Kara Mbodji

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Kara
Kara Mbodj (cropped).jpg
Mbodj with Genk in 2014
Personal information
Full name Serigne Modou Kara Mbodj
Date of birth (1989-11-22) 22 November 1989 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Ndiass, Senegal
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Centre-back, defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al-Sailiya
Number 14
Youth career
Diambars FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Diambars FC 43 (4)
2010–2012 Tromsø 70 (8)
2013–2015 Genk 75 (4)
2015–2019 Anderlecht 91 (6)
2018–2019Nantes (loan) 6 (0)
2019– Al-Sailiya 0 (0)
National team
2011– Senegal U23 7 (1)
2011– Senegal 47 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:51, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 June 2018

Serigne Modou Kara Mbodj (born 22 November 1989), commonly known as Kara or Kara Mbodj, is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for Al-Sailiya and the Senegal national team. He can be deployed as a defender, defensive midfielder or in the central midfield.

Club career[edit]

At the age of 15, Mbodj joined the Diambars academy in Dakar, Senegal.[2] On 2 February 2010, he joined Norwegian club Tromsø IL. During his three seasons in the Norwegian Premier League, he was awarded best player of his team and twice second best player of the Championship.

On 31 December 2012, Mbodji joined KRC Genk for a fee of €1.4 million.[3] After regularly starting for Genk in defence and winning the 2012–13 Belgian Cup, his contract was extended until June 2018.

On 7 August 2015, he joined R.S.C. Anderlecht for a fee of €4.5 million, signing a four-year deal until June 2019.[2] In August 2017, he agreed a contract extension with the club until 2020.[4] In his time at the club he made 97 appearances scoring 7 goals.[5]

On 30 August 2018, one day before the closing of the 2018 summer transfer window, Mbodji moved to Ligue 1 side FC Nantes on loan for the 2018–19 season. Nantes also secured an option to sign him permanently.[5] His loan ended early, in January 2019, with Mbodji citing lack of playing time.[6]

On 20 July 2019, Al-Sailiya signed Kara Mbodji for one season from Anderlecht.[7]

International career[edit]

Mbodji was a part of the Senegal team for the 2012 Olympic Games.[8] He was included in the Senegal national football team's squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and scored in a 1–1 draw with South Africa in the team's second group match.[9]

In June 2018 he was named in Senegal’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 16 January 2019
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tromsø 2010[11] Tippeligaen 22 0 2 0 24 0
2011[11] 26 5 1 0 4[a] 0 31 5
2012[12] 22 3 4 0 3[a] 1 29 4
Total 70 8 7 0 7 1 84 9
Genk 2012–13[13][14] Pro League 2 0 2 0 0 0 8[b] 2 12 2
2013–14[13][15] 26 0 3 0 10[a] 2 8[b][c] 0 47 2
2014–15[13] 24 2 1 0 6[b] 0 31 2
2015–16[13] 2 0 2 0
Total 54 2 6 0 10 2 22 2 92 6
Anderlecht 2015–16[13] Pro League 24 1 0 0 9[a] 1 8[b] 1 41 3
2016–17[13] First Division A 21 3 0 0 7[a] 0 8[b] 1 36 4
2017–18[13] 12 0 1 0 5 0 2[b][c] 0 20 0
Total 57 4 1 0 21 1 18 2 97 7
Nantes 2018–19[13] Ligue 1 6 0 2 0 8 0
Career total 187 18 16 0 38 4 40 0 281 22
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearances in the Europa League
  2. ^ a b c d e f Appearances in the Belgian Pro League / Belgian First Division A playoffs
  3. ^ a b One appearance in the Belgian Super Cup

International[edit]

As of 16 January 2019[16]
Senegal
Year Apps Goals
2011 1 0
2012 1 0
2013 3 0
2014 7 1
2015 10 1
2016 6 0
2017 12 2
2018 1 0
Total 41 4

International goals[edit]

As of match played 16 January 2019
Scores and results list Senegal's goal tally first.[16]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 November 2014 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Botswana 1–0 3–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 23 January 2015 Estadio de Mongomo, Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea  South Africa 1–1 1–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
3. 15 January 2017 Stade de Franceville, Franceville, Gabon  Tunisia 2–0 2–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
4. 14 November 2017 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  South Africa 2–1 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Genk

Anderlecht

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Kara Mbodji tekent overeenkomst bij RSC Anderlecht". Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). 7 August 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b "K.Mbodj". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ Dove, Ed (13 August 2017). "Kara Mbodji extends Anderlecht deal". ESPN FC. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b Okeleji, Oluwashina (30 August 2018). "Senegal's Kara Mbodji joins Nantes on season's loan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  6. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (15 January 2019). "Senegal's Kara Mbodji confirms and explains Nantes exit". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  7. ^ Al Sailiya includes Kara Mbodji officially
  8. ^ "Kara Mbodj Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  9. ^ "South Africa 1-1 Senegal". BBC. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  10. ^ Crawford, Stephen (4 June 2018). "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists". Goal. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  11. ^ a b Kara Mbodji at Soccerway. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Games played by Kara Mbodji in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h "Serigne Mbodj » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Games played by Kara Mbodji in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Games played by Kara Mbodji in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  16. ^ a b "Kara Mbodji". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 15 July 2018.

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