Emmanuel Eboue is a right back/winger who currently plays for Galatasaray. The player began his career with ASEC Mimosas in Ivory Coast throughout 2000/01. The 2001/02 campaign saw him break into the side 's first team where he made 25 appearances and scored three goals. In 2002, the full back moved to Belgian club Beveren where he spent three seasons. During his time at the club, his impressive performances caught the eye of various clubs around Europe.
In 2005, Eboue was transferred to Arsenal where he took his place amongst the reserve team initially. The 2005/06 campaign saw him make several appearances in the first team before leaving for the African Cup of Nations. Upon his return, first choice right back Lauren received a lengthy injury which promoted Eboue to the first team where he remained for the rest of the season. Eboue made a good impact in Europe and impressed in the Champions League final defeat to Barcelona despite receiving criticism for diving in the lead up to Arsenal 's opening goal. The 2006/07 season saw Eboue continue where he left off. Nevertheless, niggling ankle injuries restricted his appearances and resulted in a lack of consistency.
After the signing of Bacary Sagna in 2007, Eboue was moved to the right wing position to counter the defensive problems he had suffered months before. However, his performances started to dip and he was vocally criticised by supporters during matches at home. In particular during 2008, Eboue made a substitute appearance only to be taken off shortly after following a negative crowd reaction. The Ivorian looked like he might be transferred out of Arsenal but is still currently there albeit with a slightly lesser role these days.
Eboue made his Ivory Coast debut in 2004 whilst with Beveren. He has been a regular squad member ever since and currently has 25 caps. He scored his only goal to date against Germany in a 2-2 friendly draw. The full back will hope to play a large part in Ivory Coast 's World Cup 2010 campaign in South Africa.