Abdoulaye Soulama

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Abdoulaye Soulama
Personal information
Full name Abdoulaye Soulama Traore
Date of birth (1979-11-29) November 29, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Ouagadougou, Upper Volta
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Hearts of Oak SC
Number -
Youth career
1994–1997 ASFA Yennega
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 ASFA Yennega -
2000–2002 Denizlispor[1] 25 (0)
2002–2003 CA Batna -
2003–2006 ASF Bobo-Dioulasso -
2006–2007 ASFA Yennega -
2007–2014 Asante Kotoko - (-)
2015– Hearts of Oak SC - (-)
National team
1997– Burkina Faso 45 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 28, 2012

Abdoulaye Soulama (born 29 November 1979) is a Burkinabé football player who currently plays for Hearts of Oak SC.

Career[edit]

In the 2001-2002 football season, Soulama played for Turkish side Denizlispor. He played successful matches at the club which made it to the UEFA Cup that season. Unfortunately he had some rows with other players. Some Turkish players, including team captain Tolunay Kafkas, wanted coach Sakip Ozberk to give the uniform to Turkish substitute Suleyman Kucuk. At cup match again Fenerbahçe SK, Tolunay punched Soulama in the face and got red card. After reducing 10 man, Denizlispor managed beat their opponent 2–1. At the end of the season Soulama left the club.[citation needed]

In August 2007, Soulama joined Ghanaian side Asante Kotoko.[2]

In December 2014, Soulama joined Ghanaian side Hearts of Oak SC.

International career[edit]

Soulama was a member of the Burkinabé 2004 African Nations Cup team, who finished bottom of their group in the first round of competition, thus failing to secure qualification for the quarter-finals. After about five years absence from the national side he was recalled in 2012 for a May 16 exhibition match against Benin national football team and next month's 2014 FIFA World Cup double-header qualifiers against Congo and Gabon.[citation needed]

Honours[edit]

On 5 July 2008 was nominated as Goalkeeper of the Year 2008 in Ghana.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abdoulaye Soulama at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "Burkinabe National Goalie joins Kotoko". Asante Kotoko FC. 16 August 2007. 
  3. ^ Top of the Onetouch Premier League Class