Salif Keïta, Malian footballer (Saint-Étienne, Valencia, national team).
Salif Keita Traore born on December 8, 1946 and died on 2 September 2023, known as Keita, was a Malian footballer who played as a striker. He was additionally the main individual to get the African Footballer of the Year grant in 1970.
Keita’s nephew, Seydou Keita, was likewise a footballer. He likewise played a few years in France, and later addressed, with extraordinary group and individual achievement, FC Barcelona.
Mohamed Sissoko, who played specifically for Valencia, Liverpool and Juventus FC, was likewise his nephew; both assumed comparative parts as focal midfielders; another nephew, Sidi Yaya Keita, was additionally a footballer and a midfielder, who played the vast majority of his vocation in France with RC Focal point.
Guinean movie chief Cheik Doukouré involved the existence of Keita as a beginning stage for his 1994 work Le Ballon d’or. In 1994, he made the primary instructional hub for proficient football players in Mali, which bore his name.
From 2007, Keita went about as appointed pastor of the State head of Mali.
Salif Keïta passed on 2 September 2023, at 76 years old.