Barry playing for Côte d'Ivoire in 2012
|Full name||Boubacar Barry|
|Date of birth||30 December 1979|
|Place of birth||Abidjan, Ivory Coast|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 February 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
In Belgium, he plays with "Copa" on his shirt; however, for the national team, his regular name is used. He is two-footed. At the 2010 World Cup he took goal kicks with his right foot, while using his left foot to kick the ball forward after tossing it in the air.
Barry started all three matches for the Ivory Coast in Group G in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Barry earned clean sheets against Portugal and North Korea. Barry scored a penalty for Lokeren in the 2011–12 season, in a 4-0 win against Westerlo. He won the Belgian Cup with Lokeren in the same season.
Barry was the first-choice goalkeeper for the Elephants' 2014 FIFA World Cup Campaign as they narrowly missed out on qualifying for the second round following an injury-time defeat to Greece.
Barry was called up to the Ivory Coast squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations held in Equatorial Guinea. He was benched for most of the tournament in favour of his younger team-mate Sylvain Gbohouo, but went on to play in the final following Gbohouo's injury in the semi-final. It was his second appearance in the showpiece event having been in goal in the 2012 final against Zambia. The 2015 final finished goalless after normal and extra-time, and Barry emerged as the hero by saving two penalties and scoring the winning penalty, overcoming a cramp in the process. He also overcame the disappointment of the 2012 final which had also gone to penalties. He announced his international retirement in 3 March 2015.
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- "Ivory Coast 0-0 Ghana (9-8 on penalties)". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "Africa Cup of Nations: Barry dedicates win to past players". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "Ivory Coast hero 'Copa' announces international retirement". Worldfootball Retrieved 4 March 2015.