Henri Camara

Date of birth10 May 1977
Place of birthDakar
NationalitySenegalese
Weight67 kg
Height1.76 m
PositionMidfielder/Forward

Camara began his career in domestic football with Diaraaf Dakar before moving to France and Strasbourg in 1998.

He was recommended to Neuchatel Xamax in Switzerland by former Senegal coach Claude Le Roy and they took him on loan for two seasons before he signed for Grasshoppers in July 2000 in time to win the 2001 title.

An attacking midfield player, Camara was a member of the Senegal squad for the 2000 African Nations' Cup finals and went on to play a key role in the qualification for the World Cup Finals.

He joined Sedan in 2001 where he linked up with his international teammates Moussa N'Diaye and Salif Alassane Diao.

He has good pace and is regarded as the best crosser of the ball in the team.

Camara scored both goals - including the Golden Goal winner - as Senegal beat Sweden in Oita to become only the second African nation to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Camara joined Wigan Athletic in August 2005 with a three-year contract that was extended to June 2009 in August 2006.

He joined Sheffield United in October 2009 with a contract to June 2010.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Diaraaf Dakar 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1998
Strasbourg 01 Jul 1998 01 Jan 2001
Neuchatel Xamax 01 Jul 1999 31 May 2000 L
Neuchatel Xamax 01 Jul 2000 01 Dec 2000 L
Grasshoppers 01 Jan 2001 01 Jul 2001
Sedan 01 Jul 2001 01 Aug 2003
Wolverhampton Wanderers 01 Aug 2003 08 Aug 2005
Celtic 30 Jul 2004 30 Jan 2005 L
Southampton 31 Jan 2005 31 May 2005 L
Wigan Athletic 08 Aug 2005 30 Jun 2009
West Ham United 31 Aug 2007 31 May 2008 L
Stoke City 02 Feb 2009 31 May 2009 L
Sheffield United 22 Oct 2009 30 Jun 2010
Atromitos 01 Jul 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 World XI International Friendly
1
2001-02 Sedan French Championnat 19
6
8
5
2001-02 Sedan UEFA Cup 2
2002-03 Sedan French Championnat 30
4
14
1
2003-04 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 2
2003-04 Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League 29
1
7
2
2004-05 Celtic Scottish Premier League 12
6
8
2
2004-05 Celtic UEFA Champions League 4
2
1
2004-05 Southampton FA Cup 2
1
2
2004-05 Southampton Premier League 10
3
4
2
2005-06 Wigan Athletic League Cup 2
1
2005-06 Wigan Athletic Premier League 25
4
12
2006-07 Wigan Athletic Premier League 18
5
6
3
2007-08 West Ham United Premier League 3
7
1
2007-08 Wigan Athletic League Cup 1
2008-09 Stoke City Premier League
4
2008-09 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 1
1
2008-09 Wigan Athletic League Cup 1
2
3
2008-09 Wigan Athletic Premier League 3
14
2
2009-10 Sheffield United FA Cup 2
2009-10 Sheffield United League Championship 9
14
4
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
25 Apr 2000 Bosnia-Herzegovina v World XI W 0-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 1
1
1
1
1999-00 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 8
3
1
1999-00 Senegal FIFA World Cup 3
1
1999-00 Senegal International Friendly 1
2000-01 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 1
1
2000-01 Senegal FIFA World Cup 4
1
2001-02 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 5
1
2001-02 Senegal FIFA World Cup 5
1
2
1
2001-02 Senegal International Friendly 4
1
1
2002-03 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 3
4
2002-03 Senegal International Friendly 2
2002-03 Senegal Joola Disaster Charity Match 1
2003-04 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 4
2003-04 Senegal FIFA World Cup 2
2003-04 Senegal International Friendly 2
2004-05 Senegal FIFA World Cup 5
1
5
2004-05 Senegal International Friendly 2
1
2005-06 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 2
1
2005-06 Senegal FIFA World Cup 1
2
1
2006-07 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 1
1
2006-07 Senegal International Friendly 1
2007-08 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 1
3
3
2007-08 Senegal International Friendly 3
1
2
2008-09 Senegal FIFA World Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
28 Feb 1999 Senegal v Nigeria D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 5
06 Jun 1999 Burkina Faso v Senegal D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group 5
17 Jul 1999 Senegal v Eritrea W 6-2 Africa Cup of Nations Play-off group
31 Jul 1999 Zimbabwe v Senegal L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Play-off group
08 Aug 1999 Senegal v Zimbabwe W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Play-off group
21 Aug 1999 Eritrea v Senegal W 0-2 Africa Cup of Nations Play-off group
21 Dec 1999 Morocco v Senegal D 0-0 International Friendly
25 Jan 2000 Burkina Faso v Senegal W 1-3 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
28 Jan 2000 Egypt v Senegal L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
01 Feb 2000 Zambia v Senegal D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Group C
07 Feb 2000 Nigeria v Senegal L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
09 Apr 2000 Benin v Senegal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
23 Apr 2000 Senegal v Benin W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
