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Alfred John Momar N'Diaye (born 6 March 1990) is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays for Saudi club Al-Shabab FC and the Senegal national football team as a defensive midfielder.

Alfred N'Diaye
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N'Diaye training with Betis in 2015
Personal information
Full name Alfred John Momar N'Diaye[1]
Date of birth (1990-03-06) 6 March 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Defensive midfielder / Centre back
Club information
Current team
Al-Shabab
Number 81
Youth career
2000–2004 US Vandœuvre
2004–2008 Nancy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Nancy 61 (0)
2010–2011 Nancy B 4 (0)
2011–2013 Bursaspor 51 (4)
2013–2014 Sunderland 16 (0)
2013–2014Eskişehirspor (loan) 16 (3)
2014Betis (loan) 16 (0)
2014–2016 Betis 62 (3)
2016–2019 Villarreal 9 (0)
2017Hull City (loan) 15 (1)
2017–2018Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 33 (3)
2018–2019Málaga (loan) 34 (5)
2019– Al-Shabab 0 (0)
National team
2006–2007 France U17 8 (0)
2008–2009 France U19 14 (1)
2010 France U20 2 (0)
2010 France U21 7 (0)
2013– Senegal 27 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:06, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:06, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

He can also play as a Centre back.[3][4]

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Paris, France, N'Diaye began his career with US Vandœuvre in Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy. At the age of 14, he moved across the arrondissement to join the biggest club in the region, AS Nancy. Upon arrival, Alfred endured early struggles, but quickly gained noticed following his second season at the academy. In 2006, he signed his first professional contract.

NancyEdit

N'Diaye made his debut in the squad during the 2007–08 season in the Coupe de la Ligue, at the age of 17, coming on as a halftime substitute for Frédéric Biancalani in a 0–3 loss to Lens.[5] That was his only appearance that season as he would be relegated back to the reserves helping a young Nancy reserve squad barely avoid relegation.

Following the season, N'Diaye earned promotion to the senior squad for the 2008–09 season. He was assigned the number 29 shirt and made his league debut in the opening match of the season against Lille appearing as a substitute in a 0–0 draw.[6] Two months later, he earned his first league start in a 1–1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain.[7] His positive play earned him regular starts in the squad, including playing the full 90 minutes in the club's 3–0 upset victory over Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Vélodrome[8] and playing, on two occasions, 120 minutes of football in cup play against Grenoble in the Coupe de la Ligue and SO Romorantin in the Coupe de France. In total, he made 27 appearances and collected 7 yellow cards.

BursasporEdit

On 1 July 2011, Nancy confirmed on its website that the club had reached an agreement with Turkish club Bursaspor for the transfer of N'Diaye.[9] The deal was finalised on 3 July for a reported fee of €2 million.[10][11]

SunderlandEdit

On 9 January 2013, it was announced that Sunderland had completed the signing of N'Diaye for an undisclosed fee.[12] He was given the number 4 shirt.[13] On 12 January 2013, N'Diaye made his Sunderland debut at the Stadium of Light in a match which they won 3–0 against West Ham United. He came on as a substitute for Adam Johnson and almost scored with his first touch in English Football as his shot went just wide.[14] His full debut for Sunderland came against Wigan away, in which he produced a "wonderful" assist for Steven Fletcher to score and put them in front.[15]

Eskişehirspor (loan)Edit

On 28 July 2013 it was announced N'Diaye would join Turkish club Eskişehirspor on a season-long loan.[16] On 28 January 2014, Eskişehirspor announced that N'Diaye's loan had been terminated by the club.[17]

BetisEdit

On 30 January 2014, N'Diaye joined Spanish side Real Betis on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 campaign.[18][19] He appeared in 16 matches, as the Andalusians were relegated.

On 22 August 2014, free agent N'Diaye signed a five-year deal with the Béticos.[20][21]

VillarrealEdit

On 8 July 2016, N'Diaye signed a five-year contract with Villarreal CF also in the main category.[22]

Hull City (loan)Edit

On 31 January 2017, N'Diaye moved on loan to Hull City for the remainder of the 2016–17 Premier League season.[23] N'Diaye made his debut and scored the first goal in a home 2–0 victory over Liverpool.[24] Impressing during his 15 games at the club in a short spell, despite being unable to keep Hull in the Premier League.[25]

Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan)Edit

On 31 August 2017, the transfer deadline day of the 2017/18 summer transfer window, N'Diaye completed a last-gasp loan deal (with the option of a permanent move) to English Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers.[26] He made his debut for the club on 9 September 2017, coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 win against Millwall.[27] He scored his first goal for the club on 23 September 2017 in a 2–1 win against Barnsley after coming on as a substitute.[28]

He played 36 games for Wolverhampton Wanderers in all competitions,[29] as he helped the club win the EFL Championship title and gain promotion to the Premier League.[30]

Málaga (loan)Edit

On 10 August 2018, N'Diaye moved on loan to Málaga for the 2018–19 Segunda División season.[31]

Al-ShababEdit

On 30 August 2019, N'Diaye moved to Saudi club Al-Shabab FC on a three-year contract.[32]

International careerEdit

Having played through the France national youth football teams, he decided to play for Senegal national football team and played his first senior international match in 2013.

