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|Date of birth||16 September 1974|
|Place of birth||Bouaké, Ivory Coast|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Lassina Diabaté (born 16 September 1974) is a former Ivorian footballer. He played for Ivory Coast and a few clubs in Europe. He played primarily as a defensive midfielder but could also play as a centre back.
He was a participant at the 1998, 2000 and 2002 African Cup of Nations. He is best known for wearing fluorescent orange soccer boots, before such designs became fashionable. Diabaté was signed by Portsmouth in October 2002. During his time in England with Portsmouth his manager Harry Redknapp described him as being "as hard as iron" and said: "I wouldn't want to be a striker playing against him, he is a wonderfully aggressive player who controls the midfield for us". He made 25 league appearances during Portsmouth's 2002–03 season after which they were promoted to the Premier League.
He often struggled with injuries at various points in his career, which limited the amount of time he spent at each club. He failed to score a single goal in the last 7 years of his career.
- Lassina Diabaté at National-Football-Teams.com
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