Alphousseyni Keita

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Abou Keita
Personal information
Full name Alphousseyni Keita
Date of birth (1985-11-03) November 3, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Bamako, Mali
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Académica de Coimbra
Number 6
Youth career
2003–2005 Cercle Olympique de Bamako
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Cercle Olympique de Bamako 13 (0)
2007 Djoliba AC 15 (1)
2007–2009 Le Mans 16 (0)
2009 Nîmes Olympique (loan) 16 (0)
2010–2011 Nîmes Olympique 46 (1)
2011–2012 U.D. Leiria 7 (0)
2012– Académica de Coimbra 16 (0)
National team
2005– Mali 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 July 2013

Alphousseyni Keita (born November 3, 1985 in Bamako) is a Malian midfielder currently playing for Académica de Coimbra.

Career[edit]

Keita began his career by Cercle Olympique de Bamako, in January 2007 joined to Djoliba AC. He left after 6 months Djoliba and moved to Le Mans, played here 8 games in the reserve and was promoted to first team in January 2008.[1]

On 28 January 2009, the midfielder joined Nîmes Olympique on loan from Le Mans until the end of the season.[2] One year later on 7 January 2010, Nîmes Olympique signed the Malian midfielder from Le Mans UC72 until June 2012.[3]

On Sunday the 29th of April 2012, while due to play a game for his new temporary team Uniao Leiria vs CD Feirense, he was accused of running out of the dressing room with a money box containing approximately €6000, and vanished. Later the club stated that the accusation was false.[4] The player has agreed not to press charges against the club for defamation.

International[edit]

Abou played his first international game for Mali, on 3 September 2005 against Congo DR national football team.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alphousseyni Keita at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ http://www.nimesolympique.fr/textes/infos/20090128-1.html
  3. ^ Alphousseyni Keita transféré à Nîmes Keita zu Fenerbahçe
  4. ^ http://abola.pt/nnh/ver.aspx?id=328868
  5. ^ http://www.francefootball.fr/FF/stats/fj/FicheJoueur27111.html

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