Adama Diomandé

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Adama Diomandé
Adama Diomande.jpg
Diomandé playing for Skeid in 2010
Personal information
Full name Valentin Adama Diomandé
Date of birth (1990-02-14) 14 February 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Hull City
Number 20
Youth career
–2006 Vålerenga
2006–2007 Lyn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Lyn 3 (0)
2010 Skeid 12 (8)
2010–2011 Hødd 38 (18)
2012–2013 Strømsgodset 46 (15)
2014 Dinamo Minsk 23 (3)
2015 Stabæk 21 (17)
2015– Hull City 33 (5)
National team
2013 Norway U23 1 (0)
2015– Norway 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:09, 18 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:43, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Valentin Adama "Dio" Diomandé (born 14 February 1990) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Hull City. He has previously played for Lyn, Skeid, Hødd, Strømsgodset, Dinamo Minsk and Stabæk.

Early life[edit]

Diomandé was born in Oslo to parents from the Ivory Coast. He played youth football for the clubs Holmlia, Vålerenga and Lyn.[2] He has attended the sport secondary school Norges Toppidrettsgymnas, like most of Lyn's young players. He initially studied sports science at Ulsrud High School.[3]

Career[edit]

Diomandé made his senior début on 19 October 2008 against Hamarkameratene, as a substitute in the 86th minute. He played one more game in 2008 and one in 2009.[1] Ahead of the 2010 season he joined Skeid.[2]

On 26 March 2015, Diomandé signed a 2.5-year contract with Stabæk.[4]

On 1 September 2015, Diomandé joined English club Hull City of the Championship for a fee of £1.7 million.[5] Because of injury he had to wait until 12 December 2015 to make his debut when he came off the bench, as a 77th-minute replacement for Chuba Akpom, in the 1–0 home win against Bolton Wanderers.[6] Diomandé made his Premier League debut on 13 August 2016, scoring a spectacular overhead kick in a shock 2–1 defeat of reigning champions Leicester City.[7]

International career[edit]

Diomandé received his first international call-up to the senior team in June 2015, making his début for the senior team on the 12th when he came on as a substitute for Joshua King in the 79th minute of a goalless UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying draw against Azerbaijan at Ullevaal Stadion.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 March 2017[8][9]
Season Club Division League National Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2008 Lyn Tippeligaen 2 0 0 0 2 0
2009 1 0 0 0 1 0
2010 Skeid 2. Divisjon 12 8 2 1 14 9
2010 Hødd 10 4 0 0 10 4
2011 Adeccoligaen 28 14 3 3 31 17
2012 Strømsgodset Tippeligaen 21 7 3 1 24 8
2013 25 8 1 0 26 8
2014 Dinamo Minsk Belarusian Premier League 23 3 1 0 24 3
2015 Stabæk Tippeligaen 21 17 5 8 26 25
2015–16 Hull City Championship 11 3 4 0 0 0 15 3
2016–17 Premier League 22 2 2 0 6 2 30 4
Career Total 176 66 21 13 6 2 203 81

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first.[9]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 October 2016 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  San Marino 2–1 4–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Adama Diomande". LynFotball.net. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Vindegg, Anders (8 February 2010). "Adama Diomande klar for Skeid" (in Norwegian). Skeid Fotball. Retrieved 5 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Svarstad, Jørgen (3 September 2008). "Får Lyn-karrière". Aftenposten Aften (in Norwegian). 
  4. ^ "Diomande klar for Stabæk" (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Deadline Day: Tigers Sign Norwegian Striker Adama Diomande". Hull City. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hull 1–0 Bolton". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Hull City 2–1 Leicester City". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Adama Diomande". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "A.Diomandé". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 March 2015.