Oumar Niasse

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Oumar Niasse
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Niasse with Lokomotiv in 2015
Personal information
Full name Baye Oumar Niasse
Date of birth (1990-04-18) 18 April 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Ouakam, Senegal
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Hull City
(on loan from Everton)
Number 24
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2013 US Ouakam 154 (102)
2012 Brann (loan) 3 (0)
2013–2014 Akhisar Belediyespor 45 (12)
2014–2016 Lokomotiv Moscow 28 (12)
2016– Everton 5 (0)
2017– Hull City (loan) 13 (4)
National team
2011 Senegal U23 6 (0)
2014– Senegal 8 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:49, 22 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 May 2016

Baye Oumar Niasse (born 18 April 1990) known as Oumar Niasse, is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Hull City on loan from Everton. He is known for his pace, strength and high work rate.

Club career[edit]

Ouakam[edit]

Oumar Niasse started his football career in US Ouakam, a team which was playing in the second tier in Senegal that time. He signed his first professional contract with Ouakam in 2008 and in the 2008–09 season helped his team win the Second League title by scoring 21 goals.[1] Playing as a winger, Niasse played a key role in Ouakam winning the Senegal Premier League title in 2011.[2]

Loan to Brann[edit]

Niasse started a trial with Norwegian club Brann in February 2012,[3] and after impressing signed for the club on a six-month loan.[4][5] His time in Norway was hampered by poor form and injuries, and he returned to Senegal after playing just three Tippeligaen games.

Akhisar Belediyespor[edit]

After a trial period with AS Saint-Étienne, Niasse was offered a contract to join the French club, but refused the deal.[citation needed] He joined the summer camp of the Süper Lig team Akhisar Belediyespor, and signed permanently with them in August 2013.[6][7] Niasse scored on his debut in Turkey, and finished the season with 15 goals.[2]

Lokomotiv Moscow[edit]

Before the 2014–15 season, he signed with Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow in July 2014 for a €5.5 million transfer fee.[8] He scored Lokomotiv's equalising goal in the Russian Cup Final against Kuban Krasnodar on 21 May 2015, and his side went on to win 3–1 after extra time.[9]

Everton[edit]

Niasse joined English club Everton on 1 February 2016, for a fee of around £13.5 million on a four-and-a-half year deal.[10][11] He made his first appearance for the club against Bournemouth on 20 February 2016, coming on as an 80th-minute substitute for Romelu Lukaku. After 152 minutes of football in his first term, he was not given a squad number for the following season.[12] Niasse was informed by Everton manager Ronald Koeman he would need to search for a new club during the summer 2016 transfer window, stating, "if Niasse likes to play football he needs to leave Everton".[13] However, following the close of the transfer deadline for loaning and signing players in England, he was listed as part of the 25-man Everton squad for the 2016–17 season submitted on 1 September 2016[14] and eventually given a squad number of 24. In October 2016, Niasse was demoted to the under-23 squad and his personal locker was revoked.[15]

Loan to Hull City[edit]

On 13 January 2017, Everton loaned Niasse to Hull City on loan until the end of the 2016–17 season with a view to a £10 million permanent transfer.[16][17] He made his debut for Hull on 14 January 2017, when he came off the bench as an 83rd-minute substitute for Abel Hernández in a 3–1 home win against AFC Bournemouth.[18] His first goal for Hull and in English football came in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester United where he made his first start for the club. Hull won 2–1 but ultimately lost the round 3–2 on aggregate.[19] He scored his first goal in the Premier League, in a 2–0 victory against Liverpool on 4 February 2017.[20] On 11 March 2017, Niasse came on as a substitute against Swansea City and scored both goals in a 2–1 victory.[21]

Personal life[edit]

On 15 May 2016, Niasse was arrested on suspicion of assault by Greater Manchester Police.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 22 April 2017[8]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brann (loan) 2012 Tippeligaen 3 0 1 0 4 0
Total 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Akhisar Belediyespor 2013–14 Süper Lig 34 12 6 3 40 15
Total 34 12 6 3 0 0 40 15
Lokomotiv Moscow 2014–15 Russian Premier League 13 4 4 2 2 0 19 6
2015–16 Russian Premier League 15 8 2 1 6 4 23 13
Total 28 12 6 3 8 4 42 19
Everton 2015–16 Premier League 5 0 2 0 7 0
Total 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Hull City 2016–17 Premier League 13 4 1 0 1 1 15 5
Total 13 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 15 5
Career total 82 28 16 6 1 1 8 4 108 39

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Senegal's goal tally first.[23]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 25 May 2014 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland  Kosovo 1–1 3–1 Friendly
2. 2–1
3. 26 March 2016 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Niger 2–0 2–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Honours[edit]

US Ouakam
Lokomotiv Moscow

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gol silahı Oumar Niasse". 
  2. ^ a b "Oumar Niasse: Meet the hard-working Senegalese striker wanted in England". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Han kan være Branns nye kantspiller ba.no (Norwegian)
  4. ^ Doddo-bloggen: Signér Niasse! aftenposten.no (Norwegian)
  5. ^ – Er her for å bli bedre brann.no (Norwegian)
  6. ^ "Akhisar'da Oumar Niasse de tamam". 
  7. ^ "Akhisar'a Senegalli". 
  8. ^ a b c d "O. Niasse". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Lokomotiv Moskva vs. Kuban' Krasnodar 3 – 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Niasse Completes £13.5m Move". Everton F.C. 1 February 2016. 
  11. ^ Hytner, David (30 January 2016). "Everton poised to sign Lokomotiv Moscow's Oumar Niasse for £13.5m". The Guardian. 
  12. ^ "Premier League 2016–17 Preview Everton". The Guardian. 3 August 2016. 
  13. ^ Bascombe, Chris (18 August 2016). "Everton manager Ronald Koeman tells Oumar Niasse to find another club – just six months after his arrival". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  14. ^ Doyle, Ian (1 September 2016). "Oumar Niasse included in Everton's Premier League squad". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  15. ^ Hytner, David (11 October 2016). "Everton's Oumar Niasse: 'It's really sad. I don't think I deserve this'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  16. ^ Anderson, David (13 January 2017). "Everton flop Oumar Niasse joins Hull on loan with view to permanent £10m switch". The Mirror. Retrieved 13 January 2017. 
  17. ^ "Hull City sign Oumar Niasse on loan and Evandro for undisclosed fee". BBC Sport. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  18. ^ "Hull City 3–1 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "Hull City 2–1 Manchester United (Agg: 2–3)". BBC Sport. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  20. ^ "Hull City 2–0 Liverpool". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  21. ^ "Hull City 2–1 Swansea City". BBC Sport. BBC. 11 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  22. ^ "Everton FC striker Oumar Niasse in assault arrest". BBC. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  23. ^ "Niasse, Baye Oumar". National Football Teams. Retrieved 4 April 2017.