Idrissa Gueye

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Idrissa Gueye
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Gueye in 2014
Personal information
Full name Idrissa Gana Gueye[1]
Date of birth (1989-09-26) 26 September 1989 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Dakar, Senegal[1]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder[1]
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 34 (1)
National team
2012 Senegal Olympic 1 (0)
2011– Senegal 43 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:26, 12 August 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:10, 1 July 2017 (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 vs Eto'o (Everton).

Born in Dakar, Gueye spent his early career in Senegal for Diambars before joining French club Lille in 2008.[1] 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.[2]

Aston Villa[edit]

Aston Villa paid Lille £9m for the service of Gueye, fighting off interest from Southampton, and he signed for the club on 10 July 2015. [3][4] [5] He played for Villa 35 times in a season in which they were relegated from the Premier League.[6]

Everton[edit]

After Aston Villa were relegated from the Premier League, Everton triggered a release clause in his contract, reported to be £7.1m [7] and signed Gueye on a four-year deal on 2 August 2016.[8] He made the highest number of successful tackles and interceptions per game across Europe's top five leagues over the 2016 calendar year.[9][10][11] Gueye scored his first league goal for Everton in a 2–0 victory over Sunderland at Goodison Park on 25 February 2017.[12] He became the first player in Europe's top five leagues to win 100 tackles in the 2016–17 season.[13] Gueye scored his first goal for Everton in the European Competition on 17 August 2017 in the UEFA Europa League Play-off round first leg against Hajduk Split when he slotted in an inch-perfect pass from Wayne Rooney. The match ended with Everton winning the match by 2-0.[14]

International career[edit]

Gueye made his international debut for Senegal in 2011,[1] and has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches for them.[15] He also represented them at the 2012 Olympics,[15] at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations[16] and at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Style of play[edit]

Football journalist Adam Bate believed that Gueye was the Premier League player closest to N'Golo Kanté. He has also helped Ronald Koeman change the team's style of play after taking over from the previous manager. Gueye was described as Everton's midfield dynamo and catalyst for their pressing game. His former colleague Romelu Lukaku asserted that Gueye improved the team in midfield by making so many challenges. He allowed Everton to control the game a lot more due to his work rate, passing and his dedication. Gueye was the top tackler in the Premier League 2016–17 season.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 17 August 2017
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lille B 2008–09[1] CFA 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
2009–10[1] CFA 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
2010–11[1] 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[18] Ligue 1 11 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 18 1
2011–12[18] Ligue 1 25 0 3 0 2 0 4 0 35 0
2012–13[18] Ligue 1 29 0 2 0 2 0 5 0 38 0
2013–14[18] Ligue 1 37 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 41 1
2014–15[18] 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[19] Premier League 35 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 38 1
Total 35 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 38 1
Everton 2016–17[20] Premier League 33 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 36 1
2017–18[21] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 1 4 1
Total 34 1 0 0 2 0 3 1 40 2
Career total 258 8 14 1 7 0 28 2 309 11
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 10 June 2017[1]
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 9 1
Total 43 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Senegal's goal tally first.[1]
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

Honours[edit]

Lille OSC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Idrissa Gueye". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile". Everton F.C. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Breaking news: Villa sign Gueye". Aston Villa F.C. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Idrissa Gueye: Aston Villa sign Lille midfielder for undisclosed fee". BBC Sport. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Idrissa Gueye: Aston Villa cannot keep midfielder after release clause triggered". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Idrissa Gana: Aston Villa cannot keep midfielder after release clause triggered". BBC Sport. 27 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Idrissa Gueye: Everton sign midfielder from Aston Villa". BBC Sport. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Chelsea's N'Golo Kante surprisingly only second in tackles made in 2016". Metro. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Why Everton's Idrissa Gueye is the best ball-winning midfielder in Europe". Liverpool Echo. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Everton's Idrissa Gueye is statistically the best holding midfielder in the whole of EUROPE". Mirror. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "nEverton 2-0 Sunderland". BBC. 25 February 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "Idrissa Gueye, Morgan Schneiderlin class as Everton beat Sunderland". ESPN. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 5 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Everton 2-0 Hajduk Split". BBC Sport. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  15. ^ a b Idrissa GueyeFIFA competition record
  16. ^ "2015 Africa Cup of Nations: Sadio Mane included in Senegal squad". BBC Sport. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  17. ^ "Why Idrissa Gueye is so important to Everton and their style of play". Skysports. 8 April 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  18. ^ a b c d e Idrissa Gueye at Soccerway. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  19. ^ "Games played by Idrissa Gueye in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Idrissa Gueye in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Idrissa Gueye in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 July 2017. 

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