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Vincent Paté Aboubakar
Date of birth
22 January 1992
Place of birth
1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)
15x apps / 7x goals
72x apps / 16x goals
37x apps / 17x goals
42x apps / 17x goals
→ Beşiktaş (loan)
27x apps / 12x goals
22x apps / 15x goals
62x apps / 19x goals
(* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:55, 24 January 2017 (UTC) - National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2016)
Vincent Paté Aboubakar is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Beşiktaş and the Cameroon national football team.
Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, Aboubakar began his career with Cotonsport Garoua.
In the 2009-10 season, he was promoted to the club's senior team in the Elite One league.
On 26 May 2010, Aboubakar signed with Valenciennes FC in France.
He was assigned the number 9 shirt and made his debut in the club's opening league match of the season against Nice appearing as a substitute.
He scored his first goal and hat-trick against Boulogne in Coupe de la Ligue.
In 2009 Aboubakar scored 2 goals in the Final of the U-18 World Cup with Cameroon.
Aboubakar signed for Lorient on a free transfer on 1 July 2013.
Signed for Porto on 24 August 2014, signing a four-year contract for a fee of €3m, equivalent to 30% of his economic rights.
He scored a late equalising goal in the Champions League on 10 December 2014 in a 1:1 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk.
On 27 August 2016, Super Lig club Beşiktaş signed him on a season-long loan.
On 18 August 2009, Aboubakar was called up to the Cameroon national under-20 football team squad for the Francophone Games in Beirut.
In May 2010, aged only 18, he was named to the Cameroon 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Aboubakar was the only player in the squad who was based in Cameroon.
He made his debut in the friendly match on 29 May 2010 against Slovakia.
On August 11, 2010 Aboubakar scored his first goal for the national team, in a friendly against Poland.
He was called up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and subsequently for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.