Samuel Barlay

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Samuel Barlay
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-09-15) 15 September 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
00002003–2004 East End Lions
2004–2007 Malmö FF 4 (0)
2006Mariehamn (loan) 9 (0)
2007Örgryte (loan) 18 (5)
2008–2009 Mariehamn 15 (0)
2010 Syrianska 20 (4)
2010 Mughan 6 (1)
2011–2013 Ravan Baku 56 (5)
2013–2014 AZAL 24 (1)
2014–2015 Syrianska 26 (1)
2015–2016 Ravan Baku 6 (0)
2016–2017 Syrianska 28 (0)
2018 IFK Mora 16 (1)
National team
2002–2003 Sierra Leone U-20 8 (0)
2004– Sierra Leone[1] 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:13, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:13, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Samuel Barlay (born 15 September 1986) is a Sierra Leonean footballer who plays as a midfielder. He has represented Sierra Leone at international level.

Club career[edit]

Samuel Barlay was born and raised in Freetown. He started his professional football career with top Sierra Leonean club East End Lions in the Sierra Leone National Premier League in 2003.

Barlay signed for Malmö FF from Sierra Leonean East End Lions shortly after the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship. In 2006, he was on a season long loan at IFK Mariehamn in the Finnish Veikkausliiga.[2] In 2008, he returned to "Grönvitt" after a loan spell at Örgryte IS in the Swedish second tier of football.[3]

Barlay left IFK Mariehamn, six months before his contract was due to expire, in April 2009.[4]

Following the end of his contract with Syrianska IF, Barlay went on trial with Syrianska FC in January 2011,[5] before signing with Azerbaijan Premier League side FK Mughan.[6]

Barlay left Ravan Baku at the end of his two-year contract in the summer of 2013.[7] Following his release from Ravan Baku, Barlay signed for fellow Azerbaijan Premier League side AZAL on a one-year contract, with the option of a second.[8]

In June 2014 Barlay returned to Syrianska, playing in the Division 2 Norra Svealand.[9][10] He signed a new one-year contract with Syrianska in December 2014.[11]

In July 2015, Barlay joined Ravan Baku for a second time.

International career[edit]

Barlay was the captain of the Sierra Leone U-17 national football team at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland. Barlay is a first choice at the central midfield position for the Leone Stars, as the Sierra Leone national football team is known. He won a penalty for his country which was converted by Mohamed Kallon that gave the Leone Stars a 1–0 win over South Africa in the 2010 FIFA World Cup/2010 African Cup of Nations qualifying match played in June 2008 in Freetown.

In July 2014, Barlay was suspended in-defiantly, along with Ibrahim Koroma, Ibrahim Kargbo and Christian Caulker over allegations of match-fixing relating to an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa which ended 0–0.[12] Barlay and his fellow banned players had their ban lifted in March 2015.[13][14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 May 2014[15][16][17]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Season Club League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals App Goals Apps Goals
Malmö 2005 Allsvenskan 4 0 2 0 6 0
IFK Mariehamn (loan) 2006 Veikkausliiga 9 0 9 0
Örgryte (loan) 2007 Superettan 18 5 18 5
IFK Mariehamn 2008 Veikkausliiga 15 0 15 0
2009 0 0 0 0
Syrianska 2010 Division 1 20 4 20 4
Mughan 2010–11[18] Azerbaijan Premier League 6 1 0 0 6 1
Ravan Baku 2011–12[19] Azerbaijan Premier League 28 4 1 0 29 4
2012–13[20] 28 1 2 0 30 1
Total 56 5 3 0 2 0 59 5
AZAL 2013–14 Azerbaijan Premier League 24 1 1 0 25 1
Career total 152 16 4 0 2 0 158 16

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Sierra Leone's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 June 2012 Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo  Equatorial Guinea
1–1
2–2[21]
2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samuel Barlay". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  2. ^ Veikkausliiga profile Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in Finnish)
  3. ^ Svenskfotboll profile (in Swedish)
  4. ^ "Samuel Barlay jättää IFK Mariehamnin" (in Finnish). www.veikkausliiga.com. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Barlay to undergo trials with new Swedish top division team". Sierraleonefootball.com. Archived from the original on 23 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Barlay to miss Nigeria friendly". www.sierraexpressmedia.com. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  7. ^ "2 legionerlə roads were" (in Azerbaijani). www.revanfc.az/. Retrieved 23 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Azal PFC sign Barlay". sierraexpressmedia.com. Archived from the original on 22 July 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Publicerad 19 jun 2014 07:00 Så ska Syrianska köra över VIK". vlt.se (in Swedish). VLT. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Big-Sam återvänder till klubben". www.syrianskaif.com (in Swedish). Syrianska. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Barlay, Suma sign new deal with Syrianska IF". www.footballsierraleone.net. Football Sierra Leone. 18 December 2014. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Sierra Leone match-fixing: Captain Kargbo one of 15 suspended". www.bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Sierra Leone lifts football ban on Kargbo, Caulker, Barlay and others". www.switsalone.com. switsalone. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  14. ^ "Sierra Leone: Bans on 15 alleged match-fixers lifted". www.bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Samuel Barlay" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  16. ^ Samuel Barlay at Soccerway. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  17. ^ "Samuel Barlay". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  18. ^ "Premier League Stats 2010/11" (PDF). Peşəkar Futbol Liqası. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  19. ^ "Premier League Stats 2011/12" (PDF). Peşəkar Futbol Liqası. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  20. ^ "Premier League Stats 2012/13" (PDF). Peşəkar Futbol Liqası. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2013.
  21. ^ https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/africa/matches/round=258334/match=300181919/report.html