Patrick Bantamoi

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Patrick Bantamoi
Personal information
Full name Patrick Bantamoi
Date of birth (1986-05-24) May 24, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Bo, Sierra Leone
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
RoPS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 KuPS 31 (0)
2007–2011 Inter Turku 75 (0)
2011 Telstar 0 (0)
2014 FC Espoo 0 (0)
2014 FC Viikingit (loan) 7 (0)
2014– RoPS 3 (0)
National team
Sierra Leone 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Patrick Bantamoi (born 24 May 1986 in Bo, Sierra Leone) is a Sierra Leonean footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Finnish club RoPS.[1]

He made his international debut for Sierra Leone on November 16, 2009 in friendly international friendly match against Dutch club Willem II in Tilburg, Netherland.[2] Bantamoi also holds a Finnish passport.

Profile[edit]

Bantamoi was born and raised in Bo, Sierra Leone in the southern part of the country. He was discovered while playing in a local street football tournament in Bo in 2002. He was the first choice goalkeeper for Sierra Leone at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland.

He also won Finnish League Cup with KuPS in April 2006 and fortified his place as one of the best goalkeepers in Finnish Veikkausliiga during that year. Bantamoi transferred to FC Inter Turku in December 2006, with a 2+1 year deal.[3] He adapted very well and is currently fluent in Finnish. He is considered one of the best young goalkeepers in Africa.

On 28 January 2011, Bantamoi was signed by Dutch team Telstar for the remainder of the season.

Achievements[edit]

  • Veikkausliiga Champion 2008
  • Finnish League Cup Champion 2006, 2008[4]
  • Finnish League Cup MVP 2006
  • Finnish League Cup Runner-up 2007
  • Best Player of the Finnish All Star Game (unofficial) 2007
  • Best Goalkeeper in Finnish League 2008

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patrick Bantamoi RoPSiin loppukaudeksi", RoPS.fi, September 3, 2014.
  2. ^ Holland: Willem II Tilburg force Leone Stars to a draw
  3. ^ "FC Inter hankki Patrick Bantamoin maalivahdikseen", MTV3.fi, December 14, 2006. Accessed April 12, 2008.
  4. ^ "Inter valloitti Liigacupin", Veikkausliiga.com, April 12, 2008. Accessed April 12, 2008.