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Pape Malickou Diakhaté


Professional Footballer

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Created: 29th Dec 2011
Modified: 29th Dec 2011
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Pape Malickou Diakhaté
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Jun/21/1984
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Pakistan

Pape Malickou Diakhaté  is a Senegalese professional footballer who currently plays in Spain for Granada CF.

Diakhaté has been at Nancy since his youth, and made his Ligue 2 debut on October 20, 2001, playing the first half of the 2–0 win over LB Châteauroux. He played 25 league matches the following season, and appeared regularly for the club, although his 2003–04 season was severely disrupted by injury.[1] 2004–05 brought Diakhaté favourable recognition, winning a place in France Football's team of the season. However, on July 18, 2007 it was announced that he had signed a contract with Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv. Diakhaté made his debut for Dynamo on August 1, 2007 in a league fixture against FC Chornomorets Odessa.[2] Pape quickly established himself in the first team and even captained the club on occasion. A month later on September 1 he broke a collar bone in a match against FC Kharkiv, but once recovered returned to the team. On 16 December 2009 he left the Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv, and returned back to France signing a half year loan contract with AS Saint-Étienne.[3] The following season he was loaned to Lyon and was relatively used.

On 26 August 2011 he signed for Spanish club Granada CF, for a club record €4,500,000 on a four year contract.
Originally a left-back and capable of playing as a wide midfielder, he is recognised mainly as a centre-back. He has also been known to play in goal for Senegal on numerous occasions.

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