Alhassan A. Kamara (born 13 January 1993),[1] commonly known as Crespo, is a retired Sierra Leonean footballer.

Alhassan Kamara
Personal information
Full name Alhassan Kamara
Date of birth (1993-03-16) 16 March 1993 (age 30)
Place of birth Freetown, Sierra Leone
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
FC Kallon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 FC Kallon
2011Boden (loan) 10 (5)
2012–2013 AIK 14 (0)
2012Örebro (loan) 8 (4)
2013Örebro (loan) 12 (6)
2014–2016 Örebro 29 (15)
2016–2018 Häcken 40 (12)
2018–2020 Panetolikos 11 (4)
2020 Halmstad 14 (2)
2021 IFK Värnamo 3 (1)
International career
2012–2018 Sierra Leone 16 (4)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Career edit

Kamara started his career with FC Kallon and joined Bodens BK, competing in Division 1 Norra, on 29 July 2011. He scored five goals in 10 games during his five months on loan at Boden.[2] The striker signed a contract on 5 October 2011 with AIK.[3][4]

During the first half of the 2012 season, he made 11 appearances for AIK. After the summer he was loaned out to Örebro SK, where he made four goal in eight appearances. On 24 January 2013 it was announced that he again was loaned to Örebro SK, for the rest of 2013. After the season Örebro SK decided to buy him from AIK, where he struggled to make an impact after failing to score in fourteen league appearances.

After getting injured early in the 2014 season, Kamara scored his first goal on 9 August against Mjällby AIF. He then proceeded to score, ending the season with 14 goals in the 12 last games despite often being substituted off in the second half (he played 90 minutes in 7 out of 19 games). He averaged one goal every 65 minutes in the last 12 games of the season, finishing with a hat trick in 7 minutes against BK Häcken.[5]

On 2 June 2012 he made his senior international debut for Sierra Leone in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification game against Cape Verde.[6]

On 2 September 2018, Greek Super League club Panetolikos officially announced the signing of Sierra Leonean international Alhassan Kamara Crespo until the end of 2019-20 season. The 25-year-old striker was recently released from Häcken, after two successful seasons at the Swedish Allsvenskan. [7]

After a spell with IFK Värnamo, Kamara announced his retirement from football on 23 September 2021 after several years of problems with a knee injury.[8]

Career statistics edit

As of 4 December 2018[9]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2011 Bodens BK Division 1 10 5 10 5
2012 AIK Allsvenskan 11 0 1 0 12 0
Örebro SK (loan) 8 4 8 4
2013 Superettan 12 6 3 0 15 6
AIK Allsvenskan 3 0 3 0
2014 Örebro SK 19 14 5 2 24 16
2015 0 0 1 2 1 2
2016 10 1 3 1 13 2
2016 BK Häcken 14 5 6 5 20 10
2017 12 5 4 1 16 6
2018 14 2 1 1 4 0 19 3
2018-19 Panetolikos Super League 9 4 1 0 10 4
Career total 122 46 24 12 5 0 151 58

References edit

  1. ^ "BLACK CRESPO ON FIFA 17. chanser till spel". AIK Fotboll. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Alhassan Kamara". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Alhassan A Kamara klar för AIK". Svenskafans. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Alhassan A Kamara till AIK". AIK Fotboll. Archived from the original on 9 December 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Kamaras hattrick sänkte Häcken". SVT. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Leone Stars make a winning start in World Cup qualifiers with a victory over Cape Verde". Sierra Leone Football. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Η συγκλονιστική ιστορία του νέου παίκτη του Παναιτωλικού Αλχασάν Καμαρά". www.agrinionews.gr. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  8. ^ Crespo Kamara avslutar karriären – börjar med gåfotboll, aftonbladet.se, 23 September 2021
  9. ^ "Eliteprospects.com - Alhassan A Kamara". Eliteprospects. 18 June 2016. Archived from the original on 27 October 2013.

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