Umaru Bangura

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Umaru Bangura
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Personal information
Date of birth (1987-10-07) 7 October 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Zürich
Number 22
Youth career
2004–2005 Mighty Blackpool
2005 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Hønefoss 123 (7)
2010–2013 Haugesund 81 (1)
2014–2016 Dinamo Minsk 58 (0)
2016– Zürich 41 (1)
National team
2006– Sierra Leone 43 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2017

Umaru Bangura (born October 7, 1987) is a Sierra Leonean international footballer. He is a central defender who can also operate in midfield. Bangura currently plays for FC Zürich in the Swiss Super League and for the Leone Stars, Sierra Leone national football team.[1]

Career[edit]

During the English 2013 summer transfer window, Bangura attracted interest from Premier League side Crystal Palace, but the move failed to materialise.[2][3]

In December 2013 Bangura agreed to move to FC Dinamo Minsk in the Vysheyshaya Liga.[4]

In August 2016 he signed a three years contract with Swiss club FC Zürich.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 22 July 2015[6]
Season Club League League Cup Continental Play-offs Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006 Hønefoss Adeccoligaen 15 0 - - 15 1
2007 23 0 - - 23 0
2008 27 2 - - 27 2
2009 29 3 1 0 - - 30 3
2010 Tippeligaen 29 2 4 1 - 3 0 36 3
2011 Haugesund 24 1 4 0 - - 28 1
2012 29 0 1 0 - - 30 0
2013 28 0 4 0 - - 32 0
2014 Dinamo Minsk Vysheyshaya Liga 23 0 0 0 7 0 - 30 0
2015 22 0 3 0 1 0 - 17 0
2016 22 0 3 0 1 0 - 17 0
Career total 240 8 17 0 8 0 3 0 268 8

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Sierra Leone's goal tally first.[7]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 31 May 2014 National Stadium, Freetown, Sierra Leone  Swaziland 1–0 1–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 19 July 2014 National Stadium, Freetown, Sierra Leone  Seychelles 2–0 2–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 28 March 2016 National Stadium, Freetown, Sierra Leone  Gabon 1–0 1–0 Friendly
4. 10 June 2017 National Stadium, Freetown, Sierra Leone  Kenya 2–0 2–1 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player profile". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Transfer News: Crystal Palace launch move for Umaru Bangura". Sky Sports. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Crystal Palace plot double deal as Eagles eye up Umaru Bangura and Osman Sow". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bangura klar for utenlandsk klubb". Nettavisen (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Innenverteidiger Umaru Bangura wechselt zum FC Zürich" (in German). fcz.ch. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Umaru Bangura". http://www.altomfotball.no/. Retrieved 26 December 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Bangura, Umaru". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 June 2017. 

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