Shalom Luani

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Shalom Luani (born August 5, 1994) is an American football safety for the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League (USFL). He is better known worldwide for his soccer career, having scored against Tonga in American Samoa's first-ever win in FIFA-sanctioned play.[3] Luani, who now plays as a forward, scored twice for American Samoa in November 2011, making him (at the time) the country's joint–top goalscorer of all time with fellow forward Ramin Ott.[4]

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Shalom Luani
Luani with the Oakland Raiders in 2017
No. 25 – New Jersey Generals
Personal information
Born: (1994-08-05) August 5, 1994 (age 28)
Pago Pago, American Samoa[1]
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Faga'itua
(Faga'itua, American Samoa)
College:Washington State
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 7 / Pick: 221
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2019
Total tackles:28
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:2
Player stats at
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Shalom Luani
Personal information
Full name Shalom Luani
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Tafuna Jets
2011–2012 Faga'itua Vikings (futsal)
International career
2011 American Samoa U20 3 (0)
2012 American Samoa U23 3 (1)
2011 American Samoa 8 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

He played college football at Washington State, and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft. His American football career has also encompassed spells at Faga'itua High School, Chabot College, and the City College of San Francisco.