Drissa Diakité

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Drissa Diakité
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Personal information
Date of birth (1985-02-18) 18 February 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Bamako, Mali
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder, Right defender
Club information
Current team
Number 5
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Djoliba AC 0 (0)
2004–2006 MC Alger 24 (0)
2006–2012 Nice 159 (0)
2012–2013 Olympiacos 4 (0)
2013–2015 Bastia 53 (0)
2015–2016 Tours 6 (0)
2017– Kallithea 1 (0)
National team
2004– Mali 43 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 February 2017 (UTC).

Drissa Diakité (born 18 February 1985 in Bamako[1]) is a Malian footballer who last played for Kallithea in the Greek Football League,[2] as a Defensive midfielder or as a Right defender.


He has previously played for Djoliba AC (Mali) and MC Alger (Algeria).

In January transfer window 2006, Diakité moved to French side Nice, with an undisclosed fee.[3] At Nice, he played defensive midfielder or right fullback. Diakite was fan favourite, though he has physical unwavering commitment, which he earned cards. Diakite made his debut for the club, coming on as a substitute for Marama Vahirua, in a 3-0 loss against Marseille. In his second half of the season, Diakite made five appearance.

In 2006/07 season, Diakite made twenty-five appearance. In March 2007 the Mali star was linked with £3.5 Million moves to Newcastle United, Everton and Real Zaragoza. He has been labelled as a half and half of Patrick Vieira and Zé Roberto.[4] Dialote signed a contract, that will keep him until 2010.[5] In 2007-08 season, Diakite made twenty-two appearance. In a 0-0 draw against Sochaux, on 3 November 2007, Diakite received a straight red card for the first time in his Nice career. In 2008-09 season, Diakite signed a contract until 2011[6] and went on to make thirty-one appearance and happen the same thing the following season. The 2010-11 season was troubled for him, as he received two cards[7] and suffering injury.[8] In his last season, his playing time has been more restricted, who suffered a crack in the fibula, making sixteen appearance.[9]

At the end of the 2011-12 season, Diakite was released by the club, ending his six-years association with the club.[10] Previously in February 2012, Diakite was told by the club that he's not offered a new contract.[11] In his Nice career, He endured what were considered below-average seasons by most in the three season since he arrived.

In summer 2012, he moved to Greek side Olympiacos on a one-year contract.[12] However, Diakite made only four appearance and not even earn a first team place. At the end of 2012-13 season, Diakite was released by the club.

After one-year at Greece, Diakite return to France by joining Bastia on 29 May 2013 on a two-year contract.[13]

International career[edit]

Diakite was part of the Mali U-20 team who finish third in group stage of 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.[14] He was part of the Malian 2004 Olympic football team, who exited in the quarter finals, finishing top of group A, but losing to Italy in the next round.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mali's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 March 2015 Stade Pierre Brisson, Beauvais  Gabon 1–0 3–4 Friendly





  1. ^ Football.co.uk Profile
  2. ^ L'Equipe (27 May 2013). "D.Diakité, deux ans à Bastia" (in French). Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Drissa Diakite in Nice, Franck Padovani Toulon" [Drissa Diakite a Nice, Franck Padovani a Toulon] (in French). OGC Nissa.com. 30 January 2006. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  4. ^ La fiche de Drissa Diakité Football – L'Equipe.fr
  5. ^ New Nice deal for Diakite
  6. ^ "extends Diakité" [Foot - L1 - Nice : Diakité prolonge] (in French). L'Equipe. 16 July 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Anin suspended three games" [Anin suspendu trois matches] (in French). L'Equipe. 24 February 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Without Bamogo or Digard" [Sans Bamogo ni Digard] (in French). L'Equipe. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Diakite and Guié Guié out" [Diakité et Guié Guié out] (in French). L'Equipe. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "D. Not extended Diakité" [Diakité non prolongé] (in French). L'Equope. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "D. Not extended Diakité" [Diakité non prolongé] (in French). L'Equipe. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Mali international Drissa Diakite joins Olympiakos". BBC Sport. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  13. ^ "D.Diakité two years in Bastia" [Foot - Transferts : D.Diakité, deux ans à Bastia] (in French). L'Eqiupe. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  14. ^ FIFA.com – FIFA Spielerstatistik Drissa DIAKITE

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