Sambégou Bangoura

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Sambégou Bangoura
Sambegou Bangoura 2006.jpg
Personal information
Full name Sambégou Bangoura
Date of birth (1982-04-03) 3 April 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Conakry, Guinea
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1999 Gangan
2000 AS Kaloum Star
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2003 Lokeren 85 (42)
2003–2005 Standard Liège 53 (21)
2005–2007 Stoke City 28 (9)
2007 Brussels (loan) 12 (3)
2007 Boavista 13 (1)
2008 Cádiz (loan) 10 (1)
2009–2013 Panserraikos 73 (24)
2011 Al-Ahly Tripoli (loan) 0 (0)
2013–2015 AS Kaloum Star
2015–2016 RFC Tournai
Total 274 (101)
National team
2004–2013 Guinea 24 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sambégou Bangoura (born 3 April 1982 in Conakry) is a Guinean football player who plays as a Striker.

Career[edit]

Bangoura started his footballing career in Belgium with Lokeren and then Standard Liège before leaving for to play in the The Championship with Stoke City. transferred for £900,000 in August 2005, a club record fee at that time.[1] He began the 2005–06 season well scoring eight goals in ten matches but was hampered after he failed to return to the club after playing in the Africa Cup of Nations.[2]

In June 2006, he did not return to pre-season training for the 2006–07 season and a club statement confirmed that Bangoura would be fined on his eventual return.[3] On 4 August 2006, one day before club's first game against Southend United, he returned to The Potters. He claimed the reason for his late arrival was that he could not get a passport for his young daughter, who had to remain in Guinea. Bangoura was handed his first start of the season against Burnley, however he lasted only 43 minutes before limping off due to injury. He failed to cement a starting place, and speculations for a loan or permanent move arose.

Bangoura joined FC Brussels on a 6-month loan on 11 January 2007, in the hope to get first team action. The personal problems he had experienced in England continued in Belgium. On 13 August 2007, Bangoura signed for Portuguese club Boavista F.C. for a fee of £270,000.[4] He would not last long, as he joined Spain's Cádiz CF on loan, during the January transfer window. He then joined Greek side Panserraikos in 2009[5] where he stayed until March 2013.

In April 2013, he joined AS Kaloum Star.[6]

International career[edit]

He was part of the Guinean 2004 African Nations Cup team, who finished second in their group in the first round of competition, before losing 2–1 in the quarter finals to Mali. Bangoura played again in the 2006 African Nations Cup, with a prominent role in the country's three group wins before the team was knocked out in the quarter finals by Senegal in a match which ended 3–2. He failed to turn up at Stoke City after the tournament, as he stayed in Guinea due to family problems.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lokeren 2000–01 Belgian First Division 30 13 30 13
2001–02 Belgian First Division 26 12 26 12
2002–03 Belgian First Division 29 17 29 17
Total 85 42 85 42
Standard Liège 2003–04 Belgian First Division 20 5 20 5
2004–05 Belgian First Division 30 15 30 15
2005–06 Belgian First Division 3 1 3 1
Total 53 21 53 21
Stoke City 2005–06 Championship 24 9 1 0 0 0 25 9
2006–07 Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 28 9 1 0 0 0 29 9
Brussels (loan) 2006–07 Belgian First Division 12 3 12 3
Boavista 2007–08 Primeira Liga 13 1 13 1
Cádiz (loan) 2007–08 Segunda División 10 1 10 1
Panserraikos 2008–09 Superleague Greece 17 3 17 3
2009–10 Beta Ethniki 15 5 15 5
2010–11 Superleague Greece 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Football League 19 10 19 10
2012–13 Football League 21 6 21 6
Total 73 24 73 24
Career Total 274 101 1 0 0 0 275 101

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