Ibrahima Sonko
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Ibrahima Sonko
Ibrahima Sonko is a Senegalese international professional footballer who currently plays for Turkish Süper Lig side Akhisar Belediyespor. Sonko started his career with French club Grenoble before moving to England with Brentford in 2002. He impressed in the lower leagues and earned a move to Reading where he became a fan favourite and helped the side reach the Premier League for the first time.
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Ipswich Town fan Russell Claydon feels a dead rubber became a wasted opportunity
Bury Free Press - almost 5 years
PAUL Jewell was none too happy with how we nearly repeated our party trick of throwing away a game we were all over, but at least we ended 2011/12 with a win at the Keepmoat. Against a relegated side clearly playing for the last time together (I’d take James Coppinger tomorrow), we initially looked like we going to run up a cricket score before it seemed most of those in blue decided to get their deckchairs out early. One player who actually did was our club captain Grant Leadbitter, who after being pushed into a corner, finally admitted he had no intention of staying next season. I’m afraid he never lived up to his £2.65 million price tag and the quietest captain this club is ever likely to have will, for me, forever signify the failures of the Roy Keane era. Hopefully Leadbitter’s departure will be a turning point in moving in a new direction under Jewell, who needs to bring in a leader of men rather than a meek mouse on the pitch who wouldn’t even come out in the media during ou ...
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Sonko Second Choice For Supporters - Vitalfootball
Google News - over 5 years
Ipswich Town boosted their defence last week with the signing of Ibrahima Sonko - but according to our latest site poll, he wasn't the first choice of the fans. Town's diabolical defending against Southampton and Peterborough United was the clearest
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Ibrahima Sonko: Signs for Ipswich - Sportinglife.com
Google News - over 5 years
The 30-year-old defender, who was released by Stoke at the end of last season, played for Town in a behind-closed-doors game against Colchester this week and is expected to go into the squad for Saturday's Championship game against Leeds
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Sonko to Complete Deal on Friday - TWTD.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Ibrahima Sonko will officially join the Blues on a one-year contract on Friday in time to play in Saturday’s home game with Leeds United. While Jimmy Bullard and returning loanee Daryl Murphy have completed their moves to Portman Road earlier today,
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Ipswich line up double swoop for Bullard and Bilek after signing Sonko - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
By Sportsmail Reporter The Czech is likely to be joined by free agent Jimmy Bullard, 32, who is due to have a medical, and former Stoke defender Ibrahima Sonko, 30, who has signed a one-year deal. Birmingham midfielder Jordon Mutch, 19, will miss three
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Reading FC confirm Sonko won't be staying - Reading Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
READING have announced that former defender Ibrahima Sonko has rejected the opportunity to make a return to the Madjeski Stadium. Sonko, 30, was offered a 12-month deal after a recent trial at the club but rejected the offer in favour of seeking a
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Sonko rejects initial contract - Vitalfootball
Google News - over 5 years
Ibrahima Sonko has rejected Reading's initial contract offer to him, sparking speculation a return to his former club looks unlikely. The contract was believed to be a one-year deal and offering him a measly £2000 a week, taking a 90% pay cut from his
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Southampton lead the race to sign QPR defender Gorkss - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Ibrahima Sonko, 30, has rejected Reading's initial contract offer. Your name and location will appear next to your comment. We welcome your opinions. This is a public forum. Libellous and abusive comments are not allowed. Please read our House Rules
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Sonko Tweet Hints Towards Town Switch - Vitalfootball
Google News - over 5 years
Defender Ibrahima Sonko has apparently dropped a hint on his Twitter page that he may be set to sign a deal with Ipswich. Sonko, who is a free agent since being released by Stoke City earlier in the summer, has been strongly linked with a return to his
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Stoke City: Player watch - Stoke & Staffordshire
Google News - over 5 years
Old boys Ibrahima Sonko and Eidur Gudjohnsen have finally jumped into life – albeit in their own laid-back style. Sonko, aged 30, has turned down a move to Aris Salonika, Greece, says The Sun, while Gudjohnsen, aged 32, is in The Mirror rejecting
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Released Stoke defender Sonko rejects Aris offer - Tribalfootball.com
Google News - over 5 years
Released Stoke City defender Ibrahima Sonko has turned down an offer from Aris in Greece. The centre-back, 30, is out of contract after leaving Stoke. But he turned down the two-year Aris deal and will bid to revive his career with a Premier League or
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Sonko snubs Greek move - SkySports
Google News - over 5 years
Skysports.com understands former Stoke defender Ibrahima Sonko has rejected a move to Greek side PAOK. Sonko is available on a free transfer after leaving Stoke earlier this summer and a number of clubs are thought to be keen on signing the 30-year-old
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January Review - Vitalfootball
Google News - over 5 years
This goal had seemingly given Portsmouth a massive win until in the 88th minute, when Ibrahima Sonko once again put the ball in the back of his own net to salvage a point for Forest. But the Blues hadn't finished yet, as they reloaded and shot
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Looking back/thinking forward with pompeyrug - Vitalfootball
Google News - over 5 years
It would be easy to say Ibrahima Sonko or Carl Dickinson but I will resist this and say David Cotterill. His first couple of games were impressive but he offered little after this and was very much a 'one trick pony' that soon got found out
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Several Africans on the free transfer list in England - Sierra Express Media
Google News - over 5 years
Senegal's Abdoulaye Faye has already completed his free transfer from Stoke City to relegated West Ham, while his team mate and compatriot Ibrahima Sonko is also on the list. Aston Villa had already announced that Togo's Moustapha Salifou would be
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ibrahima Sonko
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 34
    It was announced on 6 August 2015, that Sonko had returned to England and signed for Isthmian League Division One North club Harlow Town.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    Sonko joined newly promoted Turkish Süper Lig side Akhisar Belediyespor on 15 August 2012.
