Bako Touré

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Bako Touré
Personal information
Full name Bassidiki Touré
Date of birth (1939-12-07)7 December 1939
Place of birth Bamako, Mali
Date of death 28 April 2001(2001-04-28) (aged 61)
Place of death Bamako, Mali, Egy tóban
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
–1956 ASPTT Bamako
1956–1957 Jeanne d'Arc de Bamako
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1958 ASPTT Nice
1958–1959 Marseille 31 (8)
1959–1960 Toulouse 22 (9)
1960–1961 Nancy 17 (1)
1961–1962 Toulon 30 (12)
1962–1963 Limoges 26 (15)
1963–1964 Nancy
1964–1966 Nantes
1966–1968 Ajaccio 52 (17)
1968–1975 Blois
National team
?–? Mali ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Bassidiki Touré, commonly known Bako Touré, (7 December 1939 – 28 April 2001) was a Mali international football forward who played for clubs in Mali and France.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Bamako, Touré began playing club football for local sides ASPTT Bamako and Jeanne d'Arc de Bamako.

In 1957, Touré moved to France and joined ASPTT Nice. He would soon play for Ligue 1 sides Olympique de Marseille, Toulouse FC and AS Nancy.

After a spell playing in Ligue 2, he joined FC Nantes and would win Ligue 1 during 1965.[1]

Touré made several appearances for the senior Mali national football team and participated in the 1972 African Cup of Nations finals, where Mali placed second.[2][3]

Personal[edit]

Touré is the father of French international and Olympic footballer José Touré. Touré died at age 61 on 28 April 2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les grands joueurs maliens" (in French). Football-Solidaire.com. Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Boesenberg, Eric; Stokkermans, Karel & Mazet, François (6 June 2008). "African Nations Cup 1972". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 2004-10-11. 
  3. ^ "LE FOOTBALL AU MALI" (in French). Faso Mali. Archived from the original on 18 July 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 

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