Bubacarr Jobe

Bubacarr Jobe (born November 21, 1994) is a Gambian football player who plays for Mjällby AIF.

Bubacarr Jobe
Personal information
Full name Bubacarr Jobe
Date of birth (1994-11-21) November 21, 1994
Place of birth Gambia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Mjällby AIF
Number 8
Youth career
2011–2013 Texas Rush
2013–2014 Force Academy
2014–2015 Austin Aztex
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Toronto FC II 19 (1)
2017Skövde AIK (loan) 24 (5)
2018– Mjällby AIF 44 (20)
National team
2018– Gambia 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2018

Career

Jobe moved to the United States in 2011, and first played for Rush Soccer alongside Vancouver Whitecaps forward Kekuta Manneh. However, he suffered an ACL injury in the opening weeks of his career in America.[1] He scored four goals in five games during the 2012 Super-20 Championships for Force Football Club Academy, which led to him being named in the All-Tournament Team while being crowned MVP and top scorer. He totalled 10 goals in 27 games for Texas Rush.[2]

Jobe was also named 2014 Montgomery County Player of the Year, having broken the Woodlands High School record with 31 goals in a single season. He later lined-up for Premier Development League side Austin Aztex, where he recorded a prolific rate of seven goals in 12 games.[3]

In 2014, he made a single appearance for Chichago Fire Reserves in the USL while on a three-day trial, and scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Montreal Impact Reserves.[2]

Jobe later signed for Toronto FC II in August 2015, and made his debut in a 2-1 win over Richmond Kickers on August 15, 2015.[4]

International goals

Scores and results list Gambia's goal tally first.[5]
No.DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.17 November 2018Independence Stadium, Bakau, Gambia Benin2–13–12019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2.18 November 2019 DR Congo1–12–22021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Personal

Upon his arrival to the United States, Jobe moved in with Rush Soccer CEO Don Gemmell and his wife Brooke Gemmell. They officially adopted him in 2013, after a number of cultural differences had been overcome by Jobe.[6]

References

  1. Adelson, Eric (June 28, 2016). "Player's soccer dream becomes an immigration nightmare". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  2. "MLS Academy forward trains with EPL club | Club Soccer | Youth Soccer". TopDrawerSoccer.com. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
  3. "TFC II signs Bubacarr Jobe". Toronto FC. August 7, 2015.
  4. "Bubacarr Jobe". Toronto FC. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  5. "Jobe, Bubacarr". National Football Teams. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  6. "VYPE Exclusive: The Story of Bubacarr Jobe". VYPE HOUSTON - The Leader in High School Sports. Retrieved 2016-03-25.
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