Lassana Diarra

  • Date of birth : 10/03/1985
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : France France
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Lassana Diarra

Lassana Diarra

Clubs: Le Havre AC, Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, Portsmouth FC, Real Madrid CF

• Started career with Le Havre, rapidly earning himself a reputation as one of France's top young midfielders.

• Moved to Chelsea in July 2005 aged 20 but fierce competition for places limited his first-team opportunities; played in the 2007 League Cup final victory over Arsenal in an unfamiliar right-back role but did not feature in the same year's FA Cup final against Manchester United FC.

Crossed London to join Arsenal in August 2007 but similar problems breaking into the starting XI led to a €7.4m mid-season move to Portsmouth.

• A key contributor to Portsmouth's 2008 FA Cup success, scoring his first goal for the club in a fourth-round defeat of Plymouth Argyle FC (2-1) and starring in the Wembley final against Cardiff City FC (1-0).

Joined Madrid for €20m in January 2009 and settled immediately; took on a similar midfield linchpin role for France and won his 25th cap in the first leg of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying play-off against the Republic of Ireland.

• Registered his first goal for Madrid on the opening day of the 2009/10 Liga season, the winner in a 3-2 home victory against RC Deportivo La Coruña. 

• Named in the France squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup but was ruled out of the finals by an intestinal problem developed during a pre-tournament training camp in the Alps.

Last updated: 13/01/11 21.08CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/06/2016 00:02 CET
23.08.2015French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille6-0TroyesTroyes6510
28.08.2015French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp2-0MarseilleMarseille8200
13.09.2015French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille4-1BastiaBastia9001
20.09.2015French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-1LyonLyon9000
23.09.2015French Ligue 1ToulouseToulouse1-1MarseilleMarseille9000
27.09.2015French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-2AngersAngers9000
04.10.2015French Ligue 1ParisParis2-1MarseilleMarseille9000
08.10.2015Friendlies 2014-16First roundFranceFrance4-0ArmeniaArmenia9000
18.10.2015French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-1LorientLorient9000
25.10.2015French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-2MarseilleMarseille9000
01.11.2015French Ligue 1NantesNantes0-1MarseilleMarseille9000
13.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance2-0GermanyGermany8000
17.11.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageEnglandEngland2-0FranceFrance3300
22.11.2015French Ligue 1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne0-2MarseilleMarseille9000
29.11.2015French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille3-3MonacoMonaco9000
03.12.2015French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-1MarseilleMarseille4500
13.12.2015French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-1AjaccioAjaccio7400
20.12.2015French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux1-1MarseilleMarseille9000
03.01.2016French CupNinth roundCaenCaen0-0
10.01.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille0-0GuingampGuingamp9000
13.01.2016French League CupQuarter-finalsToulouseToulouse2-1MarseilleMarseille10000
17.01.2016French Ligue 1CaenCaen1-3MarseilleMarseille9000
07.02.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-2ParisParis9000
14.02.2016French Ligue 1NiceNice1-1MarseilleMarseille9000
21.02.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne9000
06.03.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-1ToulouseToulouse4500
18.03.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-5RennesRennes9000
25.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNetherlandsNetherlands2-3FranceFrance4500
29.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance4-2RussiaRussia9000
03.04.2016French Ligue 1BastiaBastia2-1MarseilleMarseille6500
01.05.2016French Ligue 1AngersAngers0-1MarseilleMarseille2500
07.05.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-0ReimsReims9000
14.05.2016French Ligue 1TroyesTroyes1-1MarseilleMarseille6700
21.05.2016French CupFinalMarseilleMarseille2-4ParisParis9000
30.05.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance3-2CameroonCameroon4500

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General info

  • Name: Lassana Diarra
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 10/03/1985 (31)
  • Country: France
  • Squad number: 10
  • Club: Marseille ( FRA)

  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 67kg

  • Currently playing:
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    19/10/05: Chelsea 4-0 Betis
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    06/09/05: Republic of Ireland 1-2 France

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

France U-21120

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid220
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 01/06/2016 00:02 CET