Ibrahima Gueye

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Ibrahima Gueye
Personal information
Full name Ibrahima Khoume Gueye
Date of birth (1978-02-19) 19 February 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth Pikine, Senegal
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Dakar UC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Dakar UC
2000–2001 Douanes Dakar
2001–2005 CSKA Sofia 110 (4)
2006 Samsunspor 9 (0)
2006–2008 Red Star Belgrade 57 (1)
2009 Al-Ahli Jeddah
2009–2013 Lokeren 68 (8)
2014 Radnički Niš 0 (0)
National team
Senegal 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Ibrahima Gueye (born 19 February 1978 in Pikine) is a former Senegalese footballer who played as a defender.

Career[edit]

Gueye started his professional playing career with Dakar UC in Senegal before joining another Senegalese club, AS Douanes. During the summer of 2001, he made his first step into European football as he signed a contract with Bulgarian record title holder CSKA Sofia. Gueye won two national titles during his spell at CSKA Sofia, in 2003 and 2005.

Gueye was later transferred to Turkish Second Division side Samsunspor in February 2006,[1] only to sign with Serbian club Red Star six months later. In the winter of 2009, he joined Al-Ahli Jeddah. After playing for Lokeren for 3 years, he then signed a one year contract with Serbian side Radnicki Niš.

He has been capped twice with Senegal national football team, which is one of the reasons he was never selected to play for Bulgaria despite some coaches expressing a wish to call him up to the European country's national team. Initially (in 2006) Gueye declined invitations to play for Bulgaria.[2] In 2008, he declared himself available, but was found ineligible by FIFA.[3]

Following his retirement in 2014, Gueye has mainly been based in Belgium, but he regularly returns to Senegal. He has turned to business and owns a factory in Dakar that specializes in the production of mango juice.[4]

Honours[edit]

CSKA Sofia

Red Star Belgrade

Personal[edit]

Gueye has dual Bulgarian and Senegalese citizenship.

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