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Tony Sanneh
Born: June 1st, 1971
Position: Defender
Height: 188 centimeters
Weight: 86 Kilograms
Current Club: FC Nuernberg
Previous Clubs: Hertha Berlin, DC United, Minnesota Thunder, Milwaukee Rampage, St. Paul Blackhawks
U.S. National Team: His storybook rise from the A-League to MLS to the German Bundesliga was capped with a stellar performance at the 2002 World Cup ... Tall, strong, and powerful, he has become a versatile player who can patrol the right flank as a wide midfielder or a defender His pace allows him to run by defenders in the open field His size and leaping ability make him a threat on set pieces 2002: Was a standout performer in Korea/Japan, he claimed the right back spot just prior to the teams departure to Korea One of three U.S. players to play every minute of every game in Korea, his pinpoint cross to Brian McBride assisted on the game-winning goal against Portugal Earned Chevrolet Man of the Match honors for his indefatigable effort against Germany in the quarterfinal loss Made 11 appearances for the U.S. on the year, and scored the second goal of his international career against Uruguay on May 12 in Washington, D.C., his former stomping grounds Earned Man of the Match honors for his defensive efforts against Holland on May 19 in Foxboro Played in three of the USAs first 11 matches, starting in the back against Italy (Feb. 13) and Ireland (April 17), and coming off the bench against Germany (March 27) 2001: Played in nine of 10 qualifiers in the final round Hexagonal, starting each match except for the finale in Trinidad & Tobago on Nov. 11, which he missed because the U.S. had already clinched a spot in the World Cup Tied for the second most starts for the U.S. in overall 2002 World Cup qualifying with 14 2000: Played all three Nike U.S. Cup games for the USA ... Started four of six World Cup qualifying semifinal games, including shutouts over Guatemala and Barbados ... 1999: Injuries and club commitments kept him out of the lineup for much of the year ... Scored a key goal for the U.S. and his first international goal in the 3-0 win over Germany on Feb. 6, stripping German defender Jens Jeremies of the ball and cruising in on a breakaway ... Made just two appearances for the U.S., but both were statement games for the U.S. with wins over Germany and Argentina (1-0 on June 13, 1999) ... 1998: Did not make any appearances for the U.S. during the World Cup year ... 1997: Had two assists in three appearances in 1997, including the U.S. World Cup qualifier in Costa Rica on March 23, 1997

First Appearance: January 9, 1997, vs. China

First Goal: February 6, 1999, vs. Germany.