Mohamed Diamé

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Mohamed Diamé
Mohamed Diamé with West Ham United.jpg
Diamé playing for West Ham United in 2012
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Diamé[1]
Date of birth (1987-06-14) 14 June 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Créteil, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hull City
Number 17
Youth career
2000–2003 INF Clairefontaine
2003–2005 Lens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Lens B 28 (1)
2007–2008 Linares 31 (1)
2008–2009 Rayo Vallecano 35 (1)
2009–2012 Wigan Athletic 96 (5)
2012–2014 West Ham United 71 (7)
2014– Hull City 1 (1)
National team
2012 Senegal Olympic 4 (0)
2011– Senegal 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:47, 15 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:38, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Mohamed Diamé (born 14 June 1987), also known as Momo Diamé,[3] is a professional footballer who plays for English club Hull City as a central midfielder.

Born in France, Diamé represents and captains Senegal at international level.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Diamé was born in the Paris suburb of Créteil and he was selected to attend the Clairefontaine academy between 2000 and 2003.[4] Diamé began his professional career in 2003 with RC Lens, but left four years later after facing health problems.[5] After a full recovery, he signed for lowly Spanish side CD Linares in 2007,[6] and moved to Rayo Vallecano the following year,[7] helping the Madrid-based team to a mid-table position in the Segunda División, after being promoted in the 2007–08 season. During his time with Rayo it was reported that La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona were interested in signing the midfielder,[8] as well as Premier League side Arsenal.[9]

Wigan Athletic[edit]

In August 2009, Diamé signed a three-year deal with Premier League side Wigan Athletic.[10] The transfer had earlier been temporarily put on hold, after alleged heart problems were found.[11] Diamé made his debut the same day as his transfer, in a 5–0 defeat to Manchester United.[12] He scored his first goal for Wigan against Sunderland on 6 February 2010.[13] At the end of the 2011–12 season he left Wigan after declining their offer to extend his contract.[14]

West Ham United[edit]

On 20 June 2012 he was signed by West Ham United on a three-year contract.[15][16] Diamé made his debut for West Ham on 18 August 2012 in a 1–0 win against Aston Villa.[17] He scored his first goal for West Ham United in the 3–1 defeat to Arsenal on 6 October 2012.[18] His second goal for the club was scored in the 3–1 victory over Chelsea on 1 December 2012.[19] On 9 December 2012, Diamé was injured in a match against Liverpool; it was initially thought he could be out for up to 3 months.[20] In January 2013, after a number of clubs were purported to be interested in signing him, Diamé stated that he wished to stay with West Ham.[21][22] Diamé did not leave the club in the transfer window, and manager Sam Allardyce stated that it was an important decision.[23]

Hull City[edit]

He moved to Hull City on 1 September 2014, signing a three-year contract.[24] Two weeks later, he made his debut at the KC Stadium, scoring against West Ham in a 2–2 draw.[25]

International career[edit]

On 22 March 2011, Diamé was called up to play for Senegal, for whom he qualifies as his father was born in Dakar.[26] Diamé made his international debut later that month.[27]

In July 2012, Diamé was announced as one of three over-age players in Senegal's squad for the 2012 Olympics.[28]

Personal life[edit]

Diamé is a Muslim.[29]

Career statistics[edit]

Diame playing for Wigan Athletic in 2010

Club[edit]

As of match played 15 September 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lens B 2005–06[27] CFA 28 1 28 1
2006–07[27] CFA 0 0 0 0
Total 28 1 28 1
Linares 2007–08[30] Segunda División B 31 1 1 1 1[a] 0 33 2
Rayo Vallecano 2008–09[31] Segunda División 35 1 2 0 37 1
Wigan Athletic 2009–10[32] Premier League 34 1 2 0 1 0 37 1
2010–11[33] Premier League 36 1 3 2 1 0 40 3
2011–12[34] Premier League 26 3 0 0 0 0 26 3
Total 96 5 5 2 2 0 103 7
West Ham United 2012–13[35] Premier League 33 3 1 0 0 0 34 3
2013–14[36] Premier League 35 4 0 0 6 0 41 4
2014–15[37] Premier League 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Total 71 7 1 0 7 0 79 7
Hull City 2014–15[37] Premier League 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Career total 262 16 9 3 9 0 1 0 281 19

International[edit]

As of match played 5 September 2014[27]
International statistics
National team Season Apps Goals
Senegal 2011 5 0
2012 8 0
2013 5 0
2014 3 0
Total 21 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 117. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sevilla track Senegal midfielder Momo Diame". Afrikan Soccer. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "INF, formateur de talents" (in French). FFF. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Profile" (in Spanish). descubrepromesas. 21 September 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Profile". BDFutbol. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Scouting profile". Sky Sports. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Barcelona, Real Madrid battle for Rayo Vallecano star Mohamed Diame". Tribal Football. 21 December 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  9. ^ "The lowdown on Arsenal target Mohamed Diame". IMScouting. 25 January 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "Wigan complete capture of Diame". BBC Sport. 22 August 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  11. ^ Froilán Mora (14 August 2009). "El corazón de Diamé frena su fichaje por el Wigan" [Diamé's heart halts signing with Wigan]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  12. ^ Chris Bevan (22 August 2009). "Wigan 0 – 5 Man Utd". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  13. ^ "Sunderland 1 – 1 Wigan". BBC Sport. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  14. ^ Jones, Simon (15 May 2012). "Liverpool and Spurs lead chase for Diame with midfielder set to leave Wigan for free". www.dailmaily.co.uk. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  15. ^ "Diame deal agreed". West Ham United F.C. 20 June 2012. 
  16. ^ "Mohamed Diame to join West Ham from Wigan on a three-year deal". BBC Sport. 20 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "West Ham 1 – 0 Aston Vila". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "West Ham 1–3 Arsenal". BBC Sport. 6 October 2012. 
  19. ^ "West Ham 3–1 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 1 December 2012. 
  20. ^ "West Ham: Hamstring tear to sideline Mohamed Diame". BBC Sport. 9 December 2012. 
  21. ^ "Mohamed Diame 'very happy' at West Ham despite Arsenal link". BBC Sport. 24 January 2013. 
  22. ^ David Hytner (24 January 2013). "Tottenham aim to tempt Mohamed Diamé from West Ham for £3.5m". The Guardian. 
  23. ^ "West Ham: It was vital Mohamed Diame stayed – Sam Allardyce". BBC Sport. 1 February 2013. 
  24. ^ "Tigers Sign Mohamed Diame From West Ham". Hull City A.F.C. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "Hull 2-2 West Ham". BBC Sport. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  26. ^ "International Rescue!". Wigan Athletic F.C. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  27. ^ a b c d Mohamed Diamé at National-Football-Teams.com
  28. ^ "Senegal leave Papiss Cisse out of Olympic squad". BBC Sport. 7 June 2012. 
  29. ^ Din, Tusdiq (23 August 2011). "Fasting and football. How do top-flight Muslims cope?". The Independent. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  30. ^ "Diamé: Mohamed Diamé: 2007–08". BDFutbol. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  31. ^ "Diamé: Mohamed Diamé: 2008–09". BDFutbol. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  32. ^ "Games played by Mohamed Diame in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Mohamed Diame in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  34. ^ "Games played by Mohamed Diame in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Mohamed Diame in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Mohamed Diame in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  37. ^ a b "Games played by Mohamed Diame in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 

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