Mama Baldé

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Mama Baldé
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Baldé in 2021
Personal information
Full name Mama Samba Baldé[1]
Date of birth (1995-11-06) 6 November 1995 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Bissau, Guinea-Bissau[1]
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Position(s) Winger, right-back
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
2006–2007 Recreios Algueirão
2007–2013 Sintrense
2013–2014 Sporting CP
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Sintrense 1 (0)
2014−2019 Sporting CP B 58 (1)
2015Benfica Castelo Branco (loan) 10 (1)
2017–2019Aves (loan) 41 (11)
2019−2021 Dijon 53 (13)
2021− Troyes 54 (13)
International career
2019– Guinea-Bissau 16 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 12:07, 17 March 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:05, 19 January 2022 (UTC)

Mama Samba Baldé (born 6 November 1995) is a Bissau-Guinean professional footballer who plays as a winger and right-back for Ligue 1 club Troyes and the Guinea-Bissau national team. He also holds Portuguese citizenship.

Club career[edit]

Sporting CP[edit]

Born in Bissau, Baldé moved to Portugal before his tenth birthday. In 2013, he signed with Sporting CP for his last year as a junior, arriving for free from Sintrense.[2]

Baldé made his professional debut with the reserves on 11 May 2014, coming on as a 75th-minute substitute in a 1–0 away win against Braga B in the Segunda Liga.[3] In January 2015, he was loaned to third division side Benfica de Castelo Branco until June.[4]

Returned to Sporting B for 2015–16, Baldé scored his first league goal on 30 September 2015, but in a 1–3 home defeat to Olhanense.[5] He totalled 38 appearances during the season, helping to a tenth-place finish in the second tier.

Baldé went on loan to Primeira Liga club Aves in the summer of 2017.[6] His first match in the competition occurred on 11 September, when he started as a right-back in the 2–1 home victory over Belenenses.[7]

In February 2019, Baldé became Aves' all-time scorer in the Portuguese top flight with nine goals.[2]


On 27 June 2019, Baldé joined Dijon on a three-year contract.[8] He made his Ligue 1 debut on 10 August, playing the first half of a 1–2 home loss against Saint-Étienne.[9]

Baldé scored seven times during the 2020–21 campaign, but his team suffered relegation as last.[10]


On 31 July 2021, Baldé agreed to a four-year deal at Troyes in the same country and league.[11]

International career[edit]

Baldé won his first cap for Guinea-Bissau on 8 June 2019, in a friendly against Angola where he replaced Toni Silva (2–0 loss in Penafiel).[12] He was selected in the squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.[13]




  1. ^ a b c d "Mama Baldé" (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b Casaca, Manuel (15 February 2019). "Uma viagem ao passado de Mama Baldé: "Rendeu bola, como diz o outro"" [A trip to Mama Baldé's past: "We got the short end of the stick, as they say"]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Esgaio decide com penálti "à Panenka"" [Esgaio decides it with "Panenka-like" penalty]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 11 May 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. ^ "CNS: Benfica e Castelo Branco reforça-se no Sporting e Paços" [CNS: Benfica e Castelo Branco bolster in Sporting and Paços] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Sporting B-Olhanense, 1–3: Leões derrotados com Labyad em campo" [Sporting B-Olhanense, 1–3: Lions defeated with Labyad on the pitch]. Record (in Portuguese). 30 September 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  6. ^ "OFICIAL: Sporting empresta Mama Baldé ao Desp. Aves" [OFFICIAL: Sporting loan Mama Baldé to Desp. Aves] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Reviravolta tira Aves dos lugares de descida" [Comeback takes Aves from relegation zone] (in Portuguese). Rádio Renascença. 11 September 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Mama Baldé signe à Dijon (officiel)" [Mama Baldé signs with Dijon (official)]. Le Figaro (in French). 27 June 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Saint-Etienne tue le match à Dijon en 10 minutes" [Saint-Etienne kill match at Dijon in 10 minutes] (in French). Be Soccer. 10 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Officiel | Troyes recrute l'ailier Mama Baldé de Dijon" [Official | Troyes bring in winger Mama Baldé from Dijon] (in French). Sport News 24. 31 July 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  11. ^ "Mama Baldé s'engage avec l'ESTAC!" [Mama Baldé commits to ESTAC!] (in French). ES Troyes. 31 July 2021. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Angola bate Guiné-Bissau em jogo com vários "portugueses"" [Angola beat Guinea-Bissau in match with several "Portuguese"] (in Portuguese). TVI 24. 8 June 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  13. ^ Soliman, Seif (12 June 2019). "Ittihad's Toni Silva named in Guinea Bissau's AFCON squad". KingFut. Retrieved 7 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Aves ganha a Taça de Portugal graças a bis de Guedes" [Aves win Portuguese Cup thanks to Guedes brace]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 20 May 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2018.

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