Amadou Sanyang

Amadou Sanyang (born 1 August 1991) is a Gambian footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder.

Amadou Sanyang
Personal information
Full name Amadou Sanyang
Date of birth (1991-08-01) 1 August 1991
Place of birth Bakau, Gambia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Youth career
2005–2007 Real de Banjul
2009 TFC Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Real de Banjul
2009–2010 Toronto FC 20 (0)
2011 Seattle Sounders FC 1 (0)
2012–2014 Charleston Battery 59 (5)
2015–2016 Seattle Sounders FC 2 21 (0)
National team
2007 Gambia U17
2008 Gambia U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:20, 20 June 2016 (UTC)



Sanyang began his professional career with Real de Banjul of the Gambian Championnat National D1. Sanyang's time with Real de Banjul was a successful one, and in 2007 he was honoured as the best midfielder in the Gambian League.[1]

His play with the Gambian Under-20 National Team sparked interest among Major League Soccer clubs and in early 2009 he was signed by Toronto FC along with a fellow countrymen Emmanuel Gomez. Due to his age he was initially ineligible to join the senior squad until his 18th birthday, which took place on 1 August 2009; during this time he trained with both the senior team and the TFC Academy.[2]

Sanyang made his debut for Toronto FC on 1 August 2009 as a sub vs. New England Revolution.

In September 2009, two Ligue 1 clubs sent scouts to Toronto to watch him in action. Dutch club PSV Eindhoven also requested video footage.[3]

Sanyang made 14 appearances in his second year with Toronto and first full season, he was plagued with a concussion that prevented him making any appearances in the second half of the season.

On 30 July 2011, Sanyang signed with Seattle Sounders FC.[4]

After his release by Seattle, Sanyang signed with USL Pro club Charleston Battery on 6 April 2012.[5]


Sanyang has represented his nation at various youth levels. He was a member of the Gambian U-17 National Team, and is currently part of the U-20 squad. In 2007, he helped lead the Gambian U-17 squad in conquering the Four Nation Tournament held in Côte d'Ivoire. He was named the second best player in the tournament.


Toronto FC

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals AppsGoals
Canada League Voyageurs Cup North America Total
2009Toronto FCMajor League Soccer70000070
USA League Open Cup North America Total
2011Seattle Sounders FCMajor League Soccer10003040
2012Charleston BatteryUSL Pro1301000140
Total Canada 2002000220
USA 1401030180
Career total 3403030400

Last update: 30 June 2012


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