Sékou Baradji

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Sekou Baradji
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-04-24) 24 April 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 5 ft 11½ in (1.82 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Valenciennes FC
Number 23
Youth career
?–2002 Le Mans UC 72
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Le Mans UC 72 21 (2)
2005-2006 West Ham United 0 (0)
2005 Reading (loan) 1 (0)
2006–2007 Tours 6 (0)
2007–2008 Martigues 22 (1)
2008–2010 A. Naval 1º de Maio 31 (1)
2011 Hapoel Ra'anana 0 (0)
2011–2014 Dijon 52 (1)
2014– Valenciennes 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sekou Baradji (born 24 April 1986) is a French football player.[1] He is a midfielder and currently plays for Valenciennes FC. He also holds Senegalese citizenship.

Career in England[edit]

Baradji signed for West Ham United on the transfer deadline, 31 August 2005. He was immediately loaned to Reading. He had been on trial with Derby; Burnley tried to offer him a contract before West Ham signed the midfielder.[2] He only made three appearances for the Royals, twice in the Football League Cup[3] and once in the league, a substitute appearance against Sheffield United in which Baradji's free kick allowed Brynjar Gunnarsson to score the winner in a pivotal first-against-second match.[4] Reading did not extend Baradji's loan[5] and West Ham later released him.[6]

In 2010 Baradji was on trial with Premier League club Wigan Athletic and played in their pre-season friendly draw with Oldham Athletic.[7] He also travelled to Austria with the team and played in their 4-1 victory over NK Rudar on 26 July 2010.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "www.soccerbase.com – The Internet Soccer Database". Soccerbase.com. 31 August 2005. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Football News | Championship | Reading | Baradji shunned Burnley". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  3. ^ Sekou Baradji (24 April 1984). "Sekou Baradji Profile, Statistics, News, Game Log - Naval 1º Maio, Portuguese Liga - ESPN Soccernet". Soccernet.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  4. ^ "Gunnarsson's late winner gives Royals three points". Readingfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Transfer update – Baraji to leave but Howell & Rendell both expected to return". Readingfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Pardew wields Hammers axe". Skysports.com. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  7. ^ Kendrick, Paul. "Oldham Athletic 1 Wigan Athletic 1 - Wigan Athletic". Wigan Today. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  8. ^ "Wigan Athletic - Wigan Athletic 4-1 NK Rudar Velenje". Wigan.vitalfootball.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-08-10.