Khouma Babacar

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Khouma Babacar
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Personal information
Full name Khouma El Hadji Babacar
Date of birth (1993-03-17) 17 March 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Thiès, Senegal
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 30
Youth career
2005–2007 Rail
2007–2008 Pescara
2008–2009 Fiorentina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Fiorentina 43 (9)
2012 Racing Santander (loan) 8 (0)
2012–2013 Padova (loan) 16 (1)
2013–2014 Modena (loan) 41 (20)
National team
2009–2010 Senegal U17 3 (1)
2010–2012 Senegal U20 6 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2015.

† Appearances (goals)

Khouma El Hadji Babacar (born 17 March 1993) is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Italian club ACF Fiorentina as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Thiès, Babacar began his career in the academy of US Rail in his hometown. Two years later, aged only 14, he moved to Italy and signed with Delfino Pescara 1936 after a successful trial.[1]

In July 2008 Babacar signed with another club in the country, ACF Fiorentina,[2] after also being highly tracked by another Serie A side, Genoa CFC.[1] In the 2009–10 season he began training with the first team, coached by Cesare Prandelli.

On 14 January 2010, at the age of 16 years and 10 months, Babacar made his official debut for the Viola, starting against A.C. Chievo Verona for the season's Coppa Italia[3] and scoring the 2–2 equalizer in the 75th minute of an eventual 3–2 home win. On 20 March he scored his first league goal, netting the third in a 3–0 home success over Genoa.[4]


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