Kara Mbodj

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Personal information
Full name Serigne Modou Kara Mbodji
Date of birth (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Diasse, Senegal
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Centre Back / Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Tromsø 70 (8)
2013– Genk 61 (2)
National team
2011– Senegal U23 7 (1)
2011– Senegal 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:41, 2 February 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 January 2015

Serigne Modou Kara Mbodji (born 11 November 1989), commonly known as Kara or Kara Mbodji, is a Senegalese defensive midfielder who currently plays for Genk. He can be deployed as a defender, defensive midfielder or in the central midfield.

Club career[edit]

Mbodji joined the Diambars academy at 15 years old. On 2 February 2010, he joined Tromsø IL. During his three seasons in the Norwegian Premier League, he was awarded best player of his team and twice second best player of the Championship.

On 31 December 2012, Mbodji joined KRC Genk for a fee of €1.4m.[1] After regularly starting for Genk in defence and winning the 2012–13 Belgian Cup, his contract was extended until June 2018.

International career[edit]

Mbodji was a part of the Senegal selection for the 2012 Olympic Games. He was included in the Senegal national football team's squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and scored in a 1–1 draw with South Africa in the team's second group match.[2]




  1. ^ a b "K.Mbodj". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "South Africa 1-1 Senegal". BBC. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 

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