Ferdinand Coly

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Ferdinand Coly
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Personal information
Full name Ferdinand Alexandre Coly
Date of birth (1973-09-10) 10 September 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Dakar, Senegal
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Libourne 29 (0)
1994–1996 Poitiers 66 (4)
1996–1999 Châteauroux 91 (8)
1999–2003 RC Lens 74 (2)
2002 Birmingham City (loan) 1 (0)
2003–2005 Perugia 41 (2)
2005–2008 Parma 56 (2)
Total 358 (18)
National team
2000–2007 Senegal 48 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ferdinand Alexandre Coly (born 10 September 1973 in Dakar) is a Senegalese former footballer.


Coly moved to France when he was 7 years old. He played in all of Senegal's matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. After impressing at the tournament, he moved from RC Lens to Birmingham City on loan. But this proved to be a poor career move as he only managed a single Premiership appearance, against Arsenal. Coly then moved on to Perugia. In his first season with the Italian club (2003–04), he made 11 appearances but never really impressed. He spent 2004-05 in Serie C (the team descended via playoffs to Serie B then suffered "another relegation", this time in the courts), making 29 appearances and scoring twice. In the summer of 2005 he made a move to Serie A side Parma, where he has been a regular.

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