Souleymane Oulare

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Souleymane Oulare
Personal information
Full name Souleymane Oulare
Date of birth (1972-10-16) 16 October 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Conakry, Guinea
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Lokeren
1992–1994 Beveren 28 (8)
1994–1996 Waregem 14 (3)
1996–1999 Genk 84 (37)
1999–2000 Fenerbahçe 11 (5)
2000–2001 Las Palmas 17 (4)
2001–2003 Stoke City 1 (0)
2004 K. Beringen-Heusden-Zolder 13 (1)
2004–2006 C.S. Visé
National team
1992–2004 Guinea
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Souleymane Oulare (born 16 October 1972), is a Guinean former footballer who played as a forward. His son Obbi is also a professional footballer.


He was elected Footballer of the Year in Belgium in 1999, when he won the Belgian Championship as a striker with Racing Genk, scoring 17 goals during the season. He then went on to play for Fenerbahçe SK (Turkey), UD Las Palmas (Spain), Stoke City (England), K. Beringen-Heusden-Zolder and C.S. Visé (both Belgium).

Stoke City[edit]

Oulare signed for Stoke City in England in 2002. After his only league game for Stoke against Northampton Town in 2002 Oulare was diagnosed with a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs.[1] He returned for the 2nd leg of the play-offs against Cardiff City and made a vital contribution. He came on after 71 minutes replacing Chris Iwelumo with Stoke 2–1 down, James O'Connor scored in the 88th minute to send the tie into extra time and then in the 115th minute an O'connor free-kick was deflected in off Oulare's backside and Stoke won the tie 3–2 and went on to win promotion.[2] He never got a chance the following season and was released in 2003.[3]

Career statistics[edit]


Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Play-offs Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2001–02 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1
Career Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1


  1. ^ "Oulare Blood Clot Confirmed". Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Cardiff City vs Stoke City". Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Souleymane’s Shorts". Draw For Me The Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Souleymane Oulare". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 

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