Barry playing for Ivory Coast in 2012
|Full name||Boubacar Barry|
|Date of birth||30 December 1979|
|Place of birth||Marcory, Ivory Coast|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|OH Leuven (goalkeeping coach)|
|2018–||OH Leuven (goalkeeping coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Boubacar Barry (born 30 December 1979) is an Ivorian retired football goalkeeper who spent most of his club career playing in Belgium while representing the Ivory Coast national team at international level. Copa retired from international football on 2 March 2015 but continued to play for his club Lokeren. When his contract at Lokeren ran out, he was signed by Belgian First Division B team Oud-Heverlee Leuven where he was part of the squad during the 2017–18 and 2018–19 season as backup goalkeeper, but was effectively employed as goalkeeping coach. Exactly four years after his international retirement, Copa retired also professionally as a player on 2 March 2019, although at that point in time he had not played a match for over two years.
He retired from playing in March 2019.
He was the first-choice goalkeeper for the Elephants' 2014 FIFA World Cup Campaign as they narrowly missed out on qualifying for the second round following an injury-time defeat to Greece.
2015 Africa Cup of Nations
Barry was called up to the Ivory Coast squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations held in Equatorial Guinea. He was benched for most of the tournament in favour of his younger teammate Sylvain Gbohouo, but went on to play in the final following Gbohouo's injury in the semi-final. It was his second appearance in the showpiece event having been in goal in the 2012 final against Zambia. The 2015 final finished goalless after normal and extra-time, and Barry emerged as the hero by saving two penalties and scoring the winning penalty, overcoming a cramp in the process.
|Beveren||2003–04||Belgian Pro League||31||0||—||—||—||31||0|
|Lokeren||2007–08||Belgian Pro League||23||0||—||—||—||23||0|
- 1.^ Includes Belgian Pro League playoffs
- 2.^ Includes the Europa League
- 3.^ Includes Belgian Super Cup
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