Kaba Diawara

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Kaba Diawara
Personal information
Full name Kaba Diawara
Date of birth (1975-12-16) 16 December 1975 (age 38)
Place of birth Toulon, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Toulon 40 (11)
1994–1998 Bordeaux 60 (14)
1998 Rennes (loan) 12 (1)
1999 Arsenal 12 (0)
1999 Marseille 15 (0)
2000–2003 Paris Saint-Germain 14 (0)
2001 Blackburn Rovers (loan) 5 (0)
2001 West Ham United (loan) 11 (0)
2002 Racing de Ferrol (loan) 15 (5)
2002–2003 Nice (loan) 37 (12)
2003–2004 Al-Gharrafa ? (?)
2005 Al-Kharitiyath ? (?)
2005–2006 Ajaccio 20 (2)
2006–2007 Gaziantepspor 27 (8)
2008 Ankaragücü 12 (1)
2008–2009 Alki Larnaca 11 (3)
2009–2011 Arles-Avignon 50 (8)
Total 341 (65)
National team
France U-21
2004–2009 Guinea 13 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2010

Kaba Diawara (born 16 December 1975 in Toulon) is a retired French-born Guinean footballer.

Career[edit]

His club career has been quite unstable, having played briefly for three English clubs (Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United) as well as in Spain[1] and Qatar. Diawara only scored once in English football, despite having three spells there. His sole goal came for Blackburn in a 6–1 League Cup win over Rochdale.[2] In France, he has played for teams like Bordeaux and Paris St Germain with some success. In the 2006–2007 season, he transferred to Gaziantepspor but after played none in 2007–08 season, he signed a contract until end of season for Ankaragücü. Despite being a striker, he never scored a league goal for any of his English clubs. On August 2008, he moved to Alki Larnaca in Cyprus. The Guinean forward was signed from AC Arles-Avignon on a free transfer, he was released by Cypriot club Alki Larnaca in December 2008.

International career[edit]

The striker played for the French national U-21 team,[3] but chose to represent Guinea at senior level. He scored two goals in the 2006 African Cup of Nations.

Honours[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "PSG loan out Diawara". UEFA.com. 31 January 2002. Retrieved 10 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "Blackburn 6–1 Rochdale (agg: 7–2)". BBC. 6 September 2000. Retrieved 3 November 2009. 
  3. ^ FIFA rule change boosts African nations [1]

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