Sammy Onyango

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Sammy Onyango
Personal information
Full name Samuel Onyango
Date of birth (1961-03-03)3 March 1961
Place of birth Migori District, Kenya
Date of death 2 August 2002(2002-08-02) (aged 41)
Place of death Kisumu, Kenya
Playing position Left wing
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1980 Hakati Sportiff (5)
1981–1989 Gor Mahia (92)
1990 - 1994 Kisumu Posta (13)
National team
1983–1990 Kenya
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Sammy Onyango (3 March 1961 – 2 August 2002) was a Kenya international football winger who played club football in Kenya.

Club career[edit]

Born in Migori District, Onyango began playing football in the Kenyan Premier League with Hakati Sportiff in 1980 before joining Gor Mahia F.C. at age 17 in 1981.[1]

Onyango helped Gor Mahia win a domestic league and cup double, and its first and only African Cup Winners' Cup title in 1987. He is Gor Mahia's top all-time scorer in all competitions as well as in the league with a total of 92 goals including 79 league goals. In 1990, he joined Kisumu Posta, the club he would finish his playing career with in the 1994.[2]

International career[edit]

Onyango made several appearances for the Kenya national football team, including six FIFA World Cup qualifying matches. He played for Kenya at the 1988 and 1990 African Cup of Nations[3] finals. He also won a silver medal with Kenya at the 1987 All-Africa Games in Nairobi.[4]


Onyango died in a traffic accident in Kisumu on 2 August 2002.[1]


  1. ^ a b "A Tribute to the Late Sammy Onyango Jogoo". Archived from the original on 29 August 2008. Retrieved 4 November 2011.
  2. ^ Moses, Wachira (9 March 2011). "Immortalizing Sammy Onyango "Jogoo"". Friends For Football Change In Kenya Secretariat.
  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie (12 June 2009). "African Nations Cup 1990 - Final Tournament Details". RSSSF.
  4. ^ "Kenya Harambee Stars at the 4th All Africa games". 18 April 2009. Retrieved 29 November 2017.

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