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 22)
Place of birth Kakuma, Kenya
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Paços de Ferreira
(on loan from FC Midtjylland)
Number 27
Youth career
2007–2010 Playford City
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 6 (0)
2016–2017 Esbjerg fB (loan) 25 (4)
2017– Paços de Ferreira (loan) 6 (0)
National team
2014–2015 Australia U20 9 (4)
2015– Australia U23 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 October 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2015

Awer Bul Mabil (born 15 September 1995) is an Australian professional association football player of South Sudanese descent who plays as a winger for Paços de Ferreira on loan from FC Midtjylland. 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 for a reported transfer fee in excess of AU$1,300,000[3][4] Awer Mabil made his Danish Superliga debut for FC Midtjylland on 16 October 2015 against Randers FC at the MCH Arena in Herning as a 83rd-minute substitute for Daniel Royer.

On 22 October 2015, Mabil made his UEFA Europa League debut at home to Napoli, coming on for Mikkel Duelund in the 73rd minute.

Loan to Esbjerg fB[edit]

In August 2016, Mabil was loaned to Esbjerg fB to allow him to get more game time and develop.[5][6] Mabil made his debut on 8 August 2016, starting the match against AGF but was sent off in the 44th minute.[7] Esbjerg was relegated to the Danish 1st Division, and Esbjerg announced that Mabil was one of nine players who would be leaving the club.[8]

Loan to Paços de Ferreira[edit]

In July 2017, Mabil was loaned to Paços de Ferreira to allow him further first-team opportunities.[9]

International career[edit]

In August 2013, Mabil was called up by Australia for COTIF Tournament in L'Alcúdia, Spain.[10] 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.[11][12][13]



Adelaide United



  1. ^ "Returning to the refugee camp". FIFA. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Young Adelaide United gun Awer Mabil up for attack". 11 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Awer Mabil to join Danish champion side FC Midtjylland after United deal all but done". The Advertiser. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mabil signs with Danish Club". Adelaide United FC. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Esbjerg lejer kantspiller i FCM" (in Danish). 3 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Somerford, Ben (5 August 2016). "Mabil seals Esbjerg move". Inside Sport. 
  7. ^ Stoll, Nick (9 August 2016). "Amini scores while Mabil is sent-off as Aussies clash in Denmark". The World Game. SBS. 
  8. ^ Ni spillere på vej ud i Esbjerg,, 30 May 2017
  9. ^ Somerford, Ben (6 July 2017). "Mabil joins Portuguese club". FourFourTwo. 
  10. ^ "Young Socceroos announced for COTIF tournament". 5 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Australia vs. United Arab Emirates". 10 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Indonesia vs. Australia". 12 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Uzbekistan vs. Australia". 14 October 2014. 
  14. ^ Rojas makes FFA awards history

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