Cédric Baseya

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Cédric Baseya
Personal information
Full name Cédric Baseya
Date of birth (1987-12-19) 19 December 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Brétigny-sur-Orge, France
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1995–2005 Brétigny
2005–2007 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Southampton 1 (0)
2007 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 3 (0)
2008–2011 Lille 1 (0)
2009–2010 Le Havre (loan) 19 (0)
2011 AS Cherbourg
2011–2012 Reading 0 (0)
2011 Barnet (loan) 2 (0)
2013 Lokomotiv Sofia 5 (1)
National team
2007 Democratic Republic of the Congo U-20 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Cédric Baseya (born 19 December 1987 in Brétigny-sur-Orge, Essonne) is a DR Congolese-French professional footballer.

Club career

Baseya is a right forward who formerly played for Southampton in the English Championship.[1]

On 17 November 2007, he made his debut with Crewe Alexandra after signing for them on loan for one month the previous day.[2][3]

He made his Southampton debut as a last minute substitute against Ipswich Town on 1 March 2008 but didn't touch the ball in the short time he was on the pitch. Baseya moved to Lille on a Bosman on 2 July 2008,[4] and was loaned out on 10 August 2009 to Le Havre AC.[5]

On 21 September 2011, Baseya signed a 12-month contract with Reading.[6] On 24 November 2011, he was loaned out on a short term deal to League Two side Barnet,[7] making his debut on 25 November in a 2–1 home win against Macclesfield Town when he came on as a second-half substitute for Mark Marshall.[8] At the end of the season, 2 May 2012, Baseya was released by Reading.[9]

In November 2013 Baseya joined Bulgarian A PFG side PFC Lokomotiv Sofia on a two-year contract.[10] Baseya scored on his Lokomotiv debut, coming on as a 57th-minute substitute and scoring in the 69th minute, in a 2-1 defeat against Chernomorets Burgas.[11] Baseya made his first start for Lokomotiv in their next game, a 2-0 away win over Slavia Sofia in which he scored the first goal, in the second leg of the second round of the Bulgarian Cup.[12]

International career

Although born in France, he qualifies to play for the Democratic Republic of Congo via his parents. He was called up for their full international side but the game was cancelled and he has since represented them at Under 20 level in a 2–1 defeat by Argentina.


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  2. www.soccerbase.com – The Internet Soccer Database
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  4. "Five players to leave Southampton". BBC Sport. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2008-07-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Alexandre Bonnet et Cédric Baseya arrivent au HAC
  6. "Royals seal Baseya deal". Reading FC. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Barnet sign Cedric Baseya on loan from Reading". BBC sport. Retrieved 24 November 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Barnet 2 - 1 Macclesfield". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 November 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Royals aim to extend ten contracts". Reading F.C. Retrieved 2 May 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "LOKOMOTIV SOFIA: BASEYA FOR TWO YEARS" (in French). http://www.footafrica365.fr/. Retrieved 20 November 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Chernomorets Burgas 2-1 Lokomotiv Sofia". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Slavia Sofia 0-2 Lokomotiv Sofia". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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