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Khouma Babacar

Khouma Babacar
Personal information
Full name Khouma El Hadji Babacar
Date of birth (1993-03-17) 17 March 1993
Place of birth Thiès, Senegal
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Fiorentina
Number 30
Youth career
2005–2007 Rail
2007–2008 Pescara
2008–2009 Fiorentina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Fiorentina 35 (5)
2012 Racing Santander (loan) 8 (0)
2012–2013 Padova (loan) 16 (1)
2013–2014 Modena (loan) 41 (20)
National team
2009–2010 Senegal U17 3 (1)
2010–2012 Senegal U20 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Khouma El Hadji Babacar (born 17 March 1993) is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Italian club ACF Fiorentina as a striker.

Club career

Born in Thiès, Babacar began his career in the academy of US Rail in his hometown. Two years later, aged only 14, he moved to Italy and signed with Delfino Pescara 1936 after a successful trial.[1]

In July 2008 Babacar signed with another club in the country, ACF Fiorentina,[2] after also being highly tracked by another Serie A side, Genoa CFC.[1] In the 2009–10 season he began training with the first team, coached by Cesare Prandelli.

On 14 January 2010, at the age of 16 years and 10 months, Babacar made his official debut for the Viola, starting against A.C. Chievo Verona for the season's Coppa Italia[3] and scoring the 2–2 equalizer in the 75th minute of an eventual 3–2 home win. On 20 March he scored his first league goal, netting the third in a 3–0 home success over Genoa.[4]

Career statistics

Club

As of 5 December 2014
Club Season League Cups Europe Total
Apps Goal Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
ACF Fiorentina 2009-10 4 1 1 1 0 0 5 2
2010–11 18 0 3 2 0 0 21 2
2011–12 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Racing de Santander 2011–12 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Calcio Padova 2012–13 16 1 1 1 0 0 17 2
Modena FC 2013-14 41 20 1 0 0 0 42 20
ACF Fiorentina 2014–15 12 4 0 0 2 1 14 5
Career Totals 100 26 6 4 2 1 108 31

References

  1. ^ a b " [Bollini: "Babacar reminds of Weah but he still must be allowed to fail"]""Bollini: "Babacar ricorda Weah ma deve ancora poter sbagliare (in Italian). Fiorentina. 22 December 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  2. ^ El Babacar Khouma (16 ans), le nouveau Drogba sénégalais (El Babacar Khouma (16 years), the new Senegalese Drogba); Seneweb (French)
  3. ^ " [Starting lineups: Babacar from the start]'"Formazioni ufficiali: Babacar dal 1 (in Italian). ACF Fiorentina. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Fiorentina 3–0 Genoa: Senegal teenager Babacar scores first Serie A goal in easy win; Goal.com, 20 March 2010

External links

  • Stats at Tutto Calciatori (Italian)
  • Gazzetta dello Sport profile (Italian)
  • Soccerway profile
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