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Charles Kaboré

Published: Thursday 6 January 2011, 15.26CET
Olympique de Marseille
Published: Thursday 6 January 2011, 15.26CET

Charles Kaboré

Olympique de Marseille

Clubs: FC Libourne-Saint-Seurin, Olympique de Marseille

• A native of Burkina Faso, Kaboré played junior football locally before leaving ÉF Ouagadougou for French Ligue 2 club Libourne in 2006.

• A defensive midfielder capable of operating at right-back, he made 26 league appearances for Libourne before signing a five-year contract with Marseille in December 2007.

• Made his Ligue 1 debut on 19 January 2008 in a 3-1 home victory against Valenciennes FC; his UEFA Champions League debut − as a substitute − came nine months later in a 2-0 defeat by PSV Eindhoven.

• Enjoyed an impressive 2009/10 campaign, helping OM to the League Cup/Ligue 1 double; his 25 matches in the latter brought one goal – in a vital 2-1 win at home to title rivals Olympique Lyonnais.

• A Burkinabé international since 2006, he made his major tournament debut at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

Last updated: 04/02/11 17.34CET

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