Thomas Dossevi

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Thomas Dossevi
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Personal information
Full name Thomas Folivi Dossevi
Date of birth (1979-03-06) 6 March 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Chambray-lès-Tours, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker, Winger
Club information
Current club Chonburi
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 ASOA Valence 26 (7)
2001–2003 Châteauroux 33 (4)
2003–2005 Stade Reims 35 (8)
2005–2007 Valenciennes 51 (8)
2007–2010 FC Nantes 41 (9)
2010–2011 Swindon Town 27 (3)
2012– Chonburi 10 (4)
National team
2001– Togo 27 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:30, 20 March 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 December 2010

Thomas Dossevi (born 6 March 1979 in Chambray-lès-Tours, France) is a French-born Togolese football striker who plays as a striker for Chonburi.

Club career[edit]

Dossevi was born in Chambray-lès-Tours, France. Dossevi began his football career at ASOA Valence in 2001. While at Valence, he scored 7 goals in twenty six appearance, before joining Châteauroux once again in the summer transfer window, having previously in the youth team. Dossevi made his league debut, coming on as a substitute in a second half for Zoltán Kovács in a 2–0 loss against Gueugnon on 11 August 2001. However in his first season, Dossevi only made six appearance and failed to make an impact. Soon after, he began to get more playing time and scored his first goal, against the team he made his debut, in a 2–1 win on 4 September 2002. Later in the season, he soon added two goal this season and made 22 appearance. The following season, He scored once in the league against Saint-Étienne on the opening game of the season.

Stade Reims[edit]

Dossevi joined Stade Reims on loan in 2003[citation needed], before joining them permanently in January 2004[citation needed]. He was involved with the club that won the Championnat National, resulting being promoted to Ligue 2 later in the season and scored four goals in seventeen appearance. The next season proved for Dossevi to be the best season as he scored nine goals in 35 appearance.


In the summer transfer window, Dossevi joined Valenciennes[citation needed]. On the opening game of the season, he made his debut in a 2–1 win over Dijon; scored his first goal in a 2–1 win over Montpellier on 9 September 2005. He would score six goals later in the season and at the end of the season, Valenciennes was promoted to Ligue 1 after finishing first place in Ligue 2. After Valenciennes promoted, Dossevi made his debut, receiving a yellow card, in a 1–1 draw against Auxerre on the opening game of the season and scored his first goal in a 3–1 win over Troyes. Dossevi was used in the substitute bench more often and get playing time when he comes on and went on to make 20 appearance. Ahead of a new season, L'Équipe reported that Dossevi is on the verge of leaving Valenciennes.[1]


In August 2007, Dossevi joined FC Nantes[2] Dossevi made his debut in a 1–0 loss against Le Havre on 20 August 2007; then scored twice in a 3–0 win over Brest. In his first season, Dossevi made impressive form at Nantes and scored nine in twenty four appearance. However for the next two season, Dossevi playing time become more reduced, having spend more time on the bench, being not used.

Swindon Town[edit]

Whilst on trial at the club, he scored twice in Swindon Town's 3–2 win over Nottingham Forest on 31 July 2010.[3] He signed a one-year contract at the club for the 2010/2011 season on 3 August 2010, with an option of extending this contract by a further 12 months.[4] His first Football League goal for the club came in a 2–2 draw with Hartlepool United on 14 August 2010.[5] He left Swindon by mutual consent on 26 April 2011 having scored 3 goals in 31 appearances.[6]


Dossevi signed one-year contract with Chonburi on 9 March 2012, the deadline day of Thai Premier League[citation needed]. He made his Chonburi debut on 7 April 2011 in a 5–1 home win over Esan United in the Sponsor Thai Premierleague, scoring a hat-trick[citation needed].


Dossevi is a member of the Togolese national team, for which he was called up to the 2006 World Cup.


Thomas is the son of former Togolese player Antoine Dossevi. He was one of the surviving witnesses of a bus shooting in Angola during the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.


  1. ^ "Dossevi on departure (in French:Dossevi sur le départ)" (in French). L'Équipe. 8 August 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dossevi joined Nantes (in French:Dossevi rejoint Nantes)" (in French). L'Equipe. 10 August 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dossevi eyes Swindon deal". Sky Sports. 31 July 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Swindon Town sign Togo striker Thomas Dossevi". BBC Sport. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hartlepool 2–2 Swindon". BBC Sport. 14 August 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Striker Thomas Dossevi leaves Swindon by mutual consent". BBC Sport. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 

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