Willis Forko

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Willis Forko
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Personal information
Full name Willis Forko
Date of birth (1983-11-12) November 12, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Monrovia, Liberia
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Left Back
Youth career
2002 South Carolina Gamecocks
2003–2005 Connecticut Huskies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Real Salt Lake 38 (0)
2008 Vancouver Whitecaps 0 (0)
2008–2010 Bodø/Glimt 60 (0)
2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 5 (0)
National team
2008– Liberia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 2, 2010.

Willis Forko (born November 12, 1983 in Monrovia) is a Liberian footballer who is currently a free agent.


Youth and college[edit]

Although born in Liberia, Forko and his family moved to Houston, Texas when he was three years old. He began his collegiate soccer career at the University of South Carolina in 2002. He played one season there before transferring to the University of Connecticut. At UConn he appeared in 65 matches, notching three goals and 15 assists, and was twice named to the Third Team All Big East.


Forko was selected in the second round, 14th overall, of the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft by Real Salt Lake. He went on to play 38 games for RSL in their first two seasons in Major League Soccer, before leaving the club at the end of the 2007 season.

Forko signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the USL First Division in 2008, but a month after signing with the Whitecaps, it was announced that Forko had been transferred to the Norwegian Premier League side FK Bodø/Glimt. He went on to spend two seasons playing in the Tippeligaen, making 60 appearances for the team.

Forko returned to Vancouver in 2010 with hopes of joining the club in its move to the Major League Soccer in 2011.[1] He made his first appearance for the Whitecaps on August 29, 2010 in a 2–2 tie with the Austin Aztex.[2]


Forko's older brother, Sam Forko, played in Major League Soccer for the MetroStars in 2003.


  1. ^ "Whitecaps sign left back Forko". The Province. August 18, 2010. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://ussf.demosphere.com/stats/2010/1634289.html

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