Mamadou Samassa (footballer, born 1990)

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Mamadou Samassa
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Personal information
Full name Mamadou Samassa
Date of birth (1990-02-16) 16 February 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Montreuil, France
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 30
Youth career
1996–2003 Collinée-Le Gouray
2003–2006 PEF Ploufragan
2003–2009 Guingamp
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2016 Guingamp 126 (0)
2013–2016 Guingamp B 3 (0)
2016– Troyes 54 (0)
National team
2008 France U18 2 (0)
2008 France U19 1 (0)
2009 France U20 1 (0)
2012– Mali 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 December 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 January 2014

Mamadou Samassa (born 16 February 1990) is a French-born Malian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for French club Troyes in the Ligue 1, the top level of French football.[1] He is a French youth international and represented France at under-18, under-19, and under-20 level.


Samassa was the starting goalkeeper on Guingamp's under-18 team that won the 2008–09 edition of the Championnat National 18 ans.

On 23 September 2008, he signed his first professional contract agreeing to a four-year deal until 2013.[2] For the 2010–11 season, he was installed as the club's starting goalkeeper for its campaign in the Championnat National, and stayed with the club during their rise from the third to the first division, remaining first choice keeper throughout. He shares the same name with his older cousin who plays as a striker for Serie A team Chievo.[3]

International career[edit]

Samassa played his first match for the Mali national football team 13 October 2012, in a game against Botswana.[4]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gardien de but des Aigles: Mamadou Samassa à Guingamp!". Mali Football (in French). 12 March 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Premier contrat professionnel pour Mamadou Samassa". En Avant de Guingamp (in French). 23 September 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Pacy-sur-Eure - Guingamp, ce soir (20 h) Samassa: le bonheur d'être là". Le Telegramme (in French). 5 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Mali-Botswana de samedi: Une première pour le gardien de but de Guingamp, Mamadou Samassa". (in French). 3 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2012.

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