Issouf Ouattara

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Issouf Ouattara
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Personal information
Date of birth (1988-10-07) 7 October 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Etoile Filante
2008–2011 União Leiria 38 (1)
2010–2011 Trofense (loan) 8 (0)
2011–2012 Nîmes 16 (1)
2012–2013 Chernomorets Burgas 25 (4)
2014 Al-Nasr
2015 Al Akhdar
2015 Ermis 7 (0)
National team
2008– Burkina Faso 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:38, 4 January 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 February 2013

Issouf Ouattara (born 7 October 1988) is a Burkinabé professional footballer who plays as a forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Ouagadougou, Ouattara began his career in Etoile Filante Ouagadougou. In July 2008 he signed with Portugal's U.D. Leiria in the second division,[1] and played his first game on 21 August against C.D. Santa Clara. He contributed with 25 matches (one goal) as the club promoted back to the Primeira Liga, but appeared significantly less in the following year.

In September 2011, after spending one season on loan to C.D. Trofense – second level, less than one third of the matches played – Ouattara left Leiria and signed for Nîmes Olympique in the French division three. In the following campaign he moved teams and countries again, joining Bulgaria's PSFC Chernomorets Burgas after a period of trial.

In his only full season in the country, Ouattara was voted his club's Best Foreign Player in a poll conducted in its official website, earning over 1,000 votes.[2] He was released in late 2013.

International career[edit]

Ouattara made his debuts for Burkina Faso not yet aged 20, helping to a 2–1 away win against Tunisia on 1 June 2008 for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. On 8 January 2013 he was selected for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations,[3] playing against Togo in the quarterfinals as the tournament ended with runner-up honours for the nation.

International goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 21 June 2008 Stade du 4-Août, Burkina Faso Seychelles Seychelles 3–1 4–1 2010 World Cup qualification


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