|Date of birth||26 January 1986|
|Place of birth||Beauvais, France|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|2015–2016||→ Montpellier (loan)||28||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 December 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 January 2017
Yatabaré was born in the French town of Beauvais, and began his career at his hometown club AS Beauvais. He stayed at the club until 2005, before signing for Amiens SC, to be part of the youth system there. In 2006 he joined Championnat National side Villemomble Sports, scoring eight goals in 25 appearances, before earning a move to Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot in 2008.
Yatabaré moved to Ligue 1 side US Boulogne in January 2010. They were relegated at the end of the season.
At the beginning of the 2012-13 season, he scored eight goals within the ten first games, including successive goals from the sixth to the tenth game. He finished that season as the Ligue 2 top scorer, with 23 goals, and contributed six assists. His goal-scoring exploits helped earn the Briton club promotion back into Ligue 1 after two years in the second division.
He scored his first goal of the Ligue 1 season on the opening day of the campaign, but it came in a losing effort as Guingamp fell 3-1 to Marseille. Yatabaré scored his sixth league goal on 25 January 2014 in Guingamp's 1-1 draw with reigning champions PSG.
In the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France on 26 March 2014, Yatabaré scored both goals in Guingamp's 2-0 victory over AS Cannes. On 16 April, Yatabaré scored twice against AS Monaco in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France as Guingamp won 3-1 in extra time to reach the final. In the final on 3 May, Yatabaré scored in the first minute of the second half, as Guingamp won 2-0 against Rennes. He headed in a cross from Steeven Langil for his eighth goal of the Coupe de France campaign, securing Guingamp's second Coupe de France championship.
On 2 August 2014, in the Trophée des Champions against Paris Saint-Germain at the Workers Stadium in Beijing, Yatabaré took a penalty in the 32nd minute after Claudio Beauvue had been fouled by Marquinhos. It was saved by Salvatore Sirigu and Guingamp lost 2–0.
In November 2008, Yatabaré earnt himself a call up to the Mali national team following his impressive club displays. He made his international debut on 19 November 2008 against Algeria in Rouen, with the score finishing 1–1. On 10 January 2010, in the opening game of the 2010 African Cup of Nations, he scored a dramatic equaliser, as Mali came from 0–4 down to draw 4–4 with Angola. He also made the squad for the 2012 tournament, helping the team reach the semi-finals and third place.
- Scores and results list Mali's goal tally first.
|1.||11 February 2009||Parc des Cosmonautes, Bois-Guillaume, France||Angola||2–0||4–0||Friendly|
|2.||30 December 2009||Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar||Iran||1–1||2–1||Friendly|
|3.||10 January 2010||Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda, Angola||Angola||4–4||4–4||2010 Africa Cup of Nations|
|4.||15 October 2014||Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako, Mali||Ethiopia||2–2||2–3||2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|5.||19 November 2014||Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako, Mali||Algeria||2–0||2–0||2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|6.||28 March 2016||Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea||Equatorial Guinea||1–0||1–0||2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|7.||7 January 2017||Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh, Morocco||Burkina Faso||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
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- Yatabaré makes Mali debut
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- "2015 Nations Cup: Modibo Maiga recalled to Mali squad". BBC Sport. 29 December 2014.