Aboubakar with Porto in 2014
|Full name||Vincent Paté Aboubakar|
|Date of birth||22 January 1992|
|Place of birth||Yaoundé, Cameroon|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:45, 30 April 2016 (UTC).
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.
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. 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.
Signed for Porto on 24 August 2014, signing a four-year contract for a fee of €3m, equivalent to 30% of his economic rights. He scored a late equalising goal in the Champions League on 10 December 2014 in a 1–1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk.
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. He made his debut in the friendly match on 29 May 2010 against Slovakia.
On August 11, 2010 Aboubakar scored his first goal for the national team, in a friendly against Poland.
- As of match played 30 May 2016. Cameroon score listed first, score column indicates score after each Aboubakar goal.
|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|
|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|
- Valenciennes recrute à Quevilly
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- "Porto 1-1 Shakhtar Donetsk". BBC. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
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- Vincent Aboubakar profile at Soccerway