Fodé Mansaré

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Fodé Mansaré
Fode Mansare 2006 (1).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-09-03) September 3, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Conakry, Guinea
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1996–2001 Gazélec Ajaccio
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Montpellier 121 (14)
2005–2011 Toulouse 135 (7)
National team
2001– Guinea 44 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:33, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Fodé Mansaré (born September 3, 1981 in Conakry) is a Guinean football winger, who is currently unattached.

Mansaré is highly rated in France and is well known for his tricks and skills, dribbling and play-making abilities. However he may receive some criticism for his lack of goals.

Club career[edit]

Mansaré began his career with the Championnat National side Gazélec Ajaccio before moving to Montpellier HSC in 2001. He stayed at the Ligue 1 side until the end of the 2004/05 season when his side were relegated to Ligue 2.

Toulouse[edit]

In June 2005 Mansaré moved to French top-flight outfit Toulouse for 9m, where he has appeared in various UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup matches. Mansaré made his debut for Toulouse against AC Ajaccio where he assisted Toulouse's only goal of the match. Mansare scored his first goal against Nantes.

Due to Mansaré's impressive performances in 2008, many European teams such as Liverpool, Valencia, Sevilla, Werder Bremen and Hamburg were rumoured to be interested in purchasing him, and Sevilla offered €4m for Mansaré. Toulouse declined the offer as Mansaré was a key player in the starting line-up playing as right winger.

Mansaré was released in 2011 after six years at the French club.

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International career[edit]

Mansaré is a regular for the Guinea national side. He was part of the Guinean 2004 African Cup of Nations team, who finished second in their group in the first round of competition, before losing in the quarter finals to Mali. He has played 25 times and scored nine goals for the Guinea. He was also nominated best midfielder of the African Cup of Nations of 2006.

He was part of the Guinea squad for the 2008 African Cup of Nations but missed the first game against host nation Ghana due to suspension. He was restored to the starting eleven however for the match against Morocco and was replaced in the 78th minute by young defensive midfielder Mohamed Sakho following the sending-off of captain Pascal Feindouno.

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