Samba Sow (footballer, born 1989)

Samba Sow (born 29 April 1989) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as defensive midfielder or centre midfielder for Nottingham Forest.

Samba Sow
Samba Sow 2017.jpg
With Dynamo Moscow in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-04-29) 29 April 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth Bamako, Mali
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
Number 21
Youth career
2006–2008 Lens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Lens 90 (1)
2013–2015 Karabükspor 50 (1)
2015–2017 Kayserispor 41 (3)
2017–2019 Dynamo Moscow 41 (0)
2019– Nottingham Forest 38 (0)
National team
2009– Mali 36 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:30, 18 January 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:41, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Sow played his first game for RC Lens on 22 May 2009, the season Lens won Ligue 2.[1] He scored his first goal for the club on 15 May 2010 in the 36th minute against Bordeaux, which they won 4–3. He scored in the 95th minute to make the score 3–0 in the Coupe de la Ligue 1st round against Clermont on 22 July 2011.

On 20 June 2017, he moved to the Russian Premier League, signing with FC Dynamo Moscow.[2] He extended his Dynamo contract on 30 December 2017.[3]

On 1 August 2019, Sow signed for EFL Championship side Nottingham Forest on a two-year deal.[4] Sow was a key player for Forest during the 2019/20 season. Notability, Forest had a win rate of 52% when Sow was in the team, compared to 30% when he was not playing.[5]

International careerEdit

Sow played his first game for Mali on 27 December 2009, against Korea DPR in a 1–0 defeat for Mali.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 23 July 2020[1]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lens 2008–09 Ligue 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 Ligue 1 31 1 4 0 1[a] 0 36 1
2010–11 10 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
2011–12 Ligue 2 23 0 0 0 1[b] 1 24 1
2012–13 25 0 2 0 0 0 27 0
Total 90 1 7 0 0 0 2 1 99 2
Kardemir Karabükspor 2013–14 Süper Lig 32 0 4 0 36 0
2014–15 18 1 2 0 4 0 24 1
Total 50 1 6 0 4 0 0 0 60 1
Kayserispor 2015–16 Süper Lig 16 1 8 0 24 1
2016–17 25 2 8 0 33 2
Total 41 3 16 0 0 0 0 0 57 3
Dynamo Moscow 2017–18 Premier League 23 0 1 0 24 0
2018–19 17 0 1 0 18 0
Total 40 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 42 0
Nottingham Forest 2019-20 Championship 25 0 1 0 0 0 26 0
Career total 246 5 31 0 4 0 2 1 284 6

Notes

  1. ^ One appearance in Coupe de la Ligue
  2. ^ One appearance, one goal in Coupe de la Ligue

InternationalEdit

As of 17 June 2019[7]
Mali national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 1 0
2010 4 0
2011 4 0
2012 9 0
2013 7 0
2014 2 0
2015 6 2
2016 2 0
2017 1 0
Total 36 2
Scores and results list Mali's goal tally first.[7]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 June 2015 Centre Sportif Maâmora, Salé, Morocco   Libya 2–1 2–2 Friendly
2. 14 November 2015 Francistown Stadium, Francistown, Botswana   Botswana 2–1 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

HonoursEdit

Mali

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mali - S. Sow - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  2. ^ Самба Соу – в «Динамо»! (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 20 June 2017.
  3. ^ Соу остается в «Динамо» (in Russian). FC Dynamo Moscow. 30 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Sow signs for The Reds". www.nottinghamforest.co.uk.
  5. ^ Taylor, Paul. "Forest still have solid core of players - but 'quality in every area' bodes well". The Athletic. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Mali vs. Korea DPR - 27 December 2009 - Soccerway". Soccerway. 27 December 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Sow, Samba". National Football Teams. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  8. ^ https://www.goal.com/en-za/news/4642/2013-africa-cup-of-nations/2013/01/09/3660526/paris-saint-germain-midfielder-momo-sissoko-makes-mali-afcon
  9. ^ https://syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/1485398-african-cup-of-nations-full-fixtures-schedule-standings-and-results.amp.html

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