Mbaye Leye

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Mbaye Leye
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Personal information
Full name Mbaye Leye
Date of birth (1982-12-01) 1 December 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Birkelane, Senegal
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Zulte Waregem
Number 9
Youth career
Dakar UC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 OC Cesson Sévigné ? (?)
2004–2006 FC Lorient B ? (?)
2006–2007 Amiens SC 15 (3)
2007–2008 S.V. Zulte Waregem 47 (25)
2009–2010 K.A.A. Gent 46 (11)
2010–2012 Standard Liège 43 (8)
2012–2014 S.V. Zulte Waregem 58 (21)
2014–2015 Lokeren 32 (5)
2015– S.V. Zulte Waregem 78 (36)
National team
2008– Senegal 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 August 2008

Mbaye Leye (born 1 December 1982) is a football striker from Senegal. He currently plays for Zulte Waregem in Belgium.


At Zulte-Waregem, Leye was one of the most prolific players. After Zulte Waregem's partnership was formed with English team Portsmouth FC, there were rumours he could join them in 2009 once he had gained the sufficient European residence time (3 years), without requiring a work permit. He moved on 2 February 2009 to K.A.A. Gent after leaving S.V. Zulte Waregem after 18 months. In 2010, he signed a 2-year contract with Standard Liège. He returned to his former club Zulte Waregem during the 2012 January transfer window. At the start of the 2014-2015 season he joined Sporting Lokeren as a free agent. He signed a contract for 2 years with an option for an extra year. In the 2015-16 season he once again signed for S.V. Zulte Waregem, where he has gone on to score more goals than at any of his previous clubs, including his previous spells at S.V. Zulte Waregem which were also fruitful in terms of goals scored.

Honours and awards[edit]

K.A.A. Gent
Standard Liège
Zulte Waregem




  1. ^ "Zulte Waregem win second Belgian Cup". 18 March 2017.