Player Details

Name

Ola Kamara

Pronunciation

O-lah kuh-MAR-uh

Height

6' 0"

Weight

179 lbs

Date of Birth

10.15.1989 (31)

Birthplace

Oslo, Norway

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Striker

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Shenzhen FC on August 7, 2019.

Kamara had at least 14 goals in each of his first three MLS seasons and is still looking to find that same production in the District. He's scored seven goals in 25 appearances over the last two seasons. 

INTERNATIONAL: Kamara has made 17 senior national team caps for Norway, with his debut coming on October 11, 2013 in a FIFA World Cup qualification contest against Slovenia. He has scored seven goals for his country, including a brace in a 2-0 win over Cyprus that helped Norway gain promotion into the UEFA Nations League Group B.

OUTSIDE MLS: Played in Scandinavia for nine years with his most successful stint coming with Stromsgodset in Norway, where he took home the 2013 Tippeligaen title. He signed with Austria Vienna in 2014 and was later loaned out to Molde, where he scored 14 goals in 29 games. Kamara spent the first part of the 2019 season with Shenzhen F.C. in the Chinese first division. He recorded one assist in six appearances across all competitions.

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