Alfred N'Diaye

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Alfred N'Diaye
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Personal information
Date of birth (1990-03-06) 6 March 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Betis
Number 18
Youth career
2000–2004 US Vandœuvre
2004–2008 Nancy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Nancy 61 (0)
2011–2013 Bursaspor 51 (4)
2013–2014 Sunderland 16 (0)
2013–2014 Eskişehirspor (loan) 15 (3)
2014 Betis (loan) 16 (0)
2014– Betis 0 (0)
National team
2006–2007 France U17 8 (0)
2008–2009 France U19 14 (1)
2010 France U20 2 (0)
2010 France U21 1 (0)
2013– Senegal 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2011

Alfred John Momar N'Diaye (born 6 March 1990) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Betis and the Senegal national football team, as a defensive midfielder.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Paris, France, N'Diaye began his career with US Vandœuvre in Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy. At the age of 14, he moved across the arrondissement to join the biggest club in the region, AS Nancy. Upon arrival, Alfred endured early struggles, but quickly gained noticed following his second season at the academy. In 2006, he signed his first professional contract.

Nancy[edit]

N'Diaye made his debut in the squad during the 2007–08 season in the Coupe de la Ligue, at the age of 17, coming on as a halftime substitute for Frédéric Biancalani in a 0–3 loss to Lens.[1] That was his only appearance that season as he would be relegated back to the reserves helping a young Nancy reserve squad barely avoid relegation.

Following the season, N'Diaye earned promotion to the senior squad for the 2008–09 season. He was assigned the number 29 shirt and made his league debut in the opening match of the season against Lille appearing as a substitute in a 0–0 draw.[2] Two months later, he earned his first league start in a 1–1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain.[3] His positive play earned him regular starts in the squad, including playing the full 90 minutes in the club's 3–0 upset victory over Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Vélodrome[4] and playing, on two occasions, 120 minutes of football in cup play against Grenoble in the Coupe de la Ligue and SO Romorantin in the Coupe de France. In total, he made 27 appearances and collected 7 yellow cards.

Bursaspor[edit]

On 1 July 2011, Nancy confirmed on its website that the club had reached an agreement with Turkish club Bursaspor for the transfer of N'Diaye.[5] The deal was finalised on 3 July for a reported fee of €2 million.[6][7]

Sunderland[edit]

On 9 January 2013, it was announced that Sunderland had completed the signing of N'Diaye for a fee reported to be €4.7 million.[8] He will be given the number 4 shirt.[9] On 12 January 2013, N'Diaye made his Sunderland debut at the Stadium of Light in a match which they won 3–0 against West Ham United. He came on as a substitute for Adam Johnson and almost scored with his first touch in English Football as his shot went just wide.[10] His first full debut for Sunderland came against Wigan away, in which he produced a fantastic assist for Steven Fletcher to score and put them in front. Left on the 22nd August 2014.

Eskişehirspor (loan)[edit]

Despite making a promising start to his Sunderland career, which saw N'Diaye put in a number of impressive performances even under managerial changes and facing the threat of relegation, On 28 July 2013 it was announced N'Diaye would join Turkish club Eskişehirspor on a season-long loan. On 28 January 2014, Eskişehirspor announced that N'Diaye's loan had been terminated by the club.

Betis[edit]

On 30 January 2014, N'Diaye joined Spanish side Real Betis on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 campaign.[11] He appeared in 16 matches, as the Andalusians were relegated.

On 22 August 2014, free agent N'Diaye signed a five-year deal with the Béticos.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 May 2014.
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
AS Nancy 2008–09 24 0 1 0 2 0 27 0
2009–10 23 0 1 0 1 0 25 0
2010–11 14 0 1 0 1 0 16 0
AS Nancy total 61 0 3 0 4 0 68 0
Bursaspor 2011–12 37 3 4 0 0 0 4 1 45 4
2012–13 14 1 3 2 0 0 4 1 21 4
Bursaspor total 51 4 7 2 0 0 8 1 66 8
Sunderland 2012–13 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Eskişehirspor (loan) 2013–14 15 3 1 1 0 0 16 4
Betis 2013–14 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Betis total 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Career total 158 7 11 3 4 0 8 2 182 12

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