Abdoullah Ba

Abdoullah Ba

Country: France/Mauritania

Date of birth: 31/07/2003 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Saint-Aubin-lès-Elbeuf (France)

Height: 180cm

Youth career: Club Andelle Pîtres, Le Havre (since 2016)

Current club: Le Havre

Squad number: 15

Current national team: France U-19

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 700.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2023

Player’s agent: Sport Cover

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Tanguy Ndombélé


– pace

– dynamism

– passing

– vision

– technique 

– ball control 

– dribbling

– creativity

– first touch

– athleticism

– tackling

– work rate

– long shots


– should improve his concentration balance during the matches/still a little bit prone to make risky mistakes

Style of play:

– box-to-box midfielder

– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, and fast direction shifts in possession

– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game with dribbling, progressive runs, and passes/very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions

– likes to dribble

– very good pace, agility, and coordination

– excellent range of passing at all distances

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement, and close control

– does not use it very often but he possesses a very interesting long-range shooting ability

– possesses high stamina, energy, and the ability to make dangerous runs through the middle of the park

– energetic and mobile player with a high work rate who covers a lot of space

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball with thanks to his strength and excellent close control

– able to dribble and make quick combinations at top speed

– equally useful in combinational and counterattacking style

– determined and tenacious in the defensive phase/provides many key interceptions, clearances, and tackles for his team

– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various roles and tactical systems

Ba makes a good run through the half-space, dribbles past two opponents and provides a superb assist to his teammate.
Ba makes a good counter-attacking run, cuts inside and provides a very good through ball to his teammate.

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 19 January 2022):

Ligue 2 2020/2021: 3 games/1 goal (Le Havre)

Ligue 2 2021/2022 (ongoing): 14 games/0 goals (Le Havre)


Abdoullah Ba joined Le Havre youth system in 2016 from CA Pitres. Le Havre academy is known for producing quality players such as Paul Pogba, Riyad Mahrez, Dimitri Payet, Steve Mandanda, and Pape Gueye. Ba made his professional debut on 4 May 2021, coming on as a substitute in the Ligue 2 game against Toulouse. He is also a regular youth international for France and currently he is one of the most interesting players of the U-19 team.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.




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