A powerful striker, versatile and easy on the shot, Vincent Aboubakar did most of his training at Cameroon, at the Coton Sport, where he was one of the stars of the championship the team won team in 2009/10. Born in Yaoundé, the capital city, Vincent became known for being the only player in the Cameroonian team in the 2010 World Cup still playing at Cameroon, being only 18 years old at the time. He played twice at that World Cup and that was enough to earn him a pass to Valenciennes, where he played for three seasons.
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Still, it would be in Lorient, in 2013/14, that he would show all his potential as an effective striker, scoring 17 goals in 37 matches. He finished the season as the third top scorer in the French League (16 goals and five assists, in 32 games) and was one of the nominees for the Marc-Vivien Foé award, given to the best African player in France. Called to the 2014 World Cup, he went in during the matches against Brazil and Croatia.
In 2014/15, for most of the season, he was hidden under the “shadow” of captain and goal man Jackson Martínez, but was still able to score eight goals, including two missiles in the UEFA Champions League, against Shakhtar Donetsk and Basel. In 2015/16, he grabbed on to the spot left by the Colombian striker and became one of the main weapons at the disposal of the white and blue attack, but, on the following season, he ended up being loaned to Besiktas, from Turkey (38 matches and 19 goals). Estádio do Dragão didn’t forget his contagious happiness on the pitch, and welcomed him back, with open arms, for season 2017/18. The striker repaid with goals and full commitment.