Moussa Konaté (footballer)

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Moussa Konaté
Konaté with Sion in 2016
Personal information
Full name Pape Moussa Konaté[1]
Date of birth (1993-04-03) 3 April 1993 (age 31)
Place of birth M'Bour, Senegal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Position(s) Forward
Team information
Current team
Bourges
Youth career
2005–2010 Toure Kunda de Mbour
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Toure Kunda de Mbour 13 (3)
2011–2012 Maccabi Tel Aviv 29 (5)
2012–2014 Krasnodar 10 (1)
2013–2014Genoa (loan) 25 (1)
2014–2017 Sion 93 (35)
2017–2020 Amiens 76 (22)
2020–2023 Dijon 27 (5)
2021–2022Espérance Tunis (loan) 5 (1)
2022Sivasspor (loan) 12 (0)
2023 Dinamo Batumi 13 (2)
2023– Bourges 0 (0)
International career
2010–2012 Senegal U20 4 (0)
2012 Senegal U23 4 (5)
2012–2019 Senegal 34 (12)
Medal record
Africa Cup of Nations
Runner-up 2019 Egypt
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:54, 26 October 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 1 July 2019

Pape Moussa Konaté (born 3 April 1993) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Championnat National 2 club Bourges and the Senegal national team.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Moussa Konaté started his career playing for Senegalese second division club ASC Toure Kunda de Mbour, helping them to win promotion to the top division and win the Senegal FA Cup for the 2010 season, which resulted in a 2011 CAF Confederation Cup appearance. In spring 2011 Konaté went to Israel for a months trial with Maccabi Tel Aviv. He impressed Maccabi's coach Moti Ivanir enough to become Maccabi's first signing for the 2011–12 season.[3][4]

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

After signing a two-year contract with the club, Konaté became Maccabi's fifth foreign player in the squad. He made his debut playing in the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round against Khazar Lankaran scoring the first goal and assisting the second for Eliran Atar in Maccabi's victory 3–1.[5]

Krasnodar[edit]

After excelling playing for Senegal in the 2012 Summer Olympics scoring five goals,[6] Konaté joined Russian club Krasnodar[7] for a fee of €2 million.[8] After joining Krasnodar, he revealed he had rejected Premier League clubs in favour of Krasnodar.[9]

Loan to Genoa[edit]

On 12 July 2013, Konaté joined Italian Serie A side Genoa on a season-long loan deal.[10]

Amiens[edit]

On 13 August 2017, Konaté signed a four-year contract with Amiens.[11]

Dijon[edit]

Following Amiens's relegation from Ligue 1 in the 2019–20 season, Konaté signed a three-year contract with Dijon on 20 October 2020, for a fee of €2.4 million.[12]

Loan to Espérance Tunis[edit]

On 15 September 2021, Konaté joined Tunisian side Espérance Tunis on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy.[13]

Loan to Sivasspor[edit]

On 12 February 2022, Konaté moved on loan to Sivasspor in Turkey.[14]

Dinamo Batumi[edit]

On 24 January 2023, Konaté joined Dinamo Batumi in Georgia on a one-year deal.[15]

Bourges[edit]

On 26 October 2023, Konaté signed for Championnat National 2 (French 4th division) club Bourges, that had been recently bought by his former international teammate Sadio Mané.[16]

International career[edit]

Konaté started all of Senegal's matches at the 2012 Olympic tournament in which the nation reached the quarter-finals. In the first group game at Old Trafford, he scored an 82nd-minute equaliser in a 1–1 draw with hosts Great Britain.[17]

Konaté was named in the Senegal squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after Diafra Sakho withdrew due to injury.[18]

