Ivorian striker Seydou Doumbia

Seydou Doumbia - is an Ivorian footballer, he is now on loan at the Swiss "Basel". This year, the player turns 28 years old, but the peak of his career was somewhere in 2014. Seydou Doumbia acts as a central striker, but if necessary can also play on the flanks of the attack.

Early career

Seydou Doumbia was born on December 31, 1987 in Côte d'Ivoire, and it was there that he began his career. At age 12, he was in a local club system "include Center FORMATION d'Inter" which reared for five years. But already in 2004, when it came time to sign a professional contract, Doumbia has decided to tie the agreement with another club, "Athletic d'Adzhame". There he spent only one season in which flashed all over the country and even the continent. In 33 games, he scored 34 goals, what drew the attention of the country's leading clubs. As a result, he went on rent in the top division clubs such as "Mimosas" and "Denguélé Region", and returned to the "Athletic" in 2006, where he repeated his incredible success. In 32 games, he scored 35 goals, and it was clear that to keep such a talented striker will not work in the club. As a result, in summer 2007, Seydou Doumbia to conquer Asia.

The Japanese period of

Ivorian striker Seydou Doumbia

Seydou Doumbia, who scored in his home country has struck the entire world, joined the Japanese club "Kashiwa Reysol" but there he failed to show the same impressive results. In 24 games, he scored just three goals, so in 2008 he was shipped out to the club, "Tokushima Vortis." There he went to a game already much better - in 16 games, he scored seven goals. Naturally, such a talent could not remain outside the focus of European clubs, and in 2008 for 130 thousand euros Doumbia moved to the Swiss, "Young Boys".

Moving to Europe

Ivorian striker Seydou Doumbia

It is in the "Young Boys" and began to open the player talent to the fullest. For two seasons at the club he has played 78 matches and scored 57 goals. It was an incredible figure, which could not fail to notice the other larger and more famous clubs. Many teams were interested in such a talented African players like Seydou Doumbia. CSKA, however, turned out to be the most attractive option. And in 2010, the Ivorian moved to Russia, where he signed a contract with the army club, who paid the Swiss and eleven million euros. And if the "Young Boys" striker opened, it is in CSKA Moscow he became a world-class striker. In five years at the club he played 129 games, scoring 84 goals - he has become one of the best scorers of the team in recent years.

In the winter of 2015, however, Doumbia was sold to the Italian "Roma" fifteen million euros, but was not able to start playing at the same level. In 16 matches, he only managed to score two goals, after which it was sent back for rent in CSKA. There he came to a little over half a year and has scored 11 goals in 21 games, but the Russian club could not agree on the repurchase of its player, so in winter 2016 Seydou went to rent another, this time in English "Newcastle". There he generally could not settle down - on the field, he was released only three times, and while he failed to score a single goal.

And in the summer of 2016 Doumbia was again loaned out, this time in a year-long. Forward back to Switzerland, where he began his European tour, but this time began to speak for the "Basel". To date, he has already played in 17 matches, scoring nine goals.

for the national team appearances

Ivorian striker Seydou Doumbia

In the Cote d'Ivoire Doumbia made its debut in 2008, but was unable to gain a foothold as a major player. As a result, during the eight years he spent just 35 games, scoring five goals. In 2010 he made his debut at a major tournament - the World Cup, coming on as substitute in the eleven minutes in the match against North Korea. The next major tournament for him was the African Cup of 2012, but even there he appeared only twice, and the basis - only once. A major player, he was only on the African Cup 2015, where he played in four of the six matches, scoring one goal - in the national team of Guinea gate. Last date attacking game for the team in November 2015, it was a qualifying game against the national team of Liberia.