Demba Savage

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Demba Savage
Demba Savage & Nabil Bahoui.jpg
Demba Savage (left) vs Nabil Bahoui (AIK)
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-06-17) June 17, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Banjul, Gambia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
HJK
Number 9
Youth career
Warriors FC
Rico FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Gambia Ports Authority
2005–2008 KPV 32 (8)
2008–2012 Honka 74 (21)
2012−2015 HJK 107 (42)
2016 Häcken 19 (3)
2017− HJK 0 (0)
National team
2008– Gambia 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 July 2016.

Demba Savage, (born June 17, 1988) is a Gambian footballer (midfielder) who plays for HJK in the Finnish Veikkausliiga. A right winger, who can also operate on the left wing or as a striker, he is mostly known for his blazing speed and dribbling skills.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Savage started playing football on the streets of Banjul as a boy. In his school, Saint Mary's, he became a star player. After finishing secondary school, he played for Warriors FC and Rico FC. In 2003 he signed for Gambia Ports Authority F.C. In the 2003/2004 season, he was the top goalscorer in the league with GPA F.C..[1]

In 2006, he signed for Finnish second tier club KPV. In his first season, he mostly played with KPV's reserve team, but in 2007, he took his place in the first team.

In August 2008, he was loaned to the Finnish Premier Division side FC Honka.[2] Honka used its option for a permanent move after the season.

On 7 February 2012 the reigning Finnish champions, HJK, announced that they had signed Savage along with teammate Rasmus Schüller.[3] Qualified for the Europa League group stages 2014 with HJK with a 5-4 aggregate victory over SK Rapid Wien.

On 28 October 2015, Savage signed for Swedish Allsvenskan side BK Häcken,[4] following HJK teammate Rasmus Schüller who had signed for BK Häcken earlier in the month.[5]

On 27 February 2017, Savage returned to HJK on a two-year contract.[6]

International[edit]

In June 2008, Savage debuted in Gambia's national team in a World Cup qualification match against Liberia. He has also played in Gambia's youth national teams.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 1 March 2017[7]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
HJK 2012 Veikkausliiga 30 12 0 0 5 0 5 0 - 40 12
2013 28 11 2 0 6 4 2 1 - 38 16
2014 24 11 3 0 3 0 10 3 - 40 14
2015 25 8 1 2 1 0 3 0 - 30 10
Total 107 42 6 2 15 4 20 4 - - 148 52
Häcken 2016 Allsvenskan 19 3 5 4 - 2 0 - 26 7
HJK 2017 Veikkausliiga 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0
Career total 126 45 11 6 15 4 22 4 - - 174 59

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Honka
HJK
BK Häcken

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesg/gamb04.html Gambian league 2003/2004
  2. ^ http://www.fchonka.fi/uutiset/view/1220101034.html
  3. ^ HJK signs Savage and Schüller (Finnish)
  4. ^ "Demba Savage klar för Häcken!". http://bkhacken.se/ (in Swedish). BK Häcken. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ "Finsk landslagsman klar för Häcken!". http://bkhacken.se/ (in Swedish). BK Häcken. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ "Taiturimainen laitahyökkääjä Demba Savage palaa Klubiin". hjk.fi (in Finnish). HJK Helsinki. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "D.Savage". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 

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