In May 2018 he was named in Senegal's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[33] with N'Diaye playing for Senegal in 2 matches during the tournament, against Poland and Japan.[34]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 11 July 2019[35]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nancy 2008–09 Ligue 1 24 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 31 0
2009–10 Ligue 1 23 0 1 0 1 0 25 0
2010–11 Ligue 1 14 0 1 0 1 0 16 0
Total 61 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 72 0
Nancy B 2010–11 CFA 4 0 4 0
Bursaspor 2011–12 Süper Lig 37 3 4 0 0 0 4 1 45 4
2012–13 Süper Lig 14 1 3 2 0 0 4 1 21 4
Total 51 4 7 2 0 0 8 1 66 8
Sunderland 2012–13 Premier League 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Eskişehirspor (loan) 2013–14 Süper Lig 16 3 3 1 0 0 19 4
Betis 2013–14 La Liga 16 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 20 0
2014–15 Segunda División 28 1 1 0 0 0 29 1
2015–16 La Liga 34 2 2 0 0 0 36 2
Total 78 3 3 0 0 0 4 0 85 3
Villarreal 2016–17 La Liga 7 0 1 0 5 1 13 1
2017–18 La Liga 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 9 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 15 1
Hull City (loan) 2016–17 Premier League 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 2017–18 Championship 33 3 2 0 2 0 37 3
Málaga (loan) 2018–19 Segunda División 34 5 0 0 34 5
Career total 324 19 18 3 6 0 21 3 363 25

InternationalEdit

As of 11 July 2019[36]
Senegal
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2014 7 0
2015 2 0
2016 0 0
2017 3 0
2018 10 0
2018 4 0
Total 27 0

HonoursEdit

Wolverhampton Wanderers

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 26.
  3. ^ "Wolves sign Alfred N'Diaye on loan". Express & Star. 14 August 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Who is Alfred N'Diaye? A lowdown on the Wolves loan signing". Birmingham Mail. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Lens v. Nancy Match Report".[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Nancy v. Lille Match Report". Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Nancy v. PSG Match Report". Archived from the original on 8 October 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Marseille v. Nancy Match Report". Archived from the original on 14 April 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  9. ^ "ASNL - Site officiel de l'AS Nancy Lorraine". www.asnl.net.
  10. ^ "N'Diaye Antrenmanda". Archived from the original on 3 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  11. ^ TURKEY/ OFFICIAL, Bursaspor snap up N'Diaye
  12. ^ "Alfred N'Diaye completes move to Sunderland". The Independent. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  13. ^ Edwards, Luke (9 January 2013). "Sunderland sign French midfielder Alfred N'Diaye from Turkish club Bursaspor". The Telegraph. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  14. ^ Taylor, Louise (12 January 2013). "Sunderland cruise makes it grim day for West Ham and Sam Allardyce". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  15. ^ Rae, Richard (10 January 2013). "Wigan Athletic undone by Alfred N'Diaye as Sunderland steal key win". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Sunderland's Alfred N'Diaye joins Eskisehirspor on loan". BBC Sport. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  17. ^ Murillo, Óscar. "El Betis espera hoy la llegada de Alfred N´Diaye" [Betis now awaiting the arrival of Alfred N'Diaye]. Estadio Deportivo (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  18. ^ "Transfer Window: Real Betis sign Alfred N'Diaye from Sunderland". BBC Sport. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  19. ^ "N'Diaye ya es bético: "Quiero ayudar a que el Real Betis se mantenga en el sitio que le corresponde"" [N'Diaye is already bético: "I want to help Real Betis to retain their correspondent place"]. Real Betis (in Spanish). 30 January 2014. Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
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  21. ^ "N'Diaye regresa al Real Betis y firma por cinco temporadas" [N'Diaye returns to Real Betis and signs for five seasons] (in Spanish). Betis' official website. 22 August 2014. Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2014.
  22. ^ "¡Bienvenido, N'Diaye!" [Welcome, N'Diaye!] (in Spanish). Villarreal CF. 8 July 2016. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
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  32. ^ "El Málaga se 'libera' de N'Diaye" [Málaga set 'free' of N'Diaye] (in Spanish). Marca. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
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