Alie Sesay

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Alie Sesay
Personal information
Full name Alie Sesay[1]
Date of birth (1994-08-02) 2 August 1994 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Enfield, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Defender, defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Arda Kardzhali
Number 19
Youth career
0000–2010 Arsenal
2010–2013 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Leicester City 0 (0)
2014Colchester United (loan) 3 (0)
2015Cambridge United (loan) 5 (0)
2016–2017 Barnet 18 (0)
2017–2018 IK Frej 36 (2)
2018–2019 Chania Kissamikos 25 (0)
2019– Arda Kardzhali 0 (0)
National team
2014– Sierra Leone 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:22, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:22, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

Alie Sesay (born 2 August 1994) is an English-born Sierra Leonean professional footballer who plays as a defender or defensive midfielder for Bulgarian First League club Arda Kardzhali.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Sesay was in the academy at Arsenal, before joining Leicester City in 2010.[3] On 15 March 2013, he signed a professional contract with Leicester City, alongside Australian Callum Elder.[4]

Colchester United (loan)[edit]

On 24 January 2014, Sesay joined Colchester United on loan for the rest of the season.[5] Finally on 26 February, he made his debut for the club in a 1-0 loss against Sheffield United coming as a 46th-minute substitute for Brian Wilson.[6]

Cambridge United (loan)[edit]

In October 2015, Sesay joined League Two side Cambridge United on a one-month loan deal.[7]

Barnet[edit]

Sesay signed for Barnet in an 18-month deal on 15 January 2016.[8] He was released by mutual consent on 31 January 2017 after only five league appearances in the 2016-17 season.[9]

IK Frej[edit]

After interest from AFC Eskilstuna in January 2017,[10] Sesay joined IK Frej the following month.[11] He departed the club midway through the 2018 season after playing a leading role and Captaining the team on several occasions.[12]

AO Chania Kissamikos[edit]

On 6 August 2018, Sesay joined Greek Football League side AO Chania Kissamikos.[13] Alie finished the season as the player of the year for AO Chania Kissamikos helping the team to 12 clean sheets in 24 of his appearances in the Greek Football League.

On 9 August 2019, Sesay joined Bulgarian First League side Arda Kardzhali on a two-year deal.[14]

International career[edit]

Sesay was called up by Sierra Leone for the first time in October 2014.[15] He made his debut in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Cameroon on 11 October 2014.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 27 May 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Colchester United (loan) 2013–14[17] League One 3 0 3 0
Cambridge United (loan) 2015–16[18] League Two 5 0 1 0 6 0
Barnet 2015–16[18] League Two 13 0 13 0
2016–17[18] League Two 5 0 2[a] 0 7 0
Total 18 0 2 0 20 0
IK Frej 2017 Superettan 27 2 1 0 2[b] 0 30 2
2018 Superettan 9 0 3 0 12 0
Total 36 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 42 2
Career total 62 2 5 0 0 0 4 0 71 2
  1. ^ Appearances in the EFL Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in the Superettan relegation playoffs

International[edit]

As of match played 14 November 2014.[19]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Sierra Leone 2014 3 0
Total 3 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional Retain List & Free Transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 3 June 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Alie Sesay". 11v11. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Alie Sesay joins Cambridge United on loan from Leicester City". Sky Sports. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Leicester City academy duo sign new deals". Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Transfer window: Leicester City's Alie Sesay joins Colchester United". BBC. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Colchester United vs Sheffield United". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  7. ^ "Cambridge sign Sesay from Leicester". BBC Sport. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Alie Sesay: Barnet sign Leicester City defender". BBC Sport. 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Official: Alie Sesay leaves Barnet". Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Alie Sesay trains with AFC Eskilstuna". Sierra Leone Concord Times. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  11. ^ DONE DEAL: Ex-Leicester defender Alie Sesay signs for IK Frej Taby
  12. ^ "Alie Sesay lämnar IK Frej Täby". Laget.se. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Στην ομάδα μας ο Alie Sesay" [In our team is Alie Sesay] (in Greek). aoxania-kissamikos.gr. 6 August 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  14. ^ "August's African football news in brief". BBC. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  15. ^ Mohamed Fajah Barrie (1 October 2014). "2015 Nations Cup: Sierra Leone call up Leicester's Sesay". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  16. ^ Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Alie Sesay". www.national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Games played by Alie Sesay in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  18. ^ a b c "Games played by Alie Sesay in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  19. ^ "Alie Sesay". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 19 June 2014.

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