From Koulibaly to Mane: Every Senegalese goalscorer in the Premier League

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Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly marked his first London derby with a goal this weekend as the Blues were held 2-2 by Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.

With his sensational volley, Koulibaly becomes the 30th Senegalese top scorer in the Premier League.

Here, in reverse order, GOAL’s Ed Dove reveals all 30 Senegalese scorers in PL history.

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    Kalidou Koulibaly

    Signed by Chelsea for his defensive qualities, Koulibaly nonetheless demonstrated his class with a stunning volley on Sunday as the Blues played out a tempestuous London derby with Spurs.

    The centre-back will certainly be a major asset for Thomas Tuchel’s side this term.

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    Armand Traore

    The former Arsenal man featured for Queens Park Rangers and Portsmouth in the Premier League, with the left-sider scoring his only top flight goal for Pompey in 2008-09.

  • Ibrahima Sonko

    Powerful defender who featured in the top flight for Reading—enduring relegation in 2008—Stoke City and Hull City.

    His only PL goal came with the Royals during their maiden season in the top tier.

  • Lamine Sakho

    Represented for Senegal at the 2004 Nations Cup, the season in which he spent his only season in English football.

    Injuries affected his time in England, with Leeds United, where he predominantly featured in a wide role.

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    Henri Saivet

    A wonderkid at Girondins de Bordeaux, things didn’t truly work out for Saivet at Newcastle United, where he managed only five league outings in five years.

    He scored his only PL goal with a fine free kick against West Ham United.

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    Alfred N’Diaye

    A member of Senegal’s 2018 World Cup squad, N’Diaye scored his only Premier League goal with Hull City.

    He also played for Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English game.

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    Magaye Gueye

    Underwhelming in the Premier League with Everton after signing from Strasbourg, Gueye scored the only league goal of his Goodison Park tenure against Sunderland in April 2012.

  • Amdy Faye

    Powerful midfielder who spent four years in the Premier League with Portsmouth, Newcastle United and Charlton Athletic, scoring his only top flight goal in the Addicks’ relegation campaign.

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    Khalilou Fadiga

    One of the great Senegal midfielders, Fadiga arrived in England two years after playing his part in the Teranga Lions’ legendary World Cup campaign in 2002.

    Heart problems affected his time at Bolton Wanderers, and he struggled to truly demonstrate his class in England.

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    Habib Beye

    Excelled in France with Olympique de Marseille before moving to Newcastle United in 2007.

    His only top flight goal came with a near-post header against Birmingham City.

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    M’Baye Niang

    Powerful Niang, who recently signed for Auxerre, spent a forgettable loan spell with Watford in 2017.

    He did at least manage to find the net twice for the Hornets.

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    Badou Ndiaye

    Signed for Stoke City for £14 million during the January 2018 transfer window, but his two top flight goals were not enough to save the Potters from relegation.

    He left Stoke in 2021 having made just 27 league outings for the club.

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    Salif Diao

    Hero of the 2002 World Cup, where he scored one of the goals of the tournament, things didn’t work out for Diao in England.

    He struggled to adapt after a high-profile move to Liverpool, but did later rebuild his reputation—to an extent—at Stoke.

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    Idrissa Gueye

    Apparently bound for a return to the Premier League with Everton, Gana’s main contributions to the Toffees’ midfield were his interception and tackling ability.

    He has three top flight goals.

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    Mbaye Diagne

    Picked up by West Bromwich Albion in 2021 as they sought to avoid relegation, Diagne wasn’t able to translate his Turkish Super Lig scoring form to the Prem and the Throstles dropped into the Championship.

    He scored just three goals before returning to Galatasaray.

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    Dame N’Doye

    Former striker who netted six goals across two Prem stints with Hull City and Sunderland.

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    Papa Bouba Diop

    Legendary defensive midfielder who was nicknamed ‘The Wardrobe’ for his presence in midfield.

    Bouba Diop scored the most famous goal in Senegalese football history when he netted the winner in the 2002 World Cup opener against France, and would go on to score eight in the Prem during time with Fulham and Portsmouth.