In May 2018 he was named in Senegal's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 27 July 2020[20]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2011–12 Israeli Premier League 29 5 0 0 9[a] 2 38 7
Krasnodar 2012–13 Russian Premier League 10 1 2 0 0 0 12 1
Genoa (loan) 2013–14 Serie A 25 1 1 0 0 0 26 1
Sion 2014–15 Swiss Super League 27 16 5 4 1[a] 2 33 22
2015–16 29 10 2 1 7[a] 3 38 14
2016–17 33 8 5 4 0 0 38 12
2017–18 4 1 0 0 2[a] 1 6 2
Total 93 35 12 9 10 6 115 50
Amiens 2017–18 Ligue 1 33 13 2 1 0 0 35 14
2018–19 27 7 1 0 0 0 28 7
2019–20 12 2 2 0 0 0 14 2
Total 72 22 5 1 0 0 77 23
Career total 223 61 30 10 19 8 262 79
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 1 July 2019[21]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Senegal 2012 5 1
2014 2 1
2015 9 5
2016 5 1
2017 3 0
2018 6 3
2019 4 1
Total 34 12
Scores and results list Senegal's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Konaté goal.[21]
List of international goals scored by Moussa Konaté
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 25 May 2012 Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh, Morocco  Morocco 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2 31 May 2014 Estadio Pedro Bidegain, Buenos Aires, Argentina  Colombia 1–2 2–2 Friendly
3 13 January 2015 Stade Larbi Benbarek, Casablanca, Morocco  Guinea 5–1 5–2 Friendly
4 28 March 2015 Stade Océane, Le Havre, France  Ghana 1–0 2–1 Friendly
5 2–0
6 13 June 2015 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Burundi 1–0 3–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
7 17 November 2015 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Madagascar 2–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
8 29 March 2016 Stade Général-Seyni-Kountché, Niamey, Niger  Niger 1–0 2–1 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
9 23 March 2018 Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca, Morocco  Uzbekistan 1–1 1–1 Friendly
10 11 June 2018 Untersberg-Arena, Grödig, Austria  South Korea 2–0 2–0 Friendly
11 9 September 2018 Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar  Madagascar 1–0 2–2 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
12 26 March 2019 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Mali 2–1 2–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Sion

Sivasspor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uefa Profile Moussa". UEFA.
  2. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Maccabi Tel Aviv recruit Senegal's Moussa Konaté". Goal.com. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  4. ^ "M. Konaté". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  5. ^ "UEFA Europa League 2011/12 - History - M. Tel-Aviv-Xäzär Länkäran –". Uefa.com. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  6. ^ "World Player of the Week: Moussa Konate - Senegal". Goal.com. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Senegal striker Moussa Konate joins Russia's Krasnodar". BBC Sport. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Official: Moussa Konate joins Kuban Krasnodar". Goal.com. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Konate opts for Russian move". Sky Sports. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  10. ^ "MOUSSA KONATE' E' DEL GENOA « Genoa CFC – Official Website". Archived from the original on 15 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  11. ^ "MOUSSA KONATE EST UN JOUEUR DE L'AMIENS SC" (in French). Amiens SC. 13 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Moussa Konate: Amiens forward joins Dijon on three-year deal". Amiens SC. 21 October 2020.
  13. ^ Juillard, Patrick (15 September 2021). "Moussa Konaté prêté à l'Espérance de Tunis (officiel)". Foot 365 (in French). Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  14. ^ "Moussa Konate Demir Grup Sivasspor'umuzda" (Press release) (in Turkish). Sivasspor. 12 February 2022. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  15. ^ "ახალი სეზონიდან ჩვენი გუნდის ღირსებას 29 წლის სენეგალელი თავდამსხმელი - მუსა კონატე დაიცავს" (in Georgian). FC Dinamo Batumi. 24 January 2023. Retrieved 6 February 2023.
  16. ^ "Football. Moussa Konaté (ex DFCO) à Bourges" [Football. Moussa Konaté (ex DFCO) at Bourges]. Le Bien Public (in French). 26 October 2023. Retrieved 26 October 2023.
  17. ^ Fletcher, Paul (26 July 2014). "London 2012: Great Britain denied by late Senegal strike". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  18. ^ "2015 Africa Cup of Nations: Diafra Sakho ruled out for Senegal". BBC Sport. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  19. ^ Crawford, Stephen (4 June 2018). "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists". Goal. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  20. ^ Moussa Konaté at Soccerway. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  21. ^ a b "Moussa Konaté". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 15 July 2018.