Martin Kayongo-Mutumba

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Martin Kayongo-Mutumba
Martin Mutumba (AIK-Mjällby 2013, cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Martin Kayongo-Mutumba
Date of birth (1985-06-15) 15 June 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Solna, Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Syrianska FC
Number 33
Youth career
1990–1998 Vasalunds IF
1998–2002 AIK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 AIK 19 (0)
2004 FC Café Opera 0 (0)
2005–2007 Inter Turku 58 (7)
2008 Väsby United 29 (4)
2009–2010 AIK 37 (3)
2010–2011 Videoton FC 13 (0)
2011–2014 AIK 72 (6)
2014 Çaykur Rizespor 0 (0)
2014–2015 Orduspor 5 (0)
2015 Rah Ahan 7 (1)
2015 IF Brommapojkarna 11 (0)
2016–2017 Örgryte IS 22 (4)
2018– Syrianska FC 0 (0)
National team
2002 Sweden U17 2 (0)
2012– Uganda 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 March 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 November 2013

Martin Kayongo-Mutumba (born Martin Mutumba, 15 June 1985) is a Ugandan international footballer who plays for Syrianska FC as a winger.


AIK (First spell)[edit]

Mutumba started his career in Vasalunds IF as a young child, but in 1999 he joined AIK, still as a youth player. In the fall of 2002 he made his first appearance with the senior squad against Kalmar FF, playing the last five minutes of the game.

In 2004 AIK wanted Mutumba to play with FC Café Opera, a club that AIK had a close relationship with and later would become their feeder club.[1] Unfortunately, Mutumba broke his leg in an indoor tournament he played with some friends before the season had started and he was never able to play any matches for Café Opera.[2] He stated that he lost his interest in football and "started hanging with the wrong crowd". This eventually landed him with a battery and assault charge. A judicial court gave him a second chance and he decided to continue with football.[3]

Inter Turku[edit]

In 2005, AIK sold him to Finnish team FC Inter Turku that played in the Premier Division, Veikkausliiga.

Väsby United[edit]

When the Finnish season ended in the fall of 2007 Mutumba tried out for Spanish La Liga club Deportivo de La Coruña,[4] his old club AIK[5] and Scottish Premier League club Hibernian.[6] Mutumba himself reported that he turned down a deal from Deportivo La Coruña, and British media claimed he signed a short-term contract with Hibernian. In a 2009 interview with Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet he stated that the deal with Deportivo La Coruña fell through due to problems on behalf of his agent, and he explained that they were talking about the development team, Fabril, who play in the Spanish Segunda B division.[7] In the end he signed with Superettan club FC Väsby United, where he had previously been under contract in 2004 when the club was still known as "FC Café Opera“.

AIK (Second spell)[edit]

In November 2008 he signed with AIK again.[8] Following his return to the club, he stated that he was where he wanted to be and that it was highly unlikely that he would move abroad again and that the money offered to him was not going to be decisive. In the last game of the 2009 season AIK beat IFK Göteborg 2–1 in a dramatic title-deciding match, claiming the Allsvenskan championship for the first time in eleven years. In the match 55th minute, Mutumba provided the assist to his teammate Antônio Flávio, who took the "skillful" feed and rifled the equalizer past IFK Gothenburg's goalkeeper.[9] 2 days before the final game, Mutumba tattooed in "AIK GULD (Gold) 2LAX9 (2009, LAX is slang for thousand) on his chest.[10]

Due the start of the season of 2010, AIK was underperforming as defending champions. This led that club was struggling to avoid relegation. The coach Mikael Stahre left for Panionios GSS and lots of criticism where aimed at the teams bad performances.


On 28 June 2010, media reported that the Hungarian club of Videoton FC had bought both Bojan Djordjic and Martin Mutumba.[11] The director of the Hungarian club compared Djordjic to Roberto Baggio and Mutumba to Ronaldinho.[12] The transfer led to many speculations in media, especially since AIK had appointed the Scottish manager Alex Miller only a couple of days before the transfer were made. The players claimed that it was Mr. Miller’s decision to let the players go, but the organization of AIK claimed that they got such a good offer that they couldn’t refuse to sell.[11]

AIK (Third spell)[edit]

In 2011, Martin Mutumba was signed by AIK for the third time, agreeing on a three-year deal with the club.

