Vincent Aboubakar

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Vincent Aboubakar
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Aboubakar with Valenciennes in 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-01-22) 22 January 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Lorient
Number 9
Youth career
2006–2008 Cotonsport Garoua
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Cotonsport Garoua 15 (7[1])
2010–2013 Valenciennes 71 (9)
2013– Lorient 24 (16)
National team
2009 Cameroon U20
2010– Cameroon 24 (2[2])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vincent Aboubakar (born 22 January 1992) is a Cameroonian international footballer who currently plays for French club Lorient [3] in Ligue 1, as a striker.

Career[edit]

Born in Yaoundé, Aboubakar began his career with Cotonsport Garoua. In the 2009–10 season, he was promoted to the club's senior team in the Elite One league. On 26 May 2010, Aboubakar signed with Valenciennes FC in France.[4] He was assigned the number 9 shirt and made his debut in the club's opening league match of the season against Nice appearing as a substitute. He scored his first goal and hat-trick against Boulogne in Coupe de la Ligue. In 2009 Aboubakar scored 2 goals in the Final of the U-18 World Cup with Cameroon. [5]

International career[edit]

On 18 August 2009, Aboubakar was called up to the Cameroon national under-20 football team squad for the Francophone Games in Beirut.[6] In May 2010, he was named to the Cameroon 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Aboubakar was the only player in the squad that was based in Cameroon.[7][8] He made his debut in the friendly match on 29 May 2010 against Slovakia.[9]

On March 5, 2014 Aboubakar scored in an International friendly against Portugal.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 August 2010 Stadion Florian Kryger, Szczecin  Poland
0–3
0–3
Friendly
2. 5 March 2014 Estádio da Luz, Lisbon  Portugal
1–1
5-1
Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

As of 15 January 2014
Team Season League[nb 1] Cup[nb 2] Europe[nb 3] Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Cotonsport 2009–10 15 7 0 15 7 0
Valenciennes 2010–11 17 1 0 3 3 0 20 4 0
2011–12 27 6 2 4 2 0 31 8 2
2012–13 27 2 1 2 1 0 29 3 1
Total 71 9 3 9 6 0 0 0 0 80 15 3
Lorient 2013–14 35 16 6 1 0 0 21 11 2
Total 35 16 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 11 2
Career total 106 27 9 10 6 0 0 0 0 101 26 5

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Ligue 1, Ligue 2 and Championnat National.
  2. ^ Includes Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue and Trophée des champions.
  3. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup and UEFA Supercup

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