Ousman Jallow

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Ousman Jallow
Personal information
Full name Ousman Jallow
Date of birth (1988-10-21) 21 October 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Banjul, Gambia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
HJK Helsinki
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Wallidan ? (?)
2005–2008 Al Ain 47 (19)
2006–2007 Casablanca (loan) 19 (11)
2008–2011 Brøndby 70 (14)
2011–2013 Çaykur Rizespor 47 (19)
2015 HJK Helsinki 20 (6)
2016 Irtysh Pavlodar 16 (2)
2016– HJK Helsinki 3 (2)
National team
2007 Gambia U20 7 (5)
2008– Gambia 14 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2016

Ousman Jallow (born 21 October 1988 in Banjul) is a Gambian footballer who plays as a striker for Finnish club HJK Helsinki.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Arsenal and Chelsea both chased Jallow and they almost bought him, but because of troubles with the residence/work permit, Jallow did not become an Arsenal or Chelsea player.

Brøndby IF[edit]

On 31 August 2008, the young striker signed a contract for three years with the Danish team Brøndby IF.[2] The transfer amount was kept secret by both Brøndby IF and his former club; Al-Ain FC.[3][4]

On 5 October 2008, Jallow scored his first goal in the Brøndby-jersey, against Odense BK.

Çaykur Rizespor[edit]

His contract ended in Summer 2011. He joined on free transfer second division club Çaykur Rizespor.

HJK Helsinki[edit]

On 27 February 2015, HJK signed Jallow on a one-year contract after a short trial period.[5]

Irtysh Pavlodar[edit]

On 27 February 2016, Jallow signed for Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Irtysh Pavlodar.[6]

HJK Helsinki Return[edit]

On 8 August 2016, Jallow returned to HJK Helsinki, signing until the end of the 2017 season.[7]

International career[edit]

Jallow was a member of the Youth Gambia national football team and participated in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup which was won by the Youth Argentina national football team[8] and presented his homeland on African U-20 Championship in 2007.[9] He made his international debut on 9 September 2007 against Algeria.[10] Jallow was also a member of the Gambian side that won the U-17 African Nations Cup on home soil in 2005 and he scored the winning goal in the final.

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Gambia national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 1 0
2008 4 1
2009 0 0
2010 5 1
2011 3 0
2012 1 0
Total 14 2

Statistics accurate as of match played 29 February 2012[11]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Gambia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2008 Independence Stadium Bakau, Banjul  Liberia 2–0 3–0 2010 World Cup qualifier
2. 4 September 2010 Independence Stadium Bakau, Banjul  Namibia 3–0 3–1 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OUSMAN JALLOW PALAA KLUBIIN". hjk.fi (in Finnish). 8 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Brøndby IF Profile on www.brondby.com
  3. ^ Star profile: Ousman Jallow from 5. Juni 2008
  4. ^ Gambia News: Ous Jallow Apologises to his Father, Gambians from 10. September 2007
  5. ^ http://www.hjk.fi/uutiset/Miehet-2436
  6. ^ "Джаллоу подписал контракт с Иртышом". fcirtysh.kz (in Russian). FC Irtysh Pavlodar. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Ousman Jallow palaa Klubiin". www.hjk.fi/ (in Finnish). HJK. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016. 
  8. ^ July 5 Gambia v New Zealand on www.gambiasports.com
  9. ^ African U-20 Championship 2007 on www.rsssf.com
  10. ^ Gambia News Ousman Jallow Apologises to his Father Gambians
  11. ^ "Ousman Jallow". National Football Teams. Retrieved 16 June 2016. 

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