Tijan Jaiteh

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Tijan Jaiteh
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Personal information
Full name Tijan Jaiteh [1]
Date of birth (1988-12-31) 31 December 1988 (age 34)
Place of birth Bwiam, Gambia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Defensive midfielder
Team information
Current team
Partizani Tirana
Number 15
Youth career
Gambia Ports Authority
Senior career*
2007–2012 Brann 68 (2)
2011Randers (loan) 13 (0)
2012–2013 Sandefjord 52 (3)
2014 Sandnes Ulf 24 (0)
2015 Koper 2 (0)
2016 KuPS 26 (1)
2016–2017 Bnei Yehuda 12 (0)
2017–2018 Al-Markhiya 17 (0)
2019– Partizani Tirana 1 (0)
International career
Gambia U17
Gambia U20
2007– Gambia 20 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 1 June 2017
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22 October 2015

Tijan Jaiteh (born 31 December 1988) is a Gambian footballer for Al-Markhiya.


He was captain of Gambia's international youth team for a number of years. [2] And is currently the captain of the senior national team Appointed as good will ambassador of The Gambia Tijan Jaiteh is accorded full diplomatic status “

Club career

In 2005, Jaiteh, along with three of his countrymen, came to Bergen on a trial for the Norwegian Premier League club SK Brann. The club secured exclusive rights to buy all four of the young Gambians. In October 2006 it became clear that only Jaiteh passed the bar, and he joined SK Brann in January 2007. [3] He won the Norwegian Premier League with Brann the same year.

31 January 2011 he was loaned out to Randers until the end of 2011, but he had his loan cut short after disappearing from the club in August. [4]

On 18 March 2012 he signed a one-year contract with Sandefjord. On 5 February 2019 it was confirmed, that Jaiteh had signed a one-year contract with FK Partizani Tirana. [5]


Jaiteh competed in the 2007 African Youth Championship where Gambia finished third and got qualified for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Jaiteh was part of Gambian U-20 team at both tournaments, and Gambia ended knocked out by Austria in the Round of 16 at U-20 World cup. [6]

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