    More Details Hide Details He spent three seasons with Akhisar making 58 appearances.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 30
    He was released by Ipswich at the end of the 2011–12 season.
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    He scored his first goal for Ipswich in a 3–1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on 1 October 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Sonko struggled with fitness and injuries during his time at Portman Road and was openly criticised by manager Paul Jewell after a 3–1 defeat against Leeds United.
    On 26 August 2011, Sonko signed for Championship club Ipswich Town on a one-year deal.
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  • 2010
    Age 29
    After an unsuccessful time at Stoke he was released at the end of the 2010–11 season.
    More Details Hide Details Following his release from Stoke, Sonko went on trial with his former club Reading but was unable to earn a contract.
    He spent the 2010–11 season on loan at Portsmouth.
    More Details Hide Details He played 27 times for Pompey scoring once.
  • 2009
    Age 28
    Sonko made his debut for Hull on 12 September 2009, in a 4–1 loss away to Sunderland.
    More Details Hide Details He made just nine appearances as Hull suffered relegation from the Premier League.
    On 1 September 2009 Sonko joined Hull City on loan for the 2009–10 season.
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  • 2008
    Age 27
    He finally made his debut for Senegal on 12 January 2008 in their 3–1 win over Namibia in Dakar; he played the entire game in the centre of defence.
    More Details Hide Details His cousin Bacary Sagna is also a professional footballer.
    Sonko only figured as a substitute for the remainder of the 2008–09 season as the Potters finished in 14th position.
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    On 20 December 2008 Stoke played away at Blackburn Rovers, Sonko conceded an early penalty after a horribly mistimed tackle on Morten Gamst Pedersen which helped Blackburn ease to a 3–0 win, Pulis described it as 'abysmal defending'.
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    He made his Stoke debut on 14 September 2008 in a 3–2 defeat against Everton.
    More Details Hide Details However he was unable to hold on to his place in the team under Tony Pulis and became mainly used as a substitute.
    On 29 August 2008 Sonko signed for Premier League Stoke City for a fee of £2 million, which could rise £2.25 million depending on appearances.
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    Despite this he did start the first three matches of the 2008–09 season where he scored twice against Plymouth Argyle.
    More Details Hide Details He also scored against Charlton Athletic but was also sent-off in the match.
  • 2007
    Age 26
    Sonko went on to play 16 matches for Reading in 2007–08 as they were unable to retain the Premier League status, being relegated in 18th place.
    More Details Hide Details Sonko ended the season on a sour note after he and team-mate Emerse Faé were suspended by the club after refusing manager Steve Coppell's request to play in a reserve match. Sonko later stated that he wanted to leave Reading after he had become an 'outcast' at the club.
    He returned to first team action on 20 October 2007 in a 4–2 defeat away to Blackburn Rovers.
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  • 2006
    Age 25
    Sonko played a total of 23 times on 2006–07 as Reading ended the season in 8th position.
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    On 11 December 2006, Sonko signed an extension to his contract with Reading, keeping him at the Madejski Stadium until the summer of 2010.
    More Details Hide Details However, on 20 January 2007 he injured knee ligaments when he fell awkwardly whilst playing for Reading in their 3–1 home win against Sheffield United, and it was subsequently announced that he would miss the rest of the 2006–07 season.
    He was the subject of further controversy in a match against Chelsea on 14 October 2006, when his challenge left goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini unconscious.
    More Details Hide Details Cudicini was carried off the field wearing a neck brace. Sonko stated that he was scared after receiving death threats in connection with the Chelsea match.
  • 2005
    Age 24
    In 2005–06 Sonko was ever-present as the Royals gained promotion to the Premier League in emphatic fashion after winning the league with a record 106 points.
    More Details Hide Details During the season he won the player of the month award for October and was also named in the PFA Team of the Year. Sonko's first season in the Premier League was eventful. He received a straight red card against Aston Villa for tripping Luke Moore in the penalty area, meaning Reading lost 2–1.
  • 2004
    Age 23
    He made 42 appearances in 2004–05 as Reading finished in 7th place missing out on a play-off place by three points.
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    Sonko joined Reading on a bosman in the summer of 2004.
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  • 2003
    Age 22
    He played 46 times in 2003–04 as Brentford again finished in a mid-table position this time 17th.
    More Details Hide Details His performances for Brentford attracted interest from high placed sides.
  • 2002
    Age 21
    He played 45 times for Brentford in 2002–03, scoring six goals at the Bees finished in 16th position.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 19
    Sonko helped Grenoble gain promotion from the Championnat National in 2000–01 and in 2002 he left to join English side Brentford.
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  • 1999
    Age 18
    Sonko was born in Bignona, Senegal but moved to France when he was young. He played with Olympique Noisy-le-Sec and was in the youth team at AS Saint-Étienne before he joined Grenoble in 1999.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Age 0
    Born on January 22, 1981.
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