Jean-Paul Abalo

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Jean-Paul Abalo
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Personal information
Full name Jean-Paul Yaovi Dosseh Abalo
Date of birth (1975-06-26) 26 June 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Lomé, Togo
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position defender
Youth career
1991–1992 OC Agaza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1993 OC Agaza
1993–1995 Saint-Christophe Châteauroux 29 (1)
1995–2005 Amiens SC 273 (7)
2005 USL Dunkerque 4 (0)
2006 APOEL 3 (0)
2006 Ethnikos Piraeus 9 (0)
2007–2008 Al-Merrikh
2008–2009 FC Déols 36
National team
1992–2006 Togo 67 (1)
Teams managed
2018– Togo U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 April 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2006

Jean-Paul Yaovi Dosseh Abalo (born 26 June 1975 in Lomé, Togo) is a former Togolese football defender and current coach of the Togo national under-20 football team.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Abalo played for six seasons in the French Ligue 2 with Amiens SC.[1] In 2006, he moved to APOEL in Cyprus, where he won the 2005–06 Cypriot Cup. Whilst at Amiens Abalo played in the 2001 Coupe de France Final in which they lost to Strasbourg on penalties, and it was Abalo's penalty miss which proved decisive.[2]

International career[edit]

He was the captain of the Togo national football team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup.[3] However, his contribution to the team's campaign was overshadowed by the red card he received in the opening game against South Korea.

Coaching career[edit]

In January 2018, Abalo was announced as the Togo national under-20 football team coach for the 2018 Toulon Tournament.[4]




  1. ^ Jean-Paul Abalo – French league stats at LFP
  2. ^ "Strasbourg claim Cup". BBC. 27 May 2001. Retrieved 28 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Jean-Paul AbaloFIFA competition record
  4. ^ "OFFICIEL : le Togo participera au Festival International Espoirs 2018". Retrieved 23 January 2018.