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Samassi Abou

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Full nameSamassi Abou
Date of birth4 April 1973(age 43)
Place of birthGagnoa, Côte d'Ivoire
Playing positionStriker

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Samassi Abou (born 4 April 1973 in Gagnoa) is a professional footballer from Côte d'Ivoire, who plays as a Forward. He played internationally for the French under-21 team.

Abou started playing in France for FC Martigues, before moving to Lyon. In October 1997, after a spell at AS Cannes, he made the move to English football, signing for West Ham United for £250,000. In 31 appearances he scored six times, before being released to Ipswich Town in December 1998, where he scored once against Sheffield United.

In October 1999, he signed for Walsall, an unsuccessful spell which lasted little over a month. He also spent time on loan at Troyes, and played in Scotland for three months at Kilmarnock.

Abou continued his career back in France, playing for Ajaccio and Lorient.

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