Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
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Demba Ba was born on 25 May, 1985 and raised in Sèvres, France, Ba has been a full international for Senegal since 2007 and represented the country at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Demba is the sixth child of seven. He grew up in Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Seine-Maritime. He joined a youth club in Montgaillard[disambiguation needed] in 1992, before playing for Port Autonome between 1999 and 2000, and then for Frileuse between 2000 and 2001 He is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Shanghai Shenhua and the Senegal national team. Demba is a practicing Muslim. He observes fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan, along with celebrating his goals by performing the Sujud. On 26 June 2017, Ba co-founded with Eden Hazard, Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sow, an expansion North American Soccer League franchise, San Diego 1904 FC, to begin playing in 2018.
He made his first-team debut with French team Rouen in 2005 before moving to Mouscron and onto 1899 Hoffenheim in Germany in 2007. In 2011, he moved to Premier League side West Ham United. He played only 12 games for West Ham and despite being their league top goal scorer in the 2010–11 season, they were relegated to the Championship and Demba moved to Newcastle United. In January 2013, he completed a move to Chelsea for an undisclosed fee, before joining Beşiktaş for €6 million 18 months later. After one season in Turkey, he moved to Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League.
Ba signed with manager Alain Michel because they were both moving to French club Rouen on a one-year contract, and he enjoyed a highly successful season with the club. Belgian club Mouscron beat off competition from numerous other clubs to win Demba‘s signature in 2006. Scoring in each of his first three games, he then picked up fractures in his tibia and fibula, and was out of action between August 2006 and April 2007. Following his eight-month recovery period he scored seven goals in nine games, and picked up his first international cap.
He has played and featured for several clubs including National teams and he has for real been of high and good performance till date.