Mohamed Coulibaly (footballer)

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Mohamed Coulibaly
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Aly Coulibaly[1]
Date of birth (1988-08-07) 7 August 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Bakel, Senegal
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Logroñés
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Gueugnon 2 (0)
2009–2011 Saint-Louis Neuweg 8 (3)
2011 Dornach 5 (1)
2011–2013 Grasshoppers II 0 (0)
2011–2013 Grasshoppers 10 (0)
2013–2015 Bournemouth 7 (0)
2014 Coventry City (loan) 4 (0)
2015 Port Vale (loan) 4 (0)
2015–2017 Racing Santander 59 (9)
2017– Logroñés 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:37, 11 May 2017 (UTC).

Mohamed Aly Coulibaly (born 7 August 1988) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a winger or striker for Spanish club UD Logroñés.

Coulibaly has played in France, Switzerland, England and Spain for Gueugnon, Saint-Louis Neuweg, Dornach and Grasshoppers, Bournemouth, Coventry City, Port Vale, Racing Santander, and UD Logroñés.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Bakel, Senegal, Coulibaly began his career in France with Gueugnon and Saint-Louis Neuweg.[2]

In 2011 Coulibaly joined Swiss side Dornach, moving on to Grasshoppers of the Swiss Super League later that year.[2][3] He made five appearances in the 2012–13 season as Grasshoppers finished second in the league.[2]

Bournemouth[edit]

Coulibaly signed with for Championship club Bournemouth in July 2013.[4] Later that month he spoke about his respect for manager Eddie Howe.[5] Throughout the first half of the 2013–14 season Coulibaly suffered a number of injuries,[6] though in January 2014 it was revealed he was close to returning after 14 weeks out.[7]

Coulibaly moved on loan to League One side Coventry City in July 2014.[8] He played eight games for Steven Pressley's "Sky Blues" before his loan was terminated due to "personal reasons" in November 2014.[9] He moved on loan to Port Vale in March 2015.[10] Following Bournemouth's promotion to the Premier League, Coulibaly was released at the end of the 2014–15 season.[11][12]

Spain[edit]

In July 2015, Coulibaly signed a two-year deal with Racing de Santander, newly relegated to Segunda División B.[13] He scored eight goals in 41 appearances in the 2015–16 campaign to help Santander to win the division, however they failed to achieve promotion after losing to Reus in the play-offs.[2][14][15] He left the club after his contract was cancelled on 31 January 2017.[16]

Coulibaly joined Segunda División B club UD Logroñés in April 2017 on a deal running until the end of the 2016–17 season.[17]

Personal life[edit]

His brothers Karim, Ibrahim and Aly are also professional footballers.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 May 2017.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grasshoppers 2011–12[2] Swiss Super League 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2012–13[2] Swiss Super League 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Bournemouth 2013–14[19] Championship 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
2014–15[20] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
Coventry City (loan) 2014–15[20] League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 6 0
Port Vale (loan) 2014–15[20] League One 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Racing de Santander 2015–16[2] Segunda División B 40 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 41 8
2016–17[2] Segunda División B 19 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 22 1
Total 59 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 63 9
UD Logroñés 2016–17[2] Segunda División B 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Career total[2][21] 91 10 4 0 1 0 2 0 98 10
  1. ^ Appearance/s in the EFL Trophy.

Honours[edit]

with Grasshoppers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mohamed Coulibaly". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Mohamed Coulibaly at Soccerway
  3. ^ "Profile". FootballDatabase.eu. 
  4. ^ "AFC Bournemouth: Mohamed Coulibaly agrees Cherries deal". BBC Sport. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "AFC Bournemouth: Mohamed Coulibaly praises Eddie Howe". BBC Sport. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Ian Wadley (5 December 2013). "AFC Bournemouth: Howe hails wide options with Coulibaly close to return". Daily Echo. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  7. ^ Neil Perrett (8 January 2014). "AFC Bournemouth: Coulibaly close to return". Daily Echo. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  8. ^ Nick Connoll (4 July 2014). "Bournemouth duo Ryan Allsopp and Mohamed Coulibaly complete loan switch to Coventry City". Coventry City F.C. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Alan Poole (13 November 2014). "Coventry City loan winger Mohamed Coulibaly sent back to home club". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  10. ^ Mike Baggaley (26 March 2015). "Port Vale sign Bournemouth winger Mohamed Coulibaly". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  11. ^ Baggaley, Mike (6 May 2015). "Mohamed Coulibaly given free transfer by Bournemouth". The Sentinel. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "AFC Bournemouth: Ian Harte among seven leaving Cherries". BBC Sport. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Dani Rodríguez y Coulibaly, primeros fichajes del Racing 2015/16" [Dani Rodríguez and Coulibaly, first signings of Racing 2015/16] (in Spanish). Racing's official website. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Segunda B". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  15. ^ "Reus Deportiu vs. Racing Santander 1 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  16. ^ El Real Racing Club rescinde el contrato a Coulibaly‚ realracingclub.es, 31 January 2017 (Spanish)
  17. ^ "Unión Deportiva Logroñés  » Mohamed Coulibaly ficha por la UD Logroñés". udlogrones.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 April 2017. 
  18. ^ "Cool comme " Couli "" (in French). estrepublicain.fr. 8 May 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Mohamed Coulibaly in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  20. ^ a b c "Games played by Mohamed Coulibaly in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  21. ^ Mohamed Coulibaly at Soccerbase

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