William Jebor

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William Jebor
Personal information
Full name William Jebor
Date of birth (1991-11-10) 10 November 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Monrovia, Liberia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
WAC
Number 10
Youth career
LISCR
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 LPRC Oilers 10 (14)
2009–2010 Taliya 15 (14)
2010–2011 Tersana 10 (8)
2011–2012 Al-Sharquia Lel-Dokhan 14 (14)
2012–2014 El-Geish 14 (10)
2014Al-Ahli Tripoli (loan) 8 (7)
2014–2017 Rio Ave 14 (1)
2015– 2016Ponferradina (loan) 17 (2)
2016–2017WAC(loan) 34 (23)
2017– 2018 Al-Nassr 8 (3)
2018 WAC Casablanca 1 (1)
National team
2011– Liberia 11 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:08, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2018

William Jebor (born 10 November 1991) is a Liberian footballer who plays for Wydad Casablanca in the Botola Professional League, as a striker. He is also a member of the Liberia national football team.

On 13 October 2015 Jebor scored a hat-trick in a 3–1 win at Guinea-Bissau in the preliminary stage of the FIFA World Cup qualifier, after scoring another one in the first leg. He scored another hat-trick against Djibouti in the African Cup of Nations Qualifier On March 29, 2016, in a CAF 2017 qualification match in Monrovia, between Djibouti and Liberia. Becoming the only Liberian senior national football team player to score a hat-trick more than once in an international tournament. Liberians call him the "Victorious Boy", "A True Son Of The Soil"."The Striker". He is the most important player of the current generation of Liberia football.

Also the second Liberian to be a Africa Footballer of the year nominee After George Weah who have won the continent most prestigious award three times, 1989, 1994 and 1995. In 1996 Weah was named African Player of the Century. The striker William Jebor as he is known has been nominated twice in the 2016 Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards. after being named in the nominees for the African Footballer of the Year as well as the category of Those based On the continent.

Honours[edit]

Wydad Casablanca[edit]

Club career[edit]

Born in Monrovia, Jebor made his senior debuts with Liberia Petroleum Refining Company Oilers in 2008, aged 17, after previously representing LISCR FC as a youth.[1] In the 2009 summer he moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing for Syrian Premier League side Taliya SC.

In 2010 Jebor switched teams and countries again, joining Egyptian Second Division club Tersana SC.[2] After a short spell at El-Sharqeya lel-Dokhan, he moved to El-Geish SC in the Egyptian Premier League.

Jebor made his debut for the club on 3 February 2013, starting in a 0–1 away loss against Ismaily SC, and scored his first goal for the club on 12 March, netting the first in a 2–1 home win against El Mokawloon SC. He finished the campaign with ten goals, being tournament's topscorer;[3] highlights included a hat-trick in a 3–2 home success over Ittihad El Shorta on 7 May.

In January 2014 Jebor switched clubs and countries again, after agreeing to a six-month loan deal with Al-Ahli Tripoli SC. On 5 August he signed a four-year contract with Portuguese side Rio Ave FC.[4]

Jebor made his Primeira Liga debut on 13 September 2014, coming on as a second-half substitute for Renan Bressan in a 1–1 draw at Moreirense FC.[5] He scored his first goal for the club on 30 April of the following year, netting his team's only in a 1–1 Taça de Portugal home draw against SC Braga.[6]

On 28 July 2015 Jebor was loaned to SD Ponferradina in Spanish Segunda División, in a season-long deal.[7]

International career[edit]

Jebor made his debut for Liberia on 26 March 2011, starting in a 2–4 loss against Cape Verde. His first international goal came on 14 June 2015, in a 1–2 defeat at Togo.[8]

On 13 October 2015 Jebor scored a hat-trick in a 3–1 win at Guinea-Bissau, after scoring another one in the first leg. And he also scored another hat-trick against Djibouti in the African Cup of Nations Qualifier. On March 29, 2016, he scored another hat-trick in a CAF 2017 qualification match in Monrovia, Liberia, between Djibouti and Liberia, becoming the only Liberian senior national football team player to score a hat-trick more than once in an international tournament. Now Liberians are calling him the "victorious Boy" because he brings victory to the Fans as well as the Country.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Liberia's goal tally first.[9]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 June 2015 Stade de Kégué, Lomé, Togo  Togo 1–0 1–2 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 8 October 2015 Antoinette Tubman Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Guinea-Bissau 1–0 1–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 13 October 2015 Estadio 24 de Setembro, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau  Guinea-Bissau 1–0 3–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4. 2–0
5. 3–1
6. 29 March 2016 Antoinette Tubman Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Djibouti 3–0 5–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
7. 4–0
8. 5–0
9. 5 June 2016 Antoinette Tubman Stadium, Monrovia, Liberia  Togo 2–0 2–2 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
10. 9 September 2018 Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, Monrovia, Liberia  DR Congo 1–0 1–1 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Oilers Better Than LISCR" – Says Bedell". Liberian Soccer. 17 June 2009. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Liberian Contingent Grows in Egypt". Liberian Soccer. 26 November 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Egyptian Premier League 2012/2013 – Top scorers". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Jebor o Iron Man" [Jebor the Iron Man] (in Portuguese). Rio Ave's official website. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Moreirense 1–1 Rio Ave" (in Portuguese). Sapo. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  6. ^ "TP: Rio Ave-Sp. Braga, 1–1 (crónica)" [TP: Rio Ave-Sp. Braga, 1–1 (report)] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  7. ^ "William Jebor se une a la Ponferradina" [William Jebor joins Ponferradina] (in Spanish). Ponferradina's official website. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Late Adebayor goal downs Liberia". MTN Group. 14 June 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Jebor, William". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 February 2017.

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