mamadou Danso from the Portland Timbers | Montreal Impact". Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ Kip Kesgard, community blogger. "Timbers announce formation of new Television affiliation while awaiting the return of traveling players |". Retrieved July 9, 2012. 

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