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Demba Ba
Gender Male
Ethnic Senegalese
Job Senegalese Footballer
Desc Scorer of the opening goal against Liverpool, Ba only made two more appearances for Chelsea before moving on. After two spells each with Besiktas and Shanghai Shenhua, and a stint at Goztepe, Ba now plies his trade with İstanbul Basaksehir in Turkey


Org Senegal National Team
Club as Player Istanbul Basaksehir
  Chelsea FC
  Newcastle United

2016 07 23 Retrieve

[Those were Demba Ba’s first words in hospital according to medical staff after waking up from his horrific leg break which he suffered playing for Shanghai Shenhua against Shanghai SIPG] Did we win the game?

2016 07 23b Retrieve

[Senegal international Demba Ba said he had no intention of retiring despite suffering the serious injury] This is a really bad injury but I know I can overcome it. I won’t call time on my career, that’s for sure

2019 09 04 Tweet

[Demba Ba has expressed his sadness and anger after Inter’s Curva Nord ultras penned an open letter to Romelu Lukaku over allegations of racism against Cagliari supporters] And here’s the reason why I decided not to play there when I could… And at that point, I wish all the black players would get out of this league! Surely it won’t stop their stupidity and hate but at least they won’t affect other races

2020 01 16 Retrieve

[Ba claims vote is weighted in Barcelona star’s favour] These days we speak so much about statistics - I believe that he had the individual and collective stats to have won the Ballon d’Or. I always said if you swap Mane’s stats in 2019 with Messi, Messi still would have won it, even with fewer goals. The fact that Mane won the Champions League, the Super Cup, he played an unbelievable season and finished joint top goal-scorer in the Premier League, it’s crazy! Not only that, he was decisive in all of the games. I believe he could’ve won it

I’ve had this talk with a lot of players. They say ‘yeah, but Messi is a better player’. Of course, everyone knows that! Even if Sadio comes and tells me that he’s better than Messi, I’d slap him in his face and tell him ‘shut up boy, sit down!’ But in 2019, in my perspective, he had a better season

[Ba hopes the Blues will resist the urge to spend big after seeing a transfer embargo lifted] I would love to see them continue doing what they’re doing. Those youngsters are proving themselves every week. They’re not as experienced as some players who are 27 or 28 so maybe Chelsea could sign some experienced players to help them win the important games, the biggest games.

It doesn’t mean they have to spend hundreds of millions - I believe small additions can help them. I saw a picture that shows how much Liverpool sold [Philippe] Coutinho for, and the players they bought with this money. The team that they built, it’s unbelievable! This year, Chelsea won’t be far off and I believe if the management let Frank do what he’s doing, next year they will surely fight for big titles. I have faith in Lamps

2020 01 18 Retrieve

[Demba Ba on Sadio Mane] I’ve had this talk with a lot of players. They say ‘yeah, but Messi is a better player’. Of course, everyone knows that! Even if Sadio comes and tells me that he’s better than Messi, I’d slap him in his face and tell him ‘shut up boy, sit down!’ But in 2019, in my perspective, he had a better season

2020 03 04 Retrieve

[Istanbul Basaksehir forward Demba Ba says he is still open for a return to the Senegal team, five years after last playing for the national side] You know, I love football and I like to represent my country. Today, we know all of Aliou Cisse’s choices and what he is based on. Now if he calls me tomorrow and says, ‘Hey Demba, I need you to manage the little ones,’ I would chat with him. And, you know, my position on that

2020 03 27 Retrieve

[Istanbul Basaksehir forward Demba Ba is full of joy after hearing of the recovery of Ajax’s Abdelhak Nouri from a coma. Back in July 2017, Nouri collapsed on the pitch during a friendly match between Ajax and Werder Bremen, and he was later diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia attack … He is aware of where he is, he is back in a familiar environment with his family. He’s no longer in a coma. He’s just awake. He sleeps, he sneezes, he eats, he burps, but it’s not like he gets out of bed. He’s very bedridden and still very dependent on us] Ya Allah. As I get ready for bed I see the news about Abdelhak Nouri. My heart just squeezed in my chest. I don’t know him at all but this news has brought me instant joy. Best news of 2020

2020 04 03 Retrieve

[Former Chelsea and Senegal forward Demba Ba slam medical professors over ‘racist’ remarks coronavirus vaccine tests should be conducted in Africa] Welcome to the West, where white people believe themselves to be so superior that racism and stupidity become commonplace. TIME TO RISE

2020 04 28 Retrieve

[Demba Ba has backed his former club Newcastle United to compete for Premier League title and return to the Champions League if their £300 million takeover is completed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund] If that goes through, I will be very happy because Newcastle is a club I love a lot. I have spent a very great time there and if this goes through it’s going to be another top team. I’m not going to say top club because Newcastle is already a top club, but it’s going to be another top team, fighting for the title, fighting for the Champions League, and it’s going to be only great for the Premier League and for Newcastle also

They will challenge. It does not mean they will win because we have seen for example a team like [Manchester] City, who have been challenging for a decade now for the Champions League. It’s not an easy competition and just money does not give you any guarantee. If money would give you guarantee then for sure City would have had a couple of [titles], and other clubs also would have had more - Paris [Saint-Germain] would also have one