Mutumba's AIK squad number has varied from time to time. During the 2009 season, he wore number 19. When the 2010 season started, he received the number 10 jersey. However, from 2011 to present, he has worn the number 9 jersey. Martin Mutumba's style of playing is mildly skillful and dribbling skills slightly trumps those of the average Allsvenskan player, as was seen when Mutumba was dribbling mediocrately with the Gefle defense, which saw AIK winning 3-0.[citation needed]

Çaykur Rizespor[edit]

On 5 January 2014, Çaykur Rizespor announced that Martin Mutumba signed with them for 2.5 years.

Rah Ahan[edit]

On 3 March 2015 he joined Persian Gulf Pro League club Rah Ahan.

Personal life[edit]

When he originally signed on with AIK, still a teenager, his father quit his job and the young Mutumba provided the family with the only income they had. When the club let him go, the family quickly found themselves in economic hardship.[3]

In 2003 Mutumba collaborated on the book "Svartskallar – Så funkar vi" (Roughly: "Wogs – How we work") where 11 young people from multicultural and minority backgrounds talk about what it is like to be of immigrant background in modern Swedish society.[13]

Mutumba loves music and is a huge fan of reggae, rap music and samba. A keen rapper, he has released tracks under the moniker M9.[14] He has a tattoo on his left temple that says "R-BY", a tribute to Rinkeby, the suburb in Stockholm where he grew up and still resides.[15] Days before the deciding final game of the 2009 season he tattooed "A.I.K GULD 2LAX9" (AIK league champions 2009) across his chest. Fortunately for him it came true.

He is second cousin with former footballer Moses Nsubuga who played for IF Elfsborg and lost his left leg in a car accident 1997.[16][17] In January 2012, Mutumba got a Ugandan passport and was summoned in the Uganda national team squad that faced Congo Brazzaville in the Africa Cup of Nations (2013) qualifiers. However, he didn't play spending all the 90 minutes on bench. Later in June that year, Mutumba made his debut in the Uganda national team that played an away World Cup (2014) qualifier with Angola on 3 June 2012.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2002 AIK Allsvenskan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2004 FC Café Opera (loan) Superettan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 FC Inter Veikkausliiga 16 2 0 0 0 0 16 2
2006 17 1 0 0 0 0 17 1
2007 25 4 0 0 0 0 25 4
2008 Väsby United Superettan 29 4 0 0 0 0 29 4
2009 AIK Allsvenskan 24 3 5 1 0 0 29 4
2010 13 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
2010–11 Videoton FC Nemzeti Bajnokság I 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011 AIK Allsvenskan 28 3 1 0 0 0 29 3
2012 25 2 1 0 9 0 35 2
2014–15 Rah Ahan Pro League 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Career Total 197 20 8 1 9 0 215 21




  1. ^ "AIK FOTBOLL: AIK Fotboll och Väsby United fördjupar samarbete". 24 November 2006. 
  2. ^ Mutumba: "Jag trodde aldrig jag skulle spela igen"
  3. ^ a b Johan Flinck (16 April 2009). "Jag blev en fel människa". 
  4. ^ "Martin Mutumba provspelar för Deportivo". 
  5. ^ "Mutumba fortsätter i AIK". 
  6. ^ "Canning given Hibs trial chance". BBC Sport. 6 February 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  7. ^ David Tanentsapf (13 January 2009). "Det var tre år av krig". 
  8. ^ Martin Kayongo-Mutumba återvänder till AIK[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "AIK takes home Swedish football league title – The Local". 
  10. ^ "Mutumbas AIK Guld 2LAX9 ny trend – Dagens Nyheter". 
  11. ^ a b Patrik Sjögren (28 June 2010). "Chocken: Guldhjältarna lämnar mästarlaget | AIK | Allsvenskan | Sverige | Fotboll | Sportbladet | Aftonbladet". 
  12. ^ Andreas Lagnelius (29 June 2010). "Jämför Mutumba och Bojan – med Ronaldinho och Baggio | AIK | Allsvenskan | Sverige | Fotboll | Sportbladet | Aftonbladet". 
  13. ^ Svartskallar – Så funkar vi Archived 30 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "Frizon: M9". 
  15. ^ Johan Flinck (22 September 2009). "Firade – med sin mamma | AIK | Allsvenskan | Sverige | Fotboll | Sportbladet | Aftonbladet". 
  16. ^ "500 AIKare: Martin Mutumba". Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. 
  17. ^ Tobias Sandblom (2 November 1997). "Nsubuga: Mitt mål är handikapp-OS". 

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