Papa Malick Ba

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Papa Malick Ba
Personal information
Full name Papa Malick Ba
Date of birth (1980-11-11) November 11, 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Pikine, Senegal
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Larissa
Number 12
Youth career
1987-1994 AS Pikine
1995-1997 Juventus Dakar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997-2005 CS Sfaxien 46 (1)
2005-2008 FC Basel 79 (2)
2009 FC Dinamo Bucureşti 9 (0)
2009- FC Nantes 35 (1)
National team
2006-2008 Senegal 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 October 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 July 2007

Papa Malick Ba (born November 11, 1980 in Pikine) is a Senegalese international footballer who is currently contracted with FC Nantes. He can play as a central defender or as a defensive midfielder but is preferred in the latter role due his lack of ability in the air, respectively.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Ba started his career with Tunisian club Club Sportif Sfaxien in 1997 at the age of 17. He did not play any games until he was 19, in his 3rd season at the club. He started coming off the bench, impressing the fans after doing so. By his fourth season at the club he was a first-team regular and was the team's main holding midfield player. Rumours started circulating that a French club were going to sign him but these rumours appeared to be false.

In 2004 numerous Swiss clubs chased his signature but Sfaxien turned down all offers initially, until FC Basel made them an offer they could not refuse, and they bought him in 2005. He played 79 league games for the team, scoring 2 goals. During his time with Basel he won the Swiss Championship twice 2005 and 2008 and the Swiss Cup twice 2007 and 2008. He also won the Uhren Cup with Basel in 2006.[1] The club did not extended his contract and he was released in July 2008.

On 14 February 2009, he signed for FC Dinamo Bucureşti of Romania on a free transfer.[2] He played nine games for them. On 28 August 2009 the 28 year old Senegalese Midfielder left FC Dinamo Bucureşti to join FC Nantes.[3]

International[edit]

He is a Senegalese international and participated at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.

Trivia[edit]

Honours[edit]

Sfaxien

Basel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coupe Horlogère - Uhren Cup (Switzerland)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Nantes : Signature de Pape Malick Ba