Amara Simba

Amara Simba (born 23 December 1961), Dakar, Senegal is a retired French football player. During his career he played for ASC Jeanne d'Arc, FC Versailles 78, Paris SG, AS Cannes, AS Monaco, SM Caen and Lille OSC in France, Club Leon in Mexico and Leyton Orient, Kingstonian, Kettering Town, Barnet, St. Albans City, Billericay Town and Clacton Town in England. He was also selected to play for the French national team on three occasions by then manager Michel Platini in which he scored one goal, but injury prevented his participation in Euro 92 and his international career came to an end.

Amara Simba
Personal information
Full name Amara Simba
Date of birth (1961-12-23) December 23, 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth Dakar, Senegal
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
ASC Jeanne d'Arc
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 FC Versailles 78
1986–1993 Paris SG 126 (19)
1990–1991AS Cannes (loan) 28 (10)
1993–1994 AS Monaco FC 32 (4)
1994–1995 SM Caen 37 (12)
1995–1996 Lille OSC 39 (4)
1996–1998 Club León
1998–2000 Leyton Orient 37 (13)
2000 Kingstonian 8 (6)
2000Kingstonian (loan) 9 (3)
2000 St. Albans City 5 (2)
2000 Kettering Town 2 (0)
2001 St. Albans City 3 (1)
2001 Barnet 0 (0)
2001–2002 Billericay Town 13 (4)
2002 Clacton Town
National team
1991–1992 France 3 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Simba's move to Leyton Orient came about as a result of training with the club to keep fit whilst on holiday in London. Was awarded most beautiful goal of the French Ligue 1 in 1992-1993 for a bicycle kick when he received the ball, controlled it with his chest and finished it off with a bicycle kick.

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