Jatto Ceesay

Jatto Ceesay (born 16 November 1974) is a Gambian former professional footballer who played as a forward.

Jatto Ceesay
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-11-16) 16 November 1974 (age 47)
Place of birth Banjul, the Gambia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Wallidan Sens 15 (8)
1995–2005 Willem II 232 (38)
2003Al-Hilal (loan) 5 (0)
2006–2007 AEK Larnaca 27 (12)
2007–2008 Omniworld 9 (0)
2008 AEP Paphos 11 (0)
2009 Digenis Morphou 15 (6)
2010 Othellos Athienou 13 (3)
2010–2011 Ayia Napa 23 (11)
2011–2012 Ormideia 25 (9)
National team
1994–2006 The Gambia 17 (5)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals


Born in Banjul, Ceesay started to play football as a small boy with the Gambian team Wallidan Sens. As a young boy he left to go to the Netherlands. At 20-years of age Ceesay made his debut for Willem II. After eight seasons in which he was a regular first-team player, he left in the summer of 2003, joining Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia.

This adventure provided no sporting success and he returned in the winter of 2004 to Willem II. He continued to play competitive games for the Tilburgers in the 2003–04 season, though mainly as a back-up. Partly due to the presence of Kevin Bobson, Martijn Reuser and Anouar Hadouir he made only 14 appearances, in which he scored four times. Ceesay also struggled to feature in the 2005–06 season. Eventually he left in the winter to join AEK Larnaca, where he was with Raymond Victoria and Donny de Groot, two former Willem players. In the summer of 2007 these two players left Cyprus. Ceesay followed and returned to the Netherlands, where he joined FC Omniworld.

He stopped playing professionally in 2012.[1]


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