Tony Diagne

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Tony Diagne
Personal information
Full name Anthony Diagne[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-07) 7 September 1990 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Aubergenville, France
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Macclesfield Town
(on loan from Lincoln City)
Number 15
Youth career
2007–2010 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Aubervilliers 0 (0)
2011–2013 Macclesfield Town 77 (4)
2013 Lincoln City (loan) 7 (2)
2013–2014 Morecambe 27 (2)
2014– Lincoln City 18 (0)
2015– Macclesfield Town (loan) 30 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:04, 16 April 2015 (UTC).

Anthony "Tony" Diagne (born 7 September 1990) is a French footballer who plays for English Conference side Macclesfield Town on loan from fellow Conference side Lincoln City and plays as a defender. He has also played league football for Morecambe.

Career[edit]

Born in Aubergenville, Yvelines, Diagne started his career playing in the youth teams at Nottingham Forest.[3] On 2 June 2010 he was released by Forest and went back to France to play for his local side Aubervilliers in the Championnat de France amateur.[3]

He stayed there for half a year until in January 2011 he was signed by Football League Two side Macclesfield Town.[3] He made his debut for Macclesfield on 1 February 2011 in a 4–2 defeat to Bury, coming on as a second-half substitute.[4] He scored his first goal just eight days later in a 2–2 draw with Hereford United.[5] Diagne initially signed a contract to the end of the 2010–11 season but after a series of good performances in defence that contract was extended to the end of the 2011–12 season.[6]

After impressing in a relegation threatened side, in April 2012, Diagne was linked with a move to Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at the end of the season.[7]

At the end of August 2012 Diagne was due to sign for League One club Bury on loan with a view to making the move permanent in January. But the deal fell through and he stayed with Macclesfield. On 3 November 2012, Diagne scored a long range free kick from around 40 yards out against Swindon Town in the FA Cup where Macclesfield Town famously defeated Paulo Di Canio's Swindon Town side 2–0 at the County Ground.

It was announced on 2 March 2013 that Diagne was rejoining former Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson at Lincoln City on loan, he joined the imps till the end of the season accompanied by former Imp and then Macclesfield captain Nat Brown. Despite borrowing two of the Silkmen's defenders Lincoln conceded within two minutes of their Conference National match against Woking, which took place on the same day as Diagne signed for Lincoln, the match finished 1–1. The next match for Diagne's Lincoln was away at Macclesfield on the following Wednesday, as a part of the loan deal Diagne and Brown were not eligible to play in the match.

At the end of the season Diagne left Macclesfield and joined nearby Football League side Morecambe on a two-year contract. Manager Jim Bentley was impressed with Diagne's ability to adapt to different positions.[8]

On 6 May 2014 it was announced that Diagne had been put on the transfer list at the Globe Arena.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 March 2013
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Macclesfield Town 2010–11[9] 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1
2011–12[10] 41 3 4 1 2 0 1 0 48 4
2012–13[11] 16 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 18 1
Total 77 4 5 2 2 0 2 0 86 6
Lincoln City (loan) 2012–13[11] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Lincoln City 2014–15[12] 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Career totals 96 4 5 2 2 0 2 0 105 6

Footnotes[edit]

A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League and Football Conference.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/02/2011 and 28/02/2011" (PDF). The FA. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tony Diagne at Soccerbase". Soccerbase. 23 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Macclesfield Town sign French defender Tony Diagne". BBC Sport. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Macclesfield 2 – 4 Bury". BBC Sport. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hereford 2 – 2 Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Tony Diagne extends Macclesfield Town deal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Blackburn and Leeds eye Macclesfield defender". Sky Sports. 14 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Morecambe sign defender Tony Diagne from Macclesfield". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tony Diagne appearances 2010/11". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Tony Diagne appearances 2011/12". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Tony Diagne appearances 2012/13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Tony Diagne appearances 2014/15". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 

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