Kafoumba Coulibaly

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Kafoumba Coulibaly
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Personal information
Full name Kafoumba Coulibaly
Date of birth (1985-10-26) October 26, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
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 74 (2)
2012–2015 Kasımpaşa 3 (0)
National team
2008 Côte d'Ivoire U-23
2008 Côte d'Ivoire 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 June 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2009

Kafoumba Coulibaly (born October 26, 1985 in Côte d'Ivoire) is an Ivorian footballer.


Coulibaly, a defensive midfielder, began his career at the much famed 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 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 26, 2012, Coulibaly signed 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. Finally, he received his first cap in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Mozambique on 7 September 2008.


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