FC Dallas Signs Belgian winger Roland Lamah and Costa Rican outside back Jose Salvatierra

Dallas adds experience on left and right flanks

FRISCO, Texas (Friday, Dec. 16) – FC Dallas has signed former La Liga and Premier League winger, Roland Lamah, and has acquired Costa Rican right back José Salvatierra on loan for the 2017 season from Alajuelense. Both are awaiting receipt of their P-1 Visas and ITC.

Lamah, 28, began his professional career at the age of 16 with Belgium third division side C.S. Visé before moving to the top team in the country, Anderlecht. Lamah spent three seasons there before being loaned out to Roda JC Kerkrade of the Netherlands in 2008. During his loan with Roda, Lamah scored 11 goals in 32 appearances.

Lamah transferred to French first division club Le Mans FC from 2008 to 2011, where he scored 10 times in 96 matches. Spanish club Osasuna signed Lamah to a three year deal in 2011. The winger scored three times in 45 La Liga appearances. While on loan to Premier League side Swansea City in 2014, Lamah scored twice in 14 appearances. Lamah spent the last three seasons of his career with Ferencvárosi, who won the Hungarian first division in 2016. He scored 12 goals in 54 appearances for the Green Eagles.

Born in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Lamah chose to play internationally for Belgium. After appearing 20 times at the youth level, Lamah made his first appearance for Belgium’s National Team during a World Cup Qualifying match in 2010. He has made five appearances for Belgium. 

Salvatierra, 27, joins FC Dallas from Costa Rican first division side Alajuelense, where he has spent the first eight years of his career. Since joining the team in 2010, Salvatierra has scored nine goals in 155 appearances. During that time, Alajuelense won five league titles as well as the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. He has been capped 30 times by the Costa Rican National Team since 2011.   

Name: Roland Lamah
Position: Winger
DOB: Dec. 31, 1987 (28)
Birthplace: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Hometown: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Height: 5-9
Weight: 157
Nationality: Belgium
Transaction: FC Dallas signs Roland Lamah for the 2017 season.

Name: José Salvatierra
Position: Defender
DOB: Oct. 10, 1989 (27)
Birthplace: Escazú, Costa Rica
Hometown: Escazú, Costa Rica
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Nationality: Costa Rica
Transaction: FC Dallas signs José Salvatierra for the 2017 season.