Pa Modou Kah

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Pa Modou Kah
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Personal information
Date of birth (1980-07-30) 30 July 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Banjul, The Gambia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Portland Timbers
Number 44
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Vålerenga 94 (9)
2003–2004 AIK 29 (3)
2004–2011 Roda JC 189 (12)
2011–2013 Al Khor 12 (1)
2012 Qatar SC (loan) 7 (0)
2013 Al-Wehda 10 (0)
2013– Portland Timbers 33 (1)
National team
2001–2008 Norway 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 February 2012

Pa Modou Kah (born 30 July 1980) is a Norwegian international footballer who currently plays as a defender for Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer.


Born in Banjul, The Gambia, Kah and his family emigrated to Norway in 1988, when he was eight years old. He began his football career with Vålerenga in 1998. In the summer of 2003, he moved to Swedish club AIK as a part of the club's effort for winning the championship. Kah was appreciated for his fighting spirit and ability to win the ball. Although his natural position was as a central midfielder, he had to play in various positions; he did several games playing as right-back.

After the club was relegated the following season, Kah transferred to Dutch club Roda JC, making nearly 200 league appearances. In the Netherlands Kah mainly played as central defender.

In 2011, after seven years in the Netherlands, Kah moved to Qatari club Al Khor.

After a brief period in Saudi Arabia with Al-Wehda, Kah moved to the United States on May 3, 2013 when he signed with Major League Soccer club Portland Timbers.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 2005, he was involved in a car accident in Peer, Belgium. He was accompanied by his girlfriend, his cousin, and a friend. His car was rear-ended while stopped a routine road check, immediately killing his girlfriend but only inflicting minor injuries to Kah. In Roda JC's next match, Bjorn Kuipers held a minute silence to commemorate the death of Kah's girlfriend. During the game, Arouna Kone took his shirt off to reveal a shirt which had the inscription "For Kah". Arouna was yellow carded by the referee, which was condemned by the commentators. Kuipers said afterwards that he had not seen the text on Kone's shirt.[2]


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