|Full name||Papa Babacar Diawara|
|Date of birth||5 January 1988|
|Place of birth||Dakar, Senegal|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Levante (on loan from Sevilla)|
|2013–2014||→ Levante (loan)||20||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Dakar, Diawara started his career with Senegal Premier League club ASC Jeanne d'Arc, moving to Europe aged just 19 to sign for C.S. Marítimo, in Madeira, Portugal. Having risen to prominence in the club's B-team, he made his debut for the main squad late into the 2007–08 season, appearing in the second half of a 1–1 home draw against C.F. Estrela da Amadora.
Promoted to the first team the following summer, Diawara scored ten goals in the 2008–09 campaign, in 25 top flight games. His form attracted the attention of several clubs, including fellow league side Sporting Clube de Portugal, Greek team Olympiacos F.C. and Scotland's Heart of Midlothian, with the latter however being put off by Marítimo's £2.5 million (€2.75 million) valuation of the player.
Diawara bettered his individual totals to 11 goals in 2010–11, with Marítimo finishing in ninth position. Scottish Premier League club Celtic came close to signing him in August 2011, but the deal collapsed on the last day of the transfer window due to visa issues.
On 17 January 2012 Diawara signed with Sevilla FC in Spain, penning a four 1/2-year contract. He made his La Liga debut on the 29th, coming on as a substitute for José Antonio Reyes late into the first half of a 1–2 away loss against Málaga CF.
- As of 1 June 2013
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