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: 10/02/2017 02:05 CET
14.08.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille0-0ToulouseToulouse9000
21.08.2016French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp2-1MarseilleMarseille9000
26.08.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-0LorientLorient9000
16.10.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille1-0MetzMetz9000
23.10.2016French Ligue 1ParisParis0-0MarseilleMarseille9000
26.10.2016French League CupThird roundClermontClermont1-2MarseilleMarseille9000
30.10.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille0-0BordeauxBordeaux9000
04.11.2016French Ligue 1MontpellierMontpellier3-1MarseilleMarseille9000
26.11.2016French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco4-0MarseilleMarseille7600
18.12.2016French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-0LOSCLOSC800
21.12.2016French Ligue 1BastiaBastia1-2MarseilleMarseille1100
08.02.2017French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille2-0GuingampGuingamp200

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

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

  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 67kg

  • 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: 26/08/2016 13:42 CET