16 Jun 2000 Algeria v Senegal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa
09 Jul 2000 Senegal v Egypt D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa
11 Mar 2001 Senegal v Namibia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
24 Mar 2001 Senegal v Uganda W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 5
22 Apr 2001 Senegal v Algeria W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
06 May 2001 Egypt v Senegal L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
14 Jul 2001 Senegal v Morocco W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
21 Jul 2001 Namibia v Senegal W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
04 Oct 2001 Senegal v Japan W 2-0 International Friendly
08 Nov 2001 Korea Republic v Senegal W 0-1 International Friendly
30 Dec 2001 Senegal v Algeria W 1-0 International Friendly
20 Jan 2002 Egypt v Senegal W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
26 Jan 2002 Senegal v Zambia W 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
04 Feb 2002 Senegal v Congo DR W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
07 Feb 2002 Nigeria v Senegal L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals semi-final
10 Feb 2002 Cameroon v Senegal D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals final
14 May 2002 Saudi Arabia v Senegal L 3-2 International Friendly
23 May 2002 Ecuador v Senegal W 0-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2002 Denmark v Senegal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Jun 2002 Senegal v Uruguay D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
16 Jun 2002 Sweden v Senegal W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
22 Jun 2002 Turkey v Senegal L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
08 Sep 2002 Lesotho v Senegal W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 8
12 Oct 2002 Senegal v Nigeria D 2-2 JOOLA DISASTER CHARITY MATCH
12 Feb 2003 Morocco v Senegal L 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 2003 Senegal v Cape Verde Islands W 2-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Senegal v Gambia W 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 8
14 Jun 2003 Senegal v Lesotho W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 8
10 Sep 2003 Japan v Senegal W 0-1 International Friendly
17 Jan 2004 Senegal v South Africa W 2-1 International Friendly
26 Jan 2004 Burkina Faso v Senegal D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
30 Jan 2004 Kenya v Senegal W 0-3 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
02 Feb 2004 Mali v Senegal D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
07 Feb 2004 Tunisia v Senegal L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
05 Jun 2004 Senegal v Congo W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
20 Jun 2004 Togo v Senegal L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
03 Jul 2004 Senegal v Zambia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
18 Aug 2004 Ivory Coast v Senegal L 2-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 2004 Mali v Senegal D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
10 Oct 2004 Liberia v Senegal W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
09 Feb 2005 Cameroon v Senegal L 1-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Senegal v Liberia W 6-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
05 Jun 2005 Congo v Senegal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
18 Jun 2005 Senegal v Togo D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
08 Oct 2005 Senegal v Mali W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
27 Jan 2006 Ghana v Senegal L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
31 Jan 2006 Nigeria v Senegal L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
09 Feb 2006 Senegal v Nigeria L 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
16 Aug 2006 Ivory Coast v Senegal W 0-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2006 Burkina Faso v Senegal L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
24 Mar 2007 Senegal v Tanzania W 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
08 Sep 2007 Senegal v Burkina Faso W 5-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
17 Nov 2007 Senegal v Mali W 3-2 International Friendly
21 Nov 2007 Morocco v Senegal L 3-0 International Friendly
13 Jan 2008 Senegal v Namibia W 3-1 International Friendly
16 Jan 2008 Benin v Senegal W 1-2 International Friendly
23 Jan 2008 Tunisia v Senegal D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
27 Jan 2008 Senegal v Angola L 1-3 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
31 Jan 2008 Senegal v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
31 May 2008 Senegal v Algeria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 6
08 Jun 2008 Gambia v Senegal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 6
15 Jun 2008 Liberia v Senegal D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 6
21 Jun 2008 Senegal v Liberia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 6
05 Sep 2008 Algeria v Senegal L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 6
11 Oct 2008 Senegal v Gambia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 6


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.