Souleymane Keïta

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Souleymane Keïta
Personal information
Full name Souleymane Keïta
Date of birth (1986-11-24) 24 November 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Bamako, Mali
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Djoliba AC 36 (8)
2004–2005 Al-Jazira 16 (3)
2005–2007 ES Sétif 22 (4)
2007 AC Ajaccio 4 (0)
2007–2009 Al-Arabi 30 (2)
2009–2010 Al-Kharitiyath 22 (1)
2010–2012 Sivasspor 25 (4)
2012–2013 Golden Arrows 24 (0)
National team
2010– Mali 15 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2014

Souleymane Keïta (born 24 November 1986 in Bamako) is a Malian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder.


Keïta started his career in Mali with local side Djoliba AC. After just one season with the senior team, he joined Emirati club Al-Jazira, where he stayed for just one season before leaving the club. In the summer of 2005 he joined Algerian club ES Sétif and instantly had an impact. In his first season, he was a main stay in the team starting line-up and helped the team finish fourth in the standings and earn a spot in next year's edition of the Arab Champions League. The 2006–2007 season would be his most successful to date, helping ES Sétif win the Algerian League and the Arab Champions League.

Transfer dispute[edit]

After winning the 2007 Arab Champions League, he signed a contract with Qatari club Al-Arabi. However, just days later, he signed another contract with Ligue 2 side AC Ajaccio and chose to join them instead. After playing 4 games for AC Ajaccio, Al-Arabi pleaded their case to FIFA to regain the player and FIFA ruled in their favour, forcing the player to join Al-Arabi. [1]


On 27 December 2009 the 23-year-old midfielder left Al-Kharitiyath, to join to Turkcell Süper Lig side Sivasspor the Malian star signed a 2-year contract.[2]



  1. ^ Compé Le site officiel du football algérien Archived 2008-06-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Keita to Sivasspor". Perlomental. 29 December 2009. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 

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