Jean-Paul Abalo

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Jean-Paul Abalo
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Personal information
Full name Jean-Paul Yaovi Dosseh Abalo
Date of birth (1975-06-26) 26 June 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Lomé, Togo
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position defender
Youth career
1991–1992 OC Agaza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 OC Agaza
1993–1995 Saint-Christophe Châteauroux 29 (1)
1995–2005 Amiens SC 273 (7)
2005 USL Dunkerque 4 (0)
2006 APOEL 3 (0)
2006 Ethnikos Piraeus 9 (0)
2007–2008 Al-Merrikh
2008–2009 FC Déols 36
National team
1992–2006 Togo 67 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 April 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2006

Jean-Paul Yaovi Dosseh Abalo (born 26 June 1975 in Lomé, Togo) is a former Togolese football defender, who last played for Al-Merrikh in Sudan.

Club career[edit]

Abalo played for six seasons in the French Ligue 2 with Amiens SC.[1] In 2006, he moved to APOEL in Cyprus, where he won the 2005–06 Cypriot Cup.

International career[edit]

He was the captain of the Togo national football team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup.[2] However, his contribution to the team's campaign was overshadowed by the red card he received in the opening game against South Korea.


Cyprus APOEL


  1. ^ Jean-Paul Abalo French league stats at (French)
  2. ^ Jean-Paul AbaloFIFA competition record