Mouctar Diakhaby

Mouctar Diakhaby (born 19 December 1996) is a French professional footballer who plays for Valencia in La Liga. He has also represented the French national youth teams starting from the France national under-19 football team.

Mouctar Diakhaby
Mouctar Diakhaby 2019.jpg
Diakhaby with Valencia in 2019
Personal information
Full name Mouctar Diakhaby[1]
Date of birth (1996-12-19) 19 December 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth Vendôme, France
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Valencia
Number 12
Youth career
2004–2009 USSA Vertou
2009–2010 Nantes
2010–2013 USSA Vertou
2013–2016 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2018 Lyon B 55 (11)
2016–2018 Lyon 34 (2)
2018– Valencia 62 (3)
National team
2014–2015 France U19 11 (1)
2015–2016 France U20 6 (0)
2017–2018 France U21 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 April 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 May 2018

Club careerEdit

LyonEdit

Diakhaby made his first team debut for Lyon on 10 September 2016 in a Ligue 1 match against Bordeaux, playing the whole match in a 3–1 home loss.[2] On 30 November 2016, he scored his first competitive goal for the Lyon first team in a 6–0 Ligue 1 away rout of Nantes.[3] On 23 February 2017, Diakhaby scored a goal (in the 89th minute) in the 2016–17 Europa League round of 32 second-leg 7–1 home win over AZ Alkmaar to register his first career UEFA Europa League or UEFA Champions League goal.[4] He also scored a goal in each of two legs of the 2016–17 Europa League round of 16 tie against Roma.

ValenciaEdit

On 28 June 2018, Diakhaby signed a five-year deal with Spanish side Valencia.[5]

International careerEdit

Diakhaby was born in France and is of Guinean descent.[6] He is a youth international for France.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 22 May 2021.[7][8]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental1 Other2 Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lyon 2016–17 Ligue 1 22 1 1 1 0 0 11 3 0 0 34 5
2017–18 12 1 3 0 1 0 5 1 21 2
Total 34 2 4 1 1 0 16 4 0 0 55 7
Valencia 2018–19 La Liga 22 2 7 0 9 1 38 3
2019–20 21 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 29 0
2020–21 26 1 1 0 27 1
Total 69 3 11 0 14 0 0 0 94 4
Career total 103 5 15 1 1 0 30 5 0 0 149 11

1Includes UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League appearances.

2Includes Trophée des Champions and Supercopa de España appearances.

HonoursEdit

Valencia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Acta del Partido celebrado el 18 de mayo de 2019, en Valladolid" [Minutes of the Match held on 18 May 2019, in Valladolid] (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Footbal. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Lyon vs. Bordeaux - 10 September 2016 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Nantes vs. Olympique Lyonnais - 30 November 2016 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Lyon rejoint les 8es de finale de Ligue Europa après un festival". L'Équipe. 23 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Valence officialise le recrutement de Mouctar Diakhaby (Lyon)". L'Équipe. 28 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Ligue 1-OL : Mouctar Diakhaby veut améliorer son jeu de tête" [Ligue 1-OL : Mouctar Diakhaby wants to improve his head game]. africatopsports.com (in French). Africa Top Sports. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  7. ^ "M. Diakhaby". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Mouctar Diakhaby". SofaScore. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Barcelona 1–2 Valencia". BBC Sport. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.

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