Adama Mbengue

Adama Mbengue (born 1 December 1993) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Caen.

Adama Mbengue
Mbengue training with Caen in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-12-01) 1 December 1993
Place of birth Rufisque, Senegal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
Caen
Number 22
Youth career
2009–2011 Sport Galaxy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Orlando City U-23 10 (0)
2012–2014 Orlando City 53 (3)
2014–2017 Diambars 46 (1)
2017– Caen 30 (0)
2017– Caen II 8 (0)
National team
2015 Senegal U23 5 (0)
2016– Senegal 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:50, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

Career

Club

After being scouted in Senegal during his time with Orlando City Academy Affiliate, Sport Galaxy, Mbengue played with Orlando City in the 2012 Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic at the age of 19 and later joined USL PDL club Orlando City U-23, where he made 10 appearances in 2012.[2]

On 21 June 2012, Mbengue was promoted to Orlando City's senior roster, making him the first player in club history to be promoted from the U23s to the pro side.[3] He made his professional debut the following day in a 3–0 win over the Harrisburg City Islanders.[4]

In the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, Mbengue made a major impact on Orlando City's run to the quarterfinals. He scored in a second-round win over the Ocala Stampede[5] and set up Long Tan for the only goal of the game in a 1–0 upset of Major League Soccer club and defending tournament champion Sporting Kansas City on 12 June.[6]

In June 2017, Mbengue joined Ligue 1 side Stade Malherbe Caen on a four-year contract.[7]

International career

On 17 June 2018, Adama Mbengue was called up to the Senegal squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to replace Saliou Ciss who injured himself in training.[8]

Career statistics

International

As of 28 July 2019[9]
Senegal
YearAppsGoals
201520
201610
201730
201810
Total70

References

  1. "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 26.
  2. 2012 Orlando City U-23 statistics Archived 10 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Mbengue Added To Lions' Squad". pdl.uslsoccer.com. USL Premier Development League. 21 June 2012. Archived from the original on 5 February 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  4. "Match Recap: 6.22.2012 vs. Harrisburg City Islanders". Orlando City S.C. Orlando City Public Relations. 22 June 2012. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  5. "Orlando City tops Ocala Stampede". Orlando Sentinel. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  6. "Orlando City stun their MLS affiliate". TheCup.US. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  7. "Adama Mbengue, deuxième recrue de Caen". L'Équipe (in French). 28 June 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  8. "Adama Mbengue remplace Saliou Ciss avec le Sénégal" [Adama Mbengue replaces Saliou Ciss with Senegal] (in French). L'Équipe. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  9. "Adama Mbengue". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 15 July 2018.


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