Mariama Signaté

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Mariama Signaté
Finale de la coupe de ligue féminine de handball 2013 066.jpg
Signaté in the French League Cup final in 2013
Personal information
Full name Mariama Camara Signaté[1]
Born (1985-07-22) 22 July 1985 (age 31)
Dakar, Senegal
Nationality French
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 84 kilograms (185 lb)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current club Érdi VSE
Number 24
Youth clubs
1990–2003 Toulon St-Cyr Var HB
Senior clubs
2003–2005
2005–2008
2008–2010
2010–2011
2011–2014
2014–
HAC Handball
Fleury Loiret HB
HBC Nîmes
Aalborg DH
Issy-Paris HB
Érdi VSE
National team
2004– France 138 (406)[2]

Mariama Camara Signaté (born 22 July 1985 in Dakar, Senegal)[1] is a French handball player who plays for Hungarian top division club Érdi VSE and for the French national team.[3]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Signaté's former clubs include Toulon, where she played from 1990 to 2003, Le Havre, of which she was part from 2003 to 2005, and Fleury les Aubrais (2005–2008).[4]

In 2008, she switched to HBC Nîmes with that she reached the final of the French League Cup in her first season. A year later won the 2008–2009 edition of the EHF Challenge Cup ahead of German club Thüringer HC. In the summer 2010 she transferred to Danish side Aalborg DH,[5] just to return to France a year later, joining Issy-Paris HB.[6] During her time in Issy-Paris, Signaté reached the finals of the EHF Cup Winners' Cup and the EHF Challenge Cup, falling short in both occasions to Hypo Niederösterreich (2013) and H 65 Höör (2014), respectively.

After three season in Issy-Paris, Signate decided to join Hungarian top division side Érd. She claimed that one of the main reasons in her decision to move to Érd was the figure of Edina Szabó – head coach of Érd and technical director of the French national team – with whom she has been working successfully since a long time.[7]

International[edit]

Signaté made her debut in the French national team in October 2004, in a match in Germany against the Norwegian team. In December 2004 she participated at the 2004 European Women's Handball Championship in Hungary, where the French team placed 11th. In 2004, she also achieved a 4th place representing France at the European Junior Championship in the Czech Republic. In 2005, she participated at the Mediterranean Games in Almería, placing 4th with the French team. She participated at the 2007 World Women's Handball Championship in France, where France finished 5th.[4] She represented France at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, where France finished 5th.[1] In 2009, she won a gold medal at the Mediterranean Games in Italy.[4] She participated at the 2009 World Women's Handball Championship in China, where the French team won the silver medal behind Russia,[4] and Signate was selected into the All-Star team as the best left back of the tournament.[8]

Honors[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • All-Star Left Back of the World Championship: 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mariama Signate Bio, Stats and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "XXI Women's World Championship 2013. Team Roster, France" (PDF). IHF. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Bleues - Signaté allume Krumbholz 22/12/2012
  4. ^ a b c d "Equipe de France Feminine. 24 – Signate Mariama – Arrière gauche (droitière)" (in French). French Handball Federation. Archived from the original on January 30, 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.hbold.dk/index.php?id_parent=1&id=79&id_nyhed=8778
  6. ^ "Mariama Signate rejoint Issy" (in French). Femmes de Défis. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Bemutatkoztak az újoncok". Érd Handball (in Hungarian). Handball.hu. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "All star team awarded – Postnova most valuable player". International Handball Federation. 20 December 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 

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