Vincent Aboubakar

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Vincent Aboubakar
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Aboubakar with Porto in 2014
Personal information
Full name Vincent Paté Aboubakar
Date of birth (1992-01-22) 22 January 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Porto
Number 9
Youth career
2006–2008 Coton Sport
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Coton Sport 15 (7)
2010–2013 Valenciennes 72 (16)
2013–2014 Lorient 37 (17)
2014– Porto 42 (17)
National team
2009 Cameroon U20
2010– Cameroon 45 (13)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:45, 30 April 2016 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2016

Vincent Paté Aboubakar (born 22 January 1992) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Portuguese club Porto and the Cameroon national football team. A powerful and poised striker who has often been compared to Didier Drogba. Aboubakar has a decent work rate but he is sometimes criticised for being lazy at beating the offside trap but he still tends to launch a powerful shot at goal.

Career[edit]

Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Aboubakar began his career with Cotonsport Garoua. In the 2009–10 season, he was promoted to the club's senior team in the Elite One league. On 26 May 2010, Aboubakar signed with Valenciennes FC in France.[1] He was assigned the number 9 shirt and made his debut in the club's opening league match of the season against Nice appearing as a substitute. He scored his first goal and hat-trick against Boulogne in Coupe de la Ligue. In 2009 Aboubakar scored 2 goals in the Final of the U-18 World Cup with Cameroon.

Lorient[edit]

Aboubakar signed for Lorient on a free transfer on 1 July 2013.[2]

Porto[edit]

Signed for Porto on 24 August 2014, signing a four-year contract for a fee of €3m, equivalent to 30% of his economic rights.[3][4] He scored a late equalising goal in the Champions League on 10 December 2014 in a 1–1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk.[5]

International career[edit]

On 18 August 2009, Aboubakar was called up to the Cameroon national under-20 football team squad for the Francophone Games in Beirut.[6]

In May 2010, aged only 18, he was named to the Cameroon 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Aboubakar was the only player in the squad who was based in Cameroon.[7][8] He made his debut in the friendly match on 29 May 2010 against Slovakia.[9]

On August 11, 2010 Aboubakar scored his first goal for the national team, in a friendly against Poland.

He was called up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and subsequently for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

International goals[edit]

As of match played 30 May 2016. Cameroon score listed first, score column indicates score after each Aboubakar goal.[10]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 August 2010 Stadion Miejski, Poznań, Poland 5  Poland 3–0 3–0 Friendly
2 5 March 2014 Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa, Leiria, Portugal 22  Portugal 1–1 1–5 Friendly
3 6 September 2014 Stade TP Mazembe, Lubumbashi, DR Congo 27  DR Congo 2–0 2–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
4 10 September 2014 Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon 28  Ivory Coast 2–1 4–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
5 3–1
6 15 November 2014 Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon 30  DR Congo 1–0 1–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
7 10 January 2015 Stade d'Angondjé, Libreville, Gabon 32  South Africa 1–0 1–1 Friendly
8 25 March 2015 Delta Stadium, Sidoarjo, Indonesia 36  Indonesia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
9 6 June 2015 Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, France 37  Burkina Faso 1–1 3–2 Friendly
10 14 June 2015 Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaoundé, Cameroon 39  Mauritania 1–0 1–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
11 6 September 2015 Independence Stadium, Bakau, Gambia 40  Gambia 1–0 1–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
12 13 November 2015 Stade Général Seyni Kountché, Niamey, Niger 42  Niger 2–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
13 30 May 2016 Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes, France 45  France 1–1 2–3 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ Valenciennes recrute à Quevilly
  2. ^ "Aboubakar vers Lorient" [Abubakar to Lorient]. France Football (in French). 26 June 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Porto beat Hull to the signing of Vincent Aboubakar". Sky Sports. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "FC Porto snap up striker Aboubakar". ESPN. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Porto 1-1 Shakhtar Donetsk". BBC. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Football: Le Cameroun prépare les jeux de la de la Francophonie BEYROUTH 2009
  7. ^ Cameroon backs Eto'o for WCup By Emmanuel Tumanjong, Associated Press Writer
  8. ^ World Cup 2010: complete provisional squad lists guardian.co.uk, Thursday 13 May 2010 14.29 BST
  9. ^ Cameroon draws late with Slovakia - World Cup News - FOX Sports on MSN
  10. ^ Vincent Aboubakar profile at Soccerway

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