Player Details


Ibrahim Sekagya


6' 1"


176 lbs

Date of Birth

12.19.1980 (43)


Kampala, Uganda


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Career Summary

Acquired: Signed on July 11, 2013, after completing his contract at Red Bull Salzburg.

2013: Became a regular for the Red Bulls after joining the team mid-season … Started 8 of final 12 regular-season games and scored twice … Started in midfield for his MLS debut on Aug. 3 at Kansas City but moved to center back on Aug. 17 vs. Philadelphia and stayed there for the remainder of the season … Ejected in the 72nd minute of 2-1 win vs. D.C. United on Aug. 31 … Scored in final two games of the regular season, notching a header in 3-0 win at Houston on Oct. 20 and knocking home the emotional go-ahead goal on a close-range rebound in the Supporters’ Shield-clinching 5-2 win vs. Chicago on Oct. 27 … Playoffs: Played all 210 minutes of the Eastern Conference semifinal series vs. Houston … MLS Reserve League: Appeared in two reserve games, once as a trialist and once as a member of the first team … Made his Red Bulls debut in 2-1 loss vs. USL PRO club Wilmington Hammerheads on June 30 … Also played first half of 0-0 tie vs. Montreal on July 14, three days after signing with the club … Other: Played the second half of 2-2 friendly tie vs. Olympique Lyonnais on July 16.

2007-13: Played six seasons with Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga and helped the club win three league titles and one Austrian Cup championship … Was voted fans' player of the year in 2008-09 … Captained the team at times during his later years with the club.

2001-07: Played six years in Argentina, beginning in Primero B with Atletico Rafaela and Ferro Carril Oeste before moving to Arsenal de Sarandí in Argentina's Primera A in 2005.

1997-2001: Began his career with hometown club Kampala City Council in Uganda.

International: Former Uganda international (26 caps, 2 goals) … Announced his retirement from the Ugandan national team in 2011 and was lauded by many in his home country as its most successful player … Final match for Uganda was a 0-0 tie vs. Kenya on October 8, 2011, a result that prevented Uganda from qualifying for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations … Competing as Ibrahim Sekajja, he appeared in qualifying matches for three FIFA World Cups - 2002, 2006, and 2010 … Made his qualifying debut in April 2000, as Uganda lost to Guinea in a two-leg series by a 7-4 aggregate score … Played in eight matches during qualifying for the 2006 World Cup, scoring his first international goal on June 6, 2004, in a 1-0 home win vs. the Democratic Republic of the Congo … Played in five matches in 2008 during qualifying for the 2010 World Cup and scored in a 1-0 home win vs. Niger on May 31, 2008.