Gibril Sankoh

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Gibril Sankoh
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Sankoh (left) training with FC Groningen in 2006
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-05-15) 15 May 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Meizhou Kejia
Number 3
Youth career
Royal Stars
0000–2004 De Kennemers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Stormvogels Telstar 17 (0)
2005–2010 Groningen 150 (0)
2010–2013 FC Augsburg 62 (0)
2013–2014 Henan Jianye 58 (1)
2015 Roda JC Kerkrade 17 (0)
2016– Meizhou Kejia 29 (2)
National team
2012–2013 Sierra Leone 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2016 (UTC).

Gibril Sankoh (born 15 May 1983 in Freetown) is a Sierra Leone footballer who currently plays as a centre back for Chinese side Meizhou Kejia.


After five years with FC Groningen in the Dutch Eredivisie, Sankoh left the club on 20 May 2010 and signed for FC Augsburg. His former teams are De Kennemers and Stormvogels Telstar.[1]

On 6 February 2013, Sankoh transferred to China League One side Henan Jianye.[2]

International career[edit]

Sankoh was born in Sierra Leone but grew up in the Netherlands. He didn't play for the Leone Stars for a long time for different reasons, among a claim he would dislike long flights.

On 8 September 2012, at the age of 29, he finally made his debut for the West African nation in a qualification match against Tunisia for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. The Leone Stars were just slightly eliminated and Sankoh got a red card in the second match against the same team on 13 October.


  1. ^ "Gibril Sankoh" (in Dutch). FC Groningen. Archived from the original on 9 January 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  2. ^ 建业官方宣布签德甲中卫 塞拉利昂国脚加盟河南 (in Chinese). Retrieved 3 August 2013. 

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