CINCINNATI, OH – FC Cincinnati has brought in a veteran forward, adding Baye Djiby Fall to round out off-season signings prior to the club’s preseason trip to Bradenton, Fla., pending USL and federation approval.
“We are looking forward to having Djiby join the FCC squad this season,” said Head Coach John Harkes. “He brings a great deal of international experience and will provide a strong presence in front of the goal. Scoring goals is an art form and we are thrilled that in Djiby, we have a player who is hungry to score.”
Fall, who stands at 6’1”, joins FCC after playing with FC Irtysh Pavlodar in the Kazakhstan Premier League last year and was credited with two goals. A veteran on the international scene, Fall totaled a year with Turkish side, Karsiyaka SK, two seasons with Danish club, Randers FC, where he began his European career, as well as two years with German club, Gruether Furth with several additional stops in Belgium, Russia and Norway.
Voted the Player of the Year in Denmark in 2007 and 2009, Fall garnered an identical accolade in 2010 in Norway, where he had one of his most productive seasons. Loaned out to Norwegian Club, Molde and playing in the top division, Fall led the league in goals with 16 in 28 appearances.
Fall was born in Thiès, Senegal and had two appearances for the national team in 2009. He played youth soccer with Auxerre’s academy in France.