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Morgaro Gomis

Morgaro Gomis (born 14 July 1985) is a Senegal national football team association football who plays for English Football League Championship club Birmingham City.

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Morgaro Gomis biography

Morgaro Gomis (born 14 July 1985) is a Senegal national football team association football who plays for English Football League Championship club Birmingham City.

Starting Morgaro Gomis career in France, Gomis spent most of Morgaro Gomis early career in English non-League football before moving to Scottish Football League side Cowdenbeath F.C.. Morgaro Gomis performances earned Morgaro Gomis a move to Dundee United F.C. in January 2007, where Morgaro Gomis exceeded expectations and was young player of the year for 2007–08.

Although born in Paris and self-identifying as French, Gomis represents Senegal national football team at international level, for whom Morgaro Gomis qualifies through Morgaro Gomis Senegalese parents.

Morgaro Gomis was part of the Dundee United side that won the Scottish Cup in 2010 and was the first African to have played 100 times for the club. Morgaro Gomis left the club when Morgaro Gomis contract expired at the end of the 2010–11 season.


Early career

Gomis was at Montpellier HSC in Morgaro Gomis youth and had unsuccessful trials with Chelsea F.C., SC Freiburg and FC Lausanne-Sport.


Gomis spent several years playing in English non-League football. In 2004, Morgaro Gomis signed for Windsor & Eton F.C. and featured in 18 league matches, scoring once. In January 2005, Gomis moved to Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. but the move quickly became controversial after an agent became involved in a contract row with the club. Gomis left in March 2005 without making an appearance and rejoined Windsor, playing in five matches before the end of the season. Gomis had a short stay with Barnet F.C. at the start of the 2005-06 in English football – where Morgaro Gomis featured in a matchday squad once as an unused substitute – but moved to Lewes F.C. after Morgaro Gomis month-to-month contract wasn't renewed. Gomis played in fourteen league matches and scored once during Morgaro Gomis stay with "the Rooks".


In July 2006, Gomis moved to Scotland and joined Cowdenbeath F.C. who at the time were managed by Mixu Paatelainen. While at the Central Park club, Gomis scored 2 goals including a 25-yarder versus Peterhead F.C. and a last minute diving header to secure a 3–2 win at home to Forfar Athletic F.C..

Dundee United

On 8 December, just four months after Morgaro Gomis Cowdenbeath debut, Gomis agreed a move to Scottish Premier League side Dundee United and joined in January 2007, signing until the end of the following season. Such was Gomis's earlier-than-expected impact – Manager Craig Levein had said upon signing Morgaro Gomis that Morgaro Gomis would "not go straight into the first team" – that Morgaro Gomis was given a two-year extension to Morgaro Gomis contract in September 2007. Gomis said Morgaro Gomis was "very happy" and "delighted", In January 2009, Gomis received a further extension to Morgaro Gomis contract. Gomis received the first winners medal of Morgaro Gomis senior career as part of the Dundee United squad that won the Scottish Cup against Ross County F.C. in May 2010. In April 2011, Dundee United manager Peter Houston indicated that Morgaro Gomis expected Gomis to leave the club at the end of the season because the Terrors were unable to match the player's demands.

Birmingham City

On 16 June 2011, Football League Championship side Birmingham City F.C. completed the signing of free agent Gomis on a two-year deal. Morgaro Gomis made Morgaro Gomis debut in the Football League on the opening day of the 2011–12 season, playing the whole of a 2–1 defeat at Derby County F.C.. At home to Millwall F.C., Gomis, described by the The Daily Telegraphs reporter as "combining industry with silky passes from Morgaro Gomis deep-lying central midfield position", played a "deliciously weighted pass" behind the defence from which Jean Beausejour crossed for Chris Wood (footballer born 1991) to open the scoring.

International career

In March 2009, Gomis received Morgaro Gomis first international call-up, being named in Senegal national football team's squad for the matches against Oman national football team and Iran national football team. Having been born in France of Senegalese parents, Gomis has always considered himself to be French, but was reportedly "flattered and surprised" by the call-up. Having initially said Morgaro Gomis would consider carefully whether to accept, Morgaro Gomis later announced Morgaro Gomis decision to play for Senegal, making Morgaro Gomis debut that week.


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