Seydou Keita will always be remembered as one of the best African footballers of all time. The Malian international played as central or defensive midfielder during his prime days. Seydou Keita is majorly remembered during his amazing four seasons at FC Barcelona. Seydou Keita was known for his aggression, strength, ability to read the game, interceptions and passing accuracy.
Seydou Keita helped FC Barcelona win several titles including three La Liga trophies in a row and two UEFA Champions League titles. Apart from FC Barcelona, Seydou Keita also played for Marseille, Lens, Sevilla, Valencia and AS Roma. Seydou Keita represented his African country Mali at international competitions despite having a French citizenship. The legendary midfielder made 102 appearances for Mali scoring 25 goals.
Seydou Keita announced his retirement from professional football in 2015 while playing for El Jash in Qatar. Well, the legendary midfielder is one of the stars who like to keep their lives private. Since he retired, Seydou Keita is rarely seen in public. He last got attention in 2020 when he donated to the Malian government in fight against the Corona virus pandemic.
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