Mamadou Niang

Mamadou Hamidou Niang (born 13 October 1979) is a Senegalese former professional footballer who played as a striker. He has represented Senegal at international level, participating in the 2004, 2006, and 2008 African Cup of Nations. He is the older brother of Papa Niang, who is also a professional footballer.

Mamadou Niang
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Niang with Al-Sadd in 2011
Personal information
Full name Mamadou Hamidou Niang[1]
Date of birth (1979-10-13) 13 October 1979 (age 41)[2]
Place of birth Matam, Senegal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1998–1999 Le Havre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Troyes B 35 (21)
2001–2003 Troyes 47 (8)
2003Metz (loan) 12 (5)
2003–2005 Strasbourg 56 (21)
2005–2010 Marseille 155 (71)
2010–2011 Fenerbahçe 29 (15)
2011–2014 Al Sadd 26 (9)
2013Beşiktaş (loan) 10 (3)
2014–2015 Arles-Avignon 17 (2)
Total 387 (155)
National team
2002–2012 Senegal 59 (20)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

TroyesEdit

After beginning his career with the Le Havre youth team, Niang turned professional at 18 years of age with Troyes. He had a mixed beginning to his career with his first season featuring ten Ligue 1 starts, all from the bench, the following season would show little improvement with 17 starts and only 3 league goals.

Loan to MetzEdit

A loan period with Ligue 2 club FC Metz allowed him to hone his skills, contributing 5 goals in 12 appearances and helping Metz return to top flight French football for the 2003–04 season.

StrasbourgEdit

Jean Fernandez, the Metz manager, tried to make the loan deal into a permanent move but failed and Niang left Troyes for Strasbourg. The arrival of Danijel Ljuboja, to Strasbourg at the same time allowed Niang to form an important strike partnership until Ljuboja moved to Paris Saint-Germain. Niang didn't score again for the remainder of the second half of that season.

The 2004–05 season saw Mickaël Pagis arrive at Strasbourg, and a fruitful new partnership was formed, with the pair linking up for 27 goals in the league. This partnership helped Strasbourg make it to the Coupe de la Ligue final, where victory over Caen gave Strasbourg their second Coupe de la Ligue trophy. Niang scored Strasbourg's first goal as they won 2–1.[3]

MarseilleEdit

 
Niang warming up with Marseille in 2009

In 2005, Niang moved to Marseille for a reported fee of €7 million. He was joined six months later by Mickaël Pagis. Niang finished the season as Marseille's top scorer with ten goals but Marseille lost the Coupe de France final to Paris Saint-Germain.

Niang was selected Marseille player of the month by the fans for May 2008.[4]

Niang would go on to finish the 2009–10 season with 18 goals in Ligue 1, making him the highest scorer in the league and Marseille's highest scorer with 28 goals in all competitions.

FenerbahçeEdit

Niang signed a 3+1 year deal with Fenerbahçe on 14 August 2010 for a fee of reported €8 million.[5] He made a great start with Fenerbahçe SK when he scored 7 goals in his first 6 league appearances. Niang scored his first hat-trick for Fenerbahçe on his 5th appearance when they won 6–2 against Kasımpaşa. He helped his side win the 2010–11 Süper Lig, scoring 16 goals in 29 appearances.[6]

Al SaddEdit

On 6 September 2011, Niang was sold to Al-Sadd for €7.5 million.[7]

On 19 October 2011, at the 2011 AFC Champions League semi-final match against Suwon Samsung Bluewings, he scored the controversial, un-sportsmanlike second goal for his team. Al Sadd should've sent the ball back to the Bluewings since the play was suspended when the home team's player was injured. However, while Suwon's defense stood still thinking their goalkeeper will get the ball back, Niang stole the ball and went past the goalkeeper to score. The goal induced an intrusion of a home fan and a huge melee of both players and bench. The controversy got bigger when Al Sadd's player Keita took a swing at a home fan. Even though his goal was against general notion of fair-play, Niang argued that there was no problem with his goal, and that it was Suwon who played without manners, inducing melee between two teams. After all, AFC did not conclude this issue justly, by giving disciplinary actions to Suwon only, Al Sadd getting absolutely nothing, not even Niang or Keita.[8] He then got himself sent-off in injury time for kicking the ball away when he was flagged offside, receiving another yellow card in addition to his previous, meaning he could not participate in the second leg in Doha.[9]

Beşiktaş (loan)Edit

On 31 January 2013, Niang moved to Turkish side Beşiktaş on loan until the end of the season.[10]

On 3 March 2013, he scored his first goal and contributed with an assist in a 3–2 win against his old club Fenerbahçe securing 3 points for his team in the final derby ever on İnönü Stadium.

