Mickaël Poté

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Mickaël Poté
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-09-24) 24 September 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Lyon, France
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Dynamo Dresden
Number 10
Youth career
2002–2003 Grenoble Foot
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Grenoble Foot 3 (0)
2004–2007 AS Cannes 52 (9)
2007–2009 Clermont Foot 68 (12)
2009–2011 OGC Nice 21 (2)
2011 Le Mans FC (loan) 19 (3)
2011– Dynamo Dresden 74 (20)
National team
2008– Benin 24 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2013

Mickaël Poté (born 24 September 1984) is a French-born Beninese footballer who plays as a striker for 2. Bundesliga club Dynamo Dresden and the Benin national team.

Career[edit]

Poté began his career in 2003 with Grenoble Foot where he played only three games in his first season. After the season he signed a contract with AS Cannes where he stayed three years, playing fifty-one games and scoring nine goals. In summer 2007 he joined Clermont Foot where he played thirty-six games in his first season scoring five goals. In springtime 2009 there were rumors that he might be transferred to RC Strasbourg[1] or Le Havre AC,[2] but neither transfer occurred, however on 26 June 2009, he signed a three-year-contract with Ligue 1 side OGC Nice.[3] On 2 January 2011, he joined Ligue 2 side Le Mans on a six-month loan deal.[4] In August 2011, he left France and signed a three-year contract with 2. Bundesliga club Dynamo Dresden.[5]

International[edit]

Poté also plays for the Benin national football team. His debut game was on 7 September 2008 against Angola.[6]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 September 2010 Stade de l'Amitié, Cotonou, Benin  Burundi 1–0 1–1 2012 ACN Qualification
2. 26 May 2012 Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  Burkina Faso 2–1 2–2 Friendly
3. 17 June 2012 Stade de l'Amitié, Cotonou, Benin  Ethiopia 1–0 1–1 2013 ACN Qualification
4. 8 September 2013 Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto-Novo, Benin  Rwanda 1–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football - Ligue 2 : Imbroglio sur le transfert de Mickaël Poté à Strasbourg ?" (in French). cyberbougnat.net. 18 January 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mickaël Poté (OGC Nice) sur les tablettes du Mans FC" (in French). ouest-france.fr. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nice: Arrivée de Poté" (in French). mercato365.com. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Yohan Hautcoeur et Mickaël Poté ont signé" (in French). lemansfc.fr. 2 January 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dynamo verpflichtet Mickael Poté" (in German). Dynamo Dresden. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Benin - Angola 3:2 (1:1)". FIFA.com. 7 September 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 

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