Mamadou Niang

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Mamadou Niang
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Niang with Al-Sadd
Personal information
Full name Mamadou Hamidou Niang[1]
Date of birth (1979-10-13) 13 October 1979 (age 34)[2]
Place of birth Matam, Senegal
Height 1.78
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Al Sadd
Number 53
Youth career
1998–1999 Le Havre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Troyes B 35 (21)
2001–2003 Troyes 47 (8)
2003 Metz (loan) 12 (5)
2003–2005 Strasbourg 56 (21)
2005–2010 Marseille 155 (71)
2010–2011 Fenerbahçe 29 (15)
2011– Al Sadd 22 (8)
2013 Beşiktaş (loan) 10 (3)
National team
2002–2012 Senegal 56 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:50, 19 September 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:55, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Mamadou Niang (born 13 October 1979 in Matam) is a Senegalese footballer who plays as a striker for Al Sadd in Qatar Stars League. He has represented Senegal at international level, participating in the 2004, 2006, and 2008 African Cup of Nations. He is the older brother of Papa Niang, who currently plays at FF Jaro in the Finnish Veikkausliiga.

Career[edit]

Troyes[edit]

After beginning his career with the Le Havre youth team, Niang turned professional at 18 years of age with Troyes. He had a mixed beginning to his career with his first season featuring ten Ligue 1 starts, all from the bench, the following season would show little improvement with 17 starts and only 3 league goals.

Loan to Metz[edit]

A loan period with second division Metz allowed him to hone his skills, contributing 5 goals in 12 appearances and helping Metz return to top flight French football for the 2003–04 season.

Strasbourg[edit]

Jean Fernandez, the Metz manager, tried to make the loan deal into a permanent move but failed and Niang left Troyes for Strasbourg. The arrival of Danijel Ljuboja, to Strasbourg at the same time allowed Niang to form an important strike partnership until Ljuboja moved to Paris Saint-Germain. Niang didn't score again for the remainder of the second half of that season.

The 2004–05 season saw Mickaël Pagis arrive at Strasbourg, and a fruitful new partnership was formed, with the pair linking up for 27 goals in the league. This partnership helped Strasbourg make it to the Coupe de la Ligue final, where victory over Caen gave Strasbourg their second Coupe de la Ligue trophy.

Olympique Marseille[edit]

In 2005, Niang moved to Marseille for a reported fee of €7 million. He was joined six months later by Mickaël Pagis. Niang finished the season as Marseille's top scorer with ten goals but Marseille lost the Coupe de France final to Paris Saint-Germain.

Niang would go on to finish the 2009–10 season with 18 goals in Ligue 1, making him the highest scorer in the league and Marseille's highest scorer with 28 goals in all competitions.

Niang was selected OM player of the month for May 2008.[3]

Fenerbahçe[edit]

He signed a 3+1 year deal with Fenerbahçe on 14 August 2010 for a fee of reported €8 million.[4] Mamadou Niang had made a great start with Fenerbahçe SK when he scored 7 goals in his first 6 league appearances. Niang scored his first hat-trick for Fenerbahçe on his 5th appearance when they won 6–2 against Kasımpaşa. Niang helped his side win the 2010–11 Süper Lig, scoring 16 goals in 29 appearances.[5]

Al Sadd[edit]

On 6 September 2011 he was sold to Al-Sadd for €7.5 million.[6]

On 19 October 2011, at the 2011 AFC Champions League Semi-final match against Suwon Samsung Bluewings, he scored the controversial,un-sportsmanlike second goal for his team. Al Sadd should've sent the ball back to the Bluewings since the play was suspended when the home team's player was injured. However, while Suwon's defense stood stil thinking their goalkeeper will get the ball back, Niang stole the ball and went past the goalkeeper to score. The goal induced an intrusion of a home fan and a huge melee of both players and bench. The controversy got bigger when Al Sadd's player Keita took a swing at a home fan. Even though his goal was against general notion of fair-play, Niang argued that there was no problem with his goal, and that it was Suwon who played without manners, inducing melee between two teams. After all, AFC did not conclude this issue justly, by giving disciplinary actions to Suwon only, Al Sadd getting absolutely nothing, not even Niang or Keita.[7] He then got himself sent-off in injury time for kicking the ball away when he was flagged offside, receiving another yellow card in addition to his previous, meaning he could not participate in the second leg in Doha.[8]

Loan to Beşiktaş[edit]

On 31 January 2013 he moved to Turkish side Beşiktaş until the end of the season, on loan from Qatari club Al Sadd.[9]

