Ibrahima Sonko is a Senegalese international football player who currently features for the English Premier League club Stoke City. He plays as a central defender and is the cousin of Bacary Sagna, who currently plays for Arsenal.
Ibrahima Sonko started his professional club career at French club Grenoble. He had moved to France when he was six month and 14 days old. He played for Grenoble between 1999 and 2002 and scored 2 goals in 43 league matches.
He joined Brentford in England in 2002 and played for them for two years, scoring 8 goals in 80 league matches. In 2004 he was signed by Reading on a free transfer and played for the Royals for four seasons and spent two seasons in the Premier League for Reading. He scored a total of 8 goals in 127 league matches for Reading.
In his first season in the Premiership (2006-2007), Sonko was caught in several controversies. One of them was on October 14,2006 when his challenge left Chelsea custodian Carlo Cudicini unconscious. On December 22 of that year, he admitted to having death threats over that incident.
In the summer of 2008, after Reading had been relegated from the Premiership, Ibrahima Sonko signed for Stoke City for a transfer fee of 2 million pounds.
Ibrahima Sonko made his international debut for Senegal in 2008 and has played 3 matches for his nation so far, scoring 1 goal. His debut for Senegal was against Namibia in Dakar on January 12,2008.