Sainey Touray

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Sainey Touray
Personal information
Full name Sainey Touray
Date of birth (1990-02-08) February 8, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Serrekunda, Gambia
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Austin Aztex
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Tallinding United 14 (10)
2005–2008 Wallidan (21)
2008 New York Red Bulls 0 (0)
2009–2010 Wallidan (6)
2010 Carolina RailHawks 0 (0)
2010 Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 1 (1)
2011–2013 Harrisburg City Islanders 61 (20)
2013–2014 San Antonio Scorpions 18 (4)
2015– Austin Aztex 2 (1)
National team
Gambia U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 10, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sainey "Ballack" Touray (born February 8, 1990 in Serrekunda) is a Gambian footballer who currently plays for Austin Aztex.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Touray began his professional career with Tallinding United of the Gambian Second Division, where he was the league's youngest forward after joining the team in 2003. In 2005 he moved to First Division side Wallidan, and became one of the clubs key players, leading the club to the 2008 Gambian title as the club's top scorer with nine goals.

His play at Wallidan and with various Gambian youth national teams sparked the interest of several European clubs, leading to him training in 2007 with Arsenal of the English Premier League. At the conclusion of the 2008 Gambian First Division, Touray went on trial with New York Red Bulls and was eventually signed in August 2008. He appeared in six matches with the Red Bull Reserves and scored two goals.

On March 25, 2010, on the strength of an impressive pre-season, American second tier club Carolina RailHawks signed Touray[1] for their 2010 USSFD2 campaign. During 2010 he also spent a period on loan at Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL Second Division.

Touray made 21 appearances for the City Islanders in 2011, his first full season with the club.He bagged seven goals and six assists last season, finishing second on the team with 20 points and that helped the City Islanders grab second in the National Division.

Touray, who signed on with the North American Soccer League's San Antonio Scorpions following the 2013 USL PRO season. Touray enjoyed a terrific 2013 campaign with a City Islanders squad ( banking career highs in points (28), (11) Goals and (6)Assist. Touray's productivity in 2013 also landed him USL PRO-first-team, all-league berth.

In three seasons with the City Islanders, the 23-year-old Gambian native registered 58 points on 21 goals and 16 assists. The 6-1, 169-pounder, ranks second on the City Islanders' all-time list in points and goals, and third in assists.

International[edit]

Touray has featured for the Gambian Under-17 and Under-20 international squads. He earned the Golden Boot while leading Gambia's U-17 team that won the Ivorian four-nation Football tournament. Gambia defeated Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final with the lone goal scored by Touray. He made his U-20 debut on March 25, 2007 in a 2-1 loss to Chile at the Suwon International Youth Football Tournament.

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RailHawks sign Gambian Forward Touray". NASL.com. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/home/752617.html

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