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Malvin Kamara

Malvin Kamara
Personal information
Full name Malvin Ginah Kamara
Date of birth (1983-11-17) 17 November 1983
Place of birth Plumstead, London, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Full-back
Youth career
West Ham United
Wimbledon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Wimbledon 29 (2)
2004–2006 Milton Keynes Dons 48 (3)
2006–2007 Cardiff City 15 (1)
2007 Port Vale 18 (1)
2007–2009 Huddersfield Town 45 (3)
2008 Grimsby Town (loan) 2 (0)
2009 Barrow 6 (2)
2010 Guiseley 5 (1)
2010 Forest Green Rovers 2 (0)
2011 Stafford Rangers 0 (0)
2011 Tamworth 9 (0)
2011 Farnborough 0 (0)
2011 Dulwich Hamlet ? (2)
2011–2012 Lewes 25 (0)
2012–201? Hampton & Richmond Borough
Total 204 (15)
National team
2007 Sierra Leone 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Malvin Ginah Kamara (born 17 November 1983) is an English-born former Sierra Leonean international football midfielder. He played in midfield or at full-back.

Starting his professional career with Wimbledon in 2003, he remained as the club became the Milton Keynes Dons, before he transferred to Cardiff City in 2006. The following year he moved on to Huddersfield Town via Port Vale. He spent a brief time on loan at Grimsby Town in 2008, before he entered non-league football with Barrow in 2009. Over the next three years he spent brief periods at Guiseley, Forest Green Rovers, Stafford Rangers, Tamworth, Farnborough, Dulwich Hamlet, and Lewes, before he signed for Hampton & Richmond Borough in August 2012.

Contents

  • Club career 1
    • Wimbledon/MK Dons 1.1
    • Cardiff City, Port Vale and Huddersfield Town 1.2
    • Non-league 1.3
  • International career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Statistics 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Club career

Wimbledon/MK Dons

Kamara came through Wimbledon's youth setup, joining on a professional basis in January 2003. His debut came on 21 April 2003 at Selhurst Park, in a 2–0 win over Preston North End. He was a 72nd minute substitute for Patrick Agyemang. He managed to establish himself as a semi-regular in the 2003–04 season, playing 27 First Division games. His first goal came in a 2–1 home defeat to Sunderland on 6 April. His second game eleven days later, in a 3–2 win at the Valley Parade, opening the scoring against Bradford City after just five minutes.

He stuck with the club through their transformation into the Milton Keynes Dons, in the summer of 2004. He made 29 appearances in the MK Dons first ever season, scoring once in the League Cup in a 3–0 at Peterborough United and once in the league against Walsall. He was to play 30 games the following season, as the club suffered relegation from League One.

Cardiff City, Port Vale and Huddersfield Town

In July 2006, after finding out he would not be offered a new contract at the club, Kamara moved on to Cardiff City.[1] He made sixteen appearances for Championship side Cardiff, though made just four starts.

In January 2007, he transferred to Martin Foyle's Port Vale for a nominal fee,[2] and made fourteen league starts before the season's end. His stay at Vale Park proved to be a short one.

In June 2007 he signed with Huddersfield Town.[3] Regular first team football followed in the 2007–08 season as he played fifty games over all competitions for the Yorkshire based club. He scored five goals, including two against Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup First Round tie at the Crown Ground. These goals proved vital in what was a 3–2 win, helping the club to eventually reach the Fifth Round, where they were beaten 3–1 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. He joined League Two side Grimsby Town on loan in September 2008,[4] making his debut for the club in a 1–0 defeat by Barnet at Blundell Park on 28 September.[5] He returned to the Galpharm Stadium on 25 October, after playing just two matches at Grimsby. He was released by Huddersfield in May 2009,[6] his three appearances for the club during the 2008–09 season a stark contrast to his virtual ever-presence the season previous.

Non-league

In August 2009, he joined old-club Port Vale on trial, hoping to impress mew manager Micky Adams.[7] The trial ended quickly however, Adams instead opting to look at other options, and Kamara with an offer of a trial at an unnamed League One club.[8] On 25 September 2009, it was announced that Kamara had signed for Conference National side Barrow.[9] He made his debut the following day in Barrow's 3–0 away defeat at Salisbury City. Kamara scored on his home debut three days later in a 3–1 win over Mansfield Town. Despite being a regular starter in the side, Kamara was released due to personal reasons at the start of December.[10] He joined Guiseley of the Conference North in February 2010,[11] but left at the end of the season seeking a professional contract. In the summer he went on trial at Bradford City,[12] but did not sign.

