Sirina Camara

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Sirina Camara
Personal information
Full name Sirina Camara
Date of birth (1991-04-12) 12 April 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Left-back/Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Home United
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Etoile 29 (2)
2012 Young Lions 22 (0)
2013- Home United 29 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sirina Camara (born 12 April 1991) is a French footballer who plays for S.League club Home United as a left-back or centre-back.

Early life and career[edit]

Camara is of Malian descent. His mother emigrated to France when she was 18. Camara was born on 12 April 1991 in Pierrefitte, Paris. At the age of 14, he joined Pierrefitte FC. Four years later, he moved to Singapore to improve his chances of a professional football career. [2]

Camara is a Muslim.

Club career[edit]

Camara was signed to defending champions Etoile FC in the 2011 S.League season. He made his debut in a 0-0 draw against Balestier Khalsa.[3] His first goal for the club would come in the 1-1 draw against Home United in the 2011 Singapore Cup.[4] His first league goal came on the 27 September, in the 2-1 victory over Hougang United.[5]

Following the withdrawal of Etoile from the 2012 S.League season, Camara moved to Courts Young Lions before signing for Home United in 2013. He won the Singapore Cup in his maiden season with Home United and was recognised with the S.League Young Player of the Year award. With Home United, he was also part of the league's strongest defence the same season as they finished league runners-up.

International career[edit]

In July 2013, Camara indicated he is receptive to the idea of obtaining Singaporean citizenship and playing for the Singapore national team.[6] National team coach Bernd Stange had been impressed with Camara's ability to play in several positions, adding that he is capable of playing for a top European club.[7] He would call up Camara if he has a Singapore passport.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 18 March 2014
Club Season S.League Singapore Cup Singapore
League Cup
Asia Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Etoile 2011 29 2 6 1 - - 35 3
Total 29 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 35 3
Young Lions 2012 22 0 2 0 24 0
Total 22 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 24 0
Home United 2013 26 4 6 1 4 1 36 6
2014 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6 0
Total 29 4 6 1 4 1 3 0 42 6
Career Total 80 6 12 2 6 1 3 0 101 9

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Home United

Individual[edit]

  • S.League Young Player of the Year: 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home United - Sirina Camara". Home United Football Club. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "An interview with Sirina Camara and Jordan Webb". Home United Football Club. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Etoile vs. Balestier Khalsa 0 - 0". Soccerway. 25 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Home United vs. Etoile 1 - 1". Soccerway. 19 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Etoile vs. Hougang United 3 - 1". Soccerway. 27 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Camara keen to be a Lion". The New Paper. 17 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Stange applauds Hariss' decision to reject Rio Ave". The New Paper. 6 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Stange has sights on Camara". The New Paper. 16 July 2013. 

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