Tijan Jaiteh

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Tijan Jaiteh
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Personal information
Full name Tijan Jaiteh
Date of birth (1988-12-31) 31 December 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Bwiam, Gambia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sandnes Ulf
Number 20
Youth career
Gambia Ports Authority
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Brann 68 (2)
2011 Randers (loan) 14 (0)
2012–2013 Sandefjord 52 (3)
2014– Sandnes Ulf 24 (0)
National team
Gambia U-17 14 (?)
Gambia U-20 10 (?)
2007– Gambia 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 January 2010

Tijan Jaiteh (born 31 December 1988) is a Gambian footballer who currently plays for Norwegian club Sandnes Ulf. He was captain of Gambia's international youth team for a number of years.[1]

Club career[edit]

In 2005, Jaiteh, along with three of his countrymen, came to Bergen on a trial for the Norwegian Premier League club SK Brann. The club secured exclusive rights to buy all four of the young Gambians. In October 2006 it became clear that only Jaiteh passed the bar, and he joined SK Brann in January 2007.[2] He won the Norwegian Premier League with Brann the same year.

31 January 2011 he was loaned out to Randers until the end of 2011, but he had his loan cut short after disappearing from the club in August.[3]

On 18 March 2012 he signed a one year contract with Sandefjord.


Jaiteh competed in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, for the Gambian team that was knocked out by Austria in the Round of 16.[4]





  1. ^ "Pride of The Gambia - Tijan Jaiteh - Daily Observer". Observer.gm. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  2. ^ "Brann henter gambier". Vg.no. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  3. ^ "-Tijan Jaiteh har forsvunnet til Italia" (in Norwegian). Bergens Tidende. 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  4. ^ Roar Lyngøy. "Døgnvill Jaiteh | Aftenbladet.no". Fotball.aftenbladet.no. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 

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