Red Bulls Sign Forward Ibrahim
Red Bull New York announced today
that it signed forward Salou Ibrahim. Per club and League policy, terms of the deal
were not disclosed. Ibrahim is available for selection for New
York’s match Saturday against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center at
4:00 PM ET (TV: MSG, TeleFutura; Radio: WADO 1280 AM). The Red Bulls also
announced they waived midfielder Ernst Oebster.
“Salou is an athletic and physical forward who will immediately
improve our team,” said Red Bull New York General Manager and Sporting Director
Erik Soler. “He was impressive during his time training with the team and we
are excited to bring him on board.”
Soler added, “We spoke with Ernst and we mutually decided that it
was in both his and the club’s interest to part ways. We want to thank Ernst
for his effort during his time here.”
Ibrahim, who started and played 67 minutes in the Red Bulls’ 3-1 exhibition
win over Santos FC at Red Bull Arena on March 20, began his career playing for
German club TuS Wandsbek 81 in 1998. In 2000, he signed for FC Turnhout in Belgium, where
he stayed for four seasons, making 50 appearances and scoring 29 goals. During
the 2003-04 season, Ibrahim scored 16 goals in 26 appearances for FC Turnhout
before signing with KV Kortrijk of the Belgian Second Division in 2004.
One season later, Ibrahim moved on to S.V. Zulte-Waregem in the
Belgian First Division, scoring nine goals in 29 league appearances (14 goals
in all competitions) and helping the club to the 2006 Belgian Cup. He then was
signed by fellow Belgian First Division side, Club Brugge in 2006. In two
seasons with the club, Ibrahim appeared in 46 Belgian First Division matches,
scoring five goals. He also helped the club capture the 2007 Belgian Cup. In 2008, he moved to MSV Duisburg of the
German Second Division and later played for Vejle Boldklub of the Danish
Superliga, before joining the Red Bulls.
Oebster joined the Red Bulls on July 16, 2009. He played in three
games, starting in two.
Full Season Ticket Plans for the New York Red Bulls’ first season
at Red Bull Arena, in Harrison,
NJ, are on sale now. Midfield
seats in the 100-Level and sideline sections 107, 112, 124 and 128 are all sold
out, but good seats are still available. For more information or to purchase
tickets, call 1.877.RBSOCCER or log onto www.newyorkredbulls.com.
#29 Salou Ibrahim
Date of Birth: May 29, 1979 in Kumasi, Ghana
Previous Club: Vejle Boldklub (Danish
Roster status: Senior International
How Acquired: Signed by New York on April 9,