Roland Lamah

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Roland Lamah
Personal information
Full name Roland Conde Lamah[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-31) 31 December 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
FC Dallas
Number 20
Youth career
1993–2001 Karthala Abidjan
2001–2003 Visé
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Visé 17 (1)
2004–2005 Anderlecht (loan) 0 (0)
2005–2008 Anderlecht 6 (0)
2007–2008 Roda (loan) 32 (11)
2008–2011 Le Mans 92 (10)
2011–2014 Osasuna 45 (3)
2013–2014 Swansea City (loan) 14 (2)
2014–2016 Ferencváros 54 (12)
2017– FC Dallas 8 (0)
National team
2004–2006 Belgium U19 12 (6)
2006 Belgium U20 2 (0)
2007–2008 Belgium U21 6 (1)
2009– Belgium 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Roland Conde Lamah (born 31 December 1987) is a Belgian footballer who plays for North American club FC Dallas mainly as a left winger.

Club career[edit]

Early years / Osasuna[edit]

Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Lamah started playing in Belgium, representing C.S. Visé in the second division and R.S.C. Anderlecht in the Pro League.[2][3] In the 2007–08 season, he represented Roda JC Kerkrade on loan from the latter.[4]

In the summer of 2008, Lamah moved clubs and countries again, joining France's Le Mans UC 72 on a four-year contract[5] and making his Ligue 1 debut on 30 August by playing one minute in a 4–1 away win against FC Nantes.[6] After suffering relegation in 2010, he competed in Ligue 2 with the team.[7]

On 24 August 2011, after a successful medical, Lamah penned a three-year deal with Spanish side CA Osasuna.[8] he scored four goals all competitions comprised during his one-and-a-half-year spell in Navarre,[9][10][11][12] also being sent off during a 1–5 home loss to Real Madrid in late March 2012.[13]

Swansea City[edit]

On 15 January 2013, Swansea City signed Lamah on an initial 18-month loan after which the Welsh could make it a permanent move.[14] He made his debut four days later, coming on as a 63rd-minute substitute for Pablo Hernández in a 3–1 win over Stoke City at the Liberty Stadium.[15] Also from the bench, he featured 12 minutes to help his team win the League Cup after a 5–0 success against Bradford City.[16]

Lamah scored his first Swansea goal on 29 August 2013 in a UEFA Europa League play-off second leg against FC Petrolul Ploiești, finishing from a cross by Alejandro Pozuelo in an eventual 1–2 away loss but 6–3 aggregate win.[17] He netted for the first time in the league on 28 December, in a 1–1 draw at Aston Villa.[18] His second goal came against West Bromwich Albion on 15 March 2014, opening the scoring in the second minute of a 1–2 home defeat after being set up by Wilfried Bony.[19]

Ferencváros[edit]

On 9 September 2014, having been released by Osasuna, Lamah signed for Hungarian club Ferencvárosi TC, the move being permitted outside the transfer window as he was a free agent.[20] On 2 April 2016, in spite of a 1–2 away loss against Debreceni VSC, he and his team won the national championship after a 12-year wait.[21]

FC Dallas[edit]

On 16 December 2016, Lamah signed with Major League Soccer side FC Dallas.[22]

International career[edit]

Lamah chose to represent Belgium internationally,[23] gaining 20 caps at youth level. He made his debut for the full side on 9 September 2009, coming on as a late substitute for Wesley Sonck in a 1–2 loss in Armenia for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.[24]

Honours[edit]

Anderlecht
Swansea City
Ferencváros

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs submit squad lists" (PDF). Premier League. 1 February 2013. p. 33. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lamah earns Anderlecht chance". UEFA.com. 18 August 2004. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Lamah agrees new Anderlecht deal". UEFA.com. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Roda JC wil Lamah definitief overnemen" [Roda JC wants to acquire Lamah permanently] (in Dutch). Voetbal Zone. 23 July 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lamah au Mans" [Lamah to Mans]. Le Figaro (in French). 16 August 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Les Canaris explosent en vol" [Canaries blow up in flight] (in French). Football 365. 30 August 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Transferts, Le Mans – Lamah suivi par le PSG" [Transfers, Le Mans – Lamah tracked by PSG] (in French). Goal.com. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Osasuna ficha a Lamah" [Osasuna signs Lamah] (in Spanish). CA Osasuna. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "El Espanyol se enreda en la red de Osasuna" [Espanyol gets tangled in Osasuna's web]. Marca (in Spanish). 27 November 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "Tostón antes de Navidad" [Dullness before Christmas]. Marca (in Spanish). 21 December 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "Crónica del Osasuna-Levante, 4–0" [Osasuna-Levante match report, 4–0] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Atlético de Madrid 3–1 Osasuna: Radamel Falcao sigue aguantando el pulso del Barcelona" [Atlético de Madrid 3–1 Osasuna: Radamel Falcao still at it with Barcelona] (in Spanish). Goal.com. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Un perro, un gato y un 'animal'" [A dog, a cat and an 'animal']. Marca (in Spanish). 31 March 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "Swansea sign Roland Lamah on loan from Osasuna". BBC Sport. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Swansea 3–1 Stoke". BBC Sport. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  16. ^ McNulty, Phil (28 February 2013). "Bradford 0–5 Swansea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "Europa League: Swansea seal progress despite second-leg loss to Petrolul Ploiesti". Sky Sports. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  18. ^ Kelner, Martha (28 December 2013). "Aston Villa 1 Swansea 1: Lambert's men hold on to draw despite second half onslaught from Swans". Daily Mail. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "Swansea City 1–2 West Brom: Mulumbu hands Mel first win at eighth time of asking". Goal.com. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  20. ^ "Former Swansea City winger Roland Lamah joins Ferencvaros". South Wales Evening Post. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  21. ^ "Ferencváros crowned Hungarian champions". UEFA.com. 2 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  22. ^ "FC Dallas signs Belgian winger Roland Lamah and Costa Rican outside back Jose Salvatierra". FC Dallas. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  23. ^ "Ces Diables Rouges venus d'ailleurs" [Those Red Devils from elsewhere] (in French). Perspectives. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  24. ^ "Arménie 2–1 Belgique: la honte!" [Armenia 2–1 Belgium: disgrace!]. L'Avenir (in French). 9 September 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 

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