Mohamed Koffi

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Mohamed Koffi
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Mohamed Koffi
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-12-30) 30 December 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Center back
Club information
Current team
Al-Ettifaq (on loan from Zamalek)
Number 4
Youth career
1995–1999 Ecole de Football Attécoubé
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 E.C.A.F. 10 (5)
2001 Young Stars 0 (0)
2002–2004 Stella Club d'Adjamé 38 (5)
2004–2006 Al-Markhiya 19 (13)
2005 Al-Sailiya (loan) 0 (0)
2006–2013 Petrojet 103 (19)
2014 Duhok 13 (4)
2014– Zamalek 69 (3)
2016– Al-Ettifaq (loan)
National team
2006– Burkina Faso 49 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mohamed Koffi (born 30 December 1986) is an Ivory Coast-born Burkinabé footballer who plays for Al-Ettifaq on loan from Zamalek .[1]

Personal life[edit]

Mohamed's younger brother, Abdoulaye Koffi plays for Al-Suwaiq Club in Oman Professional League.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Mohammed began his footballing career in 1995 with his hometown, Abidjan-based Ecole de Football Attécoubé of Attécoubé where he played for 4 consecutive years.

E.C.A.F.[edit]

In 2000, he began his professional footballing career with E.C.A.F. of Ligue 2. He scored 5 goals in 10 appearances in the 2000–01 Ligue 2.

Young Stars[edit]

In 2001, he moved to another Ligue 2 club, Young Stars F.C. of Ivory Coast. He made 10 appearances in the 2001-02 Coupe de Côte d'Ivoire de football.

Stella Club d'Adjamé[edit]

In 2002, he signed a two-year contract with the nation's famous, Ligue 1 club, Stella Club d'Adjamé. He scored 5 goals in 38 appearances in the two consecutive seasons of Ligue 1. He also made 4 appearances in the 2004 CAF Confederation Cup which included a 3-1 aggregate win over Equatorial Guinea's Deportivo Mongomo in the Round of 32 and a 1-2 aggregate loss against Morocco's Wydad Casablanca.

Al-Markhiya[edit]

He first moved out of Ivory Coast in 2004 to the Middle East and more accurately to Qatar where he signed a two-year contract with Qatar 2nd Division club, Al-Markhiya. He scored 13 goals in 19 appearances in the two consecutive seasons of the Qatar 2nd Division for the Doha-based club.

Al-Sailiya[edit]

While he was with the Qatar 2nd Division club, in 2005 the club loaned the Burkinabé international on a two-month contract to Qatar Stars League club, Al-Sailiya SC. He made 5 appearances for the Doha-based club in the 2005-06 Emir of Qatar Cup.

Petrojet[edit]

In 2006, he again moved out of Ivory Coast and this time to North African nation, Egypt where he signed a long-term contract with Egyptian Premier League club, and newly founded in the 2006–07 Egyptian Premier League, Petrojet FC.

He scored 6 goals in 28 appearances in the inaugural Egyptian Premier League season of the club helping them secure the 7th position in the 2006–07 Egyptian Premier League. He scored 4 goals in 24 appearances in the 2007–08 Egyptian Premier League helping them secure the 5th position in the 2007–08 season.

He scored 4 goals in 23 appearances in the 2008–09 Egyptian Premier League which included a 6-2 win over El-Gaish SC,[2] a 2-2 draw against Al-Masry SC,[3] a 1-1 draw against Ittihad El Shorta[4] and a 3-1 loss against Al-Masry SC.[5] helping his club secure the 3rd position in the 2008–09 season and also earning them a place in the 2010 CAF Confederation Cup.

He scored 3 goals in 25 appearances in the 2009–10 Egyptian Premier League which included a goal in a 2-2 draw against El-Entag El-Harby SC[6] and a brace in a 3-2 win over Asyut Petroleum[7] helping his club secure the 4th position in the 2009–10 season. He also scored 1 goal in 6 appearances in the 2010 CAF Confederation Cup which included a 4-2 aggregate win over Zanzibar's Miembeni S.C. in the Preliminary Round, a 5-1 aggregate win over Sudan's Al-Khartoum SC in the First Round and a 2-1 aggregate loss against Tunisia's CS Sfaxien in the Round of 16.

He made his first appearance in the 2010–11 Egyptian Premier League on 6 August 2010 in a 1-0 loss against Ismaily SC[8] and scored his first goal on 13 September 2010 in a 2-1 win over Misr El-Makasa SC.[9] He scored 5 goals in 28 appearances in the 2010–11 season.

He made his first appearance and scored his first goal in the 2011–12 Egyptian Premier League on 14 October 2011 in a 3-1 loss against Ismaily SC.[10] In an unfinished season of the Egyptian Premier League which was suspended due to the Port Said Stadium riot, he scored 4 goals in 10 appearances.

