El Hadji Diouf

Soccer Player

El Hadji Diouf was born in Louga, Senegal on January 15th, 1981 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 43, El Hadji Diouf biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 15, 1981
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Louga, Senegal
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Association Football Player
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El Hadji Diouf Life

El Hadji Ousseynou Diouf (French pronunciation: [.lad]; born 15 January 1981) is a Senegalese former professional footballer. Diouf played as a winger or a forward throughout his career.

Diouf completed his football career with Sochaux, Rennes, and Lens before making the move to Premier League side Liverpool prior to the 2002 FIFA World Cup for Senegal, bringing a memorable tournament to a close. He has also played for Bolton Wanderers, Sunderland, and Blackburn Rovers before being drafted in the Scottish Premier League by Rangers. He joined Doncaster Rovers in 2011, but was released at the end of the 2011-12 season following the club's relegation. He later moved to Leeds United, where he spent two seasons. He scored 21 goals in 69 caps during his nine-year international career, while still garnering a lot of attention for a string of events.

Early life

Diouf, a boy from Dakar, Senegal, came from a noble Diouf family's Serer history.


El Hadji Diouf Career

Club career

Diouf began his career in France with Sochaux-Montbéliard. In a 2–1 victory over Bastia on November 12, 1998, he made his debut in a 2–1 win before heading to Rennes for the 1999–2000 season. He returned to Lens in the following season after two years at Pas-de-Calais.

He was reportedly linked to Liverpool, who had just signed his club and international compatriot Salif Diao in early June 2002. The initial reports broke early following his Man of The Match appearance in the opening FIFA World Cup 2002 1-0 group game vs. France, the defending World and European Champions and one of the favorites to win the 2002 tournament. Lens initially denied that the transaction had been made, but it was finally reported on June 2nd, with an estimated price tag of £10 million. His continued success in Senegal, where they reached the quarterfinals, ignited a lot of anticipation ahead of his arrival in England. After Liverpool finished in second place last season, Diouf was the striker that manager Gérard Houllier wished would lift the Premier League trophy from Arsenal.

Diouf earned praise for his early games for Liverpool, including his first game against Southampton, where he scored two goals, his first for the club, in a 3–0 victory over Southampton on August 24. Liverpool defeated Manchester United in the 2003 Football League Cup Final, beginning with him.

Fans of Liverpool didn't get to see Diouf's next goal for Liverpool until March 2003. That was in a 2–0 win over Bolton Wanderers in a game in which he scored once and gave the assist for the second. Diouf played in a UEFA Cup match against Celtic at Parkhead, which ended 1–1. In the 87th minute, he spat at a Celtic fan, sparking crowd disruptions and Diouf to be interviewed by the police, marking a watershed in his career. He was banned from playing two games and was fined two weeks of his work with Liverpool, who made a donation of £60,000 to a Glasgow charity of Celtic's choice.

Diouf did not score for the remainder of the 2002–03 season, or at all in the 2003–04 season, which saw him pick up 13 yellow and one red card, as well as a 1–0 away win over Chelsea for fouling Adrian Mutu. He had become unpopular due to both his attitude and a lack of goals by then. "He has one of the lowest strike rates of any forward in Liverpool history," Jamie Carragher said of him later. He's the only one who hasn't missed a single word. In fact, he is the only one not to complete a season without scoring, and he's probably the only one. It's the ninth member of any club to do so. He was always the first one to be selected in training. He was loaned to Bolton Wanderers at the start of the 2004-05 season. Diouf left Liverpool for Bolton in 2005 after scoring just six goals in 80 appearances, with just three in the league — and after scoring just six goals in 80 appearances with just three in the league.

After loaning Diouf from Liverpool for the 2004–05 season, Bolton Wanderers purchased Diouf from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee at the start of the 2005–06 season. In a European competition against Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Diouf scored Bolton's first goal in a European competition against Reebok Stadium on September 15, 2005. Bolton went on to win the game 2–1. He was largely successful at Bolton and became a fan favorite due to his charisma and direct running. In an interview with the BBC, Diouf said he would leave Bolton at the end of the 2007–08 season, and that his goal against Sunderland on May 3 marked his last game at the Reebok Stadium.

After Bolton agreed to a transfer fee of £2.63 million, Diouf signed for Sunderland on July 28, 2008. After undergoing a medical exam, he signed a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light. Diouf said he was excited to join Sunderland. "El Hadji has always been the kind of player opposition teams and supporters loap," n-manager Roy Keane said. We're thrilled to have him in our squad now, so we're delighted to have him. Diouf got off to a promising start for Sunderland, but he didn't score in any of his sixteen appearances.

