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Diomansy Kamara
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Personal information
Full name Diomansy Mehdi Moustapha Kamara
Date of birth November 8, 1980 (1980-11-08) (age 29)
Place of birth    Paris, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Fulham
Number 15
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Red Star 93
West Bromwich Albion
04 0(0)
34 0(9)
81 (14)
25 0(4)
60 (21)
48 (10)   
National team2
2003– Senegal 43 0(9)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 3 December 2009 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 7 August 2008 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Diomansy Mehdi Moustapha "Joe" Kamara (born 8 November 1980 in Paris, France) is a French-Senegalese footballer who currently plays for the English Premier League club Fulham as a striker. When Kamara was born, his birth certificate had a typing error that spelled his last name Kamara, instead of Camara which is a holy name in Senegal. His name was actually Diomansy Camara.


Club career

Early career

The Senegal international began his professional career with Parisian club Red Star 93 before joining Italian Serie C2 side US Catanzaro during the 1999–2000 season.

He made 34 league appearances and scored nine times for the Calabrian club before signing for Modena FC of Serie B. In three seasons there he scored 15 times in 82 appearances, impressing many with his speed and agility.


In August 2004, Portsmouth wanted to sign Kamara for a loan deal but eventually signed him for £2.5million for a permanent transfer, making him their then record signing.[1] However, despite a bright start, Kamara struggled for form and injuries during the 2004–05 FA Premier League season, and after just the one year at Portsmouth they took advantage of a clause in his contract which allowed them to move him on to West Bromwich Albion whilst only paying £1 million of his initial transfer fee to Modena. Albion paid £1.5 million for Kamara.[2]

West Bromwich Albion

Kamara made his Albion debut on August 13, 2005, replacing Kanu in the 60th minute in a 0–0 draw away at Manchester City. He picked up a yellow card in each of his first three games for the club. His first goal for West Brom was scored in a 4–1 Hawthorns win over Bradford City in the League Cup, on September 20, 2005.[3] It was one of only two goals scored by Kamara during 2005–06; his first league goal for the club was scored against Manchester City on December 10, 2005, Albion winning 2–0. Albion were relegated from the Premiership that season, but 2006–07 saw Kamara hit a rich vein of form, netting 23 goals in all competitions and helping Albion reach the playoff final. His goalscoring exploits earned him the Powerade Championship Player-of-the-Month award for October 2006,[4] as well as the PFA Fans' Player-of-the-Month award for February 2007.[5] He was also named in the PFA Championship team of the year[6] and won the West Bromwich Albion 'Player of the Year' award.[7]


On July 9, 2007, Kamara signed a four-year deal with Premiership side Fulham; his £6 million move was a club record sale for West Bromwich Albion.[8] He made his debut for the Cottagers in a 2–1 defeat away at Arsenal on August 12, 2007; Kamara replaced fellow debutant David Healy in the second half. Kamara scored his first goal for Fulham in a 1–0 win at Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup, on August 28, 2007.[9] Four days later he notched his first league goal for the Cottagers, a superb late overhead kick to earn a 3–3 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.[10] Later in the season, after having a relatively dry spell in front of goal, resurrected Fulham's Premiership survival hopes with two goals in the last twenty minutes (plus a Danny Murphy goal) secured a rare away win against Manchester City. Fulham eventually survived relegation, in the last game. Whilst playing for Senegal in a match against Liberia in June 2008, Kamara ruptured his cruciate ligament, an injury which required reconstructive surgery. He is expected to be out until early in 2009.[11] In his first start for the Cottagers since his injury he scored a brace against Aston Villa, helping his side to win 3-1. Kamara also netted the only goal of the game in the penultimate game of the season, a 1-0 win against strugglers Newcastle United at St. James' Park, which effectively relegated the Magpies. On the 17th September, 2009 Diomansy Kamara helped Fulham F.C secure an away draw against CSKA Sofia which ended 1-1 in the Europa League.

Career statistics


Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
1998-99 Red Star Division 2 4 0 4 0
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1999-00 Catanzaro Serie C2 11 4 11 4
2000-01 23 5 23 5
2001-02 Modena Serie B 24 4 24 4
2002-03 Serie A 29 5 29 5
2003-04 29 6 29 6
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2004-05 Portsmouth Premier League 25 4 2 0 2 2 29 6
2005-06 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 26 1 3 1 29 2
2006-07 Championship 34 20 4 2 2 0 40 22
2007-08 Fulham Premier League 28 5 2 1 30 6
2008-09 12 4 2 0 6 2
Total France 4 0 4 0
Italy 116 24 116 24
England 116 30 8 2 9 4 133 36
Career Total 236 54 8 2 9 4 253 60


  1. ^ "Pompey land new striker". BBC Sport. 2004-08-30. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/3602266.stm. Retrieved 2007-05-25.  
  2. ^ "Kamara seals £1.5m West Brom deal". BBC Sport. 2005-07-26. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_bromwich_albion/4718515.stm. Retrieved 2007-04-23.  
  3. ^ "WBA vs Bradford City". West Bromwich Albion F.C.. 2005-09-20. http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/MatchReport/0,,10366~32142,00.html. Retrieved 2007-08-12.  
  4. ^ "Baggies star Kamara claims award". BBC Sport. 2006-11-05. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_bromwich_albion/6118680.stm. Retrieved 2007-05-25.  
  5. ^ "Kamara scoops PFA Fans' award". West Bromwich Albion F.C.. 2007-03-01. http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/0,,10366~989685,00.html. Retrieved 2007-04-26.  
  6. ^ "Ronaldo secures PFA awards double". BBC Sport. 2007-04-22. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/6582201.stm. Retrieved 2007-04-23.  
  7. ^ "Kamara wins Player-of-the-Year Award". West Bromwich Albion F.C.. 2007-05-17. http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/0,,10366~1025985,00.html. Retrieved 2007-09-01.  
  8. ^ "Fulham sign Kamara from West Brom". BBC Sport. 2007-07-09. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/6256888.stm. Retrieved 2008-11-13.  
  9. ^ "Shrewsbury 0-1 Fulham". BBC Sport. 2007-07-28. http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/6963514.stm. Retrieved 2007-09-01.  
  10. ^ Mercer, Nathan (2007-09-01). "Fulham 3-3 Tottenham". BBC Sport. http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/6963700.stm. Retrieved 2007-09-01.  
  11. ^ "Kamara operation blow for Fulham". BBC Sport. 2008-07-02. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/f/fulham/7485841.stm. Retrieved 2008-07-03.  
  12. ^ Diomansy Kamara

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