|Full name||Ibrahima Bakayoko Sela|
|Date of birth||31 December 1976|
|Place of birth||Séguéla, Ivory Coast|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Playing in France with Montpellier, Bakayoko was rated highly enough by Everton manager Walter Smith that Smith was willing to pay £4.5 million for Bakayoko's services in October 1998. However, he failed to impress in the 23 games he played, only finding the net four times in the league (seven times in all competitions). A brief highlight was scoring twice as Everton beat Blackburn Rovers 2–1 at Ewood Park. He was sold for £4 million in June 1999 to Marseille.
A spell in Spain with Osasuna followed, before Bakayoko returned for a third spell in France, this time representing Istres, before he moved over the Alps to Italy, first with Livorno and then with Messina. On 28 January 2007, he played his first Serie A match for Messina against Ascoli.
In the summer of 2007, he joined Greek SuperLeague outfit AE Larissa. On 20 September 2007, he scored from 30 yards for his new side in the UEFA Cup first round first leg against English Premier League side Blackburn. On 19 June 2008, he joined PAOK for a year.
Bakayoko is a former international for Ivory Coast. He made his first appearance for The Elephants in 1995.
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