Habibou Habib HABIBOU

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FRANCE FRANCE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Full name Mahamadou Habib Habibou
Born Apr 16, 1987
Bria, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Age 33 years old
Size 1.92 m
Weight 80 kg
Position Centre forward
Winger
Arrival(s)
La Gantoise La Gantoise 2014 / M€ 2
Gazisehir Gazisehir 2016
Departure(s)
Gazisehir Gazisehir 2016
Lens Lens 2017
Numbers 2720
Selections
République Centrafricaine A
Career
Charleroi Charleroi
Tubize Tubize
Steaua Bucarest Steaua Bucarest
Zulte Waregem Zulte Waregem
Leeds Leeds
La Gantoise La Gantoise
Rennes Rennes
Gazisehir Gazisehir
Lens Lens
Qatar SC Qatar SC
Maccabi Petah Tikva Maccabi Petah Tikva
Lokeren Lokeren
When looking for a striker to give the indispensable Toivonen a breather, Stade Rennais signed Habib Habibou on the last day of the Summer transfer window in 2014. Developed at Paris Saint Germain, this huge centre forward of 1.92m had spent the majority of his career plying his trade in Belgium, where he was often decisive with Zulte-Waregem or Ghent. His first season in Rennes was disappointing, managing just 3 goals in 31 appearances (one of which was the 2800th goal scored by Rennes in the top flight.) Left out in the first half of the following season 2015/2016, he only made one brief appearance as substitute before being loaned out to Gaziantespor on 22nd January 2016 with a buyout clause. Upon his return from his loan spell, his only action was at the La Piverdière training ground, and his only appearance came in the French Cup at Biarritz, where his scored his 4th and final goal for the club. Often on the receiving end of fan derision, Habib Habibou joined Lens on 31st January 2017 with six months left on his contract in Brittany.