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Alou Diarra Player Profile

Alou Diarra Player Profile
Alou Diarra
Date of Birth:Jul 15, 1981 (Age 35)
Place of Birth:Villepinte
Nationality: France
Height:190 cm.
Weight:79 Kg.
Squad Number:23
Alou Diarra of Lens (AFP)
A very tall player (1,91m), with a physical profile like Patrick Vieira, Diarra is very active in midfield, playing in front of the defense. He has had a very good second part of his career, playing at a very young age for Bayern Munich (in the second team).

He really managed to play at the top level when he joined Olympique Lyonnais in 2006-2007, where he played only one year before being transferred to Bordeaux. Under Les Girondins boss Laurent Blanc, Diarra became a very talented player, with an enormous impact. He has shown to also be a capable goal-scorer with his height and heading ability. He plays his football with playmaker and international Yoann Gourcuff, so he is quite familiar with how the ex-Milan star takes his set-pieces. An ideal player for Domenech, with some different qualities than Toulalan.

Did you know?

Diarra has never played a first-team match with Bayern Munich and Liverpool, his clubs for 5 years (between 2000 and 2005).

Awards and Honours

World Cup, finalist (2006)
French Ligue 1 champion (2007 and 2009)
French League Cup (2009)
Peace Cup winner (2007)