Guirane N'Daw

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Guirane N'Daw
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Personal information
Date of birth (1984-04-24) 24 April 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Rufisque,[1] Senegal
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder / central defender
Youth career
–2002 Sochaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2008 Sochaux 122 (5)
2008–2010 Nantes 32 (3)
2009–2010 Saint-Étienne (loan) 34 (0)
2010–2013 Saint-Étienne 25 (0)
2010 Saint-Étienne B 4 (1)
2011 Zaragoza (loan) 19 (0)
2011–2012 Birmingham City (loan) 19 (0)
2012–2013 Ipswich Town (loan) 34 (1)
2013–2014 Asteras Tripolis 29 (3)
2014–2015 Metz 27 (0)
2015–2016 Lens 9 (0)
National team
2005– Senegal 47 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:28, 2 November 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:30, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Guirane N'Daw (born 24 April 1984) is a Senegalese football midfielder. He played for Sochaux, Nantes, Saint-Étienne, and Lens in France, for Zaragoza in Spain, for Birmingham City and Ipswich Town in England, and for Asteras Tripolis in Greece.


N'Daw began his career with Sochaux. He appeared in over 120 matches, which included the 2007 Coupe de France Final as Sochaux beat Olympique Marseille on penalties, and scored five goals for the club before moving to Nantes in 2008.[1][2] After Nantes were relegated to Ligue 2 at the end of his first season with the club, N'Daw joined Saint-Étienne on loan for the 2009–10 Ligue 1 season. The deal included a clause by which the move would be made permanent if Saint-Étienne retained their top-flight status.[3] After a successful campaign, the loan was made permanent for a fee of €4m. On 24 January 2011 N'Daw joined Spanish club Real Zaragoza on loan until the end of the season.[4]

On 23 August 2011, N'Daw joined English Championship (second-tier) club Birmingham City on loan until January 2012, with an option to extend the contract until the end of the season.[5] He made his debut for the club in a 3–1 defeat to Braga in the group stages of the Europa League.[6] After several Europa League appearances, N'Daw finally made his Football League debut as a second-half substitute in a 2–1 defeat at Hull City in December.[7] He established himself alongside Keith Fahey in Birmingham's midfield, and shortly before he left for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, his loan was extended to the end of the season.[8]

Following Senegal's early elimination from the tournament, N'Daw's form and fitness levels dipped.[9] He suffered recurrent hamstring injuries, including one sustained after 67 minutes of the visit to West Ham United in early April, in which he produced a strong performance protecting his defence.[9][10] He returned for the play-off semi-final at Blackpool alongside Jordon Mutch, also coming back from injury, but was "rusty and lacked sharpness to impose", and the pairing gave the ball away too much.[11] In the home leg, he came on for the injured Jonathan Spector, and helped his team stage a recovery from two goals behind to draw the match but lose the play-off on aggregate.[12] Over the season, he made 29 appearances, of which 19 were in the league, without scoring.[7]

N'Daw joined English Championship club Ipswich Town on 24 August 2012 on loan for the 2012–13 season.[13]

After his Saint-Étienne contract expired, N'Daw signed a one-year deal with Greek Superleague club Asteras Tripolis on 4 September 2013.[14]

In summer 2014, N'Daw joined Ligue 1 FC Metz on a two-year deal.[15]

He left in October 2016, having failed to make an appearance in the 2015–16 season and following the arrival of coach Alain Casanova he left Ligue 2 side Lens.[16]

International career[edit]

N'Daw first played for the Senegal national football team in 2004. As of August 2011, he had 39 caps for his country and had scored three goals.[17] He was named in the 23-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, and played in two of their three group match defeats as Senegal failed to qualify for the later stages of the tournament.[18]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Senegal's goal tally first.[17]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 2 September 2006 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Mozambique 2–0 2–0 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 8 September 2007 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Burkina Faso 1–0 5–1 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 3 March 2010 Karaiskakis Stadium, Athens, Greece  Greece 2–0 2–0 Friendly
4. 11 November 2011 Stade Aimé Bergéal, Paris, France  Guinea 1–0 4–1 Friendly




  1. ^ a b "La fiche de Guirane N'Daw" [Career details: Guirane N'Daw] (in French). L'Équipe. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Marseille 2–2 Sochaux". L'Équipe. 12 May 2007. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Guirane N'Daw quitte le FC Nantes" [Guirane N'Daw leaves FC Nantes] (in French). FC Nantes. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Presentado Guirane N'Daw" [Meet Guirane N'Daw] (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 24 January 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Saint-Etienne send N'Daw out on loan". FIFA. Press Association. 23 August 2011. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Birmingham 1 Braga 3". Birmingham City F.C. 15 September 2011. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Games played by Guirane N'Daw in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  8. ^ Tattum, Colin (4 January 2012). "Blues set to extend N'Daw's deal". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
    "Birmingham City extend Guirane N'Daw loan stay". BBC Sport. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  9. ^ a b Tattum, Colin (16 March 2012). "Why Guirane N'Daw has gone off the boil at Birmingham City". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  10. ^ Tattum, Colin (10 April 2012). "Chris Hughton gives his verdict on West Ham United draw". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  11. ^ Tattum, Colin (5 May 2012). "2012 play-off semi-final, first leg". Birmingham Mail. Archived from the original on 17 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  12. ^ Tattum, Colin (10 May 2012). "Birmingham City 2 Blackpool 2". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  13. ^ Ogle, Jonathon (24 August 2012). "Town land N'Daw". Ipswich Town F.C. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  14. ^ Canot, Aurélien (5 September 2013). "Asteras Tripolis: Arrivée de N'Daw" [Asteras Tripolis: N'Daw arrives]. (in French). Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  15. ^ "Guirane N'Daw à Metz (off.)". L'Équipe (in French). 23 July 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2017. 
  16. ^ "Lens : contrat résilié pour Guirane N'Daw". L'Équipe (in French). Retrieved 2 November 2017. 
  17. ^ a b "N'Daw, Guiranne". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Match Senegal vs Zambia 01-21-2012". Confederation of African Football (CAF). Archived from the original on 24 January 2012. 
    "Match E.Guinea vs Senegal 01-25-2012". CAF. Archived from the original on 28 January 2012. 
    "Match Libya vs Senegal 01-29-2012". CAF. Archived from the original on 1 February 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 

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