Mady Camara

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Mady Camara
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Mady Camara
Date of birth (1997-02-28) 28 February 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Matam, Guinea
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Olympiacos
Number 4
Youth career
2013–2015 AS Kaloum
2015–2016 Santoba FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Ajaccio 45 (2)
2018– Olympiacos 42 (8)
National team
2018– Guinea 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:11, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:14, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Mohamed Mady Camara (born 28 February 1997) is a Guinea professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Olympiacos and the Guinea national team.

Club career[edit]

Camara began his career with Guinean sides Kaloum and Santoba, before training with French Ligue 2 side AC Ajaccio in May 2015.[1][2] He impressed during his time on trial and signed a professional contract with the club in 2016.

On 20 May 2018, Camara scored a goal in the dying seconds of extra time to tie the game at 2–2 against Havre in the promotion playoffs semifinal. AC Ajaccio won in penalties 5–3, after Ghislain Gimbert scored the decisive penalty.[3] On 6 March 2018, he signed a five-year contract with Superleague giants Olympiacos ahead of the 2018–19 season for an undisclosed fee. The cost of the transfer was estimated to €2.5 million.[4][5] On 16 September 2018, he scored in a 2-1 home win game against Asteras Tripolis.[6]

On 17 February 2019, he scored in a 4–1 home win against champions AEK Athens.[7] On 7 April 2019, he again scored in a 5-0 away win against Panetolikos.[8] On 21 April 2019, Camara opened the scoring for Olympiacos in a 3–1 away win against Lamia, but PAOK's win the same day confirmed that Olympiacos would finish as runners-up behind PAOK.[9]

On 27 October 2020, the 22-year-old Guinean hit the jackpot third time lucky with a powerful shot from the edge of the penalty area which nestled in the top right corner of Panagiotis Tsintotas’ goal in a 2-0 home derby win game against rivals AEK Athens.[10] At the winder transfer window, Guinean defensive midfielder Mohamed Camara has been linked with a possible transfer to Marseille and Sheffield United, however, if Olympiacos are going to sell one of their star assets, the bid will have to be a minimum of €20 million. On 22 January 2020, scored his only goal in a 1-0 away win against OFI Crete F.C., as Youssef El Arabi brilliantly stealing the ball from Kostas Giannoulis, and assisted Camara in space, who beat the goalkeeper with a low shot arrowed into the left corner.[11]

International career[edit]

Camara made his senior debut for Guinea in a 1–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification win over Central African Republic on 9 September 2018.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 22 January 2020[13]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup[a] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ajaccio 2016–17 Ligue 2 18 2 1 0 0 0 19 2
2017–18 27 0 3[b] 0 2[c] 1 32 1
Total 45 2 4 0 2 1 51 3
Olympiacos 2018–19 Superleague 24 6 2 0 10 0 36 6
2019–20 18 2 0 0 11 0 29 2
Total 42 8 2 0 21 0 65 8
Career total 86 10 6 0 21 0 2 1 116 11
  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, Greek Cup. Appearances are in the main national cup unless otherwise stated.
  2. ^ Two appearances in Coupe de France, one in Coupe de la Ligue
  3. ^ Appearances in promotion play-offs. Note that Soccerway includes Camara's appearance and goal in the play-off match against Le Havre in the domestic league section, while his appearance in the home leg of the barrage against Toulouse is listed among the domestic cups.

International[edit]

As of matches played on 15 October 2019[14]
Guinea national team
Year Apps Goals
2018 4 0
2019 7 0
Total 11 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AJACCIO ACA: Mohamed Mady bientôt pro!". Conkary Sports. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Mohamed Mady: Le Guineen en Essai a Ajaccio". Africa Top Sports. 10 May 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  3. ^ "ACA-HAC (5-4 TAB): Une qualification spectaculaire ! (in French)". ac-ajaccio.corsica. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Αγόρασε τον Καμαρά ο Ολυμπιακός". www.sport24.gr. 6 March 2018.
  5. ^ Πόσο κόστισε η μεταγραφή Καμαρά στον Ολυμπιακό. www.newsbeast.gr. 27 May 2018.
  6. ^ Ο Καμαρά δεν θα ξεχάσει ποτέ το πρώτο του γκολ με τον Ολυμπιακό. www.fosonline.gr. 17 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Ολυμπιακός - ΑΕΚ 4-1". www.gazzetta.gr. 17 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Παναιτωλικός - Ολυμπιακός 0-5". www.gazzetta.gr (in Greek). 8 April 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Λαμία - Ολυμπιακός 1-3: Το... βιολί τους οι "ερυθρόλευκοι"". www.sport24.gr. 21 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Ολυμπιακός - ΑΕΚ 2-0: Μίλησε η "ερυθρόλευκη" ποιότητα". www.sport24.gr. 27 October 2019.
  11. ^ "ΟΦΗ - Ολυμπιακός 0-1: Επαγγελματικό "διπλό" στο Ηράκλειο". www.sport24.gr. 22 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Guinea - Central African Republic 09/09/2018". www.cafonline.com.
  13. ^ "Mohamed Mady Camara". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Mady Camara". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 7 November 2019.

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