Amadou Jawo

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Amadou Jawo
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Personal information
Date of birth (1984-09-29) 29 September 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Banjul, Gambia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Djurgårdens IF
Number 11
Youth career
IK Frej
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Vallentuna BK 56 (9)
2008–2009 Gefle IF 41 (10)
2009–2013 IF Elfsborg 57 (8)
2013 Djurgårdens IF (loan) 26 (12)
2014– Djurgårdens IF 55 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 November 2016.

Amadou Jawo (born 29 September 1984) is a Swedish-Gambian footballer who plays for Djurgårdens IF as a striker.[1]

Career[edit]

Jawo was born in Banjul, Gambia.[2] He arrived in Sweden at the age of five and after settling down in Täby kyrkby he joined the local club IK Frej. When he was sixteen he made his first team debut for Vallentuna BK in Division 1.[3] During his time at the club he scored 9 goals in 56 games.[4]

At the end of 2007 Jawo trialed with Djurgårdens IF. He played two games for the Stockholm club but did not end up getting signed. In the second game where Djurgården played against Gefle IF he however impressed Gefle manager Per Olsson enough to be signed by the Gävle club instead.[5] After two successful seasons at Gefle IF he was sold to IF Elfsborg in what was one of the most lucrative deals in the history of the club.[6]

Jawo struggled to break into the starting eleven at Elfsborg and declared at the end of 2011 that he would not accept being a bench player for another year.[7] The new Djurgården manager Magnus Pehrsson tried to bring Jawo to his club during several transfer windows and finally in March 2013 he joined them on a season long loan.[5] In January 2014, Djurgården announced that Jawo had signed a 5-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2018.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Jawo is of Gambian descent. He was a Djurgårdens IF supporter when he was growing up.[5] He has a total of nine siblings. His brother Omar Jawo has played 89 games in the Swedish top tier Allsvenskan while another brother, Momodou Jawo, was a goalkeeper for third tier club IK Frej.[3][9][10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 July 2016[11]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2008 Gefle IF Allsvenskan 27 5 27 5
2009 15 4 2 1 17 5
IF Elfsborg 10 1 2 1 12 2
2010 20 2 1 0 5 1 26 3
2011 13 3 1 0 4 0 18 3
2012 14 2 3 1 17 3
2013 1 0 1 0
Djurgårdens IF (loan) 26 12 5 1 31 13
2014 Djurgårdens IF 29 6 3 1 32 7
2015 11 0 3 1 14 1
2016 8 0 2 0 10 0
Career total 173 35 18 4 14 3 205 42

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

IF Elfsborg

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jawo klar för Dif - till 2018" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  2. ^ http://nr.soccerway.com/players/amadou-jawo/30550/
  3. ^ a b "Johan Orrenius möter Amadou Jawo". expressen.se (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Amo Jawo åter het i allsvenskan" (in Swedish). Vallentuna Fria. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  5. ^ a b c "Välkommen till DIF Amadou Jawo" (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  6. ^ Stefan Persson (2009-07-27). "Jawo till Elfsborg". aftonbladet.se (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  7. ^ "Amadou Jawo: "Tänker inte acceptera ett år till på bänken"" (in Swedish). SvenskaFans. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 
  8. ^ "Jawo klar för Dif - till 2018" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  9. ^ "Eliteprospects.com - Omar Jawo". eliteprospects.com (in Swedish). Eliteprospects. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  10. ^ "Truppen 2013 - IK Frej Täby Herrfotboll" (in Swedish). IK Frej. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  11. ^ "Eliteprospects.com - Amadou Jawo". Eliteprospects. 26 January 2016. 

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