In October 2010 he signed a non-contract deal with Conference National side Forest Green Rovers. After making only a few league appearances he was released in December of that year.[13] In January 2011, Kamara signed for Conference North side Stafford Rangers.[14] Kamara did not play any games for Stafford however before moving back into the Conference.[15] He then signed for Tamworth on 18 January 2011.[16][17] He made his debut the same day, coming on as a substitute against Altrincham. In March 2011, Karama had his contract cancelled, as did youth players Troy Wallen and Alando Lewis.[18] A few days after his contract was cancelled with the "Lambs", Kamara joined Farnborough in the Conference South.[19][20] However he quickly changed his mind, and instead opted to join Dulwich Hamlet in the Isthmian League Division One South. He grabbed a brace for Dulwich in a 5-2 defeat of Chatham Town on 16 April.[21]

He signed for Lewes of the Isthmian League Premier Division in August 2011.[22] The 2011–12 season was turbulent for the "Rooks", with numerous management changes at The Dripping Pan; Lewes ended the season one place and two points outside the play-offs. He switched to league rivals Hampton & Richmond Borough in August 2012.[23]

International career

On 3 June 2007, he picked up his first cap for Sierra Leone in a 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Togo in Freetown, which Sierra Leone lost 1–0.

Personal life

The son of Albert and Winifred Kamara, he has an elder brother and a half-sister, as well as a twin-brother Michael, who is the lead singer of funk band Nexus. Kamara himself is something of a soul singer, having taken the mic at a charity concert in January 2005.[24]

He has an odd ritual of watching Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory before every game in order to calm his nerves.[25]

Statistics

Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[26] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2002–03[27] Wimbledon First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2003–04[28] 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 2
Total 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 2
2004–05[29] Milton Keynes Dons League One 25 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 29 2
2005–06[30] 23 2 3 0 1 0 3 0 30 2
Total 48 3 5 0 2 1 4 0 59 4
2006–07[31] Cardiff City Championship 15 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 1
Total 15 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 1
2006–07[31] Port Vale League One 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
Total 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
2007–08[32] Huddersfield Town League One 43 3 5 2 1 0 1 0 50 5
2008–09[33] 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
2008–09[33] Grimsby Town (loan) League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 45 5 5 2 3 0 1 0 54 5
2009–10[34] Barrow Conference National 6 2 1 0 0 0 7 2
Total 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
2010–11[35] Forest Green Rovers Conference National 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Total 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2010–11 Stafford Rangers Conference North 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[35] Tamworth Conference National 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2010–11 Farnborough Conference South 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Notes

References

  1. ^ "Cardiff pick up MK Dons prospects". BBC Sport. 5 July 2006. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Port Vale capture winger Kamara". BBC Sport. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Huddersfield sign winger Kamara". BBC Sport. 18 June 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Mariners make double loan swoop". BBC Sport. 26 September 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  5. ^ Elliot, David. "Grimsby Town vs Barnet". grimsby-townfc.premiumtv.co.uk. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Huddersfield release five players". BBC Sport. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  7. ^ Shaw, Steve (24 August 2009). "Breaking News: Kamara returns on trial". The Sentinel. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  8. ^ Shaw, Steve (27 August 2009). "Port Vale: No return for Kamara". The Sentinel. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  9. ^ "Barrow sign right side midfielder". Barrow A.F.C. Official Website. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "Kamara Out of Picture for AFC". North West Evening Mail. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  11. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/guiseley/?section=clubnews&news_id=109972
  12. ^ "League Two - Bradford pursue Chilaka". Yahoo News. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Two players leave Forest Green". Forest Green Rovers. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  14. ^ "Kamara signs for Stafford". Non League Daily. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Matt Elliott loses Malvin Kamara". Express and Star. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  16. ^ "Kamara signs for Tamworth". Stroud News & Journal. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  17. ^ "Tamworth sign Jason Bradley and Malvin Kamara". BBC Sport. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  18. ^ "Lambs target Smith for crunch away trip". ThisIsTamworth.co.uk. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  19. ^ "Farnborough Sign Malvin Kamara". FarnboroughFC.co.uk. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  20. ^ "Kamara joins Boro squad". bluesqsouth.com. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  21. ^ "Dulwich Hamlet 5 Chatham Town 2". dulwichhamletfc.co.uk. 17 April 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  22. ^ "Firsts Player Profiles". lewesfc.com. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 
  23. ^ Street, Tim (15 August 2012). "Former Cardiff and Huddersfield man signs for Boro". Hounslow Chronicle. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  24. ^ "Footballer's got a soulful pitch!". BBC News. 18 January 2005. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  25. ^ Charles, Chris (13 May 2009). "Sport quotes of the week". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 19 May 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2009. 
  26. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.
  27. ^ "Games played by Malvin Kamara in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Malvin Kamara in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  29. ^ "Games played by Malvin Kamara in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Malvin Kamara in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  31. ^ a b "Games played by Malvin Kamara in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Malvin Kamara in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Malvin Kamara in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Malvin Kamara in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  35. ^ a b "Games played by Malvin Kamara in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 

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