He made his first appearance in the 2012–13 Egyptian Premier League on 21 February 2013 in a 3-0 loss against one of Egypt's top most clubs, Zamalek SC[11] and scored his only goal of the 2012–13 Egyptian Premier League season on 9 May 2013 in a 2-1 win over the same club, Zamalek SC.[12] In another unfinished season of the Egyptian Premier League which was suspended due to security reasons following the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état, he scored 1 goal in 8 appearances.

He scored 28 goals in a record 153 appearances in the seven-year long spell with the Suez-based club.

Duhok[edit]

After a seven-year long spell in Egypt with Petrojet FC, he left for another Middle Eastern country and this time to Iraq where on 22 January 2014, he signed a six-month short term contract with Iraqi Premier League club, Duhok SC. He scored his first goal for the club on 4 April 2014 in a 2-2 draw against Baghdad-based, Al-Masafi.[13] He scored 4 goals in 13 appearances for the Dohuk-based club in the 2013–14 Iraqi Premier League.

Zamalek[edit]

Mohamed Koffi - Zamalek SC
Mohamed Koffi - Zamalek SC

While he was in Iraq with the Dohuk-based club, news speculated that he will move back to Egypt and the country's top most clubs like Zamalek SC[14][15] and Al Ahly SC[16] were reportedly interested in obtaining the services of the Burkinabé international.

After a short stint in Iraq with Duhok SC, he moved back to Egypt where on 7 September 2014, he signed a four-year long term contract with 2014 Egypt Cup winners, Zamalek SC.[17][18][19][20] He scored his first goal for the Giza-based club on 28 May 2015 in a 5-1 win over Ittihad El Shorta[21] in the 2014–15 Egyptian Premier League season. He made 3 appearances for the Giza-based club in the 2014 CAF Champions League in the Group Stage which included a 0-0 draw against Democratic Republic of the Congo's TP Mazembe,[22][23] a 1-0 loss against another Congolese club, AS Vita[24][25] and a 2-1 loss against Sudan's, Al-Hilal Club.[26][27]

He made his 2015 CAF Confederation Cup first appearance on 15 March 2015 in a 3-1 win over Rwanda's Rayon Sports F.C. at the El-Gouna Stadium in the First Round of the competition.[28]

He helped the Egyptian side win the Egyptian Premier League in the 2014-15 season after a gap of 12 years.[29]

During his inaugural season with Zamalek, he was quoted saying that, "I hold the nationality of Zamalek", appreciating the love he received from the fans of the Egyptian giants spread across the world.[30]

On 21 September 2015, he helped his side lift the 2015 Egypt Cup after a 2-0 win over fierce rivals, Al Ahly SC, thus helping them complete a hat-trick win of the nation's prestigious cup tournament and also taking the tally to 24 Egypt Cup titles.[31]

At the end of the season, he was also awarded with the "Best Foreign Player" of the year award by the Egyptian Football Association.[32] [33]

His form in the 2014-15 season both for his club and the national team saw him nominated for the 2014-15 CAF African Footballer (Based in Africa) of the year award.[34][35][36]

Club career statistics[edit]

Club Season Division League Cup Continental[a] Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
E.C.A.F. 2000–01 Ligue 2 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5
Total 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5
Young Stars 2001–02 Ligue 2 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Stella Club d'Adjamé 2002–03 Ligue 1 - 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 3
2003–04 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 2
Total 38 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 42 5
Al-Markhiya 2004-05 Qatar 2nd Division - 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 11
2005-06 - 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 2
Total 19 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 13
Al-Sailiya 2005-06 Qatar Stars League 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Petrojet 2006–07 Egyptian Premier League 28 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 6
2007–08 24 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 4
2008–09 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 4
2009–10 25 3 0 0 6 1 0 0 31 4
2010–11 28 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 5
2011–12 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4
2012–13 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Total 147 27 0 0 6 1 0 0 153 28
Duhok 2013–14 Iraqi Premier League 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 4
Total 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 4
Zamalek 2014–15 Egyptian Premier League 30 2 2 0 13 0 0 0 45 2
Total 30 2 2 0 13 0 0 0 45 2
Total 257 56 17 0 23 1 0 0 297 57
  1. ^ Includes appearances in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup

International career[edit]

Mohamed is part of the first team squad of the Burkina Faso national football team. He was selected for the national team for the first time in 2006. He made his first appearance and scored his first goal for Burkina Faso national football team on 15 November 2006 in a 2-1 win over Algeria national football team in a friendly match.[37] He has made an appearance in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in a 1-0 loss against Ghana national football team[38] when he came on as a substitute for Paul Koulibaly a few minutes before the full-time, he has made appearances in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations when he helped his nation achieve the runners-up position in the tournament, losing narrowly 1-0 to African giants, Nigeria in the finals[39] which is also country's best achievement in the competition's history, the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

