Harlem Gnohere- Is the journeyman ready for a shot in the big leagues?

If u want to find footballers with very interesting careers then look no further than Harlem Gnohere. The 27 year old who is currently plying his trade in Romania for the 18 time Liga 1 Champions Dinamo București. Harlem’s career has run over 9 years in which he has scored over 110 goals which is a fantastic record for a man who has played for 9 different clubs in 3 different countries.

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The Journeyman started his career in the 4th Tier of Swiss football for the team La Tour/Le Pâquier after he was released by Troyes at the age of 19. In his first senior season he scored only 3 goals in 9 starts but he seemed to be making quite the impression as the season after he was snapped up by Division rivals FC Bulle, and this is where he would really start to catch peoples eyes.

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To say his season with FC Bulle was successful would be an understatement. Gnohere bagged himself 16 goals in 16 starts in the league with 2 goals in the cup. The year was fantastic for the man who was no longer a teenager. However, Bulle did not keep the french man and let him leave on a free transfer to another Division rival by the name of FC UGS Genève where his prolific record would keep getting better.

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In the 2009/10 season with FC UGS he racked in 14 goals in 21 starts in the league and 1 goal in the cup. At the age of 21 Harlem already had 33 goals to show but was not targeted by any larger clubs that year, and by the end of the year he was let go again by his club but he was snapped up quick but instead of joining another Swiss club he now decided to move abroad and play in Belgiums 3rd division for the side Excelsior Virton. His time at Excelsior was one to forget as he only managed to play 4 games in which he only scored 1. Now 23 years old Harlem was looking for another step up and thats when RSC Charleroi came calling and got the Frenchman for a fee believed to be around £80-90k.

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During his first season with the then 2nd division side he regained his scoring form getting 18 goals in 23 starts and his goals lead Charleroi to get promoted to the Belgium Top Flight which was a huge achievement for the young man who already at a young age had a great career but this opportunity to play in the top division would allow him to show the world what he is capable of.

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Unfortunately, the signing of 3 new strikers the next season meant that Harlem Gnohere had to make most of his appearances coming from the bench which would be hard for any player to prove themselves, especially in the top flight. In that season Gnohere finished the season with 2 goals in 8 starts and was forced out on loan back to the 2nd division KVC Westerlo where he yet again struggled to score and only got 1 goal in 7 starts during his time there.

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The next season was even worse for the once star man of the team and he didn’t even make a single appearance for Charleroi, only getting 1 goal and was yet again forced out on loan, This time it was to Royal Excel Mouscron. His loan spell that year was a whole lot better than last and he scored 5 goals in 8 starts. At this point he knew he wasnt getting any younger and he needed to find somewhere he could play alot more. So the next season he moved to RAEC Mons in the 2nd division.

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His season with Mons was a positive one as he managed to get back to scoring double figures, getting 11 goals in 20 starts, this fine return gained him plaudits and attracted interest from Romania and more specifically the 1 Liga side Dinamo Bucharest for a free transfer. Now in a new country Harlem hit the ground running and scored in his 2nd game for the club and didnt look back. By the end of the season Gnohere finished it with 18 goals in all competitions with 11 of those goals in the league.

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Going to present day Harlem is still impressing the Dinamo fans with his great strength, awareness in the box and finishing. And has scored 4 in the league this season from 7 starts, setting Dinamo Bucharest in 5th position in the league. His form for the Romanian Side was noticed by Burnley Manager Sean Dyce who was rumoured to be interested in the 6ft forward. However there was no solid bid put in place and so the Frenchman stayed in Romania.

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With his ability, strength and power i believe he would be a valued asset to alot of Championship clubs for example and still only 28 Gnohere still has alot to offer and has alot of years left on him. If i were a club looking for a big man who can score goals i would look no further than this journeyman.

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