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Amadou Diawara (born 17 July 1997) is a Guinean professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian club A.S. Roma and the Guinea national team.

Amadou Diawara
Personal information
Full name Amadou Diawara
Date of birth (1997-07-17) 17 July 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Conakry, Guinea
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Roma
Youth career
2010–2012 Syli Authentic
2012–2014 FC Séquence
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 San Marino 15 (0)
2015–2016 Bologna 34 (0)
2016–2019 Napoli 49 (1)
2019– Roma 0 (0)
National team
2018– Guinea 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:47, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:02, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Contents

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Amadou Diawara was born in Conakry in Guinea.[2] Diawara joined Lega Pro side San Marino in 2014.

BolognaEdit

While playing for San Marino, Bologna Director of football Pantaleo Corvino spotted his talents and brought him to Bologna in a deal costing the side £420,000 in July 2015.[3] On 22 August 2015, Diawara made his Serie A debut for Bologna, in an away match against Lazio, coming on as an 84th-minute substitute for Lorenzo Crisetig.[4]

NapoliEdit

On 26 August 2016, Diawara signed for fellow Serie A club Napoli .[5] On 17 October 2017, Diawara scored his first senior goal for Napoli from the penalty spot against Manchester City in the Champions League.[6] On 8 April 2018, he scored his first Serie A goal and second senior goal for Napoli against Chievo Verona.

RomaEdit

On 1 July 2019, Diawara signed to Roma until 2024.[7]

International careerEdit

Diawara was born in Guinea, but played football in Italy since 2014, and received Italian citizenship.[8] The Azzurri trainer Giampiero Ventura was trying to recruit him in 2018.[9] However, he pledged his international allegiance to the Guinea national football team in March 2018,[10] and he received a call-up to the national team in October 2018.[11] Diawara debuted for Guinea in a 2–0 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification win over Rwanda national football team on 12 October 2018.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 11 June 2019[13]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
San Marino 2014–15 Lega Pro 15 0 0 0 15 0
Total 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
Bologna 2015–16 Serie A 34 0 1 0 35 0
Total 34 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 35 0
Napoli 2016–17 Serie A 18 0 4 0 6 0 28 0
2017–18 18 1 1 0 8 1 27 2
2018–19 13 0 2 0 4 0 19 0
Total 49 1 7 0 18 1 0 0 74 2
Career total 98 1 8 0 18 1 0 0 124 2
  1. ^ Includes Supercoppa Italiana matches.

InternationalEdit

As of match played 14 July 2019[14]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Guinea 2018 3 0
2019 7 0
Total 10 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ S.r.l., Agorà Telematica | Agorà Med. "Prima Squadra - SSC Napoli". www.sscnapoli.it. Archived from the original on 28 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  2. ^ "21 Amadou DIAWARA - Centrocampista". Bologna. Archived from the original on 23 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  3. ^ Newman, Blair. "Amadou Diawara: Bologna's fresh-faced enforcer wanted by Chelsea". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Bologna player ratings: Mancosu not man enough". GazettaWorld. Archived from the original on 9 October 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Il Napoli ufficializza l'acquisto di Diawara" [Napoli official acquisition of Diawara] (in Italian). S.S.C. Napoli. 26 August 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  6. ^ Burt, Jason; Bull, J. J. (17 October 2017). "Man City 2 Napoli 1: Sensational City survive late pressure to pass first real test of the season". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  7. ^ "UFFICIALE: Roma, ecco Diawara dal Napoli. Contratto fino al 2024". Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Napoli's Amadou Diawara: It was always Guinea never Italy". 9 October 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  9. ^ "Diawara could play for Italy | Football Italia". www.football-italia.net. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Trio of young players pledges allegiance to Guinea". 29 March 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  11. ^ "Guinea call-up Napoli's uncapped Amadou Diawara". 4 October 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  12. ^ "Elim. CAN 2019 : la Guinée punit le Rwanda et se rapproche du Cameroun - Foot224 - Actualité Sport Guinée". 12 October 2018.
  13. ^ "A. Diawara". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Diawara, Amadou". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 25 January 2019.

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