Zoumana Bakayogo

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Zoumana Bakayogo
Personal information
Full name Zoumana Bakayogo[1]
Date of birth (1986-08-17) 17 August 1986 (age 30)[1][2]
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[3]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Crewe Alexandra
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Paris Saint-Germain 0 (0)
2006–2008 Millwall 16 (0)
2007 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2009 Alfortville 18 (0)
2009–2013 Tranmere Rovers 128 (6)
2013–2015 Leicester City 0 (0)
2014 Yeovil Town (loan) 1 (0)
2016– Crewe Alexandra 38 (1)
National team
2007–2008 Ivory Coast U23 4 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 November 2016 (UTC).


Zoumana Bakayogo (born 11 August 1986) is a professional footballer who plays for Crewe Alexandra as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Millwall[edit]

Bakayogo was born in Paris.[1] He featured in seven games for Millwall in the first half of the 2006–07 season, making his competitive debut on 22 August 2006, in a 2–1 win over Gillingham at The New Den in the League Cup First round. Following Willie Donachie's appointment on 22 November, he was only to make three further appearances that season. In January 2007 he was sent on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion.[4] He suffered a nightmare season on the south coast where, despite staying at the Withdean for the rest of the season, he played no first team games due to an ankle injury and international call-ups.[5]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

On 1 September 2009 it was announced that Tranmere Rovers had signed Bakayogo on a free transfer until January 2010.[6] He had a successful start at Tranmere with two man-of-the-match performances.[7] Speculation was rife that Bakayogo would leave Prenton Park at the end of his short term deal with several clubs showing an interest in him. Leeds United and Southampton were clubs that had been mentioned as supposedly wanting to sign the defender, however at the end of December 2009 it was announced that the player had agreed a new deal until the end of the season.[8] He signed in time to be included in the squad for the 3rd round of the English FA Cup, playing against Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers. He played well at left back in a game Tranmere lost 1–0.[9]

Impressive performances earned him a new contract offer in May 2010[10] He signed a new one-year contract on 6 July 2010. Parry added: "I'm delighted Zoom has decided to stay at the club. He was one of our most consistent performers last season and he has a fantastic attitude in training and around the ground."[11]

In March 2011 he scored his first goal for the club in a match against Exeter City.[12] In May 2011 he signed a further two-year contract until 2013.[13]

Ronnie Moore confirmed that Bakayogo was leaving the club at the end of the 2012/13 season. This was confirmed with the signing of left back Evan Horwood from Hartlepool United and when he did not return to pre-season training in June 2013.

Leicester City[edit]

On 22 July 2013, the BBC reported that Leicester City had signed Bakayogo on a two-year contract following his release from Tranmere Rovers.[14]

Bakayogo made his début on 27 August 2013 in Leicester's 5–2 League Cup win against Carlisle United.

On 17 January 2014, Bakayogo joined Yeovil Town on a month-long loan deal as cover for the injured Liam Davis.[15] Bakayogo made his Yeovil debut against Birmingham City, on 18 January 2014, in a 2–0 win but ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament after just 37 minutes and returned to parent club Leicester.[16]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

On 15 January 2016, Bakayogo signed for League One side Crewe Alexandra on a deal until the end of the season.[17] Almost two years since he last played a competitive match, Bakayogo made his Crewe debut as a substitute against Swindon Town on 16 January 2016.[18] Just over a month later, on 20 February 2016, he scored his first Crewe goal in a 3-1 defeat at Chesterfield.[19]

After 22 first team appearances, in June 2016, Bakayogo signed a one-year contract at Crewe, with an option of a further year.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 November 2016.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Millwall 2006–07[21] League One 5 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 10 0
2007–08[22] League One 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2008–09[23] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Millwall total 16 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 24 0
Tranmere Rovers 2009–10[24] League One 29 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
2010–11[25] League One 27 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 30 1
2011–12[26] League One 26 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 30 0
2012-13[27] League One 46 5 3 0 2 0 1 0 52 5
Tranmere total 128 6 8 0 3 0 7 0 146 6
Leicester City 2013-14 Championship 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Leicester total 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0
Yeovil Town (loan) 2013-14 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Yeovil total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Crewe Alexandra 2015–16[19] League One 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 1
2016–17[28] League Two 16 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 22 0
Crewe total 38 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 44 1
League career total 182 7 13 0 9 0 16 0 216 7

International career[edit]

Although born in the French capital Paris, Bakayogo is of Ivorian descent and is thus eligible to play for their national side. He was part of the Ivory Coast under-23 Olympic side and played against African rivals Senegal on 22 August 2007 in a qualifier for the 2008 Summer Olympics.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ http://www.premierleague.com/en-gb/players/profile.overview.html/zoumana-bakayogo
  3. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Zoumana Bakayogo". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Albion tie up Bakayogo loan deal". BBC Sport. 26 January 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "Brighton to wait for Bakayogo bow". BBC Sport. 20 March 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2009. 
  6. ^ Barnes Signs Defender Bakayogo Say Reports
  7. ^ Tallentire, Mark (21 October 2009). "John Barnes declared bankrupt by a Liverpool insolvency court". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Bakayogo extends Rovers stay". Sky Sports. News International. 28 December 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.espnstar.com/football/fa-cup/news/detail/item372983/FA-Cup-Live!/
  10. ^ "Parry offers six Tranmere deals". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 11 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Bakayogo signs one year deal". Sky Sports. News International. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Exeter 1 -1 Tranmere". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 1 March 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Tranmere Rovers extend Zoumana Bakayogo contract". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "Zoumana Bakayogo: Leicester City sign former Tranmere man". BBC Sport. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Transfer window: Yeovil Town sign Leicester's Zoumana Bakayogo". BBC Sport. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Zoumana Bakayogo: Leicester defender's Yeovil loan ended". BBC Sport. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Zoumana Bakayogo: Crewe give short-term deal to left-back". BBC Sport. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "Swindon Town 4–3 Crewe Alexandra". BBC Sport. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Zoumana Bakayogo in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  20. ^ "Zoumana Bakayogo: Crewe Alexandra defender signs one-year contract". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Zoumana Bakayogo in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Zoumana Bakayogo in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Zoumana Bakayogo in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Zoumana Bakayogo in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Zoumana Bakayogo in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Zoumana Bakayogo in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  27. ^ "Games played by Zoumana Bakayogo in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  28. ^ "Games played by Zoumana Bakayogo in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  29. ^ "Bakayogo zooms in...". millwallfc.co.uk. 14 Aug 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2009. 

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