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Sunday, 28 September 2014

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-SENEGALESE " IBRAHIM IBOU BA " A PROFESSIONAL FRENCH FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE 1990's AND 2000's WHOSE CAREER AS A RIGHT WINGER AND PLAYED FOR F.C. GLRONDINS DE BORDEAUX : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

 BLACK          SOCIAL         HISTORY                                                                                                                                               Ibrahim Ba



Ibrahim Ba
Personal information
Full nameIbrahim Ba
Date of birth12 November 1973 (age 40)
Place of birthDakarSenegal
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1991–1996Le Havre128(8)
1996–1997Bordeaux35(6)
1997–2003Milan56(1)
1999–2000→ Perugia (loan)16(1)
2001→ Marseille (loan)9(0)
2003–2004Bolton Wanderers9(0)
2004–2005Çaykur Rizespor2(0)
2005Djurgården14(1)
2007–2008Milan0(0)
Total269(17)
National team
1997–1998France8(2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Ibrahim "Ibou" Ba (born 12 November 1973) is a Senegalese-born professional French football player of the 1990's and 2000's whose career as a right winger lasted from 1991 to 2008. In the late 1990s, particularly between 1996 and 1998, he was considered to be one of the hottest young talents in the world after consistently impressing with FC Girondins de Bordeauxe,

Early career

Born in Senegal's capital, Dakar, Ibrahim Ngom Ba was not yet eighteen when, in 1991, he started playing for the French club Le Havre AC, where he spent five years. In 1996 he moved to fellow Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux, reaching the final of the Coupe de la Ligue and making his France national football team debut on 22 January 1997 against Portugal, scoring in a 2–0 victory.

A.C. Milan[edit]

After the 1996–97 season he was sold to Italian club Milan after just one season at Bordeaux. His first season in Milan was to become his best; he played 31 matches and scored one goal. His most memorable moment for the French national team came in the June 1997 friendly match with Brazil in Paris. He took a free kick 35 yards from goal, and his swerving shot forced Brazilian goalkeeper Claudio Taffarel to drop the ball in front of French striker Marc Keller, who went on to score.
Ba was seen as a hot prospect, who arguably did not live up to his promise. To his great dismay, he was left out of France's 1998 FIFA World Cup squad, when France became World Champions on home soil. Over the subsequent years, Ba did not play many games for Milan and went on loan to Italian team AC Perugia in 1999–2000 season, where he broke a leg and had to miss four matches for headbutting an opponent. He underwent another loan deal back in France with Olympique de Marseille in 2001.

Later years

In 2003, he finally left Milan and joined Bolton Wanderers in England. He helped them reach the 2004 Football League Cup Final, playing in both legs of the semi-final victory overAston Villa.[1][2] However he was left out of the match day squad as they lost the final to Middlesbrough. Ba made his last appearance for Bolton against Chelsea on 13 March 2004.[3]
He failed to make an impression at Bolton, and moved on to Turkey after just one season, joining Çaykur Rizespor on a one-year deal on 24 August 2004.
In 6 February 2005, Ba was surprisingly signed by Swedish side Djurgårdens IF on a two-year contract. He was a spectacular signing for the club, and caused much interest in Sweden, and it was thought that a less prestigious league might bring back Ba's old ability. Djurgården won the league in his first season, but Ba failed to impress fans and commentators, spending a lot of time on the bench. In early 2006, it was decided that his contract would be terminated and he subsequently left Djurgården in January of that year.

Return to Italy

At the start of 2007 Ba returned to Italy to train with Serie C2 team Varese to help with his fitness.[4] In June 2007, after having travelled to Athens together with the AC Milan squad to attend the UEFA Champions League final they won against English Premier League side Liverpool,[5] Ba agreed a one-year contract with his former club.[6] During the 2007–08 season, making only one appearance in the Coppa Italia as a substitute, he retired from the game. After the season Ba accepted a job as a scout for Milan in Africa.

Honours

Family

Ibrahim Ba is the son of 1970s Senegalese international footballer Ibrahima Ba (born 1951), who spent his late career in France, where he helped Le Havre AC to promotion in 1979 and finished his career at SC Abbeville. Ibrahima Ba's younger son, Fabien (born 22 October 1994) is also a footballer, playing in Italy with the Giovanissimi Nazionali of his brother Ibrahim's former club A.C. Milan.[7]