Hartpury College
Waris Lorient

Abdul Majeed Waris - FC Lorient

Ghanian-born Waris moved to Hartpury from 'The Right To Dream Academy' and was swiftly picked up by Swedish side BK Haken after impressing during his time at Hartpury. On completion of his National Award, the Allsvenskan (Swedish Premier) side signed him on a four year professional contract. 

After racking up 26 goals in 55 appearances for the Swedish side, including the Allsvenskan's first ever 5 goal haul, his home nation, Ghana, came calling. The speedy striker made his debut for the Black Stars in 2012 in a game against Chile. 

With an international cap under his belt and a big reputation in Sweden Russian premier league giants Spartak Moscow came calling. He made 15 appearances scoring one goal for Moscow before he was on the move again where he joined up with Turkish super Lig side Trabzonspor for a fee of 5.5 million euros signing a 4 year contract. Waris was then given more chances with Ghana - noteably in their World Cup qualifying campaign where he scored a debut goal in a 4-0 win over Sudan and went on to score 3 goals in 3 games, including strikes in 2-1 and 6-1 wins over Zambia and Egypt respectively. Waris went on to represent the black stars in Brazil at the 2014 world cup.

On August 6, 2015 French Ligue 1 side Lorient announced the signing of Waris where he has scored three goals in 11 appearances so far.

Waris also spent some time playing for Forest Green reserves during his time at Hartpury before graduating with a National Award distinction.