Vincent Aboubakar Biography, Club Career, Net Worth and Honours
STAGE NAME: Vincent Aboubakar
FULL NAME: Vincent Aboubakar
DATE OF BIRTH: 22 January 1992
PLACE OF BIRTH: Garoua, Cameroon
Vincent Aboubakar is a professional football player from Cameroon. He was born on January 22, 1992, and plays as a striker for Süper Lig club Beşiktaş. He is also the leader of the Cameroon national team.
Aboubakar started his career at Coton Sport. In 2010, he went to Europe and played for Valenciennes and Lorient in Ligue 1, where he made 109 appearances and scored 26 goals. His first club, Porto, signed him in 2014. He played in 125 games and scored 58 goals, helping them win the Primeira Liga. The first time was while on loan at Beşiktaş in 2017, and the second time was in 2021.
Since his first game for Cameroon in May 2010, Aboubakar has played in 100 games for the country. He played for them in the FIFA World Cups of 2010, 2014, and 2022, as well as the 2015, 2017, and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored the game-winning goal in the 2017 final and got the most goals in the 2021 tournament.
Vince Aboubakar was born in Garoua, North Region of Cameroon, on January 22, 1992. His mother, Maobeal Alice, was a deaconess for the Evangelical Missionary Society of Cameroon, and he grew up in a place where most of the people were Muslims.
Aboubakar signed with Valenciennes in France on May 26, 2010. He was given the number 9 shirt and played his first game for the club in the league against Nice as a replacement in the first game of the season. In the Coupe de la Ligue, he got his first goal and then three more against Boulogne.
Aboubakar joined Lorient for free on July 1, 2013. He played his first game for the Breton team on August 10, but they lost 1-0 at Lille. Eight days later, they tied the game against Nantes in a 2–1 win at the Stade du Moustoir, which was his first goal. With 16 league goals in 35 games, he tied for second-highest scorer for the season. He scored both goals in a 4–0 win at Évian on November 23 and a 4–4 home draw with Montpellier on April 20, 2014.
In 2014, Aboubakar played for FC Porto.
Aboubakar joined Porto on August 24, 2014, and agreed to a four-year deal worth €3 million, which is 30% of his future earnings. Hull City had been interested in him in the past.
He played his first game on September 14 in a 1–1 draw at Vitoria S.C. in the Primeira Liga. He came on as a substitute for Héctor Herrera in extra time. In the UEFA Champions League three days later, he scored his first goal for Porto in a 6–0 home win over BATE Borisov in the group stage. He did this after replacing Jackson Martínez.
He got his first league goal in a 5–0 win at F.C. Arouca on October 25, again coming in for the Colombian. He was mostly used as a replacement all season, as Porto came in second place to S.L. Benfica.
When Martínez was sold during Aboubakar’s second season in Portugal, he played a lot more often. He scored two goals in the first game of the season, a 3–0 win over Vitória at the Estádio do Dragão on August 15, 2015.
On January 10, 2016, he scored twice in a 5–0 win at Boavista FC, a team from the same city. He scored one goal in five games as the team made it to the final of the Taça de Portugal. On December 16, 2015, he scored the only goal in a win at C.D. Feirense in the fifth round.
Loan to Beşiktaş
Last year’s Süper Lig winners, Beşiktaş, signed Aboubakar on loan for the season on August 27, 2016. He played his first game for the Istanbul-based club on September 10, coming in for Olcay Şahan in the last six minutes of a 3–1 home win over Kardemir Karabükspor. In his eighth game, a 3–2 win at Napoli in the Champions League on October 19, 2016, was his team’s first win in the competition since November 2009. It was also his first time scoring in the competition.
After four days, he got his first league goal and set up another one as Talisca beat Antalyaspor 3-0 at Vodafone Park. In March 2017, he scored in both halves of a 5–2 win over Olympiakos in the UEFA Europa League round of 16. However, he was sent off in the second game for fighting with Panagiotis Retsos. At the end of the season, he had scored 12 goals in 27 league games, helping the Black Eagles keep their title.
Along with Moussa Marega from Mali and Yacine Brahimi from Algeria, Aboubakar was part of a three-player attack when he got back to Portugal. In a 3–0 home win over Moreirense FC on August 20, 2017, he scored his first hat trick for Chivas. On September 13, the first game of the Champions League season, a 3–1 loss at home to Beşiktaş, he celebrated with his old friends in the locker room.
