Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Pape Moussa Konaté was born on 3 April, 1993. He is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Amiens and the Senegal national team. He was called up for the FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 by the Senegalese football coaching crew.
Konaté started his career playing for Senegalese second division club ASC Toure Kunda de Mbour, helping them to win promotion to top division and win the Senegal FA Cup for 2010 season, which resulted in 2011 CAF Confederation Cup appearance.
In spring 2011, Pape went to Israel for a month trial for Maccabi Tel Aviv. He impressed Maccabi’s coach Moti Ivanir enough to become Maccabi’s first signing for the 2011–12 season.
After signing a two-year contract with the club, Konaté became Maccabi’s fifth foreign player on the squad. He made his debut playing in UEFA Europe League second qualifying round against FK Khazar Lankaran scoring the first goal and assisting the second to Eliran Atar resulting in Maccabi’s victory 3–1.
After excelling playing for Senegal in the 2012 Summer Olympics scoring five goals, Moussa joined Russian club FC Krasnodar for a fee of €2 million after previously being linked with Premier League clubs. After joining Krasnodar, he revealed he had rejected Premier League clubs in favour of Krasnodar.
On 12 July 2013, Konaté joined Italian Serie A side Genoa on a season-long loan deal. On 13 August 2017, Konaté signed a four-year contract with Amiens SC.
Konaté was listed and featured among the national team of Senegal for 2018 Russia World Cup.