Abdoul Camara

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Abdoul Camara
Abdoul Razzagui Camara.jpg
Personal information
Full name Abdoul Razzagui Camara
Date of birth (1990-02-20) 20 February 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Mamou, Guinea
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker, Winger
Club information
Current team
Angers
Number 12
Youth career
1999–2004 OS Fives
2004–2008 Rennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Rennes 27 (0)
2009–2010 Vannes (loan) 37 (4)
2011–2014 Sochaux 47 (1)
2013 PAOK (loan) 12 (2)
2014 Mallorca (loan) 6 (0)
2014- Angers 0 (0)
National team
2006–2007 France U17 5 (0)
2007–2008 France U18 3 (0)
2011 France U21 1 (1)
2012– Guinea 10 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 January 2014

Abdoul Razzagui Camara (born 20 February 1990 in Mamou) is a Guinean international footballer who currently plays for French side Angers SCO. He can play as a striker, but is also often utilized as a left-sided winger.

Football career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Camara was born in Guinea, but eventually moved to France at a young age joining local club OS Fives, located in the commune Fives, a suburb in the city of Lille. In June 2004, he joined the prestigious youth academy of Stade Rennais. While playing in the youth system, Camara was a part of a slew of youth talent. Among his teammates were Yann M'Vila, Yacine Brahimi, captain Samuel Souprayen, Maxime Le Marchand, and Damien Le Tallec. The team effectively lived up to their reputation winning the under-18 championship for the 2006–07 season and the Coupe Gambardella in 2008. On 15 August 2007, Camara, alongside M'Vila and Le Tallec, signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal.[1] His play during the 2007–08 season was limited playing mainly with the club's Championnat de France amateur team and the under-18 squad. He was subsequently promoted to the senior team for the 2008–09 season. However, he wasn't assigned a number, and again, played on the club's CFA team appearing in 30 matches scoring 4 goals helping the side finish 1st among professional clubs in their group, thus qualifying for the playoffs, where they lost to Lyon in the semi-finals.[2] He made his professional debut for Rennes on the final matchday of the 2008–09 season appearing as a substitute in the club's 0–4 defeat to Marseille.[3]

Vannes[edit]

On 3 August 2009, Rennes agreed to send the player on loan to Ligue 2 club Vannes OC for the entire season.[4] Camara was given the first-team number 9 shirt and made his debut in the club's opening league match against Metz appearing as a substitute. Vannes won the match 3–0.[5]

Loan to Mallorca[edit]

On 31 January 2014, Camara joined Segunda División side Mallorca in Spain on a loan deal.

Angers[edit]

On 1 July 2014, after he resigned his contract with Sochaux, Camara signed a three-year contract with Angers SCO.[6]

International career[edit]

Though born in Guinea, Camara is a naturalized citizen of France having served five years of residency in the country. He has played for the under-17 and under-18 teams. He was a part of the under-17 squad that reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

On 24 January 2012 Camara made his senior international debut for the Guinea national team at the 2012 African Cup of Nations, coming on as a substitute for Alhassane Bangoura in the 1-0 loss against Mali.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

France Rennes

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