Idrissa Gueye

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Idrissa Gueye
Idrissa Gueye (cropped).jpg
Gueye warming up for Senegal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Idrissa Gana Gueye[1]
Date of birth (1989-09-26) 26 September 1989 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Dakar, Senegal[2]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Defensive midfielder[2]
Club information
Current team
Everton
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Diambars
2008–2010 Lille B 55 (2)
2010–2015 Lille 134 (5)
2015–2016 Aston Villa 35 (0)
2016– Everton 78 (3)
National team
2012 Senegal Olympic 1 (0)
2011– Senegal 56 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:41, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:18, 17 November 2018 (UTC)

Idrissa Gana Gueye (born 26 September 1989) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Everton and the Senegal national team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Gueye, then playing for Lille, and Samuel Eto'o

Born in Dakar, Gueye spent his early career in Senegal for Diambars before joining French club Lille in 2008.[2] He broke through into the first team in the 2010–11 season, in which Lille won Ligue 1, and became a regular starter in the league and the UEFA Champions League over the following four seasons.[3]

Aston Villa[edit]

On 10 July 2015, Gueye joined English Premier League club Aston Villa for a £9 million transfer fee.[4][5][6] On 8 August, he made his debut in a 1–0 away victory over AFC Bournemouth.[7] On 19 January 2016, Gueye scored his first and only goal for Villa in a 2–0 over Wycombe Wanderers in the third round replay of the FA Cup.[8] In total, Gueye made 35 league appearances for Villa as the club was relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season.[9]

Everton[edit]

On 2 August 2016 and with Aston Villa relegated from the Premier League, Everton triggered a release clause in Gueye's contract, reported to be £7.1 million,[10] and signed him to a four-year contract.[11] He made the highest number of successful tackles and interceptions per match across Europe's top five leagues over the 2016 calendar year.[12][13][14] Gueye scored his first league goal for Everton in a 2–0 victory over Sunderland at Goodison Park on 25 February 2017.[15] He became the first player in Europe's top five leagues to win 100 tackles in the 2016–17 season.[16]

Gueye scored his first goal for Everton in European competition on 17 August 2017 in the UEFA Europa League play-off round first leg against Hajduk Split.[17] In February 2018, he extended his contract with Everton until 2022.[18]

International career[edit]

Gueye made his international debut for Senegal in 2011,[2] and has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches for them.[19] He also represented them at the 2012 Olympics,[19] at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations[20] and at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

In May 2018, he was named in Senegal's 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[21]

Style of play[edit]

Gueye was the top tackler in the 2016–17 Premier League.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 13 May 2018
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lille B 2008–09[2] CFA 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
2009–10[2] CFA 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
2010–11[2] CFA 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 55 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 55 2
Lille 2010–11[23] Ligue 1 11 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 18 1
2011–12[23] Ligue 1 25 0 3 0 2 0 4 0 35 0
2012–13[23] Ligue 1 29 0 2 0 2 0 5 0 38 0
2013–14[23] Ligue 1 37 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 41 1
2014–15[23] Ligue 1 32 4 2 0 0 0 10 0 44 4
Total 134 5 11 0 5 0 25 1 176 6
Aston Villa 2015–16[24] Premier League 35 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 38 1
Everton 2016–17[25] Premier League 33 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 36 1
2017–18[26] Premier League 33 2 0 0 0 0 5[a] 1 38 3
Total 66 3 0 0 2 0 5 1 74 4
Career total 290 10 14 1 7 0 30 2 343 13
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 17 November 2018[2]
National team Year Apps Goals
Senegal 2011 1 0
2012 6 0
2013 6 0
2014 5 0
2015 9 0
2016 7 0
2017 14 1
2018 8 1
Total 56 2

International goal[edit]

Scores and results list Senegal's goal tally first.[2]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 June 2017 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Equatorial Guinea 3–0 3–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 13 October 2018  Sudan 2–0 3–0

Honours[edit]

Lille OSC

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Idrissa Gueye". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Profile". Everton F.C. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Breaking news: Villa sign Gueye". Aston Villa F.C. 10 July 2015. Archived from the original on 17 March 2016. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Idrissa Gueye: Aston Villa sign Lille midfielder for undisclosed fee". BBC Sport. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Aston Villa midfielder Idrissa Gueye admits club's desire to sign him helped him ignore from Southampton and Marseille". Daily Mail. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  7. ^ AFC Bournemouth 0–1 Aston Villa, 8 August 2015
  8. ^ Aston Villa 2–0 Wycombe Wanders, 19 January 2016
  9. ^ "Idrissa Gueye: Aston Villa cannot keep midfielder after release clause triggered". BBC Sport. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Idrissa Gana: Aston Villa cannot keep midfielder after release clause triggered". BBC Sport. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Idrissa Gueye: Everton sign midfielder from Aston Villa". BBC Sport. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Chelsea's N'Golo Kante surprisingly only second in tackles made in 2016". Metro. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Why Everton's Idrissa Gueye is the best ball-winning midfielder in Europe". Liverpool Echo. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Everton's Idrissa Gueye is statistically the best holding midfielder in the whole of EUROPE". Mirror. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  15. ^ "nEverton 2–0 Sunderland". BBC. 25 February 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  16. ^ "Idrissa Gueye, Morgan Schneiderlin class as Everton beat Sunderland". ESPN. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  17. ^ "Everton 2–0 Hajduk Split". BBC Sport. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Idrissa Gueye: Everton midfielder signs long-term deal until 2022". 20 February 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  19. ^ a b Idrissa GueyeFIFA competition record (archive)
  20. ^ "2015 Africa Cup of Nations: Sadio Mane included in Senegal squad". BBC Sport. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  21. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced?". Goal. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Why Idrissa Gueye is so important to Everton and their style of play". Skysports. 8 April 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  23. ^ a b c d e Idrissa Gueye at Soccerway. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  24. ^ "Games played by Idrissa Gueye in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  25. ^ "Games played by Idrissa Gueye in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  26. ^ "Games played by Idrissa Gueye in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  27. ^ "Premier League Milestones". Premier League. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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