Abdoulaye Koffi

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Abdoulaye Koffi
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Abdoulaye Koffi, Ivorian footballer
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-12-30) December 30, 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Shillong Lajong
Youth career
2000–2008 Ecole de Football Attécoubé
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Grand Hotel 36 (22)
2011–2014 El Sharqia Dokhan 31 (16)
2014 Saham 5 (2)
2015–2016 Al-Suwaiq 26 (18)
2016Al-Khaleej (loan) 9 (1)
2017– Shillong Lajong 16 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Abdoulaye Koffi (born 30 December 1991) is an Ivorian footballer who plays for Shillong Lajong in the I-League.

Personal life[edit]

Abdoulaye's elder brother, Mohamed Koffi is a Burkinabé international footballer who plies his trade with Zamalek SC of Egyptian Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Abdoulaye began his professional career in Egypt in 2008 with Hurghada-based Grand Hotel FC. In his two-year spell at the Hurghada-based club, he scored 26 goals in 44 appearances. At the end of the 2010–11 season, he received the "Top Scorer" award of the 2010–11 Egyptian Second Division League for his outstanding performance in the season and for scoring 16 league goals in 24 matches. In 2011, he moved to another Egyptian Second Division club, El Sharqia Dokhan FC. In his three-year spell at the club, he scored 17 goals in 35 appearances.

Saham[edit]

Saham SC

In August 2014, he moved to Oman and on 27 August 2014 he signed a one-year contract with Saham SC of Oman Professional League. He made his Oman Professional League debut on 19 November 2014 in a 1-0 loss against Bowsher Club[1] and scored his first goal on 27 September 2014 in a 2-0 win over Al-Seeb Club.[2] He also made his Sultan Qaboos Cup debut and scored his first goal on 1 December 2014 in a 3-0 win over Masirah SC in the Round of 32 of the competition.[3] He also made his Oman Professional League Cup debut on 13 November 2014 in a 3-1 win over Al-Nahda Club and scored his first and only goal of the competition on 5 January 2014 in a 3-2 win over fierce rivals, Al-Khabourah SC. He scored 2 goals in 5 appearances in the 2014–15 Oman Professional League and 1 goal in 6 appearances in the 2014–15 Oman Professional League Cup for the Saham-based club.

Al-Suwaiq[edit]

Abdoulaye Koffi - 2015 GCC Champions League
Abdoulaye Koffi - 2015 GCC Champions League

Al-Suwaiq Club

On January 6, 2015, he signed a six-month contract with another Oman Professional League club, Al-Suwaiq Club.[4] He made his club debut and scored his first goal on 3 January 2014 in a 2-2 draw against Saudi Arabia's Al-Taawon FC in the 2015 GCC Champions League.[5][6] He scored 12 goals in 15 appearances in the 2014–15 Oman Professional League for the Al-Suwaiq-based club which included a hat-trick on 15 April 2015 in a 4-1 win over Al-Seeb Club.[7] He also scored 2 goals in 3 appearances in the 2015 GCC Champions League.

In August 2015, he signed a one-year contract extension with the Al-Suwaiq-based club. In the 2015-16 season, he made his first appearance and scored a brace on 5 September 2015 in a 3-1 win over Al-Shabab Club in the 2015-16 Oman Professional League Cup. He made his first appearance in the 2015-16 Oman Professional League on 13 September 2015 in a 2-1 win over Al-Nasr S.C.S.C.[8][9] and scored his first goal in the competition on 18 October 2015 in a 3-1 win over Al-Shabab Club.[10][11] Moreover, the other two goals in the game for the Al-Suwaiq-based club also came from the Ivorian thus making him the first hat-trick scorer of the 2015–16 Oman Professional League.

