Atlanta United signed forward Jamal Thiaré as a free agent through the 2024 season on Aug. 1, 2023. He made a combined seven appearances during the MLS regular season and Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs.
The 30-year-old forward was born in Kaolack, Senegal and later moved to Belgium where he began his professional career at Sporting Charleroi. Thiaré had an assist in his Jupiler Pro League debut on April 6, 2013 as Charleroi defeated OH Leuven 3-0. He scored his first professional goal in the final match of the season against KV Mechelen on May 4. The following season, the forward made 13 appearances across all competitions before being loaned to French side U.S. Avranches for the 2014-15 campaign.
In the summer of 2015, Thiaré made the permanent switch to Avranches where he would stay for three seasons. His breakout season came in 2017-18 when he won the Golden Boot in the Championnat National league with 14 goals in 29 matches played. That success earned him a move up to Le Havre AC in Ligue 2.
The Senegalese forward made 29 appearances across all competitions in 2018-19, scoring nine goals and adding three assists in his first season with Le Havre. He established himself as a starter the following season, scoring eight goals in 20 Ligue 2 starts. During the 2022-23 season, Thiaré contributed four goals and five assists to help Le Havre win the Ligue 2 title and earn promotion back to Ligue 1 for the first time since the 2008-09 season. In his five seasons with Le Havre AC, Thiaré totaled 31 goals and 18 assists in 129 appearances across all competitions.
2023 (Atlanta United): MLS: Made four substitute appearances after joining during the summer transfer window. MLS Cup Playoffs: Made three substitute appearances in Atlanta’s Round One series against Columbus Crew.