Abdoulaye Ba

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Abdoulaye Ba
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Personal information
Full name Abdoulaye Ba
Date of birth (1991-01-01) 1 January 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Saint-Louis, Senegal
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Rayo Vallecano (loan from Porto)
Number 15
Youth career
2008–2010 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Porto 15 (0)
2010–2011 Covilhã (loan) 24 (9)
2011–2012 Académica (loan) 21 (1)
2012– Porto B 9 (2)
2013–2014 Vitória Guimarães (loan) 6 (0)
2014– Rayo Vallecano (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2012 Senegal U23 3 (0)
2012– Senegal 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 February 2013

Abdoulaye Ba (born 1 January 1991) is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Rayo Vallecano, on loan from F.C. Porto, as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Saint-Louis, Ba joined F.C. Porto's youth ranks in 2008, aged 17. He spent his first two seasons as a senior on loan to two other Portuguese clubs, S.C. Covilhã in the second division and Académica de Coimbra in the top level,[1] making his debut in the latter competition on 15 August 2011 in a 2–1 away win against U.D. Leiria and also playing the full 90 minutes against Sporting Clube de Portugal in the campaign's domestic cup final, which ended 1–0 for the Students.[2]

In September 2012 Porto bought back 25% of Ba's economic rights for 750,000 from investor "Pearl Design Holding Limited", with his value being estimated at €3 million at that time.[3] He made his first league appearance for the Dragons on 2 November ot that year, coming on as a substitute for injured Maicon in the first half of an eventual 5–0 home win over C.S. Marítimo.[4]

On 13 April 2013, Ba was sent off for two bookable offenses in the season's Portuguese League Cup final against S.C. Braga, the second of which also resulted in a penalty and the game's only goal, scored by Alan in the last minute of the first half.[5] On 3 September he moved to fellow league team Vitória de Guimarães on loan until the end of the season.[6]

On 1 February 2014 Ba returned to Porto, after appearing sparingly with the Minho side.[7] On 4 August he moved to La Liga side Rayo Vallecano also in a temporary deal.[8]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Académica
Porto

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Académica: Abdoulaye (F.C. Porto) apresenta-se esta segunda-feira" [Académica: Abdoulaye (F.C. Porto) reports Monday] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Académica shock Sporting to lift Portuguese Cup". PortuGOAL. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Relatório e contas consolidado 2012/2013 (1º Trimestre)" [Consolidated financial report of the first quarter of 2012/13] (in Portuguese). Porto's official website. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Colombian stars fire Porto to big win". PortuGOAL. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Braga win Taça da Liga". PortuGOAL. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Abdoulaye e Tiago Rodrigues emprestados ao Vitória" [Abdoulaye and Tiago Rodrigues loaned to Vitória] (in Portuguese). DN. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Abdoulaye deixa Guimarães para regressar ao F.C. Porto" [Abdoulaye leaves Guimarães to return to F.C. Porto] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Abdoulaye Ba nuevo jugador del Rayo" [Abdoulaye Ba new Rayo player] (in Spanish). Rayo Vallecano's official website. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 

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