Biri Biri


Biri Biri

Football player infobox|
playername= Biri Biri
fullname = Alhaji Momodo Nije
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1948|03|30
cityofbirth = Banjul
countryofbirth = Gambia
height = height|m = 1.77
witght = 72 kg
nickname =
currentclub = Retired
clubnumber =
position = Right Winger
youthyears =
youthclubs = Black Star Football Club
Black Diamonds
White Phantoms
Arrance FC
years = 1965-1970
1970
1970-1972
1972-1973
1973-1978
1978-1981
1981-1986
clubs = Augustians Football Club
Derby County
Wallidan Banjul
B 1901
Sevilla CF
Herfølge Boldklub
Wallidan Banjul
caps(goals) =
nationalyears = 1963-1987
nationalteam = Gambia
nationalcaps(goals) =
pcupdate =
ntupdate =

Alhaji Momodo Nije (born 30 March 1948, Banjul, Gambia), more commonly known as Biri Biri is a Gambian footballer who used to play for Sevilla FC. He also played under Brian Clough for Derby County FC.

Biography

He is regarded by Sevilla fans as a cult figure and, at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, the most loyal fans named their cheering section (and thus, themselves) after him Biris Norte.

He currently lives back home in Gambia working as a civil servant for Banjul council, where he also coaches young children at Wallidan Banjul.

Honours

In 2000, he was given the order of merit by the Gambian President Yahya Jammeh as the country's 'greatest footballer of the last millennium and of all time'. [en icon Mohamed Fajah Barrie, [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/africa/4573729.stm Biri Biri: Gambia's 'greatest'] , BBC Sport, 23 May, 2005]

External links

* [http://wow.gm/africa/gambia/article/2007/9/18/a-tale-of-biri-biri A tale of Biri Biri]

References


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