(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: The MLS’ Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) has made its second major player move within the last few days, as they announced the loaning and immediate departure of Defender, #5 Mamadou Fall, who is yet another big fan favorite player, to the Spanish La Liga team, Villarreal CF. Fall will be just 20 years of age in November,
Fall performed quite admirably here for the LAFC and showed his deep value to the team as he was very productive in securing victories as well as contributing to those greatly valued “draws” in all matches that he played in. His size at 6’2 and his speed afoot made him a formidable opponent to meet on the pitch.
He will be very missed during this next phase of time. His many LAFC and Grupo 3252 fans will miss his style of play and gracious attitude towards all who came to know him here as a member of the Black & Gold of the LAFC. Mamadou we wish you nothing but the best of success!
LAFC LOANS MAMADOU FALL TO VILLAREAL CF OF SPAIN’S LA LIGA
The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) announced that the Club has loaned defender Mamadou Fall to Villareal CF of Spain’s La Liga. The loan, which begins immediately, runs through June, 2023. LAFC retains the right to recall the player.
“This is an exciting opportunity for Mamadou, and one that we felt was right at this stage of his career,” LAFC Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington said. “He is an incredible prospect with great potential who now has the chance to develop further at a top European club. We will be monitoring his progress closely and wish him all the best with Villareal.”
Fall joined LAFC at the age of 18 on June 4, 2021, from the Soccer Institute of Montverde Academy in Orlando, FL.
The Senegal native appeared in a total of 35 regular season matches for the Black & Gold (29 starts) over two seasons, scoring five goals. This season, Fall made 16 regular season appearances (13 starts) and scored his lone goal in stoppage time to equalize the match vs. Portland on March 6 at Banc of California Stadium.
In 2021, Fall also made eight appearances and played a total of 634 minutes while on loan with LAFC’s USL affiliate club, the Las Vegas Lights.
Prior to joining the Black & Gold, Fall attended the Soccer Institute of Montverde Academy in Orlando, FL and was a teammate of 2020 LAFC signee Mohamed Traore. Like Traore, Fall made his way to Orlando via Salif Diao’s Sport4Charity Organization based out of Dakar, Senegal, and was selected to the Senegal U17 Youth National Team in 2019.