After just six months at Bolton Wanderers, Diouf rejoining former Bolton boss Sam Allardyce at the club, he signed a three-and-a-year contract. He was given the number 18 shirt and scored his first goal for the club against Fulham at Craven Cottage on March 11, 2009 in a 2–1 victory. Diouf was purchased for £1 million during Blackburn's summer transfer window, according to Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce. In Rovers' 3–1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on September 12, Diouf scored his first home goal for the club at Ewood Park. He was sent off in a 3–1 loss to Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup on January 2nd. In a 1–1 draw at Ewood Park on March 21, 2010, Diouf scored the equalizing goal against Chelsea in a 1–1 draw. He started the next two Premier League games against Birmingham and Burnley; he later made his fortieth appearance for the club at Fratton Park against bottom-of-the-league team Portsmouth in a 0–0 draw on March 3rd. He had appeared on 27 appearances in the 2009–10 season, scoring three goals.

Diouf was not in his first-team plans on August 20, 2011–12 transfer window, according to Blackburn boss Steve Kean, who said he wanted him to leave before the 2011–12 transfer window. Blackburn ended Diouf's deal by mutual consent on August 31, 2011. After returning late for pre-season training, he had fallen out with manager Kean.

Diouf joined Scottish Premier League champions Rangers on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season on the last day of the 2011-01 season. During a 1–0 victory over Hearts at Ibrox on February 2, he made his debut on February 2nd and appeared as a 20th-minute substitute for injured teammate Lee McCulloch. In a 2–2 draw with Celtic in the Scottish Cup, he got his first appearance for Rangers four days later. In a 2–2 draw against Sporting CP in the Europa League on Sunday, Diouf scored his first goal for Rangers in the Europa League, scoring the game's opening goal with a header in the 20th minute. On Wednesday, he scored his second goal for Rangers in a Scottish Premier League match against Kilmarnock, resulting in a first goal as Rangers defeated 21-01. After winning the Scottish League Cup by 2–1 over rivals Celtic in March 2011, Diouf was part of the Rangers team that won the Scottish League Cup in March 2011. Rangers' SPL champion medal came as a result of their comeback from two points behind Celtic to win by a single point.

West Ham United and their boss, Sam Allardyce, received a hearing in October 2011. Diouf would not be joining the club due to a lack of fitness and his bad reputation, which was revealed on October 28th. Allardyce later revealed that the depth of emotion amongst fans had been factored into his decision not to sign the player.

Diouf signed with Doncaster Rovers on a three-month deal on October 31, 2011. On 5 November 2011, he scored his first two goals for Doncaster against Ipswich, earning Man of the Match awards and a 3–2 victory. In a goalless draw against Watford, the captain's armband was on display, but a training injury meant he was unable to participate in the following games. Diouf signed a six-month contract with the intention of an additional year on February 2, 2012.

After Doncaster was relegated from the Championship, Diouf was reported to have held talks with Leeds United with the intention of signing him at the end of his Doncaster deal. Despite Leeds boss Neil Warnock's having previously referred to him as "lower than a sewer rat" for an incident involving Jamie Mackie, Diouf said on April 26th he was keen on moving to Leeds.

After being arrested following an incident in a Manchester nightclub in April, Diouf will not face charges for assault after being arrested.

Diouf testified on behalf of Leeds United on September 9, 2012, and began training with the first team on August 9, 2012. On August 11, Diouf was reported to have signed a non-contract agreement with Leeds United. In the League Cup's second half against Shrewsbury Town, Diouf appeared as a replacement.

Diouf came to Leeds as a first-half replacement in the 1–0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in his league debut. In Leeds' 2–1 victory over Peterborough United on August 25, he made his first appearance.

Diouf scored his first goal for Leeds in a 3-3 draw against his former club Blackburn Rovers on September 1st. After the match, it was revealed that Diouf had signed a long-term deal with Leeds until January 2013. Diouf revealed that he had turned down more lucrative offers from elsewhere to become a 'hero' at Leeds by assisting them in the Premier League. Diouf put on a good showing for Leeds' 21-0 victory over Premiership side Everton on September 25. Diouf's manager Neil Warnock referred to him as his "matador" after the match, and that he had promised to stay at the club beyond his initial six months of employment.

Diouf scored a brace against Bristol City on September 29 to help Leeds gain a 3–2 victory. In a 2–2 draw on October 2, Diouf was named captain against his old team, Bolton Wanderers. In a 3–0 League Cup victory over Southampton F.C., Diouf scored his fourth goal of the season on October 30. Leeds's goal was to help the team advance to the quarter-finals of the tournament. Diouf scored his fifth goal of the season on a penalty against Leeds on November 2nd, helping the Leeds a 2–2 draw against Brighton.

