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Naignouma Coulibaly signs with Uni Girona and returns to the Euroleague

Our post player Naignouma Coulibaly has signed with Spar Citylift Uni Girona, current Spanish League Champion and Euroleague competitor.

"Mima" Coulibaly was the best rebounder (13.4rpg) and the 2nd best player in efficiency (+17.2) in French League during the 2013-14 season and was also Hungarian League and Cup Finalist with DVTK Miskolc during the 2014-15 season, while averaging 12.7 points 13.7 rebounds and +25.8 efficiency per game in FIBA Cup.

Mima will travel to Girona on Sunday morning and will be ready to have her debut, if needed, against Uni Ferrol. If not, her first game will be in Euroleague against Wisla Krakow on Wednesday.

Congratulations for both Naignouma Coulibaly and Uni Girona !!

Naignouma Coulibaly is a post player from Mali who recently has received French nationality and who has experience in French top division, where she has been the best rebounder in the 2013-14 season and also in FIBA Cup and in Euroleague.

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.


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

2007: Djoliba Athletic Club

2007-2008: Pleyber Christ Basket Club (France-NF1, starting five): 22 games: 11.3ppg, Reb-1(12.5rpg), FT: 47.0%

2008-2009: Basket Landes (France-LFB): 8 games: 5.1ppg, 7.3rpg; in Jan.'09 moved to MUKS Poznan (Poland-PLKK): 7 games: 6.0ppg, 10.9rpg, 1.0apg, 1.6bpg

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

2010-2011: Pleyber Christ Basket Club (France-LF2): 25 games: 12.8ppg, 12.8rpg, 1.3spg, 1.0bpg, 2FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 63.8%

2011-2012: USO Mondeville (France-LFB): EuroCup: 6 games: 8.7ppg, 10.2rpg, FGP: 57.6%, FT: 60.9%; French League: 26 games: 7.5ppg, 7.5rpg, FGP-2(62.1%), FT: 48.4%

2012-2013: USO Mondeville (France-LFB, starting five): 25 games: 10.2ppg, Reb-3(9.4rpg), 1.4apg, FGP: 52.5%, FT: 71.0%; Euroleague: 12 games: 8.1ppg, 7.3rpg, FGP: 56.8%, FT: 50.0%

2013-2014: Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin (France-LFB, starting five): 22 games: 12.1ppg, Reb-1(13.4rpg), 1.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 50.5%, FT: 64.4%

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


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

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