Awer Mabil

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Awer Mabil
Personal information
Full name Awer Bul Mabil
Date of birth (1995-09-15) 15 September 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Kakuma, Kenya
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
FC Midtjylland
Number 45
Youth career
0000–2010 Playford City Patriots
2011 SA NTC
2012–2014 Adelaide United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Campbelltown City 14 (1)
2013–2015 Adelaide United 47 (8)
2015– FC Midtjylland 0 (0)
National team
2014– Australia U20 9 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 May 2015

Awer Bul Mabil (born 15 September 1995) is an Australian-South Sudanese professional footballer who plays as a winger for FC Midtjylland in the Danish Superliga. He has also represented Australia at under-20 level.

Born in Kenya, Mabil played youth football at the South Australian National Training Centre and with Adelaide United. He made his senior debut for Campbelltown City, before making his debut in the A-League for Adelaide United in 2013.

Early life[edit]

Mabil was born to South Sudanese parents in Kakuma, located in northwestern Kenya. He and his family lived in the Kakuma Refugee Camp until 2006 when they moved to Australia. He began playing football at the camp at around the age of 5, stating: "We would just go outside and start kicking around. It was not structured and there was little else to do."[1]

Club career[edit]

Adelaide United[edit]

Mabil was signed by Adelaide United in the A-League in 2012 from Campbelltown City in the FFSA National Premier League after Mabil had displayed a number of performances showing his pace and dribbling skills to outwit many defenders in the FFSA National Premier League.[2] Mabil made his Adelaide United senior debut on 11 January 2013 in a 2012–13 A-League match against Perth Glory. He scored his first goal in a 2 - 1 away loss to Wellington Phoenix in Round 17 of the 2013–14 A-League season, after coming on as a substitute in the second half.

FC Midtjylland[edit]

In July 2015, Mabil secured a move to Danish Superliga club, FC Midtjylland.[3]

International career[edit]

In August 2013, Mabil was called up by Australia for COTIF Tournament in L'Alcúdia, Spain[4] The tournament was used by the FFA to prepare players for their successful 2014 AFC U-19 Championship qualification campaign. He featured for Australia in the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship, playing in all three of their games, the opponents were Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates and Indonesia.[5][6][7]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Adelaide United

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Returning to the refugee camp". FIFA. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Young Adelaide United gun Awer Mabil up for attack". adelaidenow.com.au. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mabil signs with Danish Club". Adelaide United FC. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Young Socceroos announced for COTIF tournament". footballaustralia.com.au. 5 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Australia vs. United Arab Emirates". the-afc.com. 10 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Indonesia vs. Australia". the-afc.com. 12 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Uzbekistan vs. Australia". the-afc.com. 14 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Rojas makes FFA awards history WAToday.com.au

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