Al-Khaleej[edit]

After his eye catching performance in Oman Professional League, he caught the eye of various clubs in the region and as a result moved to Saudi Arabia on 22 January 2016 where he moved on loan to Saudi Professional League side, Al-Khaleej on loan from Omani outfit, Al-Suwaiq Club.[12][13][14][15][16][17] He made his Saudi Professional League debut on 29 January 2016 in a 0-0 draw against Al-Fateh SC[18] at the Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium and scored his first goal on 10 February 2016 in a 1-2 loss against Saudi giants, Al-Shabab FC.[19]

Shillong Lajong[edit]

After various successful stints in the Middle East, the Ivorian finally made the decision to ply his trade in a new market and moved to India in September 2017. He signed a one-year contract with I-League side, Shillong Lajong F.C.[20][21]

Club career statistics[edit]

Club Season Division League Cup Continental Other[a] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grand Hotel 2009–10 Egyptian Second Division 12 6 5 3 0 0 0 0 17 9
2010–11 24 16 3 1 0 0 0 0 27 17
Total 36 22 8 4 0 0 0 0 44 26
El Sharqia Dokhan 2012–13 Egyptian Second Division 15 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 9
2013–14 16 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 19 8
Total 31 16 4 1 0 0 0 0 35 17
Saham 2014–15 Oman Professional League 5 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 12 4
Total 5 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 12 4
Al-Suwaiq 2014–15 Oman Professional League 15 12 0 0 0 0 3 2 18 14
2015–16 11 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 14 9
Total 26 18 3 3 0 0 3 2 32 23
Al-Khaleej 2015–16 Saudi Professional League 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Total 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Shillong Lajong 2017–18 I-League 14 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 16 6
Total 14 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 16 6 [22]
Total 121 63 25 12 0 0 3 2 149 77
  1. ^ Includes goals and appearances in the GCC Champions League

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BUSHER VS. SAHAM 1 - 0". SOCCERWAY. 
  2. ^ "SAHAM VS. AL SEEB 2 - 0". SOCCERWAY. 
  3. ^ "SAHAM VS. MASIRAH 3 - 0". SOCCERWAY. 
  4. ^ "السويق يتعاقد مع عبدالله كوفي". Lo3btna.com. 
  5. ^ "Al Suwaiq VS Al Taawon". GCC CLUB CUP. 
  6. ^ "Al Suwaiq share spoils with Al Taawon". GCC CLUB CUP. 
  7. ^ "AL SEEB VS. AL SUWAIQ 1 - 4". SOCCERWAY. 
  8. ^ "AL NASR VS. AL SUWAIQ 1 - 2". SOCCERWAY. 
  9. ^ "THIRD EDITION OF OPL KICKS OFF". Muscat Daily. 
  10. ^ "AL SUWAIQ VS. AL SHABAB 3 - 1". SOCCERWAY. 
  11. ^ "السويق يضرب بقوة والعروبة يعود لمعانقة القمة". azamn.com. 
  12. ^ "رسمياً.. الخليج يتعاقد مع العاجي عبدالله كوفي". aljleague.com. 
  13. ^ "الخليج يتعاقد مع العاجي عبدالله كوفي بنظام الإعارة". sa.hihi2.com. 
  14. ^ "الخليج السعودي يستعير كوفي لاعب السويق العماني". shabiba.com. 
  15. ^ "الخليج يتعاقد مع العاجي عبدالله كوفي". dawriplus. 
  16. ^ "الخليج يتعاقد مع العاجي عبدالله كوفي". arriyadiyah.com. 
  17. ^ "الإيفواري عبد الله كوفي يصل الخليج". arabs-sport.com. Archived from the original on 2016-01-30. 
  18. ^ "AL FATEH VS. AL KHALEEJ 0 - 0". SOCCERWAY. 
  19. ^ "AL KHALEEJ VS. AL SHABAB 1 - 2". SOCCERWAY. 
  20. ^ "Shillong Lajong make the noise with six impressive foreign signings". Khel Now. 
  21. ^ "I-League: Shillong Lajong sign six foreign players, fill foreign player quota". YAHOO! Sport. 
  22. ^ https://us.soccerway.com/players/abdoulaye-koffi/433354/

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