Mohamed Kader

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Mohamed Kader Touré
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Kader with Togo in May 2006
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Abdel-Kader Coubadja-Touré
Date of birth (1979-04-08) 8 April 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth Sokodé, Togo
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Étoile Filante de Lomé 23 (27)
1997–1998 CA Bizertin 24 (16)
1998–2002 Parma 0 (0)
1999–2000Lugano (loan) 8 (0)
2000–2001Al Ahli Tripoli (loan) 29 (17)
2002 Vicenza 4 (0)
2002–2004 Servette 73 (29)
2004–2005 Sochaux 20 (1)
2005–2008 Guingamp 38 (1)
2006–2007Al Jazira (loan) 9 (7)
2008–2009 Al Dhafra 10 (13)
2010–2011 Ajman 13 (9)
2012–2014 Sochaux B 71 (18)
Total 322 (138)
National team
1995–2010 Togo 87 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mohamed Abdel-Kader Coubadja-Touré (born 8 April 1979) is a Togolese former professional footballer who played as a forward.

Club career[edit]

After starting out with Étoile Filante de Lomé, he left Togo for CA Bizertin (Tunisia) before landing at AC Parma in Italy in 1998, from where he had loan spells at clubs in Switzerland, Egypt and Italy. In 2003–04 he scored 19 goals in 35 matches for Swiss outfit Servette FC and was elected best Togolese player abroad. Kader also played for En Avant de Guingamp in France, but left the club in the summer of 2008.

International career[edit]

Kader's star rose in his home country after he scored the late winner in the 1998 African Cup of Nations match against Ghana, thus securing Togo's first ever win at the tournament. The forward later played in the 2000 and 2002 editions, as well as featuring in Togo's disappointing campaign in Egypt in 2006.

He helped Togo reach the 2006 World Cup, their first World Cup ever. He further scored the team's first and only World Cup goal in a loss to South Korea.

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