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Biri Biri – Gambia's First Football Hero | Gambia Football Charity
Alhaji Momodou Njie or "Biri-Biri" as he was known throughout football started his career in Gambia playing amateur football for various clubs. Never dreaming of making it big or in fact knowing of what the European football world involved, he left his native country and was signed by Brian Clough at Derby County. His dream of making it big in football had barely begun before he returned to his home country, that was until Danish side B 1901 snapped up the winger in 1972. He became the first ever Gambian to play in Europe and quickly impressed for the Danish outfit, his performances saw interest from bigger European clubs grow and it eventually led to Spanish club Sevilla making a move. Sevilla spotted the Gambian at a training camp in Gambia years prior to his move to Denmark and renewed their interest after his fine performances in the Danish league. In 1973, "Biri-Biri" signed for Sevilla – A move that would ultimately make him the big star he had longed to be. "My best moment in my