23
Defender
Issa Diop
Interceptions
22
Appearances
15
Tackles
17

Issa Diop

23
Defender
Born
09 Jan 1997
France
Weight
92 kg
Height
194 cm
Joining Date
June 2018
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Talented centre-back Issa Diop joined West Ham United from Ligue 1 club Toulouse on a five-year contract for a club-record fee in June 2018.

An outstanding talent, Diop was a first-team regular since breaking into the Ligue 1 side at the age of 18 in November 2015, making 95 appearances for Toulouse, and attracted interest from a host of top European clubs.

At international level, Diop has been capped at every age-group level from U16 to U21, winning the UEFA European U19 Championship with France in 2016, when he scored his country’s fourth goal in a 4-0 victory over Italy in the final.

Career
Toulouse FC
2014-18
West Ham United
2018-oresent
2019/20 2018/19 Before West Ham
2019/20
Started West Ham United's opening 13 Premier League games of the season, helping the Hammers keep three consecutive clean sheets in August/September...Started both EFL Cup ties with Newport County and Oxford United.
2018/19
Joined West Ham United from French Ligue 1 club Toulouse on a five-year contract for a club-record fee on 19 June 2018...Made his West Ham United debut in a 3-1 Premier League defeat at Arsenal on 25 August 2018, becoming the first Hammers player to score an own-goal on his Premier League debut for the club...Scored his first Hammers goal in a 3-1 EFL Cup second-round win at AFC Wimbledon on 28 August 2018...Scored his maiden Premier League goal in the 3-1 home win over Fulham on 22 February 2019...Totaled 33 Premier League appearances, all of them starts, and 38 starts in all competitions...Led West Ham United with 63 Premier League interceptions and ranked second in clearances with 155 and third in tackles and aerial battles won with 68 and 76 respectively.
Before West Ham
Born in Toulouse in January 1997...Joined his hometown club Toulouse FC at the age of nine in 2006 and progressed through the ranks....Made his senior debut In 2014, aged 17, featuring for Toulouse’s reserve team in the French fifth tier, the Championnat de France amateur 2 (CFA2)...Made three appearances at CFA2 level in 2014/15, followed by seven more in 2015/16 – a campaign that also saw Diop promoted to the first-team squad under manager Dominique Arribage...Made his Ligue 1 debut on 28 November 2015, keeping a clean sheet in a 2-0 win over Nice at the Stadium Municipal...Scored his first goal in a 3-0 win at Troyes on his second top-flight appearance and ended the season with 23 first-team appearances to his name, all of them starts...Continued his development in 2016/17, starting 30 times in Ligue 1, adding further goals against Bordeaux and Bastia and captaining the team for the first time against Monaco in April 2017...Appointed Toulouse captain in October 2017, aged 20, before leading Les Violets to the quarter-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue...Helped Toulouse avoid relegation with a 4-0 play-off win over Ajaccio in May 2018...Started a career-high 34 Ligue 1 matches and both play-off games in 2017/18...Capped by France at every age-group level from U16 to U21...Won the UEFA European U19 Championship with France in 2016, scoring his country’s fourth goal in a 4-0 victory over Italy in the final.
Honours
UEFA European U19 Championship:
National Team
2016
Last Match
Sunday 09 May 16:30
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Minutes Played
90
95
Goals
0
0
Tackles
3
16
Clearances
3
11
Interceptions
0
3
Passes
48
606
Pass %
93%
90 %
Player Team
SEASON STATS 2020/2021
Appearances
16
Minutes Played
1377
Passes
581
Pass %
82
Assists
1
Goals
2
Yellow Cards
3
Red Cards
0
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