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Mamadou "Futty" Danso F98

Mamadou “Futty” Danso is a highly accomplished professional soccer player hailing from Serrekunda, The Gambia. With an impressive career spanning 14 years, he has showcased his skills at the highest levels of the game, both domestically and internationally. Known for his commanding presence on the field and defensive prowess, Danso has left a lasting impact on the teams he has represented. Especially with the Portland Timbers where he became a fan favorite and where he now calls home.

Danso’s professional journey in soccer began when he was recruited to play for North Carolina Wesleyan College. He later transferred to Southern Polytechnic State University / Georgia Tech, where he excelled as a student-athlete. During his time at Southern Polytechnic State, he earned recognition as a two-time All-Southern States Athletic Conference selection and became the university’s first All-America selection in 2008. Danso concluded his college career with an impressive tally of 35 goals, with 19 of them coming in his standout season.

 Internationally, Danso received his first call-up to the Gambia national football team in 2010, representing his country in the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Namibia. His selection for the national team was a testament to his skill and dedication to the sport.

Athletic Highlights

Futty played college soccer at southern polytechnic state university ( all American 2007 2008) (conference top scorer 2007-08).

Played in USL 

(PORTLAND TIMBERS 2009,10) (regular season champions (2010)

USL LEAGUE (North Carolina FC 2018)
USL LEAGUE ( TIMBERS 2 FC present )

Played in MLS 

(Portland timbers 2011-14, western conf regular season champions 2013, playoffs finals 2013) Montreal impact 2014, Canadian cup champions , concacaf 2014/15 season )

NASL LEAGUE 

(RAYO OKC plays semifinals 2016) (North Carolina FC 2015 )

INTERNATIONAL

MALAYSIA SUPER LEAGUE 2017 , 2018

GAMBIA NATIONAL TEAM 2009 – 2020

COACHING EXPERIANCE

2011 – 2013 PORTLAND U23 VOLINTARY ASSISTANT COACH

2015 NORTH CAROLINA FC U23 ASSISTANT COACH

2017 KELANTAN FA U21 ASSISTANT COACH

2020 UNITED PDX U17 & U15 ASSISTANT COACH

2021 PORTLAND TIMBERS U23 ASSISTANT COACH

2021 – 2022 PORTLAND TIMBERS ODP HEAD COACH U13 & U14

2022 – PRESENT UNITED PDX 0807 BOYS ECNL HEAD COACH

2022 – PRESENT MLS NEXT SOCUT & MATCH EVALUATOR