Learn more about Glen Kamara's stats and player profile

Learn more about Glen Kamara's stats and player profile

Helix Odhiambo
updated at January 30, 2024 at 7:30 AM
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Finish midfielder Glen Kamara has come a long way to becoming a professional footballer. He was born to Sierra Leone parents in Finland and nurtured his talent in Arsenal's Academy. Glen Kamara's stats and achievements testify to his years of hard work and dedication, making him one of the best footballers in his country.

Glen Kamara's age
Glen Kamara of Finland arrives at the stadium ahead of their UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier match against Denmark at Helsinki Olympic Stadium on 10 September 2023 in Helsinki, Finland. Photo: Tullio Puglia
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Is Glen Kamara any good? The Finish star has enjoyed an outstanding career from youth to senior level. He is a talented right-footed midfielder with a desirable skill set for modern football. Here is all you need to know about the versatile footballer, from his background to family, career, and net worth.

Glen Kamara's profile summary

Full name

Glen Adjei Kamara

Date of birth

28 October 1995

Age

28 (as of January 2023)

Birthplace

Tampere, Finland

Nationality

Finish

Height

1.83 m (5 feet 11 inches)

Weight

78 kg (172 lbs)

Profession

Footballer (midfielder)

Teams

Leeds United, Finland national team

Girlfriend

Olivia Anderson

Net worth

$1 million - $5 million

Social media

Instagram, X (Twitter)

Glen Kamara's biography

Leeds United midfielder Glen Kamara (age 28 as of January 2023) was born in Tampere, Finland, and grew up in Soukka. Glen Kamara's parents hail from Sierra Leone and moved to Finland as refugees. However, details of his parents' and siblings' names remain undisclosed.

The midfielder is 1.83 m or 5 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 78 kg (172 lbs). Kamara is one of the famous Finish footballers making a mark in top European leagues.

Glen Kamara's stats and career

Glen Kamara's stats
Glen Kamara of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match against Swansea City at Elland Road on 29 November 2023 in Leeds, England. Photo: George Wood
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The talented footballer began his career in Finland playing for local club EPS before his family relocated to London's Ladbroke Grove in England when he was 12. He enrolled at Southend United Academy in 2011 and then moved to Arsenal's youth academy in 2012.

How many teams has Glen Kamara played for? The midfielder has played for six teams in his professional career. We break down Glen Kamara's transfer history, stats, and achievements.

Club career

Kamara earned a promotion to Arsenal's senior team in 2015. He debuted for the Gunners in a 3-0 away defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in the Football League Cup fourth-round match on 27 October 2015. Glen returned to Southend on loan in January 2016, where he spent the remainder of the season.

In August 2016, he transferred to League Two side Colchester United on loan until January 2017. The midfielder joined Dundee United on a two-year agreement on 13 July 2017. He debuted in a Scottish League Cup match away to Raith Rovers, where he was named man-of-the-match.

After spending two years at Dundee, Glen signed a four-year pre-contract with Rangers on 5 January 2019. He spent most of his career with Rangers, establishing himself as one of the best players in the team. He helped Rangers win their first Scottish League title in 10 years in the 2020-21 season.

Glen made it to the PFA Scottish Premiership Team of the Year in the 2020-21 season. The following season, he guided the club to the Scottish Cup and the UEFA Europa League final by scoring a crucial goal in the semi-final second-leg win over RB Leipzig.

How many goals has Glen Kamara scored for Rangers? The midfielder bagged nine goals and 11 assists for Rangers between 2019-2013. He penned a four-year contract with Leeds United in August 2023 for an undisclosed fee. Here is a breakdown of Glen Kamara's Transfermarkt stats per team as of January 2024.

