Idrissa Keita

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Idrissa Keita
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-04-10) 10 April 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 ASEC Mimosas
1997–1998 Levante 5 (0)
1999–2001 Oviedo 67 (0)
2001–2002 Santa Clara (loan) 11 (0)
2003–2005 Algeciras 23 (0)
2005–2006 Mérida 28 (2)
2006–2008 Racing Ferrol 42 (0)
2008–2009 Marino 17 (0)
Total 193 (2)
National team
1997 Ivory Coast U20 3 (0)
2000–2003 Ivory Coast 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Idrissa Keita (born 10 April 1977 in Abidjan) is an Ivorian retired footballer who played as a midfielder. He also held Spanish citizenship.

Football career[edit]

After starring for Ivory Coast at the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, Keita, alongside countryman Félix Dja Ettien, was bought by Spanish club Levante UD. The pair struggled mightily during their first months in the new reality,[1] with Keita eventually failing to settle altogether and leaving in January 1999 for La Liga team Real Oviedo, being irregularly used during his stay and starting in 37 of his 48 games in the top division (the Asturians would be relegated in his third season).

After five years with Oviedo, which included a loan in Portugal, Keita continued his career in Spain, in its second and third levels, in a stint in the country which spanned over a decade.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Felix who?; BBC Sport, 17 November 2004

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