Mohamed Kader

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Mohamed Kader Touré
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Personal information
Full name Mohamed Abdel-Kader Coubadja-Touré
Date of birth (1979-04-08) April 8, 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Sokodé, Togo
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Étoile Filante de Lomé 23 (27)
1997–1998 CA Bizertin 24 (16)
1998–1999 Parma 0 (0)
1999–2000 Lugano 8 (0)
2000–2001 Al Ahli 29 (17)
2001 Parma 0 (0)
2001–2002 Vicenza 4 (0)
2002–2004 Servette FC 73 (29)
2004–2005 Sochaux 20 (1)
2005–2008 Guingamp 38 (1)
2006–2007Al Jazira (loan) 9 (7)
2008–2009 Al Dhafra 10 (13)
2010–2011 Ajman 13 (9)
2012–2014 Sochaux 0 (0)
2015 Mulhouse 0 (0)
National team
1995–2010 Togo 85 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 20, 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 20, 2010

Mohamed Abdel-Kader Coubadja-Touré (born April 8, 1979) is a Togolese association football forward.

International career[edit]

A Togo international, he helped them reach the 2006 World Cup, their first World Cup ever. He further scored the team's first ever World Cup goal in a loss to South Korea. The goal was also Togo's only goal scored at the World Cup in Germany in 2006. Kader's star rose in his home country after he scored the late winner in the 1998 African Cup of Nations match against Ghana, thus securing Togo's first ever win at the tournament. The forward later played in the 2000 and 2002 editions, as well as featuring in Togo's disappointing campaign in Egypt in 2006. On 13 June 2006, he made history by scoring Togo's first and to date only ever World Cup goal in their first group match against South Korea, with a well-taken finish.

Club career[edit]

After starting out with Étoile Filante de Lomé, he left Togo for CA Bizertin (Tunisia) before landing at AC Parma in Italy in 1998, from where he had loan spells at clubs in Switzerland, Egypt and Italy. In 2003/4 he scored 19 goals in 35 matches for Swiss outfit Servette and was elected best Togolese player abroad. Kader also played for Guingamp in France, but left the club in the summer of 2008.

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