Bedi Buval

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Bedi Buval
Personal information
Full name Bedi Bastien Buval
Date of birth (1986-06-16) 16 June 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Domont, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Wacker Nordhausen
Youth career
2002–2006 Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2006–2007 Red Star SO 12 (1)
2007–2009 Randers 57 (15)
2009–2010 Panthrakikos 17 (3)
2010 Panionios 9 (0)
2010–2011 Lechia Gdańsk 23 (2)
2011–2012 Feirense 20 (8)
2012 Göztepe 13 (0)
2013 Vejle Kolding 10 (2)
2013 Académica 7 (0)
2014 Paços Ferreira 11 (0)
2014 Olhanense 13 (1)
2015 Flamurtari 18 (2)
2016–2017 Carl Zeiss Jena 44 (10)
2017– Wacker Nordhausen 18 (2)
National team
2014– Martinique 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 November 2014

Bedi Bastien Buval (born 16 June 1986) is a Martiniquais professional footballer who plays as a striker for German club FSV Wacker 90 Nordhausen.

Club career[edit]

Born in Domont, Val-d'Oise, Buval joined Bolton Wanderers at the age of 16 from AS Nancy, but he never broke through to the first team as a senior, being limited to reserve football[1][2] and also suffering from recurring knee problems. In November 2006, he returned to his country and signed for FC Red Star Saint-Ouen in the Championnat National.

In July 2007, Buval agreed to a two-year contract with Danish Superliga club Randers FC, joining after a trial period as a replacement for Djiby Fall who had left at the end of the previous season. He struggled initially to become a first-team regular and, with Søren Berg and Marc Nygaard (both former Danish internationals) joining the team during the winter break, he received additional competition; eventually, as Berg moved to right midfielder, the Frenchman begun appearing more, and finished the campaign with seven goals in 27 games.

Buval signed with Panthrakikos F.C. in Greece on 30 July 2009. On 13 January of the following year, he moved to fellow Superleague side Panionios FC, scoring only three goals combined during the season and suffering relegation with the former.

In the 2010 summer, Buval changed clubs – and countries – again, joining Lechia Gdańsk from Poland on a one-year deal.[3] He was released on 3 July 2011.[4]

On 16 September 2011, after a successful trial, Buval signed for two years with C.D. Feirense in Portugal.[5] He was awarded the Primeira Liga's SJPF Player of the Month award for the month of December, after scoring against Vitória de Setúbal (1–1 away draw)[6] and U.D. Leiria (two goals, 2–1 home success),[7] and finished the season as team top scorer but they were eventually relegated just one year after promoting.

On 23 July 2012, Buval joined Göztepe S.K. in Turkey on a three-year contract.[8] On 31 January of the following year, however, he changed teams and countries once again, signing for Denmark's Vejle Boldklub Kolding until the end of the campaign.[9]

In the following years, in quick succession, Buval represented Académica de Coimbra, F.C. Paços de Ferreira, S.C. Olhanense and Flamurtari Vlorë, agreeing to a two-and-a-half-year contract with the latter on 28 January 2015 for a reported 11,000 per month.[10] He left on 17 October, claiming he was not being paid by the club.[11]

In February 2016, Buval joined FC Carl Zeiss Jena in the German Regionalliga Nordost.[12]

International career[edit]

Buval chose to represent Martinique internationally. He scored in his debut on 16 November 2014, helping to a 2–0 group stage win over Antigua and Barbuda for that year's Caribbean Cup.[13]

International goals[edit]

As of 16 November 2014 (Martinique score listed first, score column indicates score after each Buval goal)[14]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 November 2014 Sports Complex, Montego Bay, Jamaica  Antigua and Barbuda 1–0 2–0 2014 Caribbean Cup


  1. ^ "Rushen United 0–10 Bolton". BBC Sport. 9 July 2005. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Watford 0–3 Bolton". BBC Sport. 7 January 2006. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  3. ^ Lechia Gdańsk pozyskała napastnika (Lechia Gdańsk acquired striker) Archived 17 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine; Sport.onet, 2010 (in Polish)
  4. ^ Bédi Buval rozstał się z Lechią (Bedi Buval parted with Lechia); 90 Minut, 3 July 2011 (in Polish)
  5. ^ Bédi Buval e Jandson assinam por dois anos (Bédi Buval and Jandson sign for two years); A Bola, 16 September 2011 (in Portuguese)
  6. ^ "Vitória de Setúbal e Feirense empatam" [Vitória de Setúbal and Feirense draw] (in Portuguese). Rádio e Televisão de Portugal. 11 December 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  7. ^ ""Bis" de Buval dá ao Feirense terceira vitória no campeonato" [Buval brace gives Feirense third win in championship] (in Portuguese). Público. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  8. ^ Fransız Golcü Göztepemiz’de (French scorer to Göztepe); Göztepe SK, 23 July 2012 (in Turkish)
  9. ^ Bedi Buval til VBK (Bedi Buval to VBK); Vejle Kolding, 31 January 2013 (in Danish)
  10. ^ "Godet flamurtari, merr një francez" [Flamurtari strikes, gets one French] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 29 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2 February 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  11. ^ ""Plas" në Vlorë, largohet Buval, francezi ikën dhe ngre padi në UEFA" ["Bomb" in Vlorë, Buval leaves, Frenchman flees and takes case to UEFA] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Bedi Buval darf gegen Schönberg noch nicht für den FC Carl Zeiss Jena spielen" [Bedi Buval still not allowed to play for Carl Zeiss Jena against Schönberg] (in German). Ostthüringer Zeitung. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Martinique tops Antigua, stays in contention". CONCACAF. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  14. ^ "B. Buval – Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 July 2017.

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