|Date of birth||18 February 1985|
|Place of birth||Bamako, Mali|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder, Right defender|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
In January transfer window 2006, Diakité moved to French side Nice, with an undisclosed fee. At Nice, he played defensive midfielder or right fullback. Diakite was fan favourite, though he has physical unwavering commitment, which he earned cards. Diakite made his debut for the club, coming on as a substitute for Marama Vahirua, in a 3-0 loss against Marseille. In his second half of the season, Diakite made five appearance.
In 2006/07 season, Diakite made twenty-five appearance. In March 2007 the Mali star was linked with £3.5 Million moves to Newcastle United, Everton and Real Zaragoza. He has been labelled as a half and half of Patrick Vieira and Zé Roberto. Dialote signed a contract, that will keep him until 2010. In 2007-08 season, Diakite made twenty-two appearance. In a 0-0 draw against Sochaux, on 3 November 2007, Diakite received a straight red card for the first time in his Nice career. In 2008-09 season, Diakite signed a contract until 2011 and went on to make thirty-one appearance and happen the same thing the following season. The 2010-11 season was troubled for him, as he received two cards and suffering injury. In his last season, his playing time has been more restricted, who suffered a crack in the fibula, making sixteen appearance.
At the end of the 2011-12 season, Diakite was released by the club, ending his six-years association with the club. Previously in February 2012, Diakite was told by the club that he's not offered a new contract. In his Nice career, He endured what were considered below-average seasons by most in the three season since he arrived.
In summer 2012, he moved to Greek side Olympiacos on a one-year contract. However, Diakite made only four appearance and not even earn a first team place. At the end of 2012-13 season, Diakite was released by the club.
Diakite was part of the Mali U-20 team who finish third in group stage of 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. He was part of the Malian 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the quarter finals, finishing top of group A, but losing to Italy in the next round.
- Football.co.uk Profile
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