Jimmy Kebe


BornJanuary 19, 1984


Jimmy Boubou Kebe is a footballer who plays for Reading as a winger. Born in France, Kebe is aMali international. On 28 January 2008, Reading announced that Kebe had signed a 2½ year contract with them, moving for an undisclosed fee. e scored his first Reading goal in the 1–2 home defeat against Southampton on 22 November 2008. On 21 August 2010, Kebe played his 100th game for Reading, appearing in a 1–1 draw with Nottingham Forest at the Madejski Stadium. The 2011-12 season saw a further development in Kebe's profile at Reading. On 5 January 2012, it was confirmed that Reading had offered Kebe a new contract for the three years that he wanted. On 24 January 2012, following Anton Zingarevich's takeover of Reading, Kebe signed a new contract that will keep him at Reading until 2014. Kebe scored his first Premier League goal in a 2-2 draw at home to Newcastle. He scored on his return from injury with a cool finish at home to Arsenal in a 5-2 defeat. He was part of the Mali football team in the 2004 Summer Olympics, finishing top of Group A, but losing to Italy 1–0 in the next round.
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