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.
Diakhaby with Valencia in 2019
|Full name||Mouctar Diakhaby|
|Date of birth||19 December 1996|
|Place of birth||Vendôme, France|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
* 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
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. 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. 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. He also scored a goal in each of two legs of the 2016–17 Europa League round of 16 tie against Roma.
Diakhaby was born in France and is of Guinean descent. He is a youth international for France.
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- "Lyon vs. Bordeaux - 10 September 2016 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
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- "Valence officialise le recrutement de Mouctar Diakhaby (Lyon)". L'Équipe. 28 June 2017.
- "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.
- "M. Diakhaby". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
- "Mouctar Diakhaby". SofaScore. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
- "Barcelona 1–2 Valencia". BBC Sport. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mouctar Diakhaby.|
- Mouctar Diakhaby at the French Football Federation (in French)
- Mouctar Diakhaby at the French Football Federation (archived) (in French)
- OL profile