Association football player
14 June 1987, Créteil
Mohamed Diamé (born 14 June 1987), also known as Momo Diamé, is a professional footballer who plays for English club Newcastle United, as a midfielder.
Born in France, Diamé represents Senegal at international level.
Diamé was born in the Paris suburb of Créteil and he was selected to attend the Clairefontaine academy between 2000 and 2003. Diamé began his professional career in 2003 with RC Lens, but left four years later after facing health problems. After a full recovery, he signed for lowly Spanish side CD Linares in 30 July 2007, and moved to Rayo Vallecano the following year, helping the Madrid-based team to a mid-table position in the Segunda División, after being promoted in the 2007–08 season. During his time with Rayo it was reported that La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona were interested in signing the midfielder, as well as Premier League side Arsenal.
On 22 August 2009, Diamé joined Wigan Athletic, signing a three-year contract. The transfer had earlier been temporarily put on hold, after alleged heart problems were found. Diamé made his debut the same day as his transfer, in a 5–0 defeat to Manchester United. He scored his first goal for Wigan against Sunderland on 6 February 2010. At the end of the 2011–12 season, he left Wigan after declining their offer to extend his contract.
West Ham United
On 20 June 2012, Diamé joined West Ham United, signing a three-year contract. Diamé made his debut for West Ham on 18 August 2012 in a 1–0 win against Aston Villa. He scored his first goal for West Ham United in the 3–1 defeat to Arsenal on 6 October 2012. His second goal for the club was scored in the 3–1 victory over Chelsea on 1 December 2012. On 9 December 2012, Diamé was injured in a match against Liverpool; it was initially thought he could be out for up to 3 months. In January 2013, after a number of clubs were purported to be interested in signing him, Diamé stated that he wished to stay with West Ham. Diamé did not leave the club in the transfer window, and manager Sam Allardyce stated that it was an important decision.
On 1 September 2014, Diamé joined Hull City, signing a three-year contract. Two weeks later, he made his debut at the KC Stadium, scoring against his former club West Ham in a 2–2 draw.
On 28 May 2016, Diamé scored in the Championship play-off final in a 1–0 win against Sheffield Wednesday, giving Hull an immediate return to the Premier League after their relegation in the 2014–15 season.
On 3 August 2016, Diamé joined Newcastle United, signing a three-year contract. Diamé scored his first goals for Newcastle when he scored twice in an EFL Cup win against Preston North End on 25 October 2016.
On 22 March 2011, Diamé was called up to play for Senegal, for whom he qualifies as his father was born in Dakar. Diamé made his international debut later that month.
In July 2012, Diamé was announced as one of three over-age players in Senegal’s squad for the 2012 Olympics. He scored his first international goal for Senegal on 26 March 2016 in a 2–0 win against Niger in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match.
Diamé is a Muslim.
- As of 4 February 2017
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Linares||2007–08||Segunda División B||31||1||1||1||—||1||0||33||2|
|Rayo Vallecano||2008–09||Segunda División||35||1||2||0||—||—||37||1|
|Wigan Athletic||2009–10||Premier League||34||1||2||0||1||0||—||37||1|
|West Ham United||2012–13||Premier League||33||3||1||0||0||0||—||34||3|
|Hull City||2014–15||Premier League||12||4||0||0||0||0||—||12||4|
- As of match played 4 June 2016
- As of 25 September 2016
- Scores and results list Senegal’s goal tally first.
|1.||26 March 2016||Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal||Niger||1–0||2–0||2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
- Championship play-offs: 2015–16
- Williams, Adam (28 May 2016). “Hull City 1–0 Sheffield Wednesday”. BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 June 2016.