Arles-AvignonEdit

On 28 August 2014, Niang returned to France to sign for AC Arles-Avignon, having been overseas for the last four years.[11][12]

International careerEdit

Niang represented the national team at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, where his team took fourth place for the third time in history.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition[2][14][15]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Troyes 2000–01 Division 1 10 2 4 1 14 3
2001–02 17 3 2 0 2 0 21 3
2002–03 Ligue 1 20 3 1 0 21 3
Total 47 8 7 1 2 0 56 9
Metz (loan) 2002–03 Ligue 2 12 5 3 1 15 6
Strasbourg 2003–04 Ligue 1 23 9 2 1 25 10
2004–05 33 12 5 3 38 15
Total 56 21 7 4 0 0 63 25
Marseille 2005–06 Ligue 1 28 10 4 2 8 1 40 13
2006–07 37 12 8 3 4 2 49 17
2007–08 29 18 2 1 10 4 41 23
2008–09 27 13 1 0 13 7 41 20
2009–10 32 18 5 1 9 3 46 22
2010–11 2 0 2 0
Total 155 71 20 7 44 17 219 95
Fenerbahçe 2010–11 Süper Lig 29 15 2 0 2 0 33 15
Al Sadd 2011–12 Qatar Stars League 13 4 7 2 22 7
2012–13 9 4 9 4
2013–14 4 1 4 1
Total 26 9 0 0 7 2 33 11
Beşiktaş (loan) 2012–13 Süper Lig 10 3 10 3
Arles-Avignon 2014–15 Ligue 2 16 2 2 1 18 3
2015–16 CFA 1 0 1 0
Total 17 2 2 1 0 0 19 3
Career total 352 134 41 14 55 19 448 167

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Senegal's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Niang goal.[16]
List of international goals scored by Mamadou Niang
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 27 March 2002 Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar, Senegal   Bolivia 2–1 2–1 Friendly
2 19 November 2002 First National Bank Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa   South Africa 1–1 1–1 Nelson Mandela Challenge
3 30 January 2004 Stade 15 Octobre, Bizerte, Tunisia   Kenya 1–0 3–0 2004 Africa Cup of Nations
4 3–0
5 17 November 2004 Stade Bon Rencontre, Toulon, France   Algeria 1–0 2–1 Friendly
6 18 June 2005 Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar, Senegal   Togo 1–1 2–2 2006 World Cup qualifiers
7 4 February 2006 Harras El-Hedoud Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt   Guinea 2–1 3–2 2006 Africa Cup of Nations
8 7 February 2006 Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt   Egypt 1–1 1–2 2006 Africa Cup of Nations
9 16 August 2006 Stade de la Vallée du Cher, Tours, France   Ivory Coast 1–0 1–0 Friendly
10 24 March 2007 Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar, Senegal   Tanzania 1–0 4–0 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
11 3–0
12 4–0
13 14 October 2007 Stade Robert Diochon, Rouen, France   Guinea 2–0 3–1 Friendly
14 5 September 2009 Estádio Algarve, Portugal, Portugal   Angola 1–0 1–1 Friendly
15 3 March 2010 Panthessaliko Stadium, Volos, Greece   Greece 1–0 2–0 Friendly
16 5 September 2010 Stade Frederic Kibassa Maliba, Lubumbashi, DR Congo   DR Congo 2–0 4–2 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
17 3–0
18 4–1
19 9 October 2010 Stade Leopold Senghor, Dakar, Senegal   Mauritius 2–0 7–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
20 5–0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Troyes

Strasbourg

Marseille

Fenerbahçe

Al Sadd

InternationalEdit

Senegal

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mamadou Hamidou Niang". Turkish Football Federation. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Mamadou Niang". L'Équipe. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Caen - RCS 1-2". racingstub.com. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Niang, votre Olympien du mois de mai". OM.net. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  5. ^ uefa.com (14 August 2010). "Niang leaves OM for Fenerbahçe - UEFA Europa League - News - UEFA.com". UEFA.com. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Mamadou Niang Player Profile - ESPN FC". soccernet.espn.go.com. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Oyuncumuz Mamadou Niang'ın Katar'ın Al Sadd Kulübüne 7,5 milyon Euro bedelle transferi konusunda anlaşmaya varılmıştır". Fenerbahçe SK (in Turkish). Turkish Public Disclosure System (KAP). 6 September 2011.
  8. ^ "Suwon Samsung Bluewings 0–2 Al Sadd". The Asia Football Confederation. 19 September 2011.
  9. ^ Al Sadd close on final ESPN Soccernet. 19 October 2011.
  10. ^ "Beşiktaş Jimnastik Kulübü". www.bjk.com.tr. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Arles-Avignon : Mamadou Niang s'engage pour deux ans - Mercato 365". Mercato 365 (in French). Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 May 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tables/06a.html
  14. ^ "Mamadou Niang". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  15. ^ "M. Niang". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Mamadou Hamidou Niang - Goals in International Matches". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Marseille 5-1 Deportivo (Aggregate: 5 - 3)". uefa.com. Archived from the original on 31 May 2006. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  18. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tables/06a.html

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