Hamza Barry

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Hamza Barry
Personal information
Full name Hamza Barry
Date of birth (1994-10-15) 15 October 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Banjul, The Gambia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hajduk Split
Number 5
Youth career
0000–2013 Gambia Ports Authority
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Valletta 48 (14)
2015–2017 Apollon Limassol 0 (0)
2015–2016 Maccabi Netanya (loan) 21 (2)
2016 Hapoel Tel Aviv (loan) 12 (0)
2016–2017 Hajduk Split (loan) 27 (3)
2017– Hajduk Split 1 (0)
National team
2011 Gambia U17 2 (0)
2011–2012 Gambia U20 7 (0)
2013– Gambia 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 July 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 March 2016

Hamza Barry (born 15 October 1994 in Gambia), commonly known simply as Hamza, is a professional footballer who plays for Hajduk Split, where he plays as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Valletta[edit]

After playing for native side Gambia Ports Authority, Barry joined Maltese side Valletta in 2013. On 18 August 2013, Barry made his Valletta debut in a 2–1 victory over Mosta, playing the full 90 minutes.[1] A few weeks later, Barry scored his first Valletta goal in a 3–2 defeat against Hibernians, scoring Valletta's second.[2] In the 2014–15 campaign, Barry went on to score twelve times in twenty-eight league games, with a brace against four different teams; Pietà Hotspurs, Qormi, Sliema Wanderers and Tarxien Rainbows.[3] by the end of 2014/15 playing season, Hamza was chosen by the Malta FA as the best young player of the year. [4]

Apollon Limassol[edit]

On 1 July 2015, after impressing with Valletta, Barry joined Cypriot side Apollon Limassol on a one-year deal after rejecting a new deal in Malta.

Maccabi Netanya (loan)[edit]

On 14 August 2015, Barry was sent out on loan to Israeli Premier League side Maccabi Netanya.[5] On 22 August 2015, Barry made his Maccabi Netanya debut in a 1–0 defeat against Maccabi Petah Tikva, playing the full 90 minutes.[6] On 12 September 2015, Barry scored his first goal for Maccabi Netanya in a 1–1 draw against Hapoel Tel Aviv, netting in the 58th minute for Maccabi's equalizer.[7] Due to Maccabi Netanya poor start to the campaign, parent club Apollon Limassol terminated Barry's loan, with a move to Hapoel Tel Aviv in mind. He returned to Apollon Limassol after starting twenty-one times and scoring twice for Maccabi Netanya.

Hapoel Tel Aviv (loan)[edit]

On 3 February 2016, Barry joined Hapoel Tel Aviv on loan for the remainder of the 2015–16 campaign.[8] On 7 February 2016, Barry made his Hapoel Tel Aviv debut in a 1–1 draw against Maccabi Tel Aviv, playing the full 90 minutes.[9] Barry went on to start the rest of his eleven appearances with Hapoel Tel Aviv before returning to Cyprus on 30 June 2016.

Hajduk Split[edit]

On 31 August 2016, Barry joined the Croatian team Hajduk Split, on a loan from Apollon Limassol with the option to purchase at the end of the season.[10] Becoming a first team regular, his performances satisfied the club and Hajduk decided to buy his contract out for 250 000€, signing him for further three years.[11][12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 May 2016.[3]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Valletta 2013–14 Maltese Premier League 20 2 4 0 4[a] 0 28 2
2014–15 Maltese Premier League 28 12 3 0 0 0 31 12
Total 48 14 7 0 4 0 59 14
Maccabi Netanya (loan) 2015–16 Israeli Premier League 21 2 3 1 1[b] 0 25 3
Hapoel Tel Aviv (loan) 2015–16 Israeli Premier League 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 81 16 10 1 4 0 1 0 96 17
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Israel State Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valletta vs. Mosta". Soccerway. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Hibernians vs. Valletta". Soccerway. 25 August 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "H. Barry". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Cohen best player in MFPA contest". TimesOfMalta. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Hamza Barry signs in Israel with Maccabi Netanya". Nna Gambia News. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Maccabi Petah Tikva vs. Maccabi Netanya". Soccerway. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Hapoel Tel Aviv vs. Maccabi Netanya". Soccerway. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Soccer: Flailing Maccabi Netanya hopes shake-up helps". The Jerusalem Post. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Hapoel Tel Aviv". Soccerway. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Hamza Barry is our new player!". HNK Hajduk Split Official Site. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  11. ^ Hajduk se isprsio: Otkupili su Hamzu, Memolla ostaje u klubu at 24 sata
  12. ^ Hamza i Memolla ostaju u Hajduku at HNK Hajduk Split official site

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