Sainey Nyassi

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Sainey Nyassi
Personal information
Full name Sainey Nyassi
Date of birth (1989-01-31) January 31, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Bwiam, Gambia
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
RoPS
Youth career
2001–2004 Gambia Ports Authority
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Gambia Ports Authority 82 (18)
2007–2013 New England Revolution 104 (8)
2013 D.C. United 14 (0)
2014– RoPS 9 (1)
National team
2005 Gambia U-17 3 (0)
2007 Gambia U-20 4 (0)
2010– Gambia 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 30, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of February 3, 2011

Sainey Nyassi (born January 31, 1989) is a Gambian footballer.

Career[edit]

Professional[edit]

Sainey Nyassi began his career in the Gambia, playing in the GFA League First Division for Gambia Ports Authority.

Nyassi was scouted by New England Revolution head coach Steve Nicol while playing in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and signed with the Revolution shortly thereafter along with his Gambian teammate, Kenny Mansally.

He made his MLS debut on September 9, 2007 against D.C. United as a substitute, playing the final eight minutes on the right wing. He made his first start and scored his first MLS goal on March 29, 2008 in the Revs' 3-0 opening day victory over Houston Dynamo.

Nyassi received his U.S green card on January 31, 2012, which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[1]

Nyassi was released by New England on May 16, 2013.[2] On May 27, 2013 he was signed by D.C. United.

On June 9, 2014, Nyassi signed for Finnish Club RoPS his contact is to the end of the Scandinavian football season. [3]

International[edit]

Nyassi has represented his nation at various youth levels. He played for the Gambian U-17 national team in the 2005 U-17 world championships, and for the U-20 national team in the 2007 U-20 FIFA Championships. He scored his first goal for the Senior national team on September 4, 2010 in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Namibia.

International Goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 September 4, 2010 Independence Stadium, Bakau  Namibia
1–0
3–1
2012 ANC qualification

Personal[edit]

Sainey is the twin brother of Chicago Fire midfielder Sanna Nyassi.

Honors[edit]

New England Revolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/news/2012/01/nyassi-gains-permanent-resident-status
  2. ^ http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/news/2013/05/revolution-waives-sainey-nyassi
  3. ^ http://observer.gm/africa/gambia/article/sainey-nyassi-signs-with-finnish-club

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