Pa Dembo Touray

Pa Dembo Touray (born 31 March 1980,[3]), is the goalkeeper coach of Prespa Birlik. He is a former Gambian football goalkeeper and national team player for Gambia.

Pa Dembo Touray
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Touray playing for Djurgården
Personal information
Full name Pa Dembo Touray
Date of birth (1980-03-31) 31 March 1980 (age 42)
Place of birth Banjul, Gambia
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 6+12 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Prespa Birlik (Goalkeeper coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Sait Matty FC
1998–2000 Real Banjul
2000–2011 Djurgården 195 (1)
2001–2002Assyriska FF (loan) 59 (0)
2004Vålerenga IF (loan) 11 (0)
2012–2015 Engen Santos 62 (0)
2015 Vasalunds IF 0 (0)
2016 IFK Lidingö
International career
2005–2014 Gambia 25 (0)
Managerial career
2016 IFK Lidingö (goalkeeper coach)[1]
2017– Prespa Birlik (goalkeeper coach)[2]
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 31 December 2017

Club careerEdit

Touray, an English spelling of the name "Touré", began his footballing career with Real de Banjul F.C. in Gambia. In 2000, he moved to Stockholm in Sweden to play for Djurgårdens IF in the highest domestic league, Allsvenskan. Touray spent two respective loan spells with Assyriska FF[3] and Vålerenga IF[4] before returning to Djurgårdens IF following the sale of Swedish international goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson.

After Isaksson's departure, Touray was handed an extended run in the team, and since maintained his position as first-choice goalkeeper at the club. He was also rewarded with the club captaincy after several seasons of consistency and following the 2011 season was selected as the top goalkeeper in the Allsvenskan.[5] At the conclusion of the 2011 season, after a decade at Djurgårdens IF Touray left the club having appeared in 195 league matches.

Touray is one of the most celebrated fan-favorites of Djurgårdens IF, having stayed at the club for more than a decade & during one of the club's most successful spells in history. Touray is also well known for singing the West African song "Kamala, Kamala Vesta" as a victory chant, sung by Touray & repeated by the singing stand, which has become a tradition for the club ever since.

International careerEdit

Touray has been capped 25 times for Gambia.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 5 September 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Banjul 1998–99 0 0 0 0
1999–00 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Djurgården 2000 Superettan 1 0 2 0 3 0
Total 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Assyriska (loan) 2001 Superettan 29 0 29 0
2002 30 0 30 0
Total 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 0
Djurgården 2003 Allsvenskan 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Total 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Vålerenga (loan) 2004 Tippeligaen 11 0 11 0
Total 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Djurgården 2004 Allsvenskan 17 0 3 0 6 0 3 0 29 0
2005 26 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 31 1
2006 25 0 2 0 2 0 5 0 34 0
2007 26 0 0 0 26 0
2008 23 0 2 0 4 0 29 0
2009 25 0 1 0 2 0 28 0
2010 23 0 0 0 23 0
2011 29 0 2 0 31 0
Total 194 1 11 0 14 0 12 0 231 1
Engen Santos 2011–12 National First Division 14 0 2 0 4 0 20 0
2012–13 28 0 1 0 3 0 32 0
2013–14 8 0 2 0 10 0
2014–15 2 0 2 0
Total 52 0 5 0 0 0 7 0 64 0
Career total 317 1 21 0 14 0 19 0 371 1

HonoursEdit

Djurgårdens IF[7]

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dembo Touray har hittat ny klubb - här ska Dif-profilen spela‚ fotbollskanalen.se, 22 January 2016
  2. ^ Pa Dembo Touray ny målvaktstränare Archived 2017-02-14 at the Wayback Machine‚ prespabirlik.se, 17 January 2017
  3. ^ a b "15. Pa Dembo Touray". dif.se. Djurgårdens IF Fotboll. Archived from the original on 27 March 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  4. ^ Riedel, Jonas (2004-12-01). "Dembo tillbaks i Oslo". dif.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Fotboll. Archived from the original on 16 April 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Pa Dembo Touray:Best Goal-Keeper in Sweden". wcr.gm. wcr.gm. 2011-10-21. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Pa Dembo Touray:"Nigeria floppar"". gt.se (in Swedish). GT. 2008-01-20. Retrieved 2 July 2009.
  7. ^ http://www.difarkivet.se/dif_sm_guld_seniorer.pdf[bare URL PDF]

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