Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye

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Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye
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Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye (2009)
birthday February 26, 1978
place of birth DakarSenegal
size 188 cm
position Defense , midfield
Years station
ASEC Ndiambour
Years station Games (goals) 1
1999-2001 ASEC Ndiambour 59 (8)
2001-2002 ASC Joan of Arc 32 (4)
2002-2005 RC Lens 35 (0)
2004-2005 →  FC Istres  (loan) 28 (0)
2005-2007 Bolton Wanderers 60 (3)
2007-2008 Newcastle United 22 (1)
2008-2011 Stoke City 81 (6)
2011–2012 West Ham United 29 (0)
2012-2014 Hull City 34 (4)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
2002-2010 Senegal 35 (2)
1 Only league games are given.
Status: end of season 2013/14

Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye (born February 26, 1978 in Dakar ) is a Senegalese football player . He was last active for Hull City . Previously, he had already completed seven years in the Premier League for Bolton Wanderers , Newcastle United , Stoke City and West Ham United in the defensive midfield or central defender position .



Diagne-Faye began his club football career at the Senegalese capital club ASEC Ndiambour and finally moved in 2001 to the top club and local rival ASC Jeanne d'Arc , where he won the Senegalese championship in his only season. Like his compatriot Pape Bouba Diop before , Diagne-Faye went to the French Ligue 1 a year later to join the RC Lens . There he completed two seasons and moved to the 2004/05 season on loan to first division promoted FC Istres .

Again on loan, Diagne-Faye then joined the Bolton Wanderers for the 2005/06 season in the Premier League and made his debut there as a substitute after just 23 minutes against his future club Newcastle United. In the 2-0 home win, he guarded Alan Shearer and won this personal duel against the most successful Premier League goalscorer of the 1990s. After ten missions, Bolton committed Diagne-Faye, who was convincing through his persistence, by realizing a purchase option and in the 2006/07 season he was almost exclusively on the central defensive after the departure of Bruno N'Gotty and Radhi Jaïdi to Birmingham City , where he formed a successful center-back pair with Abdoulaye Meïté , who had a significant share in the good defense statistics in the club's home games. Personal highlights during his two seasons at Bolton were the two goals against Arsenal in consecutive home games, which led the club to two wins against the favorites in a row (2-0 and 3-1) and cemented its reputation as a goal-scoring header .

In mid-August 2007, rumors mounted that Diagne-Faye would join Newcastle United for £ 2m to play under his former coach Sam Allardyce again. On August 30, 2007, he confirmed this wish and his move after clarifying minor details and a medical examination. Shortly before the end of the transfer period on August 31, 2007, the deal was finally contractually fixed and officially confirmed on the following day, as was that of defensive partner Habib Beye from Olympique Marseille . In August 2008, the Senegalese moved to Stoke City for £ 2.25 million , where he signed a contract until 2011.

National team

Diagne-Faye was a Senegalese national soccer player . In 2004, 2006 and 2008 he was appointed by his national association to the team for the African Championship .


  • Senegalese champion: 2002

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Abdoulaye DIAGNE-FAYE. MILIEU. In: www.sitercl.com. RACING CLUB DE LENS, December 7th, 2005, archived from the original on February 13th, 2009 ; Retrieved September 28, 2013 (French).
  2. "Bolton's Faye gets permanent deal" (BBC Sport)
  3. "Stoke sign Magpies defender Faye" (BBC Sport)