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Personal information
Full name Souleymane Bamba
Date of birth 13 January 1985 (1985-01-13) (age 35)
Place of birth    Ivry-sur-Seine, Flag of France France
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Flag of Wales Cardiff City
Number 22
Youth clubs
1996–2004 Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2004–2006
2006–2008
2008–2011
2011–2012
2012–2014
2014–2015
2015
2015–2016
2016–
Flag of France Paris Saint-Germain
Scotland Dunfermline
Scotland Hibernian
England Leicester City
Flag of Turkey Trabzonspor
Flag of Italy Palermo
EnglandLeeds United (loan)
England Leeds United
Flag of Wales Cardiff City
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National team
2003–2005
2008
2008–
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Souleymane Bamba (born 13 January 1985) is a professional footballer who plays for Championship club Cardiff City and the Ivorian national team as a centre-back.

Bamba started his career in his native France with Paris Saint-Germain, but failed to establish himself in their first team. He moved to Scotland to join Dunfermline Athletic in 2006, helping the club reach the final of the Scottish Cup in his first season. Two years later, he was transferred to Hibernian, before joining English side Leicester City in January 2011.

He was sold to Turkish club Trabzonspor in 2012 for £750,000 before joining Palermo. However, he was loaned to Leeds United after making only one appearance in six months. He eventually joined Leeds on a permanent deal and was appointed club captain, spending a further year with the club before being released and subsequently joining Cardiff City. In his first full season with Cardiff, he helped the side win promotion to the Premier League.

Born in France to Ivorian parents, Bamba represented Ivory Coast in the 2008 Olympic Games and became a regular for the senior national side until his most recent cap in 2014. In 2012, he was part of the side that reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Cardiff City F.C. squad - 2019–20

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1. Barry 2. Angoua 3. Boka 4. Kolo Touré 5. Zokora 6. Gohouri 7. Doumbia 8. Kalou 9. Tioté 10. Gervinho 11. Drogba 12. Gosso 13. Romaric 14. Koné 15. Dindane 16. Zogbo 17. Tiéné 18. Keïta 19. Touré Yaya 20. Demel 21. Eboué 22. Bamba 23. Yeboah

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Ivory Coast – 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
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Ivory Coast – 2014 FIFA World Cup – Group stage

1. Barry 2. Viera 3. Boka 4. K. Touré 5. Zokora 6. Bolly 7. Akpa-Akpro 8. Kalou 9. Tioté 10. Gervinho 11. Drogba (c) 12. Bony 13. Ya Konan 14. Diomandé 15. Gradel 16. Gbohouo 17. Aurier 18. Djakpa 19. Y. Touré 20. Die 21. Sio 22. Bamba 23. Mandé

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