Brian Umony

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Brian Umony
Personal information
Full name Brian Umony
Date of birth (1988-12-12) 12 December 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Jinja, Uganda
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Kampala City Council FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Nakawa United
2004–2007 Naguru Avis
2007–2009 Kampala City Council FC - (34)
2009–2010 Supersport United 12 (2)
2010–2011 University of Pretoria
2011 Portland Timbers (loan) 6 (0)
2012 Becamex Binh Duong F.C. 12 (1)
2013 Azam F.C. ? (?)
2014– Kampala City Council F.C. ? (?)
National team
2009– Uganda 36 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 October 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2017

Brian Umony (born 12 December 1988 in Jinja) is a Ugandan footballer who plays for Kampala City Council FC.[1] Since 2009, he has also been a regular member of the Uganda national football team.

Early life[edit]

Born 12 December 1988 in Jinja to Francis Kermit and Loise Uwanchango (both parents from Nebbi District, Westnile Region), Umony is the last born of four siblings. After the death of his mother in 1997, he moved to Kampala to live with his maternal uncle. He started playing football at a young age but struggled to get onto the school teams as he was constantly overlooked due to his small stature.[2]

Club career[edit]

2007-08[edit]

Umony signed for Kampala City Council FC in 2007 after failing to achieve promotion with First Division side Naguru Avis. Coming on as a second-half substitute, he scored the winning goal on his league debut for KCC against Iganga TC. In just his first season in the top-flight, Umony finished the league as joint top scorer with 15 goals to help KCC FC claim their first league title in 11 years.[3] He also received the Footballer of the Year award for his goalscoring antics.[3]

2008-09[edit]

Personally, his second season with KCC was even more successful as he managed to score 19 goals in the USL, three behind Police FC's Peter Ssenyonjo who won the league's goalscoring crown.[4] Umony was also instrumental for his club in reaching the second round of the 2009 CAF Champions League scoring a total of four goals in the process including strikes that helped eliminate fancier opponents like Ferroviário Maputo and Supersport United. He also had a 16-match goal scoring run for club and country.[5]

2009-10[edit]

After undergoing a week-long trial, Umony signed a two-year deal with South African Premier Soccer League club Supersport United in late June 2009.[6] On 8 July 2010, he was released by SuperSport United.

On 31 August 2010, Umony moved to SuperSport United's city neighbours University of Pretoria on a permanent transfer. He signed a one-year deal with TUKS that will run in collaboration with the year that he had remaining on his SuperSport contract. [1]

In February 2011, having trained with the club through its pre-season, Umony signed a one-year loan deal with Portland Timbers for their debut year in Major League Soccer.[7]

Following the 2011 season, the Timbers announced that they had declined the option to purchase Umony's rights and he would not be brought back for the 2012 season.[8]

In January 2012, Umony signed with Vietnamese side Becamex Binh Duong.

In December 2012, Umony signed a two-year contract with Tanzanian club Azam F.C.[9]

International career[edit]

Umony made his debut for Uganda in 2009. He topscored at the 2008 CECAFA Cup with 5 goals that helped his country win a record 10th CECAFA Cup title.[10] He has so far scored eight goals in as many appearances.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Uganda's goal tally first.[11]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 January 2009 Mandela National Stadium, Kampala, Uganda  Rwanda 3–0 4–0 2008 CECAFA Cup
2. 9 January 2009 Mandela National Stadium, Kampala, Uganda  Tanzania 1–0 2–1 2008 CECAFA Cup
3. 11 January 2009 Mandela National Stadium, Kampala, Uganda  Burundi 1–0 5–0 2008 CECAFA Cup
4. 5–0
5. 13 January 2009 Mandela National Stadium, Kampala, Uganda  Kenya 1–0 1–0 2008 CECAFA Cup
6. 7 March 2009 Al-Merrikh Stadium, Omdurman, Sudan  Sudan 1–0 2–0 Friendly
7. 2–0
8. 21 March 2009 Mandela National Stadium, Kampala, Uganda  Malawi 1–1 2–1 Friendly
9. 27 November 2012 Mandela National Stadium, Kampala, Uganda  Ethiopia 1–0 1–0 2012 CECAFA Cup
10. 30 November 2012 Mandela National Stadium, Kampala, Uganda  South Sudan 1–0 4–0 2012 CECAFA Cup
11. 2–0
12. 13 June 2015 Mandela National Stadium, Kampala, Uganda  Botswana 2–0 2–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Off the field[edit]

Umony graduated from Kyambogo University[12] and enjoys reading Shakespeare.[2]

Playing honours[edit]

Kampala City Council[edit]

National team[edit]

Individual honours[edit]

  • Ugandan Super League Golden Boot: 2007-08 (joint)
  • Ugandan Footballer of the Year: 2008
  • CECAFA Cup Golden Boot: 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ KAMPALA CITY COUNCIL FC
  2. ^ a b Nsimbe, John Vianney (26 November 2008). "Brian Umony on road to greatness". The Weekly Observer. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Kalyango, Yasser (9 March 2009). "Umony, Uganda's new goal hero". The Monitor. Archived from the original on 15 March 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  4. ^ Magogo, Moses (23 June 2009). "Umony, Uganda's new goal hero". FUFA. Retrieved 23 June 2009. 
  5. ^ Kaweesi, Fred (23 March 2009). "Umony, Uganda's new goal hero". New Vision. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2009. 
  6. ^ Namanya, Mark (29 June 2009). "SuperSport signs Umony for Shs104m". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 29 June 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ Umony secures loan deal at Portland Timbers
  8. ^ "Timbers re-sign goalkeeper Troy Perkins, defender David Horst". Portland Timbers. 28 November 2011. Archived from the original on 30 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/638368-brian-umony-joins-tz-side-azam.html
  10. ^ Kaweesi, Fred (13 January 2009). "Uganda: Umony Helps Country to Tenth Cecafa". New Vision. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  11. ^ "Umony, Brian". National Football Teams. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  12. ^ Kaweesi, Fred (27 February 2009). "Cranes' striker Umony is economist". New Vision. Archived from the original on 4 March 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 

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