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    Ismaila Sarr

    Will Sarr get the opportunity to add to his ten Premier League goals to date?

    The winger has impressed—intermittently—across two top flight campaigns with Watford, and is now reportedly being targeted by Crystal Palace.

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    Abdoulaye Faye

    Towering defensive operator who spent almost a decade in English football, scoring Premier League goals for Bolton, Newcastle, Stoke and West Ham United.

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    Oumar Niasse

    Niasse endured a disastrous spell in the English game, with his career unravelling after he left Lokomotiv Moscow for Everton for £13.5 million in February 2016.

    Ronald Koeman didn’t fancy him, with the attacker relegated to the U-23 side, and it’s to his testament that he still managed to score 12 Prem goals for Everton and on loan at Hull City.

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    Cheikhou Kouyate

    Midfield powerhouse who’s still going strong in the top flight at 32.

    He made exactly 129 league outings for each of West Ham and Crystal Palace, registering 14 goals across both spells, and recently penned a new contract with Nottingham Forest.

    He was a Nations Cup winner earlier this year.

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    Diomansy Kamara

    A handful for defences, if not a prolific scorer, Kamara was lethal in the Championship—scoring 20 in the 2006-07 season—but never bettered five goals in a single Premier League season.

    His 17 top flight goals came with Portsmouth, West Bromwich and Fulham.

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    Diafra Sakho

    Netted 10 in 23 in his first season in England with West Ham, but struggled to maintain those volumes in successive campaigns, and ended his time in the Premier League with 18 strikes.

    Now 32, Sakho recently returned to Europe with French side Nancy.

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    Mohamed Diame

    A former teammate of Sakho, Diame spent a decade in English football, scoring 18 goals in the process.

    He began with Wigan Athletic, overcoming heart problems to make almost a century of league outings, before subsequently representing West Ham and Hull.

    The 35-year-old departed for Qatar in 2019, after three years with Newcastle United.

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    Mame Biram Diouf

    Netted his first Premier League goal with Manchester United, after coming through the academy at Old Trafford, but enjoyed greater goalscoring success with Blackburn Rovers and then Stoke City.

    He ended his time at the top level with 27 league goals, and never truly got the credit he deserved for his fine displays during the 2014-15 season.

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    El Hadji Diouf

    A two-time African Footballer of the Year, Diouf arrived at Liverpool in 2002, the same year in which he dazzled at the World Cup with Senegal.

    28 top flight goals followed, although only three with the Reds, as Diouf struggled to make his mark on Merseyside.

    He did subsequently rebuild his reputation with Bolton, Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers.

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    Henri Camara

    Underrated frontman who endured relegation while on loan at Southampton during his first taste of the Premier League, but bounced back during his time with Wigan.

    He went on to represent Stoke City, West Ham and Sheffield United, before bowing out on 31 goals.

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    Papiss Demba Cisse

    Cisse hit the ground running upon his arrival in the English game in the January 2012 transfer window, having arrived at Newcastle United in a £9.3 million deal.

    After taking Alan Shearer’s No. 9 shirt, he scored 13 in his first 14 outings for the Magpies, but his numbers trailed off after that.

    He nonetheless bagged 37 in 117 for Newcastle, returning to some form to average a goal every other game in the 2014-15 season.

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    Demba Ba

    A teammate of Cisse’s at Newcastle, Ba spent three years in the Prem between 2011 and 2014.

    He plundered goals aplenty with West Ham and the Magpies, including 16 in the 2011-12 season, and while the numbers dipped slightly at Chelsea, he still netted important goals in the Champions League.

    With 43 league goals, he’s the second highest scoring Senegalese player in the PL.

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    Sadio Mane

    The undisputed king of Senegalese goalscorers in the Premier League, only one African player—Mohamed Salah—has netted more than Mane’s 111 goals in the top flight.

    His exit for Bayern Munich this summer brought the curtain down on a glorious era with Liverpool, during which he reached three Champions League finals—winning in 2019—and clinched the Premier League title in 2020.