Lamin Suma

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Lamin Suma
Personal information
Full name Lamin Suma
Date of birth (1991-07-14) 14 July 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Right-winger
Club information
Current team
Fresno FC
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Mighty Blackpool ? (?)
2011 Kallon Freetown ? (?)
2011–2013 Jagodina 4 (0)
2012–2013 Jedinstvo B. Polje (loan) 7 (0)
2013 Flora Tallinn 3 (1)
2013 Flora II 5 (3)
2014–2015 Atlantis 0 (0)
2016 Philadelphia Fury
2017 Sacramento Republic 3 (0)
2018– Fresno FC 0 (0)
National team
Sierra Leone U-17
Sierra Leone U-20
Sierra Leone U-23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:22, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 December 2016

Lamin Suma (born 14 July 1991) is a Sierra Leonean football midfielder playing for Fresno FC in the United Soccer League.

Club career[edit]

Born in Freetown, he was playing with Mighty Blackpool F.C. until summer 2011 when he moved to another Sierra Leone National Premier League side FC Kallon.

In November 2011 he went to Turkey where he joined Süper Lig side Eskişehirspor on trials.[1] He developed a good relation with club's coach Michael Skibbe[2] and the prospects of Suma getting a contract looked good,[3] however the sudden departure of Skibbe from Eskişehirspor left Suma with his future uncertain and Serbian side FK Jagodina moved in and offered him a contract.

Lamin Suma made his Serbian SuperLiga debut on March 31, 2012, as a substitute in a 21-round match visiting FK Vojvodina, a 0-0 draw. He made a total of 3 appearances in the 2011–12 Serbian SuperLiga. In August 2012 he agreed to a loan to Montenegrin First League side FK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje where he played the 2012–13 season.[4][5]

In summer 2013 he moved to Estonia and joined Meistriliiga side FC Flora Tallinn. In 2014, he moved to Finnish third tier side Atlantis FC.[6][7]

After playing in Europe, Suma moved across the Atlantic to the United States and, in March 2016, he signed a short-term deal until summer with Philadelphia Fury.[8] Philadelphia Fury ended the season as champions, and Suma won the best player award of the 2016 Spring season of the American Soccer League.[9] As result, Suma signed with Sacramento Republic FC on December 5, 2016, a club playing a level higher, in the United Soccer League.[10]

On 21 December 2017, Suma signed with USL side Fresno FC ahead of their inaugural season in the league.[11]

National team[edit]

Lamin Suma has played for all categories of the Sierra Leonian youth national team,[8] namely, the U-17, U-20 and U-23 teams.[12] He was the captain of the Sierra Leone U-20 team.[1] On May 19, 2011, he received a call by Christian Cole to the Sierra Leone national football team however he was latter dropped by Lars Matsson.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Lamin Suma is the younger brother of Sheriff Suma, also a footballer.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lamin Suma excels in Eskisehirspor, Turkey Archived 2012-04-11 at the Wayback Machine. at Africa Young Voices (AYV), 16-11-2011
  2. ^ Former Germany Coach Michael Skibble, hails Sierra Leonean young star at Africa Young Voices (AYV), 21-11-2011
  3. ^ ‘Football is everything to me’ – Lamin Suma at Africa Young Voices (AYV), 20-2-2012
  4. ^ Jedinstvo želi da pobjedom proslavi povratak u elitu at Vijesti.me, 11-8-2012
  5. ^ Lamin Suma at FSCG.co.me
  6. ^ Lamin Suma at Soccerway
  7. ^ Floraga liitus Aafrika ründaja at soccernet.ee, 19-9-2013
  8. ^ a b c Lamin Suma signs for USA club Philadelphia Fury at sierraleonefootball.com, 5-3-2016, retrieved 6-12-2016
  9. ^ Lamin Suma Wins Best Player Award at globalafrica.news, 19-6-2016, retrieved 6-12-2016
  10. ^ Republic FC Signs Sierra Leone Forward Suma at uslsoccer.com, 5-12-2016, retrieved 6-12-2016
  11. ^ "FRESNO FC ADDS LAMIN SUMA AND SAM STRONG". Fresno FC. 21 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  12. ^ LAMIN SUMA at Philadelphia Fury official website retrieved 6-12-2016
  13. ^ Two different Sierra Leone squads have been announced at BBC Sport, 19-5-2011

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