Doumbia with CSKA Moscow in 2014
|Full name||Seydou Alan Doumbia|
|Date of birth||31 December 1987|
|Place of birth||Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|1999–2003||Centre Formation d'Inter|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 March 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
He started his career at the Inter FC youth academy and started playing at second division partnerclub AS Athlétic Adjamé in 2003. He joined second league team Toumodi FC on loan for the 2004/05 season and was on loan in 2005 at AS Denguélé where he became Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division top scorer with 15 goals. In 2006 he moved to Japan where he played for Kashiwa Reysol and then Tokushima Vortis. He left Asia on a free transfer and signed for BSC Young Boys in Europe, before failing a trial in Rapid Bucharest.
BSC Young Boys
On 30 July 2009, Doumbia scored the only goal of the game as he slotted the ball past goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz to defeat Athletic Bilbao 1–0 in the first leg of their Europa League qualifying round tie at the San Mamés. Young Boys crashed out as they lost the second leg at home 2–1 on 6 August, thanks to goals from Fernando Llorente and Iker Muniain. In the club's run in to their appearance in the 2009 Swiss Cup Final Doumbia netted five goals, including a brace against FC Ibach and the only goal in their Round of 16 victory over FC Gossau.
Doumbia scored his first hat-trick for the club against Aarau on 4 October 2009, a 4–0 win, and netted another remarkable first-half hat-trick three weeks later in a 7–1 thrashing of Bellinzona on 29 October. On 13 February 2010, Doumbia proved vital in his club's 2–1 win against Lucerne as he netted two times in the first 17 minutes of the game. The Ivorian's final hat-trick in Swiss football came in a 4–0 thumping of Grasshopper on 20 March 2010.
On 19 August 2010, he scored his first goal for CSKA Moscow in the first leg of a Europa League playoff tie against Anorthosis Famagusta and added another goal seven minutes later. In the second leg, Doumbia leveled the score with 5 minutes to go and CSKA Moscow went on to win 2–1 (6–1 in aggregate). On 30 September, Doumbia scored goals either side of a Mark González penalty to earn his side a 3–0 victory over Sparta Prague to maintain the Russian's 100% record in Europa League Group F play. In the next matchday the Army Men travelled to the Stadio Renzo Barbera where Doumbia netted another brace in a 3–0 win over Palermo on 21 October.
His first goal of the new league campaign came on 17 April 2011, in their third Premier League fixture when he latched on to a Tomáš Necid cross and pushed it by Rubin goalkeeper Sergey Ryzhikov; the away win pushed the Army Men up into first place in the table. In their Moscow derby against Dinamo on 8 May, Doumbia seemingly won the game with a strike in the 81' until a defensive error let Marko Lomic equalize the game at 2–2 in the 90'. In the final of the Russian Cup on 22 May 2011, Doumbia netted two times as CSKA defeated second-tier side Alania Vladikavkaz 2–1.
In CSKA's match against Tom Tomsk on 20 August 2011, Doumbia scored a second-half brace as the capital club eased to a 3–0 victory. On 14 September, he scored twice Champions League at Ligue 1 champions Lille, helping his side secure a 2–2 draw after falling behind 2–0. The Ivorian striker added two more goals as CSKA defeated Turkish side Trabzonspor 3–0 on 18 October, to record the Russians first victory in Group B play. Five days later, Doumbia scored two goals to power CSKA to victory in their enthralling 5–3 game against side Anzhi Makhachkala. In their following league game against Spartak Nalchik on 28 October, Doumbia scored a seven minute hat-trick to earn his side a 4–0 win after striker partner Vagner Love had put the hosts up 1–0 in the 34'. Doumbia opened the scoring against Internazionale on 7 December, guiding his side to a 2–1 away victory which secured a berth in the Round of 16 against Spanish club Real Madrid. On 29 December, Doumbia was voted the Russian Premier League Player of the Year after netting 24 goals in 30 league games during the calendar year as well as five Champions League goals in as many games.
On 19 March 2012, Doumbia scored a 63' goal against city rivals Spartak, earning his side a 2–1 victory. He scored his final goal of the league season from the penalty spot as CSKA defeated local rivals Lokomotiv 3–0 on 2 May. Doumbia won the Golden Boot as he netted 23 goals in the initial league campaign, seven more than closest rival Alexandr Kerzhakov, and added five more goals in the Championship Group as well as providing 11 assists throughout the season.
Transfer to Roma
On January 31st, Doumbia signed for Italian giants A.S Roma for an estimated 15.8 million pounds.
Doumbia earned his first international cap for Côte d'Ivoire in a friendly against Japan during the Kirin Cup on 24 May 2008. He scored his first international goal in a friendly against Germany on 18 November 2009 in a 2–2 draw. He was selected for Côte d'Ivoire in the 2010 World Cup, but only made one appearance, as a 79' substitute for Romaric, in the 3–0 win against North Korea.
Doumbia announced his retirement from international competition after failing to make the Ivory Coast's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But Doumbia was later called back by new coach Hervé Renard for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and he returned to the national team.
At the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals, Doumbia scored les Éléphants' first goal of the tournament during their opening 1–1 draw with Guinea. He became 2015 Africa Cup of Nations champion with the Ivory Coast national football team.
|1.||18 November 2009||Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany||Germany||
|2.||27 May 2012||Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Mali||Mali||
|3.||6 September 2014||Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan||Sierra Leone||
||2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|4.||20 January 2015||Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea||Guinea||
||2015 Africa Cup of Nations|
- As of 2 December 2014
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Japan||League||Emperor's Cup||League Cup||Asia||Total|
|2006||Kashiwa Reysol||J. League 2||6||0||2||2||-||-||8||2|
|2007||J. League 1||18||3||0||0||5||1||-||23||4|
|2008||Tokushima Vortis||J. League 2||16||7||0||0||-||-||16||7|
|Switzerland||League||Schweizer Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2008–09||BSC Young Boys||Swiss Super League||32||20||5||4||-||3||1||40||25|
|Russia||League||Russian Cup||Super Cup||Europe||Total|
|2010||CSKA Moscow||Russian Premier League||11||5||0||0||-||7||7||18||12|
International career statistics
|Côte d'Ivoire national team|
- Russian Premier League (2): 2012–13, 2013–14
- Russian Cup (2): 2010–11, 2012–13
- Russian Super Cup (2): 2013, 2014
- Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division Top Scorer: 2005
- Swiss Super League Player of the Year: 2008–09, 2009–10
- Swiss Super League Top Scorer: 2008–09, 2009–10
- Footballer of the Year in Russia (Futbol): 2011
- Footballer of the Year in Russia (Sport-Express): 2011
- Russian Premier League Top scorer: 2011–12, 2013–14
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