Teeboy Kamara

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Teeboy Kamara
Personal information
Full name Teeboy Kamara
Date of birth (1996-05-18) 18 May 1996 (age 21)
Place of birth Liberia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Stirling Lions
Number 17
Youth career
Croydon Kings
Salisbury United
2011 A.I.S.
2011–2014 Adelaide United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Salisbury United 1 (0)
2011–2014 Adelaide United 1 (0)
2014 Inglewood United 15 (6)
2015– Stirling Lions 41 (15)
National team
2012 Australia U-17 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 September 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 December 2011

Teeboy Kamara (born 18 May 1996) is an Australian soccer player who currently plays as a forward for Stirling Lions.

Early life[edit]

Kamara was born in 1996 in Liberia. He left with his family, arriving in Australia as a refugee in the early 2000s.[1]

Club career[edit]

Adelaide United[edit]

In 2011, Kamara signed with A-League club Adelaide United. He made his professional debut in the 2011-12 A-League season on 16 December 2011, in a round 11 clash against Gold Coast United making him the youngest player to make a senior appearance in the competition at 15 years and 212 days old.[1][2] He also made an additional 2 appearances in the Asian Champions League for Adelaide.

On 21 December 2011 it was announced he had signed a three-year senior contract with Adelaide United with the contract beginning on his 16th birthday.[3]

However, in spite of a promising start to his career, Kamara was sidelined with an undisclosed illness over a two-year period. He was eventually released from his contract by the club.[4] He was subsequently signed by Inglewood United to play in the NPL WA.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 2002 at the age of 6 he moved to Australia with his mother and siblings to escape the civil war in his homeland. His stepfather was the goalkeeper coach of the Liberia national football team.[6]