Kaba Diawara

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Kaba Diawara
Personal information
Full name Kaba Diawara
Date of birth (1975-12-16) 16 December 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Toulon, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Toulon 40 (11)
1994–1998 Bordeaux 60 (14)
1998 Rennes (loan) 12 (1)
1999 Arsenal 12 (0)
1999 Marseille 15 (0)
2000–2003 Paris Saint-Germain 14 (0)
2001 Blackburn Rovers (loan) 5 (0)
2001 West Ham United (loan) 11 (0)
2002 Racing de Ferrol (loan) 15 (5)
2002–2003 Nice (loan) 37 (12)
2003–2004 Al-Gharrafa ? (?)
2005 Al-Kharitiyath ? (?)
2005–2006 Ajaccio 20 (2)
2006–2007 Gaziantepspor 27 (8)
2008 Ankaragücü 12 (1)
2008–2009 Alki Larnaca 11 (3)
2009–2011 Arles-Avignon 50 (8)
Total 341 (65)
National team
France U-21
2004–2009 Guinea 13 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 June 2010

Kaba Diawara (born 16 December 1975 in Toulon) is a Guinean footballer who has played as a Striker for French clubs such as Toulon, Bordeaux, Rennes, Marseille, Nice and Paris Saint-Germain.[1] The striker has also featured in England for Blackburn Rovers, West Ham United and Arsenal as well. Also playing in Spain and Turkey, Diawara last played in 2009 for that of Ligue 1 team Arles-Avignon.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Toulon, in Diawara's' club career he has played in the Premier League for Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United.[1][2] Diawara scored once in English football in his three spells there. His sole goal came for Blackburn in a 6–1 League Cup win over Rochdale.[3]

In France, he has played for teams like Bordeaux and Paris St Germain attaining the 1997 Coupe de la Ligue and 2000 Coupe de la Ligue runners up medals respectively.[1]

In the 2006–2007 season, he transferred to Süper Lig team Gaziantepspor but after little playing time, in January 2008 he signed a six-month contract for another Turkish club being that of Ankaragücü. On August 2008, he moved to Alki Larnaca in Cyprus being released by that outfit in December of that year. Diawara then signed for French side AC Arles-Avignon on a free transfer in 2009.[1]

International career[edit]

The striker played for the French national U-21 team,[4] but chose to represent Guinea at senior level. He scored two goals in the 2006 African Cup of Nations.

Honours[edit]

Bordeaux
Paris St. Germain

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Kaba Diawara". Eurosport.com. 
  2. ^ "PSG loan out Diawara". UEFA.com. 31 January 2002. Retrieved 10 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Blackburn 6–1 Rochdale (agg: 7–2)". BBC. 6 September 2000. Retrieved 3 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "FIFA rule change boosts African nations". Rediff.com. 

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