During the group stage, he scored five goals to help Porto progress. Two of those goals came in wins over French champions AS Monaco. He scored three more goals in a 5–0 win at Vitória F.C. on December 10, which put Porto back on top of the table.
In September 2018, Aboubakar hurt his anterior cruciate ligament when he played against C.D. Tondela. He had surgery, which kept him from working for a long time. He came back on May 4, 2019, coming on late for Marega in a 4–0 home win over C.D. Aves.
The game between FC Porto B and Varzim S.C. at home on August 18, 2019, ended in a 1–1 draw. Aboubakar played the whole game.
Back to Beşiktaş
After Aboubakar broke his deal with Porto, he went back to Istanbul to meet with Beşiktaş on September 25, 2020. He signed a deal the next day that lasts until May 31, 2021. During his one season back in Istanbul, he scored 15 goals, which was fifth most in the league, and helped his team win the title.This included two on November 29 in a 4–3 win at Fenerbahce, a team from the same city.
Aboubakar signed a three-year deal with Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr on June 8, 2021. He was paid €6 million a year.
Aboubakar and the club in Riyadh agreed that he would leave his job in January 2023 and be paid for the rest of his deal. He had to leave so that Cristiano Ronaldo could take up a foreigner quota spot.
The third time at Beşiktaş
On January 21, 2023, Aboubakar re-signed with the Turkish club Beşiktaş to replace Wout Weghorst, who was leaving. The 21.2-year deal included a €1.1 million signing bonus, €1.5 million for the 2022–23 season, €3.1 million per season for the following seasons, and up to €12,000 per match, based on the length and type of the competition. In the second half of the season, Aboubakar scored 13 goals in 16 games, which put him ninth on the list of the Süper Lig’s top scorers for 2022–23.
Aboubakar, Valentin Rosier, Eric Bailly, Rachid Ghezzal, and Jean Onana were all kicked off the team on December 11, 2023, because they weren’t performing well and didn’t get along with the other players.
Cameroon’s under-20 football team called Aboubakar up on August 18, 2009, so he could play in the Francophone Games in Beirut.
He was picked for Cameroon’s 23-person team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in May 2010, when he was 18 years old. The only player on the team who lived in Cameroon was Aboubakar. He played his first game in a friendly against Slovakia on May 29, 2010. Aboubakar scored his first goal for his country against Poland in a friendly on August 11, 2010.
He was picked to play in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and then in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. It had been 15 years since Cameroon had won an African championship. In the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Aboubakar scored the game-winning goal in the 88th minute, giving Cameroon a comeback 2–1 win over Egypt.
In the fall of that year, he played for Cameroon in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. He scored a late goal to make up for their 3–1 loss to Germany in Sochi on June 25, which was the world championship.
Aboubakar wasn’t in Cameroon’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations team because boss Clarence Seedorf wasn’t sure if he was fit after he just came back from a long injury.
Once again, Aboubakar was on the national team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, which began in his country the following year. Five of his goals came in the group stage, against Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, and Cape Verde and then scored a sixth goal in a 2–1 win over Comoros in the round of 16.
In the third-place game against Burkina Faso, he scored twice as the score was tied 3–3. In the end, a penalty shootout decided the winner. It was the most goals scored in the tournament, with 8 in 7 games. He was named to the Team of the Tournament.
He scored a goal and set up another in a 3–3 draw against Serbia at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. What BBC Sport called his goal a outrageous scoop In the third game, he scored the game-winning goal against Brazil. However, he got his second yellow card for taking off his shirt, which got him sent off.
At the moment, Aboubakar is the third-highest scorer in the history of the Cameroonian national team. Roger Milla, with 43 goals, and Samuel Eto’o, with 56 goals, are the record-setting two forwards.
Vincent Aboubakar, a professional football player from Cameroon, has a net worth of $10 million as of 2024. This guy got most of his money as a professional football player by playing in the World Cup and club tournaments.
Aboubakar signed a three-year deal with Al Nassr of the Saudi Professional League on June 8, 2021. His salary was set at €6 million a year. The end date of this deal is 2024.
Support and endorsement
As of 2023, Vincent does not have any kind of endorsement or business deal. Not much is known about the people who are sponsoring him.
Elite One: 2009–10
Süper Lig: 2016–17,2020–21
Turkish Cup: 2020–21
Primeira Liga: 2017–18,2019–20
Taça de Portugal: 2019–20
Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2018
Africa Cup of Nations: 2017;third place: 2021
Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot: 2021
Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 2021
France Football Africa Team of the Year: 2017