Samassi Abou

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Samassi Abou
Personal information
Full name Samassi Abou
Date of birth (1973-04-04) 4 April 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Gagnoa, Côte d'Ivoire
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 FC Martigues 24 (7)
1992–1996 Olympique Lyonnais 58 (4)
1996–1997 AS Cannes 37 (5)
1997–2000 West Ham United 22 (5)
1998 Ipswich Town (loan) 5 (1)
1999 Walsall (loan) 8 (0)
1999 Troyes (loan) ? (?)
2000 Kilmarnock (loan) 10 (0)
2000–2002 AC Ajaccio 60 (4)
2002–2003 FC Lorient 16 (0)
Total 240 (26)
National team
France under-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Samassi Abou (born 4 April 1973 in Gagnoa) was a professional footballer from Côte d'Ivoire, who played as a Forward. He played internationally for the French under-21 team.

Abou started playing in France for FC Martigues, before moving to Lyon. In October 1997, after a spell at AS Cannes, he made the move to English football, signing for West Ham United for £250,000. In 31 appearances he scored six times, before being released to Ipswich Town in December 1998, where he scored once against Sheffield United.[1]

In October 1999, he signed for Walsall, an unsuccessful spell which lasted little over a month. He also spent time on loan at Troyes, and played in Scotland for three months at Kilmarnock.

Abou continued his career back in France, playing for Ajaccio and Lorient.


  1. ^ "Naylor provides Suffolk punch". The Independent. 20 December 1998. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 

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