Diouf signed a new 18-month contract with the club on December 14, 2012, extending his deal until the 2013–14 season. On Saturday, he scored his 7th goal of the season against Brighton but was denied his first red card as a Leeds player for celebrating it with a 'gesture' against the Brighton fans.

After Guinea club AS Kaloum announced to have signed Diouf, Leeds United, and Diouf as "complete rubbish," Diouf spouts out that the allegation was unsubstantial,' saying Diouf will play for Leeds in the 2013-2014 season. Diouf was disqualified from the entire 2013-14 season due to a shin infection outbreak.

The Yorkshire Evening Post announced on August 15, 2013 that Diouf had been made available for transfer.

Diouf had missed numerous Leeds fixtures and training sessions due to unspecified 'personal challenges,' as well as in order to attend the funerals of former mentor and Senegal coach Bruno Metsu and former South Africa Mandela.

In a 1-1 draw against Ipswich Town on January 28, Diouf made his first appearance for Leeds in many months. It was to be the club's last game. Diouf was born on May 16, 2014.

Diouf, a Malaysian footballer, has been named team captain in November 2014 and has been named in November 2014. However, Diouf quickly found himself embroiled in his new club after comparing it unfavourably with rival club Johor Darul Takzim II F.C. During an interview with Johor TV, he spoke about how much money was in the case. Diouf was reported to have said that "he is keen to build a JDT academy on his own land in Senegal" and that JDT would earn the money back from the selling players to European countries. He also stated that he is willing to play for JDT without any money because of his love for Johor, as well as being impressed by the club's vision and mission. This was due to the Sabah Football Association's (SAFA)'s lack of vision and mission, according to Diouf. Sabah stripped Diouf of the captaincy in July 2015, owing to his behavior, "unprofessional."

International career

Diouf began working in Belfast, Portugal, in April 2000 against Benin. He has earned 69 international caps and scored 21 goals for his country. He played for Senegal in 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying and was elected to the World Cup All-Star squad after guiding Senegal to the quarterfinals and triumphs over France (1–0) and Sweden (2–1). Senegal lost 1–0 in extra time to Turkey. He was also a member of the Senegal team that finished second in the 2002 African Cup of Nations, but he was one of the few players not to miss a penalty during the shootout in the final as they lost to Cameroon. In 2004, Diouf was banned from international football for four games after a verbal assault on referee Ali Bujsaim.

He was selected in the FIFA 100, a list of the top 125 top living footballers selected by Pelé in conjunction with FIFA's centennial celebrations in 2004. Diouf, a soccerer, left international football in October 2007, saying that organizational difficulties with the team had left him frustrated. However, Senegal coach Henryk Kasperczak revealed later this month that he would name Diouf in the new squad.

After reacting angrily to allegations that he failed to appear at a discipline hearing, Diouf was barred from playing for the Senegal national team for five years. The Senegal Football Federation announced in September 2012 that Diouf's five-year suspension had been reduced and that he was back to play for the Senegal national team. Diouf, who was still playing for Senegal's national team in October 2012, was left out of the squad against Côte d'Ivoire in an African Cup of Nations qualifier, but Diouf said he was'scared' of him.

Diouf was twice named African Footballer of the Year twice.


World Cup: El Hadji Diouf dismisses England's chances of beating Senegal in a penalty shootout

www.dailymail.co.uk, December 1, 2022
El Hadji Diouf has sluggishly dismissed England's chances of winning a penalty shootout against Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. If we get to penalties, we're going to win it,' said Diouf, a former Liverpool forward who now works as an advisor to the president of Senegalese FA and a mentor to young players in the squad. Chelsea'keeper Mendy was the hero of their penalty shootout victories in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations against Egypt in February and a World Cup play-off against the same opposition one month later.

World Cup: The ten worst post-tournament signings starring James Rodriguez and Kleberson include James Rodriguez and Kleberson

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 26, 2022
Many celebrities have been able to announce themselves as a global superstar and make a career-defining move on the back of a starring role on football's grandest stage. Over the years, there have been some inspired signings made immediately after the tournament has ended, but many big names like Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Liverpool have fallen into the trap of landing players following a string of spectacular performances for their countries. Scouts will be keeping an eye on players who play at the World Cup in Qatar next month, particularly with the January transfer window opening not long after the final on December 18. Sportsmail looks at ten of the worst post-World Cup signings.