Souleymane Diawara

  • Date of birth : 24/12/1978
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Senegal Senegal
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Souleymane Diawara

Souleymane Diawara

Clubs: Le Havre AC, FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, Charlton Athletic FC, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Olympique de Marseille

• A native of Senegal, Diawara began his professional career in France with Le Havre, making his top-flight debut on 28 August 1999 in a 2-1 defeat at AJ Auxerre.

• Relegated with the Normandy club in 2000 but promoted two years later, he transferred in 2003 to Sochaux, where he remained for three seasons, the first two including UEFA Cup campaigns.

• First capped by Senegal on 19 November 2002 in a friendly against South Africa, he represented his country at three successive Africa Cup of Nations tournaments (2004, 2006, 2008).

• Moved to England in 2006 but spent just one season with Charlton, which resulted in relegation from the Premier League, and returned to France to join Bordeaux, with whom he won Ligue 1 and the League Cup in 2008/09.

• Left Bordeaux for Marseille and achieved the same domestic double with his new club, scoring the opening goal in the League Cup final against Bordeaux, a 3-1 win, and starting 37 of OM's 38 matches in the championship, scoring four goals.

• Won a second successive French League Cup in 2011, making his four medals in the competition a record after earlier successes woth Sochaux and Bordeaux.

• Helped Marseille return to the UEFA Champions League, courtesy of a second-placed Ligue 1 finish in 2012/13.

UEFA honours

Last updated: 10/07/13 17.52CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 12/07/2015 13:11 CET
23.08.2014French Ligue 1NiceNice1-3BordeauxBordeaux1200
29.08.2014French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille4-0NiceNice9000
13.09.2014French Ligue 1NiceNice1-0MetzMetz9000
20.09.2014French Ligue 1NantesNantes2-1NiceNice4500
04.10.2014French Ligue 1NiceNice1-1MontpellierMontpellier9000
18.10.2014French Ligue 1NiceNice0-1BastiaBastia9000
29.10.2014French League CupThird roundNiceNice3-3
19.12.2014French Ligue 1LensLens2-0NiceNice9000
23.01.2015French Ligue 1NiceNice2-1MarseilleMarseille2900
31.01.2015French Ligue 1MetzMetz0-0NiceNice9000
08.02.2015French Ligue 1NiceNice0-0NantesNantes9000
14.02.2015French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC0-0NiceNice9000
20.02.2015French Ligue 1NiceNice0-1MonacoMonaco9000
01.03.2015French Ligue 1MontpellierMontpellier2-1NiceNice9000
07.03.2015French Ligue 1BastiaBastia2-1NiceNice8300

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Souleymane Diawara
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 24/12/1978 (36)
  • Country: Senegal

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    24/09/03: MYPA 0-1 Sochaux

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 10/03/2015 11:49 CET