Bassilia Sakanoko

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Bássalia Sakañokó
Personal information
Full name Bássalia Sakañokó
Date of birth (1985-06-03) 3 June 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Géants Athois
Youth career
1995-2003 FC Bibo
2003-2005 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005-2006 White Star Woluwé 17 (1)
2006-2007 Gent 1 (0)
2006-2007 Oostende (loan) 29 (5)
2007-2008 Péruwelz 27 (10)
2008-2009 Mouscron[1] 21 (1)
2009-2010 Leuven 27 (1)
2010-2011 WS Woluwe 9 (1)
2010 Lokomotiv Plovdiv (loan) 5 (0)
2011- Géants Athois 43 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 December 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bássalia Sakañokó (born June 3, 1985 in Abidjan[2] ) is an from Ivorian football player, who plays for Géants Athois as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born and raised in Yamoussoukro Sakañokó played street football and futsal until he joined semi-professional Ivorian football team FC Bibo before going to Belgium for his first stint at WS Woluwe, making 17 appearances scoring one goal. He spent the following year at K.V. Oostende after being signed and sent straight out on loan by Gent scoring five goals in 29 appearances.

R.R.C. Peruwelz[edit]

On January 18, 2007 Sakañokó signed for Peruwelz for a fee of €70,000. He became a first team regular for the rest of the season after scoring a hat-trick in his first game including a 25 yard curling effort in the 90th minute to make Peruwelz win against Belgian Pro League leaders Anderlecht 3-2 in the cup.

R.E. Mouscron[edit]

In September 2008 he moved to Mouscron for an inflated fee of €500,000, earning himself a reputation for being able to beat players on the turn and hold the ball up with his speed and strength.

Oud-Heverlee Leuven[edit]

On August 5, 2009 Bássalia made a much anticipated yet controversial move to rivals R.E. Mouscron for fee of €2 million with additional fees if he makes a number of appearances and a 20% sell on fee. This was the first club where he started to play a wider role, usually playing on the left wing, making 31 league appearances, twelve assists and four goal.

Return to WS Woluwe[edit]

He returned to WS Woluwe in 2010 for an undisclosed fee. He was sent directly out on loan to Lokomotiv Plovdiv where he is currently a first team regular. In 2011 he joined third league club Géants Athois.

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