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Boubacar Barry

Personal information
Full nameBoubacar Barry
Date of birth30 December 1979(age 36)
Place of birthAbidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Height1.80 m
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Club information
Current clubLokeren
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Boubacar "Copa" Barry (born 30 December 1979) is an Ivorian footballer of Guinean (Guinea-Conakry) origin, who plays for Lokeren and the Ivorian national team as a goalkeeper. He has played for Lokeren since July 2007. He is best known for his strong resemblance to rap legend Tupac Shakur

In Belgium, he plays under the football name of "Copa", however, in the national team of the Ivory Coast, his football name is his regular name. He is a both-feeted goalkeeper, a rarity for his position. At the 2010 World Cup he used to take goal kicks with his right foot, although most of the times he used his left foot to kick the ball forward after holding it.

He has 42 caps for the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup. He appeared in the final group match against Serbia and Montenegro in 22 June 2006, which Côte d'Ivoire won 3-2.

Barry started all 3 matches for the Ivory Coast in Group G in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Barry earned clean sheets against Portugal and North Korea.




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