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PLAYER PROFILE: Hadji Barry #92




Hadji Barry
Personal information
Full name Hadji Ibrahim Barry
Date of birth (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth Conakry, Guinea
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Position(s) Forward, Winger
Club information
Current team
Colorado Springs Switchbacks
Number 10
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Monroe Tribunes
2014–2015 UCF Knights 33 (12)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015 Orlando City U23 6 (2)
2016–2017 Orlando City 11 (0)
2016–2017Orlando City B (loan) 29 (14)
2018 Swope Park Rangers 33 (17)
2019 Ironi Kiryat Shmona 14 (3)
2019 Ottawa Fury 14 (6)
2020 North Carolina FC 15 (1)
2021– Colorado Springs Switchbacks 52 (36)
National team
2018– Guinea 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20 July 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22 November 2018

Hadji Barry (born 8 December 1992) is a Guinean professional footballer who plays as a forward for Colorado Springs Switchbacks in the USL Championship.

Career

Barry moved from Guinea to the United States in September 2006. He attended Greece Olympia High School in Rochester, New York.

After spending two years at Monroe Community College in 2012 and 2013, Barry later went on to spend two further years in college at the University of Central Florida in 2014 and 2015.[1]

Barry was drafted 13th overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Orlando City.[2]

He made his professional debut on March 6, 2016 against Real Salt Lake as a 77th-minute substitute.[3]

He was loaned to Orlando City B in March 2016.[4]

Barry signed with USL Championship side Swope Park Rangers on 15 January 2018.[5]

On 18 December 2018, Barry joined Israeli Premier League side Ironi Kiryat Shmona on a 2+12-year deal.[6]

Barry rejoined the USL Championship by signing with Ottawa Fury on July 30, 2019.[7]

On 1 January 2020, Barry moved to USL Championship side North Carolina FC.[8]

On 26 January 2021, Barry again moved to a USL Championship side, joining Colorado Springs Switchbacks.[9] Barry won the 2021 USL Championship Golden Boot by matching the league single-season scoring record with 25 goals.[10]

International career

Barry made his debut for the Guinea national football team in a 1–1 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification tie with Ivory Coast on 18 November 2018.[11]

Personal

Barry holds a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[12]

Barry became a U.S. Citizen on October 25, 2018 [13]

After his father died in 2020, Barry honored him with the name "Baba" on his jersey for the remainder of the season.[14]

Honours

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Hadji Barry Bio – UCF Knights – Official Athletics Site". Archived from the original on March 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "Orlando City Selects Midfielder Richie Laryea and Forward Hadji Barry in the First Round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft". Orlando City Soccer Club.
  3. ^ "Orlando City SC vs. Real Salt Lake – MatchCenter". MLSsoccer.com MatchCenter.
  4. ^ "Orlando City SC Loan Seven Players to OCB". Orlando City Soccer Club.
  5. ^ "Rangers sign former Orlando City SC striker Hadji Barry ahead of 2018 campaign | Sporting Kansas City".
  6. ^ "עירוני קרית שמונה: החלוץ הגינאי חאג'י בארי סיכם - וואלה! ספורט". וואלה!News. December 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Fury FC Adds Prolific Striker Hadji Barry With Sights Set On USL Championship Title". Ottawa Fury Football Club. July 30, 2019. Archived from the original on July 30, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "Prolific Playmaker Hadji Barry Signs with North Carolina FC". January 2020.
  9. ^ "Hadji Barry Makes Move to Switchbacks". www.uslchampionship.com. January 26, 2021.
  10. ^ "Colorado Springs' Hadji Barry Awarded 2021 USL Championship Golden Boot". USLChampionship.com. November 2021. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  11. ^ "CAFOnline.com".
  12. ^ Tenorio, Paul. "Orlando City trades up to select UCF's Hadji Barry in MLS SuperDraft".
  13. ^ Austin, Kurt (October 31, 2018). "Gallery: SPR forward Hadji Barry becomes U.S. citizen". sportingkc.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  14. ^ Birkedal, Morgan (August 4, 2020). "Hadji Barry Honors Late Father on 2020 Jersey". North Carolina FC. Retrieved August 8, 2020.

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