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Seydou Doumbia

Published: Friday 1 January 2010, 10.31CET
Published: Friday 1 January 2010, 10.31CET

Seydou Doumbia


Clubs: ASEC Mimosas, Denguelé Sports, Kasiwa Reysol, Tokushima Vortis (loan), BSC Young Boys, PFC CSKA Moskva

• Born and bred in the Ivory Coast, Doumbia left his homeland for Japan in his late teens, where he played in both divisions of the J. League with Kashiwa Reysol before a loan spell in Division 2 with Tokushima Vortis.

• Moved to Europe in the summer of 2008, joining Young Boys; enjoyed an extraordinary debut season in the Swiss Super League, starting only eight matches for the Berne club but coming on as a substitute 24 times and ending the season as the league's top marksman with 20 goals.

• Proved even more prolific when handed a starting berth in the Young Boys side by coach Vladimir Petković in 2009/10, scoring 30 goals to top the Super League standings once again.

• Won his first cap for the Ivory Coast against Japan (0-1) in May 2008 and selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad but made just one substitute appearance (against Korea DPR) in South Africa.

• Signed a contract with CSKA in January 2010 before moving at the end of the Swiss season; scored five goals in 11 Premier-Liga starts, one apiece in 3-1 wins against FC Zenit St Petersburg and FC Spartak Moskva, and also on target seven times in his first four European appearances for the club.

• Announced himself on the big stage the following season, firing five goals in seven appearances in the UEFA Champions League, and scoring 28 times in the league as CSKA finished second. 

• A back injury kept him out for most of CSKA's 2012/13 double winning season, but made a substitute appearance in the Russian Cup final, scoring the winning penalty kick in the shoot-out.

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