National team career statistics[edit]

Goals for Senior National Team[edit]

Scores and results list Oman's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 November 2006 Stade Georges-Carcassonne, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, France  Algeria 2–0 2–1 Friendly
2. 15 August 2014 Stade Municipal, Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, Paris, France  Togo 2–0 3–0 Friendly
3. 3–0
4. 10 January 2015 Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa  Swaziland 5–0 5–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Zamalek SC

National Team[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mohamed Koffi at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "EL GEISH VS. PETROJET 2 - 6". SOCCERWAY. 
  3. ^ "AL MASRY VS. PETROJET 2 - 2". SOCCERWAY. 
  4. ^ "EL SHORTA VS. PETROJET 1 - 1". SOCCERWAY. 
  5. ^ "PETROJET VS. AL MASRY 1 - 3". SOCCERWAY. 
  6. ^ "PETROJET VS. EL ENTAG EL HARBY 2 - 2". SOCCERWAY. 
  7. ^ "ASYUT PETROL VS. PETROJET 2 - 3". SOCCERWAY. 
  8. ^ "PETROJET VS. ISMAILY 0 - 1". SOCCERWAY. 
  9. ^ "PETROJET VS. MISR LEL MAKASA 2 - 1". SOCCERWAY. 
  10. ^ "ISMAILY VS. PETROJET 3 - 1". SOCCERWAY. 
  11. ^ "PETROJET VS. ZAMALEK 0 - 3". SOCCERWAY. 
  12. ^ "ZAMALEK VS. PETROJET 1 - 2". SOCCERWAY. 
  13. ^ "DUHOK VS. AL MASAFI 2 - 2". SOCCERWAY. 
  14. ^ "الزمالك يدرس التراجع عن ضم محمد كوفي". KOOORA. 
  15. ^ "الزمالك يقترب بقوة من محمد كوفي وجيبور". KOOORA. 
  16. ^ "الأهلي يقترب من معروف يوسف ومحمد كوفي". KOOORA. 
  17. ^ "Zamalek sign Burkina Faso's Mohamed Koffi and Al Sharqeya's Bazooka". KINGFUT.com. 
  18. ^ "الزمالك المصري يتعاقد مع الإيفواري كوفي من بتروجيت". KOOORA. 
  19. ^ "الزمالك يضع اللمسات الأخيرة على صفقة البوركيني كوفي". KOOORA. 
  20. ^ "الزمالك يضم كوفي مقابل 300 ألف دولار". KOOORA. 
  21. ^ "ZAMALEK VS. EL SHORTA 5 - 1". SOCCERWAY. 
  22. ^ "Zamalek 0-0 TP Mazembe". CAF. 
  23. ^ "ZAMALEK VS. TP MAZEMBE 0 - 0". SOCCERWAY. 
  24. ^ "Zamalek 0-1 AS V.Club". CAF. 
  25. ^ "ZAMALEK VS. V.CLUB 0 - 1". SOCCERWAY. 
  26. ^ "El Hilal 2-1 Zamalek". CAF. 
  27. ^ "AL HILAL OMDURMAN VS. ZAMALEK 2 - 1". SOCCERWAY. 
  28. ^ "Zamalek 3-1 Rayon Sports". CAF. 
  29. ^ "حقائق عن الزمالك .. بطل الدوري المصري". KOOORA. 
  30. ^ "كوفي ل: أحمل جنسية الزمالك". KOOORA. 
  31. ^ "10 اسباب ساهمت في تتويج الزمالك بالدوري والكأس المصرية". KOOORA. 
  32. ^ "إسماعيل يوسف: ثلاثة لاعبين من الزمالك في قائمة أفضل لاعب إفريقي يعتبر إنجاز". KOOORA. 
  33. ^ "الزمالك يسيطر على جوائز الأفضل في الدوري المصري". KOOORA. 
  34. ^ "List of players nominated for Caf's Africa-Based Player of the year award:". BBC SPORT : FOOTBALL. 
  35. ^ "Egypt: List of players nominated for CAF African Player of the Year – Based in Africa". panapress. 
  36. ^ "37 nominees for African player of the year awards". Vanguard. 
  37. ^ "ALGERIA VS. BURKINA FASO 1 - 2". SOCCERWAY. 
  38. ^ "BURKINA FASO VS. GHANA 0 - 1". SOCCERWAY. 
  39. ^ "NIGERIA VS. BURKINA FASO 1 - 0". SOCCERWAY. 

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