Diadie Samassékou

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Diadie Samassékou
FC Admira Wacker Mödling vs. FC Red Bull Salzburg 2018-04-15 (043).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-01-11) 11 January 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Bamako, Mali
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Red Bull Salzburg
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2015 Real Bamako
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Liefering 26 (0)
2016– Red Bull Salzburg 82 (1)
National team
2015– Mali U20 9 (4)
2016– Mali 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:00, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:34, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Diadie Samassékou (born 11 January 1996) is a Malian professional footballer, who plays as a defensive midfielder for Red Bull Salzburg and the Mali national team.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

In August 2015, Samassékou signed a four-year contract with Red Bull Salzburg, initially joining their farm team FC Liefering.[1] During the 2017–18 season Salzburg had their best ever European campaign. They finished top of their Europa League group, for a record fourth time, before beating Real Sociedad and Borussia Dortmund thus making their first ever appearance in the UEFA Europa League semi-final.[2] On 3 May 2018, he played in the Europa League semi-finals as Olympique de Marseille played out a 1–2 away loss but a 3–2 aggregate win to secure a place in the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final.[3]

International career[edit]

Samassékou has represented Mali youth teams at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup,[4] and 2016 Toulon Tournament. He made his debut for the senior Mali national football team in a 3-1 friendly loss to China on 29 June 2014.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 15 September 2016[6]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Liefering 2015–16 Erste Liga 25 0 0 0 25 0
Red Bull Salzburg 2016–17 Austrian Bundesliga 5 0 1 0 5 0 11 0
Career total 30 0 1 0 5 0 36 10

International[edit]

As of match played 15 July 2019[7]
Mali national team
Year Apps Goals
2016 2 0
2017 2 0
2018 4 0
2019 5 1
Total 13 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mali's goal tally first.[8]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 June 2019 Suez Stadium, Suez, Egypt  Tunisia 1–0 1–1 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Red Bull Salzburg

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Signing Samassekou Signs Deal Until 2019". Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  2. ^ UEFA.com. "Salzburg v Marseille background". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  3. ^ "FC Red Bull Salzburg 2–1 Marseille". BBC Sport. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Tournois FIFA Joueurs & Entraîneurs - Diadie SAMASSEKOU". FIFA.com (in French). Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  5. ^ "China PR vs. Mali - 29 June 2014 - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-05-07.
  6. ^ "D.Samassekou". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Diadie Samassékou". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Diadie Samassékou". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  9. ^ "UEFA Europa League Squad of the 2017/18 Season". UEFA.com. 17 May 2018.

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