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Idrissa Sylla is a Guinean professional footballer who plays as a striker for Queens Park Rangers in the Championship and the Guinea national team. He is also referred to as Waddle due to him possessing a similar style of play to Chris Waddle.[2]

Idrissa Sylla
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Personal information
Full name Idrissa Sylla
Date of birth (1990-12-03) 3 December 1990 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Conakry, Guinea
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Queens Park Rangers
Number 40
Youth career
2008–2010 Le Mans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Le Mans 52 (14)
2010–2011 Bastia (loan) 27 (7)
2013–2015 Zulte Waregem 47 (14)
2015–2016 Anderlecht 33 (9)
2016– Queens Park Rangers 43 (14)
National team
2012– Guinea 22 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:32, 23 August 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:37, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Contents

Club careerEdit

Le MansEdit

Sylla was the joint top scorer for Le Mans during the 2011–2012 Ligue 2 season, along with Idir Ouali, scoring 9 league goals.[3]

Zulte WaregemEdit

In August 2013, Sylla joined Belgian team Zulte Waregem on a two-year contract, following Le Mans' fall to the French lower divisions. He was transferred for an estimated fee of €150,000.[4][5]

AnderlechtEdit

On 2 February 2015, Sylla joined Anderlecht on a four-and-a-half-year contract.[6]

Queens Park RangersEdit

On 30 August 2016, English club Queens Park Rangers announced the signing of Sylla from Anderlecht on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee. He will wear the number 40 shirt for the 2016–17 season at QPR.[7] Sylla made his QPR debut on 10 September 2016, coming off the bench in a 1–1 draw with Blackburn Rovers [8] Sylla scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 loss against Huddersfield Town on 17 September 2016.[9] He then scored the winner against Fulham in a 2–1 victory.[10]

Despite spending most of his first season at the club in and out of the starting 11, Sylla finished his first season at Loftus Road as the clubs top scorer with 10 goals, many of which came from the bench.

International careerEdit

Sylla made his debut for Guinea in a friendly against Ivory Coast on 29 February 2012.

He was a member of the Guinea squad at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 8 May 2017
Club Season Domestic League Domestic Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Le Mans 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 25 9 1 0 2 0 28 9
2012–13 27 5 1 0 1 0 29 5
Total 52 14 2 0 3 0 57 14
Bastia (loan) 2010–11 27 7 0 0 2 0 29 7
Total 27 7 0 0 2 0 29 7
Zulte Waregem 2013–14 27 9 7 0 4 0 38 9
2014–15 20 5 2 2 4 2 26 9
Total 47 14 9 2 8 2 64 18
Anderlecht 2015–16 30 7 1 0 4 0 35 7
2016–17 3 2 0 0 2 0 5 2
Total 33 9 1 0 6 0 40 9
Queens Park Rangers 2016–17 32 10 0 0 1 0 33 10
Career Total 191 54 12 2 6 0 14 2 223 58

InternationalEdit

As of match played 5 June 2016[12]
National team Year Apps Goals
Guinea 2012 6 0
2013 0 0
2014 7 2
2015 6 2
2016 3 1
Total 22 5

International goalsEdit

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 September 2014 Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca, Morocco   Togo 2–0 2–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 15 November 2014 Stade de Kégué, Lomé, Togo   Togo 0–1 1–4 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
3. 6 September 2015 Rufaro Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe   Zimbabwe 1–0 1–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
4. 15 November 2015 Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry, Guinea   Namibia 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 29 March 2016 Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre, Malawi   Malawi 1–2 1–2 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Idrissa SyllaFIFA competition record
  2. ^ "Newcastle United in hunt for Anderlecht striker Idrissa Sylla". telegraph.co.uk. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Official Top Scorer Chart". Ligue1.com. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Zulte Waregem engage Sylla et Mendy" [Zulte Waregem signs Sylla and Mendy] (in French). rtbf.be. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Idrissa Sylla (Le Mans FC) transféré à Zulte Waregem" [Idrissa Sylla (Le Mans FC) transferred to Zulte Waregem] (in French). ouest-france.fr. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Anderlecht bevestigt komst Sylla [Anderlecht confirms arrival Sylla]" (in Dutch). HLN.be. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "QPR SIGN STRIKER IDRISSA SYLLA". www.qpr.co.uk. Queens Park Rangers F.C. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Queens Park Rangers 1–1 Blackburn Rovers". BBC Sport. 10 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Huddersfield 2–1 QPR". BBC Sport. 17 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Fulham 1–1 Queens Park Rangers". BBC Sport. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "2015 Nations Cup: Constant included in Guinea squad". BBC Sport. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  12. ^ "Sylla, Idrissa". National Football Teams. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 

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