Ola Kamara

Ola Kamara
Ola Kamara
Ola Kamara
Forward
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Real Name: Ola Kamara
HT: 6' 0" WT: 181
International
Age: 31 (10/15/1989)
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway, Norway
Hometown: Oslo, Norway

MLS Experience

2019: After spending the first half of the season with Shenzhen FC in the Chinese Super League, D.C. United acquired Ola Kamara on Aug. 7. After picking up an injury during his first week of training, Kamara made his debut for the Black-and-Red as a substitute against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Aug. 17. In his first start for United, the Norwegian recorded his first goal for the club during the 2-1 defeat against the New York Rivals on Aug. 21. His goal was nominated for AT&T Goal of the Week. The 30-year-old recorded his 50th and 51st career goals in MLS during his seventh career multi-goal game to give United a 3-0 victory over the Montreal impact on Aug. 31. Kamara was named on MLS Team of the Week for his performance.

2018 (LA Galaxy): In 2018, Ola Kamara was acquired by the LA Galaxy. The striker immediately made an impact for the Galaxy as he formed a partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Norwegian finished second on the team with 14 goals in 31 appearances (30 starts). Kamara recorded his sixth career multi-goal game in MLS during a 3-2 defeat against the Houston Dynamo on Oct. 28. Kamara also tied his career-high in MLS with three assists throughout the season.

2017 (LA Galaxy): During his second campaign in MLS, Kamara played in every regular season match for Columbus. Kamara was once again prolific in front of goal as he finished the season with a career-high 18 goals and three assists. During the match against Real Salt Lake on Jul. 29, Kamara recorded his fifth career multi-goal game in MLS to help the Columbus Crew record a 2-2 draw. Kamara finished the season as their top scorer, helping the Columbus Crew earn a spot in the playoffs.

2016: (Columbus Crew SC) Ola Kamara was acquired by the Columbus Crew in 2016 from Molde FK in the Norwegian first tier. The forward made his debut for the Crew as a substitute during a 2-0 defeat to the Montreal Impact on Apr. 9. In just his sixth game in MLS, Kamara recorded his first goal to go along with a hat trick during a 4-3 victory over Real Salt Lake on May 28. The Norwegian finished the season fourth in MLS with 16 goals. Kamara also chipped in with two assists during his debut season in MLS.

Previous Experience

Ola Kamara began his professional career in 2006 with Staebeck in the Norwegian first tier where he made just seven appearances before switching to Stromsgodset IF, also in the Norwegian first tier. With Stromsgodset, Kamara made 123 appearances recording 51 goals. Following his success with Stromsgodset, Kamara had stints in the second division of Germany and the Austrian first division. Kamara then returned to his boyhood club Molde FC and went on to make 44 appearances recording 21 goals and eight assists.

International Experience

Kamara represented Norway at the youth levels before making his senior debut as a substitute in a 3-0 defeat to Slovenia on Oct. 11, 2013. Kamara recorded his first goal for his country during a 2-1 victory over Moldova on Jan. 15, 2014. The Norwegian has made 17 appearances for the national team recording seven goals in all competitions.

Acquired

August 7, 2019: Acquired from Shenzhen FC

 

 


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2020D.C. United201631184025891600
2019D.C. United5332570862600
2018LA Galaxy313014268936731262720
2017Columbus Crew SC343318286738939293800
2016Columbus Crew SC252016185928038243400
Career Totals-11510254885682691229012120
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