Abdoulaye Méïté

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Abdoulaye Méïté
birthday October 6, 1980
place of birth ParisFrance
position Defender
Years station Games (goals) 1
1998-2000 AS Red Star 93 28 (3)
2000-2006 Olympique Marseille 152 (3)
2006-2008 Bolton Wanderers 56 (0)
2008-2011 West Bromwich Albion 38 (0)
2011–2012 FCO Dijon 25 (1)
2013-2014 FC Honka Espoo 26 (0)
2014 Doncaster Rovers 21 (1)
2014-2015 OFI Crete 9 (0)
2015 Ross County 0 (0)
2016 Seinäjoen JK 18 (1)
2016-2017 AFC Newport County 4 (0)
2017 Lusitanos FC
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
2003-2011 Ivory Coast 48 (1)
1 Only league games are given.

Abdoulaye Méïté (born October 6, 1980 in Paris ) is a former Ivorian football player . Although he was born in Paris, he decided to play internationally in his parents' homeland, Ivory Coast.



Méïté's first professional station was AS Red Star 93 . He was active at the capital club between 1998 and 2000. He performed well at the then underclass club and the scouts of the top French clubs took note of his name. In the summer of 2000 he finally moved to the traditional French club Olympique Marseille . There he made his national breakthrough and also drew attention to himself in international comparisons. In 2004 he came with the team to the final of the UEFA Cup . There they lost with 0: 2 against FC Valencia . Méïté stood on the pitch for the full 90 minutes. In 2006 he was in the final of the Coupe de France with Marseille . But here too the team failed. In the 2006/07 season there was a dispute with coach Jean Fernandez . Méïté then decided to move to another European country and joined the English club Bolton Wanderers . There, too, he came regularly and was a top performer. In March 2008, Méïté hit the headlines. After a bad first half against Manchester United , coach Gary Megson criticized him sharply. The defensive player then claimed to have been injured, but the Wanderers' medical department had given him the green signal. After this argument, Megson ordered Méïté into the reserve team and a farewell was announced. For none of the subsequent games of the 2007/08 season he was appointed to the squad and the break between coach and player was clear. At the beginning of the 2008/09 season, the Premier League promoted West Bromwich Albion and Hull City vied for the services of the defender. On August 10, 2008, Méïté finally signed for West Bromwich. He made his debut for his new employer on the first day of the season. The defender was in the starting line-up of the Baggies when they lost 1-0 against Arsenal on August 16, 2008 . In July 2011, his expiring contract at West Bromwich was not renewed. A few days later he signed a contract with the French first division club FCO Dijon .

National team

Méïté was in the squad of the Ivory Coast for the Africa Cup in 2006 and Africa Cup 2008 . While he appeared in only two of six games in 2006, Méïté completed four of the six games in 2008. In 2006 they reached the final, but had to admit defeat Egypt , in 2008 the game for third place was lost.

He also took part with the team in the 2006 World Cup in Germany . There Méïté completed two of the possible three preliminary round games. Then the team dropped out.

Web links


  1. Page to Bolton Wanderers from July 14, 2006 on transfermarkt.ch
  2. Meite zu West Brom from August 10, 2008 on transfermarkt.de
  3. Game Stats Arsenal - West Bromwich Albion 1: 0 (1: 0) of 16 August 2008 on fussballdaten.de
  4. wba.co.uk: Albion release quartet ( Memento of September 3, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) (English)
  5. bbc.co.uk: Meite joins Dijon (English)