Boubacar Barry

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Boubacar Barry
Boubacar Barry 2012.jpg
Barry playing for Côte d'Ivoire in 2012
Personal information
Full name Boubacar Barry[1]
Date of birth (1979-12-30) 30 December 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 ASEC Mimosas 17 (0)
2001–2003 Rennes B 23 (0)
2003–2007 Beveren 102 (0)
2007– Lokeren 182 (1)
National team
2000– Côte d'Ivoire 80 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 June 2014

Boubacar "Copa" Barry (born 30 December 1979) is an Ivorian footballer of Guinean origin, who plays for Lokeren and the Ivorian national team as a goalkeeper. He has played for Lokeren since July 2007.

In Belgium, he plays under the football name of "Copa"; however, for the national team, his regular name is used. He is a two-footed goalkeeper. At the 2010 World Cup he used to take goal kicks with his right foot, although most of the times he used his left foot to kick the ball forward after holding it.

He has 81 caps for the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup. He appeared in the final group match against Serbia and Montenegro in 22 June 2006, which Côte d'Ivoire won 3–2.

Barry started all 3 matches for the Côte d'Ivoire 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. He won the Belgian Cup with Lokeren in the same season.


  1. ^ "List of Players" (PDF). Confederation of African Football (CAF). Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Boubacar Barry". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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