Baba Sule

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Baba Sule
Personal information
Full name Baba Sulemaye
Date of birth (1978-11-07) 7 November 1978 (age 42)
Place of birth Kumasi, Ghana
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Cornerstones
1996–1997 Mallorca 3 (0)
1997–1999 Ourense 44 (1)
1999–2004 Leganés 7 (0)
2004 Lleida 0 (0)
2005 Tomelloso 14 (0)
2005 San Isidro 9 (0)
2005–2006 Rapitenca
2006–2007 Rayo Majadahonda
2008–2010 Kwara United
2010–2011 Niger Tornadoes
National team
1995 Ghana U17 6 (0)
1997 Ghana U20 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Baba Sulemaye (born 7 November 1978), known as Baba Sule, is a Ghanaian retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Kumasi, Sule arrived in Spain not yet aged 18 from his hometown club Cornerstones FC, and proceeded to represent in the country RCD Mallorca, CD Ourense, CD Leganés, UE Lleida, Tomelloso CF, CD San Isidro, UE Rapitenca and CF Rayo Majadahonda, in a stay that would last 11 years, in the second division but also much lower, with very poor individual results: in 1996–97, he only played three times as Mallorca returned to La Liga; during four years, also in the second level, he only amassed seven league appearances for Madrid-based CD Leganés.[1]

In 2008, already with a Spanish passport, Sule moved back to Africa, signing with Nigerian team Kwara United FC. He returned to Spain after his retirement due to injuries, working as an electrician, David de Gea's personal driver – before the goalkeeper was eligible for a licence – and later a kit man for Segunda División B's CF Fuenlabrada.[1]


  1. ^ a b Abizanda, Jorge (18 September 2017). "Baba Sule, el campeón del mundo que es ahora utillero en el Fuenlabrada" [Baba Sule, the world champion who is now a kit man at Fuenlabrada]. ABC (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 October 2018.

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