14) Ibrahim Ba - Ex Professional & French National Team Player
Ibrahim Ba is a retired professional player with a career spanning over 17 years. Teams included Le Havre, Bordeaux, AC Milan, Perugia, Olympique Marseille, Bolton Wanderers, Cayku Rizespor in Turkey, and Djurgården in Sweden. Currently he is working on completing the final stages of the elite level coaching license.
We discuss his upbringing in Senegal and the poor suburbs of Paris, becoming a professional at Le Havre, the legendary AC Milan team coached by Fabio Capello, receiving recruitment calls from Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Arsenal, being cut from the French National Team a few weeks before the 1998 World Cup they ended up winning, playing with Zidane, Sam Allardyce’s management style, racism, and much more!
Accomplishments Serie A Champion with AC Milan 1998-99 Italian Cup winner with AC Milan 2002-03 Swedish Champion with Djurgårdens IF 2005 Swedish Cup Winner with Djurgårdens IF 2005 8 Caps France National Team