Oumar Niasse

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Oumar Niasse
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Niasse with Lokomotiv in 2015
Personal information
Full name El Hadji Baye Oumar Niasse[1]
Date of birth (1990-04-18) 18 April 1990 (age 28)[2]
Place of birth Ouakam, Senegal
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Everton
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 US Ouakam
2012Brann (loan) 3 (0)
2013–2014 Akhisar Belediyespor 34 (12)
2014–2016 Lokomotiv Moscow 28 (12)
2016– Everton 30 (8)
2017Hull City (loan) 17 (4)
National team
2011 Senegal U23 6 (0)
2013– Senegal 9 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:10, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:10, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

El Hadji Baye Oumar Niasse (born 18 April 1990) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Everton and the Senegal national team.

Niasse has played top-flight football in Senegal, Norway, Turkey, Russia and England. He won the 2011 Senegal Premier League with Ouakam and scored in Lokomotiv Moscow's win in the 2015 Russian Cup Final. He signed for Everton for a £13.5 million transfer fee in 2016. Niasse made his full international debut for Senegal in 2013.

Club career[edit]

Ouakam[edit]

Born in Ouakam, Dakar Department, Niasse began his football career with hometown club US Ouakam in the second tier. 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.[4] Playing as a winger, Niasse also played a key role in Ouakam winning the Senegal Premier League title in 2011.[5]

Niasse started a trial with Norwegian club Brann in February 2012,[6] and after impressing signed for the club on a six-month loan.[7][8] His time in Norway was hampered by poor form and injuries, and he returned to Senegal after playing just three Tippeligaen matches.

Akhisar Belediyespor[edit]

After a trial period with French club Saint-Étienne, Niasse was offered a contract to join the club but refused the offer.[citation needed] He joined the summer camp of Turkish Süper Lig club Akhisar Belediyespor and signed permanently with them in August 2013.[9][10] Niasse scored on his debut in Turkey and ultimately finished the season with 15 goals.[5]

Lokomotiv Moscow[edit]

Niasse in action for Lokomotiv against Terek Grozny in October 2014

Before the 2014–15 season, Niasse signed with Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow in July 2014 for a €5.5 million transfer fee.[11] He scored Lokomotiv's equalising goal in the Russian Cup Final against Kuban Krasnodar on 21 May 2015 as his side went on to win 3–1 after extra time.[12]

Everton[edit]

Niasse joined English Premier League club Everton on 1 February 2016 for a transfer fee of approximately £13.5 million, signing a four-and-a-half year contract.[13][14] He made his debut for the club against AFC Bournemouth on 20 February 2016, entering as an 80th-minute substitute for striker Romelu Lukaku.

After 152 minutes of football in his first season at the club, Niasse was not given a squad number for the following 2016–17 season.[15] He was informed by then-Everton manager Ronald Koeman he would need to search for a new club during the summer 2016 transfer window, saying, "[I]f Niasse likes to play football he needs to leave Everton."[16]

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[17] and eventually issued squad number 24.

In October 2016, Niasse was demoted to the under-23 squad and had his personal locker revoked.[18]

Loan to Hull City[edit]

On 13 January 2017, Niasse signed a loan contract with Hull City until the end of the 2016–17 season with an option for a £10 million permanent transfer from Everton.[19][20] He made his debut the next day as an 83rd-minute substitute for Abel Hernández in a 3–1 home win against AFC Bournemouth.[21] His first goal for Hull and in English football came on 26 January in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester United, where he made his first start for the club. Hull won the second leg 2–1 but ultimately lost the tie 3–2 on aggregate.[22]

Niasse scored his first Premier League goal in a 2–0 victory against Liverpool on 4 February.[23] On 11 March, he came on as a substitute against Swansea City and scored both goals in a 2–1 victory.[24] Hull were relegated to the Championship at the end of the season and opted not to exercise its option to outright purchase Niasse.[25]

Return to Everton[edit]

After returning to Everton, Niasse made his first appearance since his return as a substitute in the EFL Cup third round match against Sunderland at Goodison Park on 20 September 2017, scoring Everton's third goal of a 3–0 win.[26] Manager Ronald Koeman named Niasse in Everton's 25-man Premier League squad upon his return from loan and consequently issued him a squad number. However, Koeman omitted Niasse from Everton's UEFA Europa League squad.[27] On 23 September, Niasse scored two goals against AFC Bournemouth in a 2–1 Premier League win, helping Everton to come back from a goal down.[28] On 5 November, Niasse scored Everton's first goal in a 3–2 home win against Watford, having been losing 2–0.[29] Thirteen days later, he scored in a 2–2 draw away to bottom side Crystal Palace.[30] Niasse sparked controversy in the match by appearing to dive to win Everton a penalty, which was converted by Leighton Baines to make the score 1–1 in the first half.[31] He subsequently became the first Premier League player to be charged with "successful deception of a match official" under The Football Association's new regulations.[32] Everton appealed the verdict, but the FA rejected the appeal and Niasse received a two-match suspension.[33]

