Karim Guédé

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Karim Guédé
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Personal information
Full name Karim Abdul-Jabbar Guédé
Date of birth (1985-01-07) 7 January 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Hamburg, West Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
SC Freiburg
Number 31
Youth career
SC Hamm 02
0000–2002 FC St. Pauli
2002–2003 SC Concordia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 SC Concordia 24 (0)
2004–2006 Hamburger SV II 24 (0)
2006–2009 Petržalka 88 (9)
2010–2011 Slovan Bratislava 60 (10)
2012– SC Freiburg 95 (7)
2014– SC Freiburg II 1 (1)
National team
2011– Slovakia 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:57, 21 March 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 September 2014

Karim Abdul-Jabbar Guédé (born 7 January 1985) is a naturalized Slovak football defensive midfielder who currently plays for the Bundesliga club SC Freiburg and the Slovakia national football team. He previously played for ŠK Slovan Bratislava.

Club career[edit]

Guédé, native of Hamburg, is a son of Togolese mother and French father. After playing for the Oberliga Hamburg club SC Concordia von 1907 and Hamburger SV II he came to Artmedia Petržalka in July 2006. He made his Corgoň Liga debut in a 4–0 defeat against Trenčín on 9 September 2006. He began playing as a defensive midfielder in Artmedia, previously he played as a defender. In the next season he won the Double. He moved to ŠK Slovan Bratislava in January 2010. In his first season in a new club he won the Slovak Cup. He won his second Slovak Double in 2010–11. After five years in Slovakia he obtained Slovak citizenship and became a possible choice for the national team manager Vladimír Weiss.[1]

International career[edit]

Guédé made his national team debut in the 2–1 away win against Austria on 10 August 2011 after gaining Slovakian citizenship. Five years earlier in 2006, Guédé was initially part of the Togo national football team roster for the 2006 FIFA World Cup but never made an appearance because a shoulder injury stopped his debut.[2]




  1. ^ "Guédé dostal slovenské občianstvo". profutbal (in Slovak). 21 July 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Kübler, René; Disch, Peter; Goebel, Thomas (8 January 2012). "SC Freiburg will Karim Guédé fürs defensive Mittelfeld – Bastians wechselt nach Berlin". Badische Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 9 January 2012. 

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