Team

Games

Goals

Assists

Leeds United

21

-

2

Rangers FC

193

9

11

Dundee FC

64

-

5

Colchester United

6

-

-

Southend United

6

-

1

Arsenal

1

-

-

Total

293

9

19

National team

Leeds United's Glen Kamara played for Finland's Under-19 and Under-21 sides before earning a promotion to the senior side in a 3-0 win over Estonia in November 2017. He played in the 2020 UEFA Euros, the country's first-ever major tournament, where they finished third in Group B.

The midfielder has 58 caps with two goals and three assists as of January 2024. He was named the 2022 Finnish Footballer of the Year and helped his nation come second in Nations League Group B3.

Interesting facts about Glen Kamara

Is Glen Kamara any good?
Glen Kamara (L) of Finland and Denmark's Rasmus Kristensen battling for the ball during their UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier at Helsinki Olympic Stadium on 10 September 2023. Photo: Ulrik Pedersen
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The Finish star has established himself among the best footballers in his country. He has made millions through salaries and bonuses and built a solid reputation. Get some facts about the Leeds United star here.

How much is Glen Kamara's salary?

The midfielder earns an annual gross salary of around $1.65 million in the 2023-24 season at Leeds United, but he is not among the top-paid players in the club's roster. His weekly salary is around $28,500. Glen Kamara's contract with Leeds expires in June 2027.

Glen Kamara's net worth

According to sources, the footballer has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million and $5 million as of 2024, making him one of the wealthiest athletes in his country.

Who is Glen Kamara's agent?

Glen is represented by StormSportsX, a UK-based sports agency managing several professional athletes. Their clients include James Taverner of Rangers, Celtic's James McCarthy, James McArthur of Crystal Palace, and Bournemouth's Marcus Tavernier.

What is Glen Kamara's jersey number?

Glen Kamara's contract
Leed United's Glen Kamara (no.8) faces Preston North End's Ali McCann during the Sky Bet Championship match at Deepdale on 26 December 2023 in Preston. Photo: Dave Howarth
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The midfielder wears jersey No.8 at Leeds, which he also wore at Dundee United. He previously used No.18 at Rangers, No.32 at Colchester United, No.25 at Southend United, and No.47 at Arsenal FC.

Chris Kamara is a former English footballer and sports broadcaster. He served in the Royal Navy at 16 and played for several clubs, including Portsmouth, Swindon Town, Brentford, Stoke City, and Leeds United. Chris and Glen share the second name but are not related.

The Finish star has been linked to numerous clubs following his impressive performances. Former Aston Villa boss Steven Gerard wanted to sign the talented midfielder in the January 2023 transfer window. However, attempts to sign the footballer fell through.

Glen Kamara's FIFA 24 rating

How many goals has Glen Kamara scored for Rangers?
Glen Kamara of Rangers during training at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on 17 May 2022 in Seville, Spain, ahead of their Europa League game against Eintracht Frankfurt: Photo: James Williamson
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The midfielder has an overall FIFA 24 rating of 73, a potential of 73, and a medium work rate. His best stats are Stamina (86), Balance (85), Agility (80), Composure (77), Agility (73), and Reactions (73). Look at all of Gen Kamara's cards from 2018 to 2024.

Card

Rating

FIFA24

73

FIFA23

75

FIFA22

75

FIFA21

69

FIFA20

70

FIFA19

57

FIFA18

59

Who is Glen dating?

Glen is reportedly in a relationship with Olivia Anderson from Shropshire, England. Olivia is a talented singer known by her stage name, Mei Mei. Her music has been featured on BBC Radio1 Xtra, and she has worked with established musicians such as Wretch 32 and Knucks.

Social media

The Leeds midfielder is active on Instagram with 128k followers and on X (Twitter) with 83.6k followers as of January 2024.

Final word

Glen Kamara's stats for club and country prove that he is an exceptional footballer with immense talent and skills to compete at the top level. Born in Finland and nurtured in Arsenal, the midfielder is part of the modern Finish generation transforming the country's football.

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Helix Odhiambo is an award-winning Kenyan journalist and content creator with over 6 years of experience. In 2016, he won the Goal Blaze Correspondent Award for young writers.