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Naignouma Coulibaly

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Position: Power forward / Center

Height: 1'91

Date of birth: 31/05/1989

Birthplace: Bamako (Mali)

Nationality: France

Current team: Nice (France-D1)

Situation: Signed

Languages: French

Naignouma Coulibaly is a post player from Mali, who also has french nationality and who has experience in Euroleague, Eurocup and in top divisions in Spain, France and Turkey.

Naignouma arrived to France as a young player and played for different clubs (Toulouse, Pleyber Christ, Landes) from 2006 until 2011.

In the 2011-12 season and after averaging 12.8 points and 12.8 rebounds at Pleyber Christ (2010-11), Naignouma signed with USO Mondeville, averaging 7.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in French League and 8.7 points and 10.2 rebounds in 25 minutes per game in FIBA Cup.

In the 2012-13 season, Naignouma Coulibaly stayed in USO Mondeville averaging 10.2 points and 9.4 rebounds in 22 minutes per game in French League and 8.1 points and 7.3 rebounds with 11.3 efficiency in 21 minutes per game in Euroleague.

Naignouma shines in Euroleague with 21 points and 21 efficiency in 25 minutes against CCC Polkowice, 12 points and 17 efficiency in the win against USK Praha and 9 points 18 rebounds and 27 efficiency against Galatasaray and 8 points 14 rebounds and 24 efficiency in the return game against Galatasaray.

In the 2013-14 season, Naignouma signed with Arras, averaging 12.1 points 13.4 rebounds and 17.2 efficiency per game in French top division, being by far the best rebounder in the championship (4 rebounds per game more than the next player) and the second best player in the whole league in efficiency.

Among her best games, 28 points 17 rebounds and +42 efficiency against her former team Mondeville, 20 points 16 rebounds and 27 efficiency against Angers or 17 points 25 rebounds and 29 efficiency against Toulouse.

Naignouma Coulibaly has played for Mali NT during all these years, averaging double double on a constant basis in World and African Championships.

In the 2014-15 season, Naignouma Coulibaly signed in Hungary with DVTK Miskolc, averaging 12.7 points 13.7 rebounds and +25.8 efficiency per game in FIBA Cup and 12.7 points 10.3 rebounds and +19.9 efficiency in 26 minutes per game in Hungarian League with 63% from the filed.

Miskolc reached the final of the Hungarian Cup and Coulibaly was the competition MVP and also the best rebounder in the whole FIBA Cup.

In the summer of 2015, Naignouma played the African Championship where she led her national team with 9.9 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. In addition to that, the Malian player was the fourth best rebounder of the tournament.

In the African Championship, Naignouma excelled against Mozambique with 17 points and 13 rebounds and against Gabon with 15 points and 7 rebounds.

In the 2015-16 season, Naignouma signed with Spar Citylift Uni Girona, reaching the Spanish League Final and averaging 9.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and +13.8 efficiency in 22 minutes per game while also playing the Euroleague and averaging 8.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in 20 minutes per game

Naignouma was the MVP of the Spanish League Finals and had the best field goal percentage (64.2%) while also being the 7th best rebounder of the competition.

In Liga Femenina Naignouma has shone against Mann Filter with 20 points, 10 rebounds and +21 efficiency, against Campus Promete with 19 points, 12 rebounds and +32 efficiency and against CREF with 19 points, 10 rebounds and +24 efficiency.

In Euroleague, Naignouma had an extraordinary game against the Russian powerhouse Ekaterinburg with 18 points, 12 rebounds and +22 efficiency and against Orenburg scored 16 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and finished with +16 efficiency.

In the 2016-17 season, Naignouma Coulibaly signed with Samsun Canik in Turkey and averaged 10.4 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in League and 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds in 19 minutes per game in Eurocup.


2006-2007: Toulouse Basket Club (France-NF1)

2007: Djoliba Athletic Club

2007-2008: Pleyber Christ Basket Club (France-NF1, starting five): 11.3ppg, Reb-1(12.5rpg), FT: 47.0%

2008-2009: Basket Landes (France-LFB): 5.1ppg, 7.3rpg; in Jan.'09 moved to MUKS Poznan (Poland-PLKK): 6.0ppg, 10.9rpg, 1apg, 1.6bpg

2009-2010: Pleyber Christ Basket Club (France-NF1)

2010-2011: Pleyber Christ Basket Club (France-LF2): 12.8ppg, 12.8rpg, 1.3spg, 1.0bpg, 2FGP: 51.3%

2011-2012: USO Mondeville (France-LFB): EuroCup: 8.7ppg, 10.2rpg, FGP: 57.6%; French League: 7.5ppg, 7.5rpg, FGP-2(62.1%), FT: 48.4%

2012-2013: USO Mondeville (France-LFB, starting five): 10.2ppg, Reb-3(9.4rpg), 1.4apg, FGP: 52.5%; Euroleague: 8.1ppg, 7.3rpg, FGP: 56.8%

2013-2014: Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin (France-LFB, starting five): 12.1ppg, Reb-1(13.4rpg), 1.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 50.5%

2014-2015: DVTK Miskolc (Hungary-D1): 12.7ppg 10.3rpg +19.9eff in 26min; FIBA Cup:  12.7ppg 13.7rpg +25.8eff T2: 63%

2015-2016: Spar Citylift Uni Girona (Spain-D1): 9.4ppg 8.6rpg +13.8eff T2: 63.5% in 22min; Euroleague: 8.5ppg 7.2rpg in 20min

2016-17: Samsun Canik (Turkey-D1): 10.4ppg 8.5 rpg  |  Eurocup: 8.4ppg 5.9rpg in 19 min | Uni Girona (Spain-D1): 9.0ppg 8.9rpg +16.3eff in 23min FG: 68%


Mali National Team -05-13

African Championships -05

African Championships U20 -06

Mali U20 National Team -06

World Championships U21 in Moscow Region (Russia) -07: 7 games: 9.4ppg, 12.1rpg, 1.7spg, 1.4bpg, 2FGP: 31%, FT: 44%

Mali U21 National Team -07

Mali U19 National Team -07

African Championships in Dakar (SEN) -07

Olympic Games in Beijing (China) -08: 5 games: 3.6ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.0bpg

Africabasket.com All-African Championships Best Center -09

Africabasket.com All-African Championships 1st Team -09

African Championships in Madagascar -09 (Silver): 8 games: 9.1ppg, 6.8rpg, Blocks-2(1.5bpg), FGP-1(66.7%), FT: 59.2%

21st FIBA Africa African Championship Top-5 All Star -09

World Championships in Czech Republic -10: 5 games: 8.8ppg, Reb-3(10.4rpg), 1.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 57.7%, FT: 63.6%

Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Defensive Player of the Year -11

Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 2nd Team -11

African Championships in Bamako (Mali) -11 (Bronze)

French LFB Semifinals -12

French Cup Semifinals -13

Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Honorable Mention -13, 14

Afrobasket.com All-African Championships 2nd Team -13

African Championships in Maputo (Mozambique) -13: 8 games: 8.4ppg, Reb-1(9.3rpg), 1.4apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 51.1%, FT: 57.6%

Best rebounder in FIBA Cup - 15

Hungarian Cup Finalist - 15

Hungarian Cup MVP – 15

African Championship in Youndé (Cameroon) -15: 9.9ppg 9.1rpg T2:57.9%

Spanish Liga Femenina Finalist, -16

Spanish Liga Femenina Final MVP, -16


Highlights Naignouma Coulibaly - Euroleague 2015-16

Highlights Mima Coulibaly vs UMMC Ekaterinburg (18 points 12 rebounds +29 efficiency) 12.11.2015




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