Abdoulaye Ba

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Abdoulaye Ba
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Personal information
Full name Abdoulaye Ba
Date of birth (1991-01-01) 1 January 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Saint-Louis, Senegal
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Rayo Vallecano
Number 21
Youth career
2008–2010 Porto
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2017 Porto 15 (0)
2010–2011Covilhã (loan) 24 (9)
2011–2012Académica (loan) 21 (1)
2012–2013 Porto B 9 (2)
2013–2014Vitória Guimarães (loan) 6 (0)
2014–2015Rayo Vallecano (loan) 20 (0)
2015–2016Fenerbahçe (loan) 6 (1)
2016–2017Alanyaspor (loan) 10 (1)
20171860 Munich (loan) 15 (3)
2017– Rayo Vallecano 20 (0)
National team
2012 Senegal U23 3 (0)
2012– Senegal 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 September 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 February 2013

Abdoulaye Ba (born 1 January 1991) is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Spanish club Rayo Vallecano as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Born in Saint-Louis, Ba joined FC Porto's youth ranks in 2008, aged 17. He spent his first two seasons as a senior on loan to two other Portuguese clubs, S.C. Covilhã in the second division and Académica de Coimbra in the Primeira Liga,[1] making his debut in the latter competition on 15 August 2011 in a 2–1 away win against U.D. Leiria[2] and also playing the full 90 minutes against Sporting Clube de Portugal in the campaign's domestic cup final, which ended 1–0 for the Students.[3]

In September 2012, Porto bought back 25% of Ba's economic rights for 750,000 from investor "Pearl Design Holding Limited", with his value being estimated at €3 million at that time.[4] He made his first league appearance for the Dragons on 2 November of that year, coming on as a substitute for injured Maicon in the first half of an eventual 5–0 home win over C.S. Marítimo.[5]

On 13 April 2013, Ba was sent off for two bookable offenses in the season's Portuguese League Cup final against S.C. Braga, the second of which also resulted in a penalty and the game's only goal, scored by Alan in the last minute of the first half.[6] On 3 September, he moved to fellow league team Vitória S.C. for one year.[7]

On 1 February 2014, Ba returned to Porto after appearing sparingly with the Minho Province side.[8] On 4 August, he joined La Liga's Rayo Vallecano also in a temporary deal;[9] in the following summer more of the same, as he moved to Fenerbahçe SK.[10]

For 2016–17, Ba continued in the Turkish Süper Lig, joining Alanyaspor also on loan.[11] After a spell at TSV 1860 Munich marred by injury problems, even though he was an automatic first-choice when available,[12][13][14] he returned to Rayo on 30 August 2017 after agreeing to a four-year contract.[15]





Rayo Vallecano


  1. ^ Francisco Frederico (11 July 2011). "Académica: Abdoulaye (F.C. Porto) apresenta-se esta segunda-feira" [Académica: Abdoulaye (F.C. Porto) reports Monday] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Emanuel entra com pé direito" [Emanuel starts off on the right foot]. Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). 16 August 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Académica shock Sporting to lift Portuguese Cup". PortuGOAL. 19 May 2012. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Relatório e contas consolidado 2012/2013 (1º trimestre)" [Consolidated financial report 2012/13 (1st trimester)] (PDF) (in Portuguese). FC Porto. 28 November 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  5. ^ Tom Kundert (2 November 2012). "Colombian stars fire Porto to big win". PortuGOAL. Archived from the original on 24 May 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  6. ^ Tom Kundert (13 April 2013). "Braga win Taça da Liga". PortuGOAL. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  7. ^ João Ruela (3 September 2013). "Abdoulaye e Tiago Rodrigues emprestados ao Vitória" [Abdoulaye and Tiago Rodrigues loaned to Vitória]. Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  8. ^ Bruno José Ferreira (1 February 2014). "Abdoulaye deixa Guimarães para regressar ao F.C. Porto" [Abdoulaye leaves Guimarães to return to F.C. Porto] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Abdoulaye Ba nuevo jugador del Rayo" [Abdoulaye Ba new Rayo player] (in Spanish). Rayo Vallecano. 4 August 2014. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Abdoulaye ve Fabiano Fenerbahçe'de" [Abdoulaye and Fabiano set for Fenerbahçe] (in Turkish). Fenerbahçe S.K. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Alanyaspor, Abdoulaye Ba'yı kiraladı" [Alanyaspor, Abdoulaye Ba hired]. Habertürk (in Turkish). 26 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Ba mit toller Geste: Videobotschaft an verletzten Würzburg-Keeper" [Ba with nice gesture: Videomessage to injured Würzburg keeper]. Tz (in German). 23 March 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Löwen-Lebensversicherung Ba: Jetzt droht eine Gelbsperre" [Lions life insurance Ba: Now a yellow threat looms]. Tz (in German). 7 April 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Abdoulaye Ba muss Training verletzt abbrechen" [Abdoulaye Ba has to stop training injured]. Abendzeitung (in German). 16 May 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Abdoulaye Ba nuevo jugador del Rayo Vallecano para las próximas cuatro temporadas" [Abdoulaye Ba new player of Rayo Vallecano for the following four seasons] (in Spanish). Rayo Vallecano. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2017.

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