Boubacar Sanogo

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Boubacar Sanogo
Boubacar Sanogo - SV Werder Bremen (1).jpg
Sanogo with Werder in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Boubacar Sanogo
Date of birth (1982-12-17) 17 December 1982 (age 33)
Place of birth Dimbokro, Côte d'Ivoire
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
NorthEast United FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Siroco de San-Pédro 71 (25)
1999–2002 Espérance 39 (27)
2002–2005 Al Ain 54 (43)
2005–2006 1. FC Kaiserslautern 24 (10)
2006–2007 Hamburger SV 31 (4)
2007–2009 Werder Bremen 31 (11)
2009 1899 Hoffenheim (loan) 14 (1)
2009–2012 Saint-Étienne 30 (1)
2012–2014 Energie Cottbus 61 (25)
2014–2015 Fujairah 25 (10)
2015- NorthEast United 0 (0)
National team
2006– Côte d'Ivoire 21 (8)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 November 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 August 2013

Boubacar Sanogo (born 17 December 1982 in Dimbokro) is an Ivorian footballer who plays for Indian Super League club NorthEast United FC.


Sanogo started his career in Tunisia and then went to Al-Ain FC in the UAE League, where he became well known for winning the AFC Champions League and being a top goalscorer in the UAE League.

A striker, he played for 1. FC Kaiserslautern during the 2005–06 season, scoring 10 goals in 24 games, a performance that caught the attention of higher level German clubs.

Then he was transferred to Hamburger SV in the summer of 2006. His time at Hamburg was poor as Sanogo was often criticized and booed by the fans because in 31 games for Hamburg he managed to score only four goals.

After the 2006–07 season, he switched to Werder Bremen for a fee of €4.5m, which could have risen to €6m.

On 27 January 2009, Sanogo was loaned out to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim until the end of the season after he not succeeded in establishing himself in the first team. In his first game he scored the second goal in Hoffenheim's 2–0 win against Energie Cottbus. His performance was good that 1899 Hoffenheim wanted to sign him on a permanent basis but he returned on 1 July 2009 to SV Werder Bremen.[2]

Boubacar Sanogo playing for Werder Bremen

Since missing a chance joining 1899 Hoffenheim on a permanent basis, Sanogo joined on 19 August 2009 the French club AS Saint-Étienne with a three-year contract, the transfer fee was 3.5 Million Euro. He scored his first goal for Saint-Étienne in a 4–1 win over OGC Nice in the Coupe de la Ligue. During this season, he injured his thigh. He remained injured several months, accumulating physical problems. He was on trial at AJ Auxerre, but Auxerre was not convinced. So he returned to ASSE but was no longer used my manager Christophe Galtier and on 3 March 2012, Sanogo was released from the club.[3]

Following his release from Saint-Étienne, Sanogo and his family returned to Germany,[4] where he eventually signed a deal with 2. Bundesliga club Energie Cottbus. In his league debut for his new club, he managed to score a brace during a 2–2 draw in the season opener against FC Ingolstadt 04.

During the summer of 2015, Sanogo signed for Indian Super League side NorthEast United, but was ruled out for the entirety of the 2015 Indian Super League season after suffering a quadricep tear during training.[5]

International career[edit]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 29 January 2008 Accra, Ghana  Mali 3–0 Won 2008 African Nations Cup
2 9 February 2008 Kumasi, Ghana  Ghana 2–4 Lost 2008 African Nations Cup
3 9 February 2008 Kumasi, Ghana  Ghana 2–4 Lost 2008 African Nations Cup
4 22 June 2008 Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire  Botswana 4–0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 20 August 2008 Chantilly, France  Guinea 2–1 Won Friendly
6 11 October 2008 Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire  Madagascar 3–0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 11 October 2008 Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire  Madagascar 3–0 Won 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 17 November 2008 Tel Aviv, Israel  Israel 2–2 Draw Friendly


  1. ^ "Boubacar SANOGO" (in French). Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kein Platz mehr für Sanogo" (in German). kicker Online. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Sanogo officiellement licencié" (in French). 3 March 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sanogo seeking German club". Sky Sports. 28 March 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Indian Super League: Miguel Garcia, Kondwani Mtonga and Boubacar Sanogo ruled out of ISL". 15 October 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.  External link in |website= (help)

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