Lamine Diatta

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Lamine Diatta
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Personal information
Full name Lamine Diatta
Date of birth (1975-07-02) 2 July 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Dakar, Senegal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Toulouse FC 25 (0)
1999 Olympique Marseille 0 (0)
1999–2004 Stade Rennais 129 (11)
2004–2006 Olympique Lyonnais 30 (0)
2006–2007 St. Étienne 25 (1)
2007–2008 Beşiktaş J.K. 6 (0)
2008 Newcastle United 2 (0)
2009 Hamilton Academical 0 (0)
2009–2010 Al-Ahli (Doha) 0 (0)
2011 Étoile Sportive du Sahel 12 (0)
2011–2012 Doncaster Rovers 0 (0)
National team
2000–2008 Senegal 40 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:16, 1 December 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:05, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Lamine Diatta (born 2 July 1975 in Dakar) is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a defender.

Career[edit]

Diatta moved to France when he was only one year old. He was the holding force in the centre of Senegal's defence, and is also tough in the air, which provides a threat in attacking set-pieces.

Before moving to Olympique Lyon in 2004, Diatta played 142 games for Stade Rennais, scoring 9 goals in that time. Before his time at Rennes, he was at Marseille, but never actually played a game for them. Diatta's first club was Toulouse FC. He spent one season there and played 25 games without scoring. In his first year (2004/2005) with Lyon he played 19 games. During his second year (2005/2006) at Lyon, he was troubled with injury and only makes 13 appearances also without goals. On August 2006, he left Lyon on free transfer in search for regular team football, settling at St. Étienne.

On 7 March 2008, after a week's trial at Newcastle United, Diatta agreed a short term deal until the end of the season after buying out his contract at Beşiktaş J.K..[1] The deal was finally confirmed by the club on 14 March after a week of confusion.[2] He made his first team debut for Newcastle as a substitute in a Premier League match against Reading on 5 April but was released on 15 May.

Diatta joined Stoke City on trial in January 2009.[3] On 20 March, however, he signed for Hamilton Academical on a short term deal until the end of the season.[4] [5]

After just one month, on 25 April, the 33 year old Senegalese defender left Hamilton to join Al-Ahli Sports Club in Qatar.[6]

Without a club since his release from Al-Ahli Sports Club he participated in trials in Singapore without being snapped up by a club.[7]

He then joined Étoile Sportive du Sahel of the CLP-1 in Tunisia.

Doncaster Rovers[edit]

In December 2011 he signed a short term deal with Championship team Doncaster Rovers, where fellow countrymen El Hadji Diouf and Habib Beye also play for the club.[8]

International[edit]

Diatta was also Senegal's captain. He played in all of Senegal's matches in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Diatta has also played 40 games for his national side, scoring three goals.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magpies seal Diatta deal". Sky Sports. 7 March 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Diatta Determined To Help Toon Fight". Newcastle United. 14 March 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Defender Diatta on trial at Stoke". BBC News. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Diatta makes Accies move". Sky Sports. 20 March 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/2009/03/19/exclusive-hamilton-set-to-sign-senegal-world-cup-skipper-86908-21209512/
  6. ^ "Diatta joins Qatar side Al Ahli". BBC Sport. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Missed Opportunity AGAIN....". bolasepako.com. 
  8. ^ "Diatta deal completed". Doncaster Rovers. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 

External links[edit]

Lamine Diatta career stats at Soccerbase