International career[edit]

Niasse was first selected for the Senegal national team in January 2013 as part of an all domestic-based squad.[34] He made his debut on 15 January, starting in a 2–1 friendly loss to Chile in La Serena.[35]

On 25 May 2015, Niasse scored his first international goals, a brace in a 3–1 win over Kosovo at the Stade de Genève.[36]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 13 May 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
Brann (loan) 2012[11] Tippeligaen 3 0 1 0 4 0
Akhisar Belediyespor 2013–14[11] Süper Lig 34 12 6 3 40 15
Lokomotiv Moscow 2014–15[11] Russian Premier League 13 4 4 2 2[a] 0 19 6
2015–16[11] Russian Premier League 15 8 1 0 7[b] 5 23 13
Total 28 12 5 2 9 5 42 19
Everton 2015–16[11] Premier League 5 0 2 0 7 0
2016–17[11] Premier League 0 0 0 0
2017–18[11] Premier League 22 8 1 0 2 1 25 9
Total 27 8 3 0 2 1 0 0 32 9
Hull City (loan) 2016–17[11] Premier League 17 4 1 0 1 1 19 5
Career total 109 36 16 5 3 2 9 5 137 48
  1. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Six appearances and four goals in the UEFA Europa League, one appearance and one goal in Russian Super Cup

International[edit]

As of match played 11 June 2018[37]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Senegal 2013 4 0
2014 1 2
2015 1 0
2016 2 1
2018 1 0
Total 9 3

International goals[edit]

Updated to match played 11 June 2018. Senegal score listed first, score column indicates score after each Niasse goal.
International goals by date, venue, opponent, score, result and competition
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. ^ "Aston Villa scouting report: Who is El Hadji Baye Oumar Niasse". Birmingham Mail. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Oumar Niasse". 11v11.com.
  3. ^ "Player profile: Oumar Niasse". ESPN. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Gol silahı Oumar Niasse".
  5. ^ a b "Oumar Niasse: Meet the hard-working Senegalese striker wanted in England". FourFourTwo. 8 January 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  6. ^ Han kan være Branns nye kantspiller ba.no (in Norwegian)
  7. ^ Doddo-bloggen: Signér Niasse! Archived 12 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. aftenposten.no (in Norwegian)
  8. ^ – Er her for å bli bedre Archived 23 February 2012 at Archive.is brann.no (in Norwegian)
  9. ^ "Akhisar'da Oumar Niasse de tamam".
  10. ^ "Akhisar'a Senegalli".
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "O. Niasse". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Lokomotiv Moskva vs. Kuban' Krasnodar 3 – 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Niasse Completes £13.5m Move". Everton F.C. 1 February 2016.
  14. ^ Hytner, David (30 January 2016). "Everton poised to sign Lokomotiv Moscow's Oumar Niasse for £13.5m". The Guardian.
  15. ^ "Premier League 2016–17 Preview Everton". The Guardian. 3 August 2016.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ Doyle, Ian (1 September 2016). "Oumar Niasse included in Everton's Premier League squad". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ "Hull City sign Oumar Niasse on loan and Evandro for undisclosed fee". BBC Sport. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Hull City 3–1 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
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  27. ^ "Everton's Koeman has no regrets over Oumar Niasse's Europa League snub". The Guardian. 27 September 2017.
  28. ^ "Everton 2–1 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  29. ^ "Everton 3–2 Watford". BBC Sport. 5 November 2017.
  30. ^ "Crystal Palace 2–2 Everton". BBC Sport. 18 November 2017.
  31. ^ "Oumar Niasse facing retrospective diving ban after winning contentious penalty at Crystal Palace". London Evening Standard. 18 November 2017.
  32. ^ "Oumar Niasse: Everton striker charged for dive against Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  33. ^ "Niasse given two-match ban for diving". Sky Sports. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  34. ^ "Sénégal-Chili : Demba Ramata Ndiaye publie une liste de 18 locaux" (in French). Ndamli. 8 January 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2017.[permanent dead link]
  35. ^ "Sénégal – Chili : 1–2". L'Equipe (in French). 16 January 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  36. ^ "Amical Kosovo 1–3 Sénégal : Baye Oumar Niasse et Diafra Sakho mettent fin à la série de nuls des « Lions »" (in French). Press Afrik. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  37. ^ Baye Oumar Niasse at National-Football-Teams.com

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