Pape Maly Diamanka
|Full name||Pape Maly Diamanka|
|Date of birth||10 January 1990|
|Place of birth||Dakar, Senegal|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2012–2013||→ Vålerenga (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 December 2016.
Born in Dakar, Diamanka began his career with local US Gorée. In February 2010 he joined Spanish club Rayo Vallecano, being assigned to the reserves in Tercera División and being a regular in his first full season, starting in 23 games and completing 20 as the Madrid outskirts team retained their Segunda División B status.
On 13 June 2011, Diamanka renewed his contract with Rayo with a €6 million buyout clause, also being promoted to the main squad for the 2011–12 campaign. He spent several months sidelined, because of bureaucratic problems.
Diamanka made his official debut with Rayo Vallecano on 8 January 2012, playing 32 minutes as a substitute in the 2–1 La Liga home win against Sevilla FC. On 23 August he moved on a season-long loan to Norway's Vålerenga Fotball, with the option for a permanent deal.
After being released by Rayo, Diamanka moved to Salamanca AC but, after the club failed to play in any division, he joined Sestao River Club on 26 August 2013. On 18 July of the following year he signed for CD Leganés, newly promoted to Segunda División.
Diamanka scored his first professional goal on 21 September 2014, netting his team's first in a 2–2 home draw against Racing de Santander. On 29 June 2015 he terminated his link, and signed a three-year deal with Real Zaragoza also in the second level.
- Diamanka renueva su contrato con el Rayo Vallecano (Diamanka renews contract with Rayo Vallecano); Rayo Herald, 13 June 2011 (Spanish)
- Diamanka ya puede jugar con el Rayo Vallecano (Diamanka cleared to play with Rayo Vallecano); Mundo Deportivo, 5 January 2012 (Spanish)
- Reyes fails to shine; ESPN Soccernet, 8 January 2012
- "Her signerer Diamanka" [Signing of Diamanka] (in Norwegian). VIF Fotball. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- "El Sestao ficha al senegalés Diamanka, que jugó siete partidos con el Rayo" [Sestao signs Senegalese Diamanka, who played seven matches with Rayo] (in Spanish). El Correo. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "Diamanka, potencia y llegada para el centro del campo" [Diamanka, power and presence for the midfield] (in Spanish). CD Leganés. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "El Leganés evita el primer triunfo de los cántabros justo al final" [Leganés denies the Cantabrians' first triumph right in the end] (in Spanish). Marca. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "Pape Maly Diamanka, segunda incorporación del Real Zaragoza 2015/2016" [Pape Maly Diamanka, second addition of Real Zaragoza 2015/2016] (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "Acuerdo con Pape Diamanka para la rescisión de su contrato con el Real Zaragoza" [Agreement with Pape Diamanka for the termination of his contract with Real Zaragoza] (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
- "El Almería ficha al centrocampista Diamanka y al central Alex Quintanilla" [Almería sign midfielder Diamanka and stopper Alex Quintanilla] (in Spanish). UD Almería. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
- Senegal call up Mbaye Niang for friendly; African Soccer Weebly, 3 August 2011