Sidy Keita, commonly known as Keita, (born 20 November 1987) is a Senegalese footballer who plays for Al-Shabab Club in Oman Professional League.
Sidy began his professional footballing career in 2003 with Senegal Premier League club, US Rail. He scored 4 goals for the Thiès-based club in the 2003-04 season.
In 2004, he moved to Dakar where he signed a two-year contract with another Senegal Premier League club, AS Douanes. In his two-year spell with the Dakar-based club, he helped them win the 2005 Senegal FA Cup.
He first moved out of Senegal in 2007 to Europe and more accurately to France where in January 2007, he signed a six-month contract with Championnat de France amateur 2 club, Olympique Noisy-le-Sec.
In July 2007, he moved to Saint-Quentin, Aisne where he signed a six-month contract with another Championnat de France amateur 2 club, Olympique Saint-Quentin. He scored 3 goals for the club in the 2007-08 season.
On 1 July 2009, he signed a one-year contract with Saint-Omer-based Championnat de France amateur 2 club, US Saint-Omer. He made his club debut on 15 August 2009 in a 3-3 draw against AS Poissy and scored his first and only goal for the club on 15 May 2010 in a 2-1 win over FC Drouais. In the 2009-10 Championnat de France amateur 2 season, Keita was also sent off in a 2-2 draw against Pacy Vallée-d'Eure as referee Mathieu Grin showed the Senegalese a second yellow card at the 66th minute. He scored 1 goal in 17 appearances in the 2009–10 Championnat de France amateur 2.
On 1 July 2010, he signed a one-year contract with another Championnat de France amateur 2 club, Calais RUFC. He made his club debut on 22 August 2010 in a 4-2 win over SC Douai and scored his first goal on 4 September 2010 in a 1-0 win over Sainte-Geneviève Sports. He scored 3 goals in 26 appearances in the 2010–11 Championnat de France amateur 2, helping his side win the Group B of the competition.
He made his first appearance in the 2011-12 Championnat de France amateur 2 on 20 August 2011 in a 2-1 loss against L'Entente SSG. He made 8 appearances for the Calais-based club in the 2011-12 Championnat de France amateur 2, thus ending his five-year spell with various Championnat de France amateur 2 clubs in France.
In June 2012, he again moved out of Senegal and this time to the Middle East and more accurately to Oman where he signed a one-year contract with 2011–12 Oman Elite League winners, Fanja SC. He scored his one and only goal for the club in the Oman Elite League on 4 May 2013 in a 3-0 win over Al-Musannah SC and he scored another goal for the club on 28 December 2012 in a 2-1 win over rivals, Al-Oruba SC in the Quarter-Finals of the 2012–13 Oman Federation Cup, thus helping his side reach the Semi-Finals stage of the competition where they lost 4-3 on penalties to eventual winners of the 2012–13 Oman Federation Cup, Saham SC. He also made his AFC Cup debut with the Omani club on 5 March 2013 in a 4-0 win over Lebanon's, Al-Ansar SC and also scored his first goal in the Asian Football Confederation's club tournament on 1 May 2013 in a 3-1 win over Yemen's, Al-Ahli Taizz S.C.. He scored 1 goal in 6 appearances in the 2013 AFC Cup and helped his side reach the Round of 16 stage of the competition where the Omani club was outclassed 4-0 by Kuwait-based, Al-Qadsia SC. He helped the Omani club secure the 2nd position in the 2012–13 Oman Elite League which helped them earn a spot in the 2014 AFC Cup and also helped them win the 2012 Oman Super Cup.
In 2013, he signed a one-year contract with Oman Professional League club, Al-Shabab Club. He scored his first goal for the club on 3 November 2013 in a 4-0 win over Salalah-based, Al-Nasr S.C.S.C. He scored 4 goals in 24 appearances in the 2013–14 Oman Professional League.
On 19 September 2015, he signed a one-year contract with his former club, Al-Shabab. He made his first appearance in the 2015-16 Oman Professional League on 21 September 2015 in a 1-0 win over Saham SC.
Club career statistics
|US Saint-Omer||2009-10||Championnat de France amateur 2||17||1||5||2||0||0||0||0||22||3|
|Calais RUFC||2011-12||Championnat de France amateur 2||34||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||34||3|
|Fanja||2012-13||Oman Elite League||24||2||0||0||6||1||0||0||30||3|
|Al-Shabab||2013-14||Oman Professional League||23||4||2||0||0||0||0||0||25||4|
Sidy was part of the Senegal national football team (Reserve Squad) that participated in the 2004 and the 2005 LG Cup which were held in Lagos, Nigeria and Cairo, Egypt, respectively. He helped his side win the 2004 edition of the tournament and also helped his side achieve the runners-up title in 2005. He scored his first goal for the national side on 25 December 2005 in the Semi-Finals of the 2005 LG Cup in a 2-1 win over Ecuador. He also made an appearance in the finals of the 2005 edition of the competition on 29 December 2005 in a 4-2 loss against Egypt.
National team career statistics
- Scores and results list Oman's goal tally first.
|1.||25 December 2005||Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt||Senegal||2–1||2–1||2005 LG Cup|
- With AS Douanes
- Senegal FA Cup (1): 2005
- With Calais RUFC
- Championnat de France amateur 2 (1): 2010-11
- With Fanja SC
- Oman Elite League (0): Runner-up 2012-13
- Oman Super Cup (1): 2012
- LG Cup (1): 2004; Runners-up 2005