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OFFICIAL: Seydou Keita joins Qatari El Jaish

Posted on August 17, 2016

 Seydou Keita

Photo: El Jaish

Former star has joined Qatari outfit El Jaish on a six-month deal, the club announced on Wednesday.

The Mali international midfielder left as a free agent after his contract expired with the Italian side. He spent two seasons with the Giallorossi where he scored four goals in 59 appearances.

Keita is most remembered for his spell with FC Barcelona during the period between 2008-12, where he helped the Spanish giants win three La Liga titles and two UEFA Champions League trophies.

Keita ended his successful spell with Barcelona in 2012 to join Chinese Super League side Dalian Aerbin FC. During his career, Keita also played for French clubs Olympique de Marseille, Lens, FC Lorient, as well as Spanish sides Sevilla and Valencia.

The 36-year-old earned 99 caps with Mali’s national team, scoring 26 goals for his country.


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