Kafoumba Coulibaly

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Kafoumba Coulibaly
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Personal information
Full name Kafoumba Coulibaly
Date of birth (1985-10-26) 26 October 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Académie de Sol Beni
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 ASEC Mimosas
2004–2005 Beveren
2005–2006 Chonburi FC
2006–2007 BEC Tero
2007–2008 Bastia 18 (0)
2008–2012 Nice 93 (3)
2012–2015 Kasımpaşa 5 (0)
2017 CA Bastia 1 (0)
Total 117 (3)
National team
2008 Ivory Coast U-23
2008–2012 Ivory Coast 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kafoumba Coulibaly (born 26 October 1985) is an Ivorian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.


Coulibaly, a defensive midfielder, began his career at the famous Ivorian club ASEC Abidjan, in their youth academy run by former French international Jean-Marc Guillou. In 2004, he followed the well-trodden path from his homeland club to Belgian Jupiler League side K.S.K. Beveren, before spending time playing in Thailand for first Chonburi FC, then for BEC Tero.

In 2007, he moved to French Ligue 2 outfit SC Bastia, and after an impressive debut season in the French league, he was signed by Côte d'Azur based Ligue 1 outfit OGC Nice, joining his compatriot, and former Ivorian international Emerse Faé. On August 2012, Coulibaly signed a three-year contract with Turkish Süper Lig club Kasımpaşa S.K., which was then terminated in mutual agreement in January 2015.[1]

International career[edit]

He is part of the Ivorian squad for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.

On 22 June 2008, he was part of the senior Ivorian squad for the 2010 World Cup qualifier against Botswana, but was an unused substitute, as the Elephants ran out 4–0 winners.[2] Finally, he received his first cap in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Mozambique on 7 September 2008.

Career statistics[edit]


Ivory Coast national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 1 0
2009 0 0
2010 1 0
2011 4 0
2012 6 0
Total 12 0


  1. ^ Kafoumba Coulibaly at the Turkish Football Federation
  2. ^ "Ivory Coast 4-0 Botswana: Hammering". ESPN FC. 22 June 2008. Archived from the original on 5 October 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  3. ^ Kafoumba Coulibaly at National-Football-Teams.com

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