Mohamed Eisa

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Mohamed Eisa
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Eisa[1]
Date of birth (1994-07-12) 12 July 1994 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Khartoum, Sudan
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Bristol City
Number 40
Youth career
Pro Touch Soccer Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Dartford 2 (0)
2013–2014Leatherhead (DR)
2014–2015 Corinthian 18 (16)
2015–2017 Greenwich Borough 81 (52)
2017–2018 Cheltenham Town 45 (23)
2018– Bristol City 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:43, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

Mohamed Eisa (born 12 July 1994) is a Sudanese professional footballer who plays for English Championship club Bristol City, as a striker.

Early life[edit]

Born in Khartoum, Sudan,[3] Eisa's family moved to Camden, London when he was nine years old.[4][5]

Career[edit]

After playing with the Pro Touch Soccer Academy,[4] Eisa had unsuccessful trials at Norwich City, Southend United and Oxford United.[6] He spent his early career in non-league football with Dartford, Leatherhead, Corinthian and Greenwich Borough.[7][8] At Greenwich he scored 57 goals in 100 appearances in all competitions before leaving the club in June 2017.[9]

Cheltenham Town[edit]

He signed for Cheltenham Town on 7 July 2017 on an initial one-year deal.[10] After breaking into the first-team, in August 2017 Eisa signed a contract extension with the club until 2020.[11] On 24 March 2018, Eisa equalled Cheltenham's record for 20 league goals in a season.[12] On 6 April 2018, Eisa won the EFL League Two Player Of The Month Award.[13]

During the 2017–18 season he scored 25 goals for Cheltenham Town in all competitions, including 23 in EFL League Two.[14] His goalscoring saw him break Cheltenham's record for the most goals scored in a season.[15] In April 2018 he was nominated for the EFL League Two Player of the Season award.[16] At the club's end of season award, Eisa won the Supporters' Player Of The Year, Players' Player Of The Year and the Sponsors' Player Of The Year awards.[15]

Bristol City[edit]

During the 2018 pre-season he was linked with a transfer to Brentford, Leeds United and Portsmouth.[17][18] He signed for Bristol City on 23 July 2018.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 22 August 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dartford 2012–13[7] Conference Premier 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14[7] Conference Premier 1 0 0 0 2 2 3 2
Total 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 2
Corinthian 2014–15[20] Southern Counties East FL 18 16 0 0 0 0 18 16
Greenwich Borough 2015–16[21] Southern Counties East FL 36 32 3 3 5 0 44 35
2016–17[22] Isthmian League Division One South 45 20 0 0 0 0 45 20
Total 81 52 3 3 5 0 89 55
Cheltenham Town 2017–18[14] League Two 45 23 1 0 2 2 2 0 50 25
Bristol City 2018–19[23] Championship 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 149 91 4 3 3 2 9 2 165 98

Personal life[edit]

His brother Abo is also a professional footballer.[24]

Honours[edit]

Individual

  • Cheltenham Town Supporters' Player of the Year: 2017–18.[15]
  • Cheltenham Town Players' Player of the Year: 2017–18.[15]
  • Cheltenham Town Sponsors' Player of the Year: 2017–18.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of players under written contract registered between 01/08/2017 and 31/08/2017" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 4. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Profile". Cheltenham Town F.C. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b Mohamed Eisa at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b Jon Palmer (13 October 2017). "Meet the younger Eisa brother, a biomedical science student who wants to follow Mo into Football League". Gloucestershire Live. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  5. ^ Ben Fisher. "'I feel so blessed': Mo Eisa on his journey from Sudan to the Football League". Guardian. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Mo Eisa interview: From Sudan to Cheltenham via the eighth tier". Sky Sports. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Profile". Aylesbury United F.C. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Eisa does it for Leatherhead to dismantle the Brickies". The Argus. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Mohamed Eisa departs". Greenwich Borough F.C. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Cheltenham Town: Jerell Sellars & Mohamed Eisa join League Two club". BBC Sport. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Mohamed Eisa signs contract extension with the Robins". Cheltenham Town F.C. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Crawley Town 3-5 Cheltenham Town". BBC Sport. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Eisa wins Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month". Cheltenham Town. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Mohamed Eisa in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  15. ^ a b c d e "Mo Eisa sweeps the board in Cheltenham Town's end of season awards". Gloucestershire Live. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  16. ^ "EFL awards: Tom Cairney, Ruben Neves & Ryan Sessgenon on Championship shortlist". BBC Sport. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  17. ^ Jon Palmer (14 May 2018). "Brentford chasing signature of Cheltenham Town striker Mohamed Eisa". Gloucestershire Live. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  18. ^ Jordan Cross (20 July 2018). "Pompey fearful as Leeds enter Eisa pursuit". The News : Portsmouth. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  19. ^ Gregor MacGregor (23 July 2018). "Bristol City confirm Mo Eisa capture from Cheltenham as Robins beat off rival clubs". Bristol Post. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Fixtures and results – Southern Counties East Football League". Corinthian F.C. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Fixtures and results – 1st XI". Greeenwich Borough F.C. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Fixtures and results – 1st XI". Greeenwich Borough F.C. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Games played by Mohamed Eisa in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Nathan Thomas & Abo Eisa: Shrewsbury Town sign wingers from Sheffield United and Wealdstone". BBC Sport. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.