Souleymane Oulare

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Souleymane Oulare
Personal information
Full name Souleymane Oulare
Date of birth (1972-10-16) 16 October 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Conakry, Guinea
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1989 Horoya AC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 KFC Eeklo
1991–1992 Sint-Niklase 24 (5)
1992–1994 Beveren 28 (8)
1994–1996 Waregem 40 (19)
1996–1999 Genk 84 (37)
1999–2000 Fenerbahçe 11 (5)
2000–2001 Las Palmas 17 (5)
2001–2003 Stoke City 1 (0)
2004 Heusden-Zolder 13 (1)
2004–2006 Visé 4 (1)
Total 222 (81)
National team
1992–2004 Guinea 12 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Souleymane Oulare (born 16 October 1972), is a Guinean former footballer who played as a forward. His son Obbi is also a professional footballer.

Career[edit]

He was elected Footballer of the Year in Belgium in 1999, when he won the Belgian Championship as a striker with Racing Genk, scoring 17 goals during the season. He then went on to play for Fenerbahçe SK (Turkey), UD Las Palmas (Spain), Stoke City (England), K. Beringen-Heusden-Zolder and C.S. Visé (both Belgium).

Stoke City[edit]

Oulare signed for Stoke City in England in 2002. After his only league game for Stoke against Northampton Town in 2002 Oulare was diagnosed with a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs.[1] He returned for the 2nd leg of the play-offs against Cardiff City and made a vital contribution. He came on after 71 minutes replacing Chris Iwelumo with Stoke 2–1 down, James O'Connor scored in the 88th minute to send the tie into extra time and then in the 115th minute an O'connor free-kick was deflected in off Oulare's backside[2] and Stoke won the tie 3–2 and went on to win promotion.[3] He never got a chance the following season and was released in 2003.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Play-offs Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sint-Niklase 1991–92 Belgian Second Division 24 5 24 5
Beveren 1992–93 Belgian First Division 14 5 14 5
1993–94 Belgian First Division 14 3 14 3
Waregem 1994–95 Belgian Second Division 26 16 26 16
1995–96 Belgian First Division 14 3 14 3
Genk 1996–97 Belgian First Division 24 4 24 4
1997–98 Belgian First Division 27 14 27 14
1998–99 Belgian First Division 31 17 31 17
1999–2000 Belgian First Division 2 2 2 2
Fenerbahçe 1999–2000 1. Lig 11 5 11 5
Las Palmas 2000–01 La Liga 17 5 17 5
Stoke City 2001–02 Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1
2002–03 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heusden-Zolder 2003–04 Belgian First Division 13 1 13 1
Visé 2004–05 Belgian Second Division 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Belgian Third Division 4 1 4 1
Career Total 222 81 0 0 0 0 1 1 223 82

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oulare Blood Clot Confirmed". stokecityfc.com. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "In Off Souleymane Oulare’s Backside". Campo Retro. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Souleymane Oulare". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Souleymane’s Shorts". Draw For Me The Boothen.com. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 

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