Pape Diakhaté

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Pape Diakhaté
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Personal information
Full name Pape Malickou Diakhaté
Date of birth (1984-06-21) 21 June 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Dakar, Senegal
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Erciyesspor (on loan from Granada)
Number TBA
Youth career
Ouakam
Nancy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2007 Nancy 141 (3)
2007–2011 Dynamo Kyiv 57 (1)
2010 Saint-Étienne (loan) 18 (1)
2010–2011 Lyon (loan) 28 (1)
2011– Granada 56 (0)
2014– Erciyesspor (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2005– Senegal 35 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Pape Malickou Diakhaté (born 21 June 1984 in Dakar) is a Senegalese professional footballer who currently plays for Kayseri Erciyesspor, on loan from Granada CF, as a central defender.

Career[edit]

Diakhaté has been at Nancy since his youth, and made his Ligue 2 debut on 20 October 2001, playing the first half of the 2–0 win over LB Châteauroux. He played 25 league matches the following season, and appeared regularly for the club, although his 2003–04 season was severely disrupted by injury.[1] 2004–05 brought Diakhaté favourable recognition, winning a place in France Football's team of the season. However, on 18 July 2007 it was announced that he had signed a contract with Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv. Diakhaté made his debut for Dynamo on 1 August 2007 in a league fixture against FC Chornomorets Odessa.[2] Pape quickly established himself in the first team and even captained the club on occasion. A month later on 1 September he broke a collar bone in a match against FC Kharkiv, but once recovered returned to the team. On 16 December 2009 he left the Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv, and returned to France signing a half-year loan contract with AS Saint-Étienne. The following season he was loaned to Lyon and was relatively used.

On 26 August 2011 he signed for Spanish club Granada CF, for a club record €4,500,000 on a four-year contract.

Position[edit]

Originally a left-back and capable of playing as a wide midfielder, he is recognised mainly as a centre-back. He has also been known to play in goal for Senegal on numerous occasions.

Personal life[edit]

Pape Diakhate met his wife Caroline Petitfour in 2003 in Nancy. They have two children, Yanis (2006) and Sarah (2008). Since 2012, the couple lives apart.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Country Competition Matches Goals
2001–2002 AS Nancy  France Ligue 2 4 0
2002–2003 AS Nancy  France Ligue 2 25 0
2003–2004 AS Nancy  France Ligue 2 17 0
2004–2005 AS Nancy  France Ligue 2 29 1
2005–2006 AS Nancy  France Ligue 1 33 2
2006–2007 AS Nancy  France Ligue 1 33 0
2007–2008 Dynamo Kyiv  Ukraine Ukrainian Premier League 16 0
2008–2009 Dynamo Kyiv  Ukraine Ukrainian Premier League 13 1
2009–2010 Dynamo Kyiv  Ukraine Ukrainian Premier League 2 0
2009–2010 AS Saint-Étienne  France Ligue 1 18 1
2010–2011 Olympique Lyonnais  France Ligue 1 24 1
Total 214 6

International career[edit]

He earned in 2004 also a full international call-up from Senegal. After Nancy's promotion to Ligue 1 in 2005, Diakhaté was also part of the Senegalese team that finished fourth in the 2006 African Cup of Nations.

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