Poté in 2019
|Full name||Mickaël Franck Poté|
|Date of birth||24 September 1984|
|Place of birth||Lyon, France|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 July 2020|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:01, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
Born in Lyon, Poté began his career in 2003 with Grenoble Foot, where he played only three games in his first season. After the season, he signed a contract with Cannes, where he stayed three years, playing fifty-one games and scoring nine goals. In the summer of 2007, he joined Clermont Foot, where he played thirty-six games in his first season, scoring five goals. In the spring of 2009, there were rumours that he might be transferred to Strasbourg or Havre, but neither transfer occurred. On 26 June 2009, he signed a three-year-contract with Ligue 1 side Nice. On 2 January 2011, he joined Ligue 2 side Le Mans on a six-month loan deal. On August 2011, he left France and signed a three-year contract with 2. Bundesliga club Dynamo Dresden. In 2014, Poté moved to Omonia, where he was Cypriot's League top scorer with 17 goals in a season. In the 2015–16 season, he played for Adana Demirspor at Turkish 1st Division and won the top scorer title with his 20 goals.
Poté is a Beninese international. He was eligible to represent the Ivory Coast, due to his father's roots. Instead, he chose to play for Benin, his mother's country. His debut game was on 7 September 2008, against Angola.
- As of match played on 13 October 2019.
|Benin national team|
- Scores and results list Benin's goal tally first.
|1.||5 September 2010||Stade de l'Amitié, Cotonou, Benin||Burundi||1–0||1–1||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|2.||26 May 2012||Stade du 4-Août, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso||Burkina Faso||2–1||2–2||Friendly|
|3.||17 June 2012||Stade de l'Amitié, Cotonou, Benin||Ethiopia||1–0||1–1||2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|4.||8 September 2013||Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto-Novo, Benin||Rwanda||1–0||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||27 March 2016||Stade de l'Amitié, Cotonou, Benin||South Sudan||2–0||4–1||2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|6.||3 September 2017||Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea||Equatorial Guinea||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
|7.||10 October 2017||Stade d'Honneur Marcel Roustan, Salon-de-Provence, France||Gabon||1–0||1–0|
|8.||25 June 2019||Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia, Egypt||Ghana||1–0||2–2||2019 Africa Cup of Nations|
|10.||13 October 2019||Stade Charles de Gaulle, Porto-Novo, Benin||Zambia||2–2||2–2||Friendly|
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- "Yohan Hautcoeur et Mickaël Poté ont signé" (in French). lemansfc.fr. 2 January 2011. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
- "Dynamo verpflichtet Mickael Poté" (in German). Dynamo Dresden. 23 August 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
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- "Benin - Angola 3:2 (1:1)". FIFA.com. 7 September 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
- Mickaël Poté at National-Football-Teams.com