Mohamed Diamé

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Mohamed Diamé
Mohamed Diamé with West Ham United.jpg
Diamé playing for West Ham United in 2012
Personal information
Full name Mohamed Diamé[1]
Date of birth (1987-06-14) 14 June 1987 (age 31)[2]
Place of birth Créteil, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Newcastle United
Number 10
Youth career
2000–2003 INF Clairefontaine
2003–2005 Lens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Lens B 28 (1)
2007–2008 Linares 31 (1)
2008–2009 Rayo Vallecano 35 (1)
2009–2012 Wigan Athletic 96 (5)
2012–2014 West Ham United 71 (7)
2014–2016 Hull City 50 (13)
2016– Newcastle United 74 (5)
National team
2012 Senegal Olympic 4 (0)
2011–2017 Senegal 31 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:02, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:19, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Mohamed Diamé (born 14 June 1987), also known as Momo Diamé,[4] is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Newcastle United.

Though born in France, Diamé represented Senegal at international level and made 31 appearances before retiring from national duty in 2017.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Diamé was born in the Paris suburb of Créteil and he was selected to attend the Clairefontaine academy between 2000 and 2003.[5] Diamé began his professional career in 2003 with RC Lens, but left four years later after facing health problems.[6] After a full recovery, he signed for lowly Spanish side CD Linares in 30 July 2007,[7] and moved to Rayo Vallecano the following year,[8] helping the Madrid-based team to a mid-table position in the Segunda División, after being promoted in the 2007–08 season. During his time with Rayo it was reported that La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona were interested in signing the midfielder,[9] as well as Premier League side Arsenal.[10]

Wigan Athletic[edit]

On 22 August 2009, Diamé joined Wigan Athletic, signing a three-year contract.[11] The transfer had earlier been temporarily put on hold, after alleged heart problems were found.[12] Diamé made his debut the same day as his transfer, in a 5–0 defeat to Manchester United.[13] He scored his first goal for Wigan against Sunderland on 6 February 2010.[14] At the end of the 2011–12 season, he left Wigan after declining their offer to extend his contract.[15]

West Ham United[edit]

On 20 June 2012, Diamé joined West Ham United, signing a three-year contract.[16][17] Diamé made his debut for West Ham on 18 August 2012 in a 1–0 win against Aston Villa.[18] He scored his first goal for West Ham United in the 3–1 defeat to Arsenal on 6 October 2012.[19] His second goal for the club was scored in the 3–1 victory over Chelsea on 1 December 2012.[20] On 9 December 2012, Diamé was injured in a match against Liverpool; it was initially thought he could be out for up to 3 months.[21] In January 2013, after a number of clubs were purported to be interested in signing him, Diamé stated that he wished to stay with West Ham.[22][23] Diamé did not leave the club in the transfer window, and manager Sam Allardyce stated that it was an important decision.[24]

Hull City[edit]

Diame playing for Hull City in 2014 against Everton

On 1 September 2014, Diamé joined Hull City, signing a three-year contract.[25] Two weeks later, he made his debut at the KC Stadium, scoring against his former club West Ham in a 2–2 draw.[26]

On 28 May 2016, Diamé scored in the Championship play-off final in a 1–0 win against Sheffield Wednesday, giving Hull an immediate return to the Premier League after their relegation in the 2014–15 season.[27]

Newcastle United[edit]

On 3 August 2016, Diamé joined Newcastle United, signing a three-year contract.[28] Diamé scored his first goals for Newcastle when he scored twice in an EFL Cup win against Preston North End on 25 October 2016.[29]

In October 2017 he had a training ground fight with teammate Jamaal Lascelles. The two players later apologised and offered to take the entire first team squad and staff out for lunch.[30]

International career[edit]

On 22 March 2011, Diamé was called up to play for Senegal, for whom he qualifies as his father was born in Dakar.[31] Diamé made his international debut later that month.[32]

In July 2012, Diamé was announced as one of three over-age players in Senegal's squad for the 2012 Olympics.[33] He scored his first international goal for Senegal on 26 March 2016 in a 2–0 win against Niger in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match.[34]

He retired from international football in March 2017.[35]

Personal life[edit]

Diamé is Muslim.[36]

Career statistics[edit]

Diame playing for Wigan Athletic in 2010.

Club[edit]

As of match played on 22 September 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lens B 2005–06[32] CFA 28 1 28 1
2006–07[32] CFA 0 0 0 0
Total 28 1 28 1
Linares 2007–08[37] Segunda División B 31 1 1 1 1[a] 0 33 2
Rayo Vallecano 2008–09[38] Segunda División 35 1 2 0 37 1
Wigan Athletic 2009–10[39] Premier League 34 1 2 0 1 0 37 1
2010–11[40] Premier League 36 1 3 2 1 0 40 3
2011–12[41] Premier League 26 3 0 0 0 0 26 3
Total 96 5 5 2 2 0 103 7
West Ham United 2012–13[42] Premier League 33 3 1 0 0 0 34 3
2013–14[43] Premier League 35 4 0 0 6 0 41 4
2014–15[44] Premier League 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Total 71 7 1 0 7 0 79 7
Hull City 2014–15[44] Premier League 12 4 0 0 0 0 12 4
2015–16[45] Championship 38 9 1 0 3 0 3[b] 1 45 10
Total 50 13 1 0 3 0 3 1 57 14
Newcastle United 2016–17[46] Championship 37 3 0 0 4 3 41 6
2017–18[47] Premier League 31 2 1 0 1 0 33 2
2018–19[48] Premier League 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 74 5 1 0 5 3 0 0 80 8
Career total 385 33 11 3 17 3 4 1 417 40

International[edit]

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Senegal[32] 2011 5 0
2012 8 0
2013 5 0
2014 5 0
2015 1 0
2016 5 1
2017 2 0
Total 31 1

International goals[edit]

As of 25 September 2016
Scores and results list Senegal's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 March 2016 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Niger 1–0 2–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification[34]

Honours[edit]

Hull City

Newcastle United

Individual

References[edit]

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