Thomas Compaoré

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Basketball player
Thomas Compaoré
Player information
birthday September 9, 1987
place of birth Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
date of death May 5, 2011
Place of death Beauvais, France
size 202 cm
position Power forward
Clubs as active
2004–2006 TuS Lichterfelde 2005–2006 → ALBA Berlin 2006–2007 ALM Évreux Basket 2007–2008 al-Arabi 2008–2009 Boulazac BD 2009 al-JaishGermanyGermany
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Thomas Compaoré (born September 9, 1987 in Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso , † May 5, 2011 in Beauvais , France ) was a Burkinabe basketball player . Compaoré started his professional career in Germany at ALBA Berlin before returning to France in 2006, where he grew up. He then played in addition to French clubs in Qatar . He put his professional career on hold after an arrhythmia , but in May 2011 he took a fitness test that resulted in fatal heart failure.


Compaoré grew up in Beauvais, France, and was discovered by the German first division club ALBA Berlin, who signed a training contract with him in 2004. He then played in the 2004/05 season for ALBA's cooperation partner TuS Lichterfelde in the then third-class regional league. In the following season, in which the TuS managed to return to the 2nd basketball league , he also had five short appearances with a double license in the top division of ALBA in the top division basketball league . At the end of the season there was a dispute with his employer ALBA Berlin, because Compaoré, dissatisfied with his situation, wanted to terminate the contract. For this reason, he turned to the unrecognized players' union SP.IN , which argued that his residence permit was illegitimate due to his allegedly inadequate training contract. ALBA Berlin and Compaoré finally terminated their contractual relationship.

In the 2006/07 season Compaoré played for the French second division ALM Basket in Évreux in the LNB Pro B , for which he scored almost six points and four rebounds in 21 games with an average of 15 minutes of use . In the following season he was active in Qatar before returning to France in the Pro B for the 2008/09 season. At the Basket Dordogne club from Boulazac , however, he only came to eight missions with short periods of use, so that the contract was terminated in early January 2009 and Compaoré went back to Qatar. When cardiac arrhythmia was found, Compaoré interrupted his career and returned to his home in Beauvais, where he worked as a youth coach at the club Beauvais Basket Oise. On May 5, 2011, he took a fitness test that resulted in heart failure. After being admitted to a hospital that night, he was found dead at the age of 23.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. According to other reports, Compaoré died in Amiens : Basket: Thomas Compaoré est décédé. Le Parisien , May 6, 2011, accessed May 12, 2013 (French).
  2. Jörg Rößner: Heart attack - Ex-Alba player Compaoré died. Berliner Morgenpost , May 8, 2011, accessed on May 12, 2013 .
  3. a b Antoine W. Dabilgou: Basket-ball: Décès de Thomas Compaoré en France., May 6, 2011, accessed May 12, 2013 (French).
  4. Jörg Rößner: Thomas Compaoré between the fronts. Berliner Morgenpost , April 6, 2006, accessed on May 12, 2013 .
  5. Jörg Rößner: Compaoré case: Alba Berlin is examining legal steps against "Spin". Berliner Morgenpost , April 7, 2006, accessed on May 12, 2013 .