On 3 March 2013 he scored his first goal and contributed with an assist in a 3–2 win against his old club Fenerbahçe securing 3 points for his team in the final derby ever on İnönü Stadium.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 16 September 2011.[2][10]
Season Club Country Championship National Cup European Cup
2000–2001 Troyes Ligue 1 10 app / 2 goals 4 app / 1 goal
2001–2002 Troyes Ligue 1 17 app / 3 goals 2 app 2 app
2002–2003 Troyes Ligue 1 20 app / 3 goals 1 app
2002–2003 Metz Ligue 2 12 app / 5 goals
2003–2004 Strasbourg Ligue 1 23 app / 9 goals 2 app / 1 goal
2004–2005 Strasbourg Ligue 1 33 app / 12 goals 5 app / 3 goals
2005–2006 Olympique de Marseille Ligue 1 28 app / 10 goals 4 app / 2 goals 8 app / 1 goal
2006–2007 Olympique de Marseille Ligue 1 37 app / 12 goals 8 app / 3 goals 4 app / 2 goals
2007–2008 Olympique de Marseille Ligue 1 29 app / 18 goals 2 app / 1 goal 10 app / 4 goals
2008–2009 Olympique de Marseille Ligue 1 27 app / 13 goals 1 app 13 app / 7 goals
2009–2010 Olympique de Marseille Ligue 1 32 app / 18 goals 9 app / 3 goals
2010–2011 Olympique de Marseille Ligue 1 2 app / 0 goals
2010–2011 Fenerbahçe Süper Lig 29 app / 15 goals 2 app / 0 goals – 2 app / 0 goals

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

ES Troyes AC

RC Strasbourg

Olympique de Marseille

Fenerbahçe

Al Sadd

Individual[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results table. Senegal's goal tally first:
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 March 2002 Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Bolivia 2–1 2–1 Friendly
2. 19 November 2002 First National Bank Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa  South Africa 1–1 1–1 Nelson Mandela Challenge
3. 30 January 2004 Stade 15 Octobre, Bizerte, Tunisia  Kenya 1–0 3–0 2004 Africa Cup of Nations
4. 30 January 2004 Stade 15 Octobre, Bizerte, Tunisia  Kenya 3–0 3–0 2004 Africa Cup of Nations
5. 17 November 2004 Stade Bon Rencontre, Toulon, France  Algeria 1–0 2–1 Friendly
6. 18 June 2005 Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Togo 1–1 2–2 2006 World Cup qualifiers
7. 4 February 2006 Harras El-Hedoud Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt  Guinea 2–1 3–2 2006 Africa Cup of Nations
8. 7 February 2006 Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt  Egypt 1–1 1–2 2006 Africa Cup of Nations
9. 16 August 2006 Stade de la Vallée du Cher, Tours, France  Ivory Coast 1–0 1–0 Friendly
10. 24 March 2007 Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Tanzania 1–0 4–0 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
11. 24 March 2007 Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Tanzania 3–0 4–0 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
12. 24 March 2007 Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Tanzania 4–0 4–0 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
13. 14 October 2007 Stade Robert Diochon, Rouen, France  Guinea 2–0 3–1 Friendly
14. 5 September 2009 Estádio Algarve, Portugal, Portugal  Angola 1–0 1–1 Friendly
15. 3 March 2010 Panthessaliko Stadium, Volos, Greece  Greece 1–0 2–0 Friendly
16. 5 September 2010 Stade Frederic Kibassa Maliba, Lubumbashi, DR Congo  DR Congo 2–0 4–2 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
17. 5 September 2010 Stade Frederic Kibassa Maliba, Lubumbashi, DR Congo  DR Congo 3–0 4–2 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
18. 5 September 2010 Stade Frederic Kibassa Maliba, Lubumbashi, DR Congo  DR Congo 4–1 4–2 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
19. 9 October 2010 Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Mauritius 2–0 7–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
20. 9 October 2010 Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Mauritius 5–0 7–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mamadou Hamidou Niang". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Mamadou Niang". L'Équipe. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Niang, OM player of the month for May
  4. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=1513009.html
  5. ^ http://soccernet.espn.go.com/player/_/id/7488/mamadou-niang?cc=5901
  6. ^ "Oyuncumuz Mamadou Niang'ın Katar'ın Al Sadd Kulübüne 7,5 milyon Euro bedelle transferi konusunda anlaşmaya varılmıştır.". Fenerbahçe SK (in Turkish) (Turkish Public Disclosure System (KAP)). 6 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0–2 Al Sadd". The Asia Football Confederation. 19 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Al Sadd close on final ESPN Soccernet. 19 October 2011.
  9. ^ http://www.bjk.com.tr/tr/haber/54582/mamadou_niang_istanbul_rsquo_da.html
  10. ^ "Mamadou Niang". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 

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