Camara playing for Paris Saint-Germain
|Full name||Zoumana Camara|
|Date of birth||3 April 1979|
|Place of birth||Colombes, France|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Current club||Paris Saint-Germain|
|1999||→ Empoli (loan)||12||(0)|
|1999–2000||→ Bastia (loan)||27||(1)|
|2003–2004||→ Leeds United (loan)||13||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine, Camara made his professional debuts at only 17, appearing in two Ligue 2 seasons with AS Saint-Étienne. In the 1998 summer he was purchased by Inter Milan in Italy, but only managed to appear in two Coppa Italia matches with the Nerazzurri, also being loaned twice during his two-year spell: after a five-month stint with Empoli FC (suffering relegation from Serie A), he spent one season back in his country with SC Bastia, helping the Corsicans to a 10th-place finish in Ligue 1.
After one 1/2 seasons with Olympique de Marseille – one as a starter, the other as backup – Camara joined RC Lens. He spent the 2003–04 season on loan to English club Leeds United, scoring in a 3–2 away win against Middlesbrough on 30 August 2003 but eventually being relegated from the Premier League. Two months before leaving the Whites he blasted the organization, claiming he would not have accepted the club's offer had he known about its financial predicament.
Camara returned to Saint-Étienne in the 2004 off-season, only missing six games for Les Verts during three top division seasons combined. Subsequently, aged 28, he signed a four-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain FC, being a regular for the vast majority of his stint.
Camara gained his only cap for France on 1 June 2001, at the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, starting in the second group stage game against Australia (0–1 loss), with the national team eventually winning the tournament.
- Zoumana Camara French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
- L'Équipe stats (French)
- Inter archives
- Zoumana Camara at National-Football-Teams.com