Mustapha Jarju

Mustapha Jarju
Mustapha Jarju
Personal information
Full name Mustapha Jarju
Date of birth 18 July 1986 (1986-07-18) (age 25)
Place of birth Banjul, Gambia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Striker, Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current club Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Number 7
Youth career
Reggae Boys
Steve Biko Bakau
Racing Star
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Lierse 62 (23)
2008–2011 RAEC Mons 99 (34)
2011– Vancouver Whitecaps FC 10 (0)
National team
2002 Gambia U-17
2003–2005 Gambia U-20
2006– Gambia 25 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 17, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mustapha Jarju (born 18 July 1986), also known as Toubabo, is an international Gambian footballer who currently plays for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer.


Club career

Mustapha Jarju began his career playing with Reggae Boys, Racing Star, Steve Biko FC and Wallidan in his native Gambia.[2][3] Jarju would launch his international club career with Belgian club Lierse. In his two years at the club Jarju was a prominent member of the side scoring 24 goals in 62 matches.

As a result of his stellar play with Lierse, Jarju signed with RAEC Mons in 2008. While with Mons he appeared in 99 league matches and scored 34 goals. His best season with Mons was during the 2010/11 campaign in which he scored 18 goals in 31 league matches, helping the club gain promotion to the Belgian top flight. In total with the club Jarju appeared in 106 official matches and scored 37 goals.[4]

He would become the first African to sign as a Designated Player in Major League Soccer after signing with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC on 12 July 2011.[5]

International career

The midfielder was previously the captain of the U-17 and U-20 national teams, as well as serving as alternate captain for Gambia[6] and scoring a goal for the national squad versus Liberia in the 2010 World Cup qualification first round.


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