Amadou Sanyang

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Amadou Sanyang
Amadou Sanyang TFC 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Amadou Sanyang
Date of birth (1991-08-01) 1 August 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Bakau, Gambia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Seattle Sounders FC 2
Number 30
Youth career
2005–2007 Real de Banjul
2009 TFC Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Real de Banjul
2009–2010 Toronto FC 20 (0)
2011 Seattle Sounders FC 1 (0)
2012–2014 Charleston Battery 53 (5)
2015– Seattle Sounders FC 2 3 (0)
National team
2007 Gambia U17
2008 Gambia U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Amadou Sanyang (born 1 August 1991 in Bakau) is a Gambian footballer who currently plays for Seattle Sounders FC 2 in the USL.



Sanyang began his professional career with Real de Banjul of the Gambian Championnat National D1. Sanyang's time with Real de Banjul was a successful one, and in 2007 he was honoured as the best midfielder in the Gambian League.[1]

His play with the Gambian Under-20 National Team sparked interest among Major League Soccer clubs and in early 2009 he was signed by Toronto FC along with a fellow countrymen Emmanuel Gomez. Due to his age he was initially ineligible to join the senior squad until his 18th birthday, which took place on 1 August 2009; during this time he trained with both the senior team and the TFC Academy.[2]

Sanyang made his debut for Toronto FC on 1 August 2009 as a sub vs. New England Revolution.

In September 2009, two Ligue 1 clubs sent scouts to Toronto to watch him in action. Dutch club PSV Eindhoven also requested video footage.[3]

Sanyang made 14 appearances in his second year with Toronto and first full season, he was plagued with a concussion that prevented him making any appearances in the second half of the season.

On 30 July 2011, Sanyang signed with Seattle Sounders FC.[4]

After his release by Seattle, Sanyang signed with USL Pro club Charleston Battery on 6 April 2012.[5]


Sanyang has represented his nation at various youth levels. He was a member of the Gambian U-17 National Team, and is currently part of the U-20 squad. In 2007, he helped lead the Gambian U-17 squad in conquering the Four Nation Tournament held in Côte d'Ivoire. He was named the second best player in the tournament.


Toronto FC[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Canada League Voyageurs Cup North America Total
2009 Toronto FC Major League Soccer 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2010 13 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
USA League Open Cup North America Total
2011 Seattle Sounders FC Major League Soccer 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
2012 Charleston Battery USL Pro 13 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
Total Canada 20 0 2 0 0 0 22 0
USA 14 0 1 0 3 0 18 0
Career total 34 0 3 0 3 0 40 0

Last update: 30 June 2012

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