Mustapha Yatabaré

Mustapha Yatabaré (born 26 January 1986) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Sivasspor.

Mustapha Yatabaré
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Personal information
Full name Mustapha Yatabaré[1]
Date of birth (1986-01-26) 26 January 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Beauvais, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Sivasspor
Number 9
Youth career
2004–2005 AS Beauvais
2005–2006 Amiens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Villemomble Sports 53 (19)
2008–2010 Clermont 55 (15)
2010–2011 Boulogne 53 (5)
2011–2014 Guingamp 102 (43)
2014–2016 Trabzonspor 15 (1)
2015–2016Montpellier (loan) 28 (4)
2016–2017 Karabükspor 41 (12)
2018–2019 Konyaspor 34 (5)
2019– Sivasspor 16 (7)
National team
2009– Mali 32 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:18, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:24, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Yatabaré was born in the French town of Beauvais, and began his career at his hometown club AS Beauvais. He stayed at the club until 2005, before signing for Amiens SC, to be part of the youth system. In 2006, he joined Championnat National side Villemomble Sports, scoring eight goals in 25 appearances, before earning a move to Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot in 2008.

BoulogneEdit

Yatabaré moved to Ligue 1 side US Boulogne in January 2010. They were relegated at the end of the season.

GuingampEdit

During the summer of 2011, Yatabaré moved to the Ligue 2 side En Avant de Guingamp. He did not score in his first season.

At the beginning of the 2012–13 season, he scored eight goals within the ten first games, including successive goals from the sixth to the tenth game. He finished that season as the Ligue 2 top scorer, with 23 goals, and contributed six assists.[2] His goal-scoring exploits helped earn the Briton club promotion back into Ligue 1 after two years in the second division.[3]

Yatabaré scored his first goal of the 2013–14 Ligue 1 season on the opening day of the campaign, but it came in a losing effort as Guingamp fell 3–1 to Marseille.[4] He scored his sixth league goal on 25 January 2014 in Guingamp's 1–1 draw with reigning champions PSG.[5]

In the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France on 26 March 2014, Yatabaré scored both goals in Guingamp's 2–0 victory over AS Cannes.[6] On 16 April, Yatabaré scored twice against AS Monaco in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France as Guingamp won 3–1 in extra time to reach the final.[7] In the final on 3 May, Yatabaré scored in the first minute of the second half, as Guingamp won 2–0 against Rennes.[8] He headed in a cross from Steeven Langil for his eighth goal of the Coupe de France campaign, securing Guingamp's second Coupe de France championship.[9]

On 2 August 2014, in the Trophée des Champions against Paris Saint-Germain at the Workers Stadium in Beijing, Yatabaré took a penalty in the 32nd minute after Claudio Beauvue had been fouled by Marquinhos. It was saved by Salvatore Sirigu and Guingamp lost 2–0.[10]

TrabzonsporEdit

On 1 September 2014, Yatabaré signed for Süper Lig side Trabzonspor on a three-year deal. The transfer fee paid to Guingamp was reported as €2.5 million.[11][12]

MontpellierEdit

After one season in Turkey, Yatabaré signed for Ligue 1 side Montpellier on a season-long loan deal, while Montpellier was given an option to sign him permanently.[13]

SivassporEdit

On 24 July 2019, Yatabaré left Konyaspor and signed a 2-year contract with fellow Süper Lig club Sivasspor.[14]

International careerEdit

In November 2008, Yatabaré earned himself a call-up to the Mali national football team, following his impressive club displays. He made his international debut on 19 November 2008 against Algeria in Rouen, with the score finishing 1–1.[15] On 10 January 2010, in the opening game of the 2010 African Cup of Nations, he scored a dramatic equaliser, as Mali came from 0–4 down to draw 4–4 with Angola.[16] He also made the squad for the 2012 tournament, helping the team reach the semi-finals and third place.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

Yatabaré was born in France to Malian parents. His younger brother, Sambou, is also a professional footballer.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Mali's goal tally first.[19]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 February 2009 Parc des Cosmonautes, Bois-Guillaume, France   Angola 2–0 4–0 Friendly
2. 30 December 2009 Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Iran 1–1 2–1 Friendly
3. 10 January 2010 Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda, Angola   Angola 4–4 4–4 2010 Africa Cup of Nations
4. 15 October 2014 Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako, Mali   Ethiopia 2–2 2–3 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
5. 19 November 2014 Stade du 26 Mars, Bamako, Mali   Algeria 2–0 2–0 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
6. 28 March 2016 Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea   Equatorial Guinea 1–0 1–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
7. 7 January 2017 Stade de Marrakech, Marrakesh, Morocco   Burkina Faso 1–2 1–2 Friendly

HonoursEdit

Guingamp
Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mustapha Yatabaré" (in Turkish). Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  2. ^ "OFFICIAL TOP SCORER CHART". Ligue 1. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  3. ^ "MONACO CLINCH TITLE, NANTES AND GUINGAMP PROMOTED". Ligue 1. 18 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Payet brace as Marseille beat Guingamp". ESPNFC. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Guingamp 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain: Late Alex goal lets Parisiens limp to draw". Goal. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  6. ^ "AS Cannes 0-2 EA Guingamp" (in French). Ligue 1. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Coupe de France: Guingamp beat Monaco 3-1 AET to reach final". Sky Sports News. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  8. ^ "GUINGAMP BEAT RENNES TO LIFT COUPE DE FRANCE". Ligue 1. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Guingamp easily beats Rennes 2-0 to win French Cup". Miami Herald. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Paris Saint-Germain beat Guingamp to win the Trophee des Champions". Sky Sports News. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Trabzonspor, Yatabare, Waris ve Papadopoulos'u da aldı". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Yatabare'den Trabzon'a 3 yıllık imza". Goal (in Turkish). 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Mustapha Yatabaré officiellement prêté à Montpellier". L'Équipe (in French). 30 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Mustapha Yatabare Demir Grup Sivasspor´umuzda". Sivasspor (in Turkish). 24 July 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  15. ^ Yatabaré makes Mali debut
  16. ^ "Angola 4–4 Mali". BBC Sport. 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  17. ^ "Giresse unveils Mali squad for Africa Cup of Nations". BBC Sport. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  18. ^ "2015 Nations Cup: Modibo Maiga recalled to Mali squad". BBC Sport. 29 December 2014.
  19. ^ "M. Yatabaré". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  20. ^ "Guingamp Upset Neighbours Rennes by Lifting the 2014 Coupe De France". Bleacher Report. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  21. ^ "Palmarès". Trophées UNFP du Football (in French). Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  22. ^ "CLASSEMENT OFFICIEL DES BUTEURS". LFP (in French). Retrieved 5 December 2019.

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