Pa-Modou Kah

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Pa Modou Kah
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Personal information
Full name Pa Modou Kah
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
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
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)
2013–2014 Portland Timbers 40 (1)
2015– Vancouver Whitecaps FC 11 (0)
National team
2001–2008 Norway 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 April 2015.

† 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 playing for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer

Career[edit]

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. With Vålerenga Kah appeared in 94 league matches and scored 9 goals. In the summer of 2003, he moved to Swedish club AIK as a part of the club's efforts 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 played several games at 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 3 May 2013 when he signed with Major League Soccer club Portland Timbers.[1] On 8 December 2014, the Portland Timbers declined contract options on Kah.[2] He was unsigned in the waivers draft and later claimed by Vancouver Whitecaps FC on 21 January 2015.[3]

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 at 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 of silence to commemorate the death of Kah's girlfriend. During the game, Arouna Koné 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.[4]

Kah speaks seven languages, including English, Norwegian, and some Spanish.[5]

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