Yankuba Ceesay

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Yankuba Ceesay
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Personal information
Date of birth (1984-06-26) 26 June 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Serekunda, the Gambia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Wallidan FC ? (?)
2007 Alianza Atlético 31 (3)
2007–2008 Walsall FC 0 (0)
2008–2010 Degerfors IF 15 (0)
2010–2011 Trönö IK ? (?)
2011–2012 Alianza Atlético ? (?)
2012–2013 JK Nõmme Kalju 37 (7)
2012–2013 AC Kajaani 22 (0)
2014– Kokkolan Palloveikot 0 (0)
National team
2008– Gambia 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 November 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2013

Yankuba Ceesay (born June 26, 1984), also known as Maal, is a Gambian footballer (midfielder), who plays in Finnish Kakkonen for Kokkolan Palloveikot.

Yankuba Ceesay is Managed by AsiaEurope Football Group in the UK.

Club career[edit]

When Ceesay joined Alianza Atlético of Peru, he became the first Gambian to play professional football in Latin America.[1] He also had a brief trial with Walsall F.C. during January 2008.[2] In 2008, he joined the Swedish club Degerfors IF, and for the first time he represented the Gambia national football team in a match against Senegal.[3]

JK Nõmme Kalju[edit]

On 7 March 2012, it was announced that he had signed a two-year contract with Estonian Meistriliiga side JK Nõmme Kalju.[4] He made the league debut for the club on 10 March 2012, in a goalless draw against city rivals FC Levadia Tallinn.[5] He had trials with Charlton Athletic and Leyton Orient in January 2013.[6] On 23 July 2013, he scored Kalju's first ever goal in UEFA Champions League, an opening goal in a 2–1 win against Finnish side HJK.[7] He left the club after the 2013 season, when his two-year contract ended.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The first Gambian man to play professional soccer in Latin America
  2. ^ Yankuba comes to Walsall
  3. ^ Yankuba CeesayFIFA competition record
  4. ^ "Kaljuga liitusid jaapanlane, gambialane ja poolakas" (in Estonian). jkkalju.ee. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kalju ja Levadia väravateni ei jõudnud" (in Estonian). soccernet.ee. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kalju poolkaitsja Inglismaal testimisel" (in Estonian). Soccernet.ee. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Kalju alistas kodupubliku toel Meistrite Liigas soomlaste HJK!" (in Estonian). jkkalju.ee. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kalju esimese Meistrite Liiga värava autor lahkub" (28 November 2013) (in Estonian). jkkalju.ee. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 

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