Musa Shannon

Musa Shannon (born 1 August 1975) is a Liberian football administrator and former striker. Shannon played professionally in the United States, Portugal and China; he also competed at international level.

Musa Shannon
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-08-01) 1 August 1975
Place of birth Syracuse, New York, United States[1]
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1993–1996 Robert Morris University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Tampa Bay Mutiny 50 (20)
1997Carolina (loan) 1 (1)
1999–2001 Marítimo 18 (3)
2002 Colorado Rapids 2 (0)
2002 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 (0)
2003 Ningbo Yaoma 2 (0)
2004 Dongguan Dongcheng 14 (10)
Total 59 (21)
National team
2000–2001 Liberia 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Early and personal life

Shannon was born in the United States, where his Liberian parents were attending Syracuse University. Shannon was raised in the Liberian capital of Monrovia, before returning to the United States as a fifteen-year-old in 1990 following the escalation of the First Liberian Civil War.[2]



On 2 February 1997, the Tampa Bay Mutiny selected Shannon in the third round (twenty-eighth overall) of the 1997 MLS College Draft. On 10 August 1997, Shannon went on loan to the Carolina Dynamo. He entered the game with five minutes remaining and scored the game-winning goal.[3] In 2000, he moved to Marítimo in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. In 2002, he moved back to the United States where he signed with the Colorado Rapids. On 15 April 2003, Shannon signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the USL A-League.[4] He played two games, then was released. He finished his professional career with Ningbo Yaoma in the Chinese third division.[5]

After retiring as a professional, Shannon returned to the United States to play in the amateur Cosmopolitan Soccer League for Barnstonworth Rovers.[6]

National team

Shannon also represented Liberia at international level, scoring 1 goal in 12 appearances between 2000 and 2001.[5]

Administration career

Shannon was named as President of FCAK-Liberia in 2008.[2] In 2010, Shannon was elected to the position of Vice-President of the Liberia Football Association.[7]


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  2. Juju Johnson. "Musa Shannon Heads FCAK-Lib". Retrieved 1 January 2011.
  3. 1997 A-League: Week 18
  5. Musa Shannon at
  6. Jay Mwamba (29 September 2009). "Spotlight on Musa Shannon (Barnstonworth Rovers)". First Touch Online. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2011.
  7. K.N.S Mensah (9 December 2010). "EXCLUSIVE: LFA Vice-President Musa Shannon Admits Liberian Football Is Under Construction". Retrieved 1 January 2011.
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