Raoul Diagne

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Raoul Diagne
Personal information
Date of birth 10 November 1910
Place of birth Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni,
French Guyana, France
Date of death 12 November 2002(2002-11-12) (aged 92)
Place of death Créteil, France
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1930–1940 RC Paris
1940–1944 Toulouse
1944–1946 FC Annecy[1]
National team
1931–1940 France 18 (0)
Teams managed
1960–1961 Senegal
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Raoul Diagne (born 10 November 1910 – 12 November 2002) was a French footballer who played defender, and who had stints as a coach after his playing career.

Born in French Guyana, Diagne, son of politician Blaise Diagne was the first black player to be selected for the France national football team.[2] He was of Senegalese descent and became the first coach of the Senegal national football team.[3]


As a player