Mohamed Sylla

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Mohamed Sylla
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Lamine Sylla
Date of birth (1971-02-22)22 February 1971
Place of birth Conakry, Guinea
Date of death 9 June 2010(2010-06-09) (aged 39)
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Hafia Conakry 33 (22)
1988–1989 USM Libreville 36 (23)
1989–1995 Willem II 145 (24)
1995–1997 FC Martigues 46 (6)
1997–1998 Ayr United 3 (0)
1998–2000 Paniliakos 15 (1)
2000 Chamois Niortais FC 4 (0)
2000–2001 FC Istres 0 (0)
2001–2002 Stade Tunisien 0 (0)
National team
1990–1998 Guinea
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mohamed Sylla (Conakry, 22 February 1971 - Marseille, 9 June 2010) was a Guinean football player. He is not to be confused with compatriots Mohamed Ofei Sylla and Mohammed 'Momo' Sylla.

Club career[edit]

Sylla started his career with local team Hafia Conakry, before catching the eye of Dutch side Willem II when scoring loads of goals at Gabonese league side USM Libreville. He was the first Guinean footballer to play in the Netherlands and stayed 6 years in Tilburg before moving on to the lower French leagues and short spells in Scotland and Greece. He famously scored two goals for Willem II in an away game at FC Twente, played in the snow; it is said it was the first time he ever saw snow.

International career[edit]

Sylla played for the Guinea national football team for several years.


Sylla died on 9 June 2010 in a hospital in Marseille, after a long battle against lung- and pancreatic cancer.[1]


His son, Abdoul Karim Sylla (born Turnov in 1992 and grown up in Tilburg plays now for Montpellier HSC.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Oud-Willem II-speler Sylla overleden - De Telegraaf (in Dutch)