Biography of Kader Keita

Abdel-Kader Keïta (born 6 August 1981) is an Ivorian professional football player who plays for Budapest Honved FC. Keïta also plays as a winger for the Ivory Coast national football team. Like the Toure brothers, the Kalou brothers, and the Koné brothers, Keita is also part of a footballing family. He has an older brother called Fadel Keïta, who is a former Ivorian international.

Club career
Keita, also known as 'Popito', began his career at homeland club Africa Sports, before moving on to Tunisian Club Etoile du Sahel. Following spells in United Arab Emirates with Al Ain and Qatar with Al Sadd, he moved to France with Ligue 1 club OSC Lille in 2005.

Olympique Lyon
Kader Keita
On 31 May 2007, Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas revealed that the club had made bids for both Keita and his fellow club-mate Mathieu Bodmer. On 16 June 2007, Lyon confirmed the signing of Keita from Lille for 18 million euro, with Bodmer also moving to Lyon. During his two seasons at the club, he made 52 appearances in all competitions, scoring 5 goals.

Galatasaray
On 2 July 2009, Galatasaray officially announced that Keïta joined the Turkish club and signed a three year contract, for €8.5 million transfer fee plus €500,000 variable.[4] He scored his first goal for Galatasaray in a Europa League qualification match against Maccabi Netanya in the 5th minute. On 12 December, Keita scored for Galatasaray in a 3–2 victory over Antalyaspor.

On 18 February 2010 Keïta scored a late equalizer to secure a 1–1 away draw for Galatasaray against Atlético Madrid in the Europa League. Later, in the second leg he equalized again to make it 1–1, but Galatasaray failed to qualify. On 28 February Keïta scored the second and fourth goals in a 4–1 victory over Kasımpaşa. His first goal was a volley from just inside the penalty area.

In Galatasaray's 3–0 victory over MKE Ankaragücü in March, Keïta scored the second goal as well as assisting the final goal. On 11 April 2010 Keïta assisted two of Milan Baroš' goals in a 4–1 victory over Diyarbakırspor. A week later Keïta scored the first goal in a 1–2 victory over Manisaspor.

International career
He has 52 caps for the Ivory Coast, and was called up to the squad for the 2006 World Cup. Keita did not make it into the Ivory Coast squad for the 2006 African Cup of Nations. However, he did win his place back for the World Cup at the expense of Stade Reims winger Siaka Tiene. Keita was also selected for 2010 African Nations Cup and played three matches, scoring once against Algeria during the quarter-final match.

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Keïta was involved in an off-the-ball incident with Kaká during a group game against Brazil. Keïta ran into Kaká and fell onto the floor, clutching his face, as if in great pain. Kaká was shown a yellow card, his second of the match, and sent off. ABC wrote "Abdul Kader Keïta's embarrassing reaction to a love-tap in the midriff from the Brazilian playmaker was both laughable and disgraceful. Obviously hoping to get Kaka in further hot water after he had only just earlier been shown his first yellow card, Keïta fell to the ground and clutched his face as if he'd been shot from close range. He blatantly cheated to ensure the Brazilian was given his marching orders."