Sambou Yatabaré

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Sambou Yatabaré
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Yatabaré training with Caen in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Beauvais, France
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Werder Bremen
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Caen 57 (3)
2011–2012 Monaco 9 (1)
2012–2013 Bastia 31 (1)
2013–2016 Olympiacos 5 (1)
2014 Bastia (loan) 13 (1)
2014–2015 Guingamp (loan) 19 (1)
2015 Standard Liège (loan) 13 (0)
2016– Werder Bremen 10 (1)
National team
2008– Mali 32 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:32, 20 January 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2017

Sambou Yatabaré (born 2 March 1989) is a Malian international footballer, who currently plays for Werder Bremen, as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Yatabaré has played for Caen, Monaco and Bastia.[1][2]

Olympiacos and loans[edit]

On 30 August 2013, he signed a four-year contract with Greek side Olympiacos F.C., for a reported fee of €2.2 million.[3] Six months later, lacking game-time in Greece, Yatabaré was sent back to Bastia on loan for six months[4] where he made his return in the first team against Bordeaux on 18 January 2014.[5] He spent the 2014-15 season in Ligue 1 with Guingamp. On 1 September 2015, he signed a year-long loan deal with Standard Liège.[6]

Werder Bremen[edit]

On 28 January 2016, Yatabaré signed for Werder Bremen on 3 and a half-year contract running until 2019.[7] While the transfer fee was reported as €2.5 million,[7] Standard Liège also stated they had received €500,000 in compensation from Bremen to end the player's loan with the club.[8]

International career[edit]

Yatabaré was eligible to play for the national teams of either France or Mali,[9] making his international debut for Mali in 2008.[10]

Yatabaré represented Mali at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, scoring the team's first goal of the tournament in a 1–1 draw with Cameroon on 20 January 2015.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2016[2][12]
Club Season League Cup Europe[nb 1] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Caen 2008–09 11 1 11 1
2009–10 21 0 4 0 25 0
2010–11 25 2 1 1 26 3
Total 57 3 5 1 0 0 62 4
Monaco 2011–12 9 1 1 0 10 1
Bastia 2012–13 28 1 1 0 29 1
2013–14 3 0 3 0
Total 31 1 1 0 0 0 32 1
Olympiacos 2013–14 5 1 2 1 3 0 10 2
Bastia 2013–14 13 1 13 1
Guingamp 2014–15 19 1 2 0 8 0 29 1
Standard de Liège 2015–16 13 0 3 0 16 0
Werder Bremen 2015–16 8 1 1 0 9 1
Career total 155 9 15 2 11 0 181 11

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mali's goal tally first.[10]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 October 2014 Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Ethiopia 2–0 2–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 20 January 2015 Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea  Cameroon 1–0 1–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
3. 4 September 2016 Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako, Mali  Benin 1–0 5–2 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
4. 8 October 2016 Stade Bouaké, Bouaké, Ivory Coast  Ivory Coast 1–0 1–3 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Personal life[edit]

His brother Mustapha Yatabaré is also a professional footballer who has played for the Mali national side.[13][14]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Palmieri et Yatabaré vont s'engager" (in French). SC Bastia. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Sambou Yatabaré – French league stats at LFP
  3. ^ "S. Yatabaré (Bastia) à l'Olympiakos" [S. Yatabaré (Bastia) to Olympiacos] (in French). lequipe.fr. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sambou Yatabaré prêté 6 mois" [Sambou Yatabaré on loan for 6 months] (in French). sc-bastia.net. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bastia-Bordeaux, u gruppu turchinu" [Bastia-Bordeaux, the blue group] (in French). sc-bastia.net. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Standard Liège : M.Dossevi et S.Yatabaré en prêt" (in French). www.mercato365.com. 1 September 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Klemm, Hans-Günter (28 January 2016). "Eichins Suche beendet: Yatabaré kommt" [Eichin's search completed: Yatabaré is on his way]. Kicker Online (in German). Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sambou Yatabaré". Standard de Liege Site Officiel (in French). 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Mali, France set for tug-of-war". BBC Sport. 28 May 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2009. 
  10. ^ a b Sambou Yatabaré at National-Football-Teams.com
  11. ^ "Mali 1-1 Cameroon". BBC. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "S. Yatabaré". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  13. ^ Huchet, Arnaud (4 September 2014). "Adieu Mustapha, bonjour Sambou Yatabaré" [Goodbye Mustapha, hello Sambou Yatabaré]. Ouest-France (in French). Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "2015 Nations Cup: Modibo Maiga recalled to Mali squad". BBC Sport. 29 December 2014. 

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