Sylvanus Nimely

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Sylvanus Nimely
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-09-04) 4 September 1998 (age 20)
Place of birth Monrovia, Liberia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Spartak Moscow
Number 66
Youth career
2013–2014 Monrovia Club Breweries
2014 MFK Karviná
2015 MFK Vítkovice
2015–2016 FC Baník Ostrava
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 MFK Karviná 0 (0)
2017– FC Spartak Moscow 1 (0)
2017–FC Spartak-2 Moscow 54 (10)
National team
2014– Liberia 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:03, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Sylvanus Nimely (born 4 September 1998) is a Liberian international footballer who plays as a forward for the Russian Premier League side FC Spartak Moscow. His older brother, Alex, is also a professional footballer.[1]

Club career[edit]

Spartak Moscow[edit]

On 23 February 2017, he joined the Russian Premier League side FC Spartak Moscow.[2]

After playing for a year and a half for the second squad FC Spartak-2 Moscow, he made his debut in the Russian Premier League on 29 October 2018 in a game against FC Rubin Kazan.[3]


He made his international debut on 7 September 2013, coming on as a 70th-minute substitute for Samuel Thompson in a 4–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying defeat to Angola at the Tundavala National Stadium in Lubango.[4] FIFA later awarded Angola a 3–0 win as a result of Liberia fielding the ineligible player Nathaniel Sherman.[5]


  1. ^ Boy Dolo, Edwin. "Sylvanus Nimely Rising to Fame". Archived from the original on 22 November 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  2. ^ НИМЕЛИ СТАЛ ИГРОКОМ «СПАРТАКА» (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow. 23 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Rubin v Spartak game report" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. 29 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Round 2 Angola - Liberia". FIFA. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Liberia sanctioned for fielding ineligible player". 24 October 2013.

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