Abdoulaye Camara

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Abdoulaye Camara
Personal information
Full name Abdoulaye Camara
Date of birth (1980-01-02) January 2, 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Bamako, Mali
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Butcherfille Rovers Durban
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Onze Créateurs de Niaréla
1998–1999 FC Koper 5 (0)
1999–2000 Udinese Calcio 2 (0)
2000–2001 Cercle Brugge 26 (2)
2001–2002 Castel di Sangro 8 (0)
2002–2003 La Louvière
2003–2005 Grenoble Foot 38 4 (0)
2007–2008 Thanda Royal Zulu
2008–2009 FC AK Roodeport
2009– Butcherfille Rovers Durban
National team
1995–1997 Mali U-17
1999 Mali U-20
2002–2008 Mali 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 November 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 April 2011

Abdoulaye Camara (born January 2, 1980 in Bamako) is a Malian international footballer currently playing for Butcherfille Rovers in South Africa.


After initially playing with Onze Créateurs de Niaréla in Mali, he joined Slovenian club FC Koper in 1997. After one season he moved to Italy to play with Udinese Calcio in the Serie A. After two seasons he moved to Belgium signing with Cercle Brugge, but after at the end of the season he returned to Italy to play with A.S.D. Castel di Sangro Calcio. In 2002 La Louvière brought him for one season, and in summer 2003 he signed with French Ligue 2 club Grenoble Foot 38. Since then, by 2007 he was in South Africa playing with top league Thanda Royal Zulu. In 2008 he moved to FC AK Roodeport before coming in 2009 to Butcherfille Rovers Durban.

National team[edit]

Since 1998 he has been called to represent the Mali national football team having 9 caps since his debut in 2002. He had represented Mali at youth levels first at 1995 FIFA U-17 World Championship, and next in 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship held in Egypt, where they reached the quarter-finals. He also participated in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup held in Nigeria, where they reach the third place.

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