Souleymane Diamoutene

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Souleymane Diamoutene
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-01-30) 30 January 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Sikasso, Mali
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
Djoliba AC
Udinese
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Lucchese 27 (0)
2003–2004 Perugia (loan) 24 (0)
2004–2012 Lecce 144 (6)
2009 Roma (loan) 4 (0)
2009–2010 Bari (loan) 3 (0)
2011 Pescara (loan) 13 (1)
2012 Levski Sofia 15 (1)
National team
2003– Mali[1] 48 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 July 2008

Souleymane Diamoutene (born 30 January 1983 in Sikasso) is a Malian football defender.

Career[edit]

Diamoutene spent his professional club footballing career in Italy, moving in the country after being noted by a Udinese scout.[2] He then trained with the zebrette under-19 squad for a few months between 1999 and 2000, without being officially signed.[citation needed] After a friendly against Pisa, he was spotted by Francesco D'Arrigo, the head coach of the nerazzurri, who successfully signed him with his next club, Serie C1's Lucchese.[citation needed] Diamoutene spent two seasons with Lucchese, and in 2003 he was signed by Perugia.

In 2004, Diamoutene joined Lecce, becoming a mainstay of the salentini under coach Zdenek Zeman. He played two seasons in Serie A (2004–05, 2005–06) and two in Serie B (2006–07, 2007–08). He was confirmed with Lecce for the 2008–09 season, the first one back in the top flight for his club, but in January 2009 he was loaned to Roma with a pre-set price of €3.15M[3][4] as a replacement for outgoing Christian Panucci.

On 31 August 2009, Diamoutene joined Bari on a loan deal.[5]

On 10 February 2012, it was announced that Diamoutene had signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with Bulgarian A PFG club Levski Sofia.[6] He was handed the number 25 shirt. On 23 May 2012, Diamoutene scored his first goal for Levski in a 7–0 win over PFC Svetkavitsa.

International career[edit]

At youth level, Diamoutene played at the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship. He is also a full Malian international. He represented Mali at the 2004 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia, the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana and the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Perugia[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As of 1 September 2009.
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2001–02 Lucchese Serie C1 2 0 ? ? ? ?
2002–03 25 0 ? ? ?1 ?
2003–04 Perugia Serie A 24 0 ? ? 12 0 ? ?
2004–05 Lecce 33 1 ? ? ? ?
2005–06[7] 33 0 1 0 34 0
2006–07[8] Serie B 37 3 1 0 38 3
2007–08[9] 31 2 1 0 342 2
2008–09 Serie A 8 0 1 0 9 0
Roma 4 0 2 0 6 0
2009–10 Lecce Serie B 0 0 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Bari Serie A 0 0 0 0
Career total 197 6 ? ? 14 0 ? ?

1Include 2 matches at Relegation Playoffs
2Include 2 matches at Promotion Playoffs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diamoutène, Souleymane". nationalfootballteams.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Roma, si chiude per Diamoutene" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport Stadio. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Ceduto Diamoutene alla Roma" (in Italian). US Lecce. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "ACQUISIZIONE A TITOLO TEMPORANEO DEL DIRITTO ALLE PRESTAZIONI SPORTIVE DEL CALCIATORE SOULEYMANE DIAMOUTENE" (in Italian). AS Roma. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Official: Bari Sign Diamoutene From Lecce". Goal.com. 29 August 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Levski agree deal with defender Diamoutene". fourfourtwo.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "2005–06 Profile" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "2006–07 Profile" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "2007–08 Profile" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 

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