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Demba Ba
Demba Ba
Date of birth:

25 May 1985

Nationality:

Flag of Senegal Senegalese

Position:

Striker

Team:

Medipol Basaksehir

Demba Ba (born 25 May 1985) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Medipol Basaksehir and the Senegal national team.

He made his first-team debut with French team Rouen in 2005 before moving to Mouscron and onto 1899 Hoffenheim in Germany in 2007. In 2011, he moved to Premier League side West Ham United. He played only 12 games for West Ham and despite being their league top goal scorer in the 2010–11 season, they were relegated to the Championship and Ba moved to Newcastle United. In January 2013, he completed a move to Chelsea for an undisclosed fee, before joining Besiktas for €6 million 18 months later. After one season in Turkey, he moved to Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League.