Abdul Thompson Conteh

Abdul Thompson Conteh (born July 2, 1970 in Freetown) is a former Sierra Leonean football striker.

Abdul Thompson Conteh
Personal information
Full name Abdul Thompson Conteh
Date of birth (1970-07-02) July 2, 1970 (age 51)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1991–1992 UDC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Georgetown Cobras
1994–1995 Atlético Marte
1995–1996 Toluca
1996–1998 Monterrey 15 (3)
1999 Motagua
1999–2000 Comunicaciones
2000 San Jose Earthquakes 31 (8)
2001–2002 D.C. United 30 (15)
2002 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2 (0)
National team
1993–1997 Sierra Leone 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Conteh played three seasons in Major League Soccer, with San Jose Earthquakes in 2000 and D.C. United in 2001 and 2002.[1] He scored a total 15 goals in league play. Conteh also played in Mexico (Toluca and Monterrey), El Salvador (Atlético Marte) and Guatemala (Comunicaciones), as well as the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL A-League. He used number 690 in his shirt when he played with Monterrey in 1998.

In 2000, Conteh was named MLS Humanitarian of the Year for his work with the American Red Cross to "raise funds to try to allieve the suffering in Sierra Leone".[2]


  1. ^ "MLS: D.C. United waives Thompson Conteh". Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  2. ^ "MLSnet: News". 2001-08-03. Archived from the original on 2001-08-03. Retrieved 2020-01-18.

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