Papa Bouba Diop

Born28 January 1978, Dakar
NationalitySenegalese
Weight88 kg
Height1.93 m
PositionMidfielder

This midfielder developed with Swiss lower division club Vevey Sports before stepping up to join Neuchatel in the 2000 close season.

He appeared regularly in the first team in the opening half of the 2000-01 campaign before switching to Grasshoppers where he has featured in UEFA Cup action.

He moved to Lens on a five-year contract after the African Nations' Cup Final in February 2002, where he has struggled to break into the first team only making five appearances.

One of several European based youngsters introduced to the Senegal team by coach Bruno Metsu, he came on from the subs' bench in the vital World Cup qualifying victory over Morocco.

He scored the first goal of the 2002 finals to clinch the sensational opening match win against holders France, then netted twice in the 3-3 draw with Uruguay to secure Senegal's unexpected place in the last 16 of the World Cup finals.

He joined Fulham in July 2004 with a four-year contract that was extended to June 2009 in April 2006.

His contract at Portsmouth was extended to June 2011 in September 2009.

He joined West Ham United in August 2011 with a one-year contract.

He joined Birmingham City in October 2012 with a monthly contract.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Grasshoppers UEFA Champions League 2
1
2001-02 Grasshoppers UEFA Cup 4
1
2
2001-02 RC Lens French Championnat
5
1
2002-03 RC Lens French Championnat 12
4
3
5
2002-03 RC Lens UEFA Champions League 4
2
2003-04 RC Lens French Championnat 21
5
3
7
3
2003-04 RC Lens UEFA Cup 5
1
2
1
2004-05 Fulham Carling Cup 3
2004-05 Fulham FA Cup 3
1
1
2004-05 Fulham Premier League 29
6
7
2
2005-06 Fulham Carling Cup
1
1
2005-06 Fulham Premier League 21
1
2
6
2006-07 Fulham FA Cup 1
1
2006-07 Fulham Premier League 20
3
3
1
2007-08 Fulham Premier League
2
1
2007-08 Portsmouth Carling Cup 1
1
1
2007-08 Portsmouth FA Cup 4
1
1
2007-08 Portsmouth Premier League 25
6
2008-09 Portsmouth FA Community Shield 1
2008-09 Portsmouth Premier League 15
1
5
2008-09 Portsmouth UEFA Cup 3
1
2009-10 Portsmouth FA Cup 5
2
2009-10 Portsmouth Premier League 9
3
1
2011-12 West Ham United League Championship 14
2
1
1
2012-13 Birmingham City League Championship 1
1
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Aug 2001 FC Porto v Grasshoppers D 0-0 Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
22 Aug 2001 Grasshoppers v FC Porto D 0-0 Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
27 Sep 2001 Grasshoppers v Dinamo Bucuresti D 0-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
18 Oct 2001 Grasshoppers v Twente Enschede D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Nov 2001 Twente Enschede v Grasshoppers D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
22 Nov 2001 Grasshoppers v Leeds United L 1-2 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
06 Dec 2001 Leeds United v Grasshoppers D 2-2 UEFA Cup 3rd round 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Espoir Dakar 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 1997
Diaraaf Dakar 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1999
Vevey Sports 01 Jul 1999 01 Jul 2000
Neuchatel Xamax 01 Jul 2000 01 Jan 2001
Grasshoppers 01 Jan 2001 01 Jan 2002
RC Lens 01 Jan 2002 27 Jul 2004
Portsmouth 19 Jul 2004 24 Jul 2004 T
Fulham 27 Jul 2004 31 Aug 2007
Portsmouth 31 Aug 2007 11 Jul 2010
AEK Athens 11 Jul 2010 30 Jun 2011
West Ham United 30 Aug 2011 30 Jun 2012
Birmingham City 09 Oct 2012 17 Jan 2013

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Senegal African Nations Cup 2
2
1
1
2001-02 Senegal FIFA World Cup 5
1
3
1
2001-02 Senegal International 3
1
2
2002-03 Senegal African Nations Cup 1
2002-03 Senegal International 1
2003-04 Senegal African Nations Cup 4
1
2003-04 Senegal FIFA World Cup 2
1
2003-04 Senegal International 2
1
2004-05 Senegal FIFA World Cup 5
1
2004-05 Senegal International 2
2005-06 Senegal African Nations Cup
1
2005-06 Senegal FIFA World Cup 1
2005-06 Senegal International
1
2006-07 Senegal African Nations Cup 1
1
2006-07 Senegal International 1
2007-08 Senegal African Nations Cup 3
1
2007-08 Senegal International 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 Jul 2001 Senegal v Morocco W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
08 Nov 2001 Korea Republic v Senegal W 0-1 International
20 Jan 2002 Egypt v Senegal W 0-1 African Nations Cup Finals Group D
31 Jan 2002 Senegal v Tunisia D 0-0 African Nations Cup Finals Group D
04 Feb 2002 Senegal v Congo DR W 2-0 African Nations Cup Finals quarter-final
07 Feb 2002 Nigeria v Senegal L 2-1 African Nations Cup Finals semi-final
27 Mar 2002 Senegal v Bolivia W 2-1 International
14 May 2002 Saudi Arabia v Senegal L 3-2 International
23 May 2002 Ecuador v Senegal W 0-1 International
31 May 2002 France v Senegal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
06 Jun 2002 Denmark v Senegal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Jun 2002 Senegal v Uruguay D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
16 Jun 2002 Sweden v Senegal W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
22 Jun 2002 Turkey v Senegal L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
08 Sep 2002 Lesotho v Senegal W 0-1 African Nations Cup Group 8
31 May 2003 Senegal v Cape Verde Islands W 2-1 International
10 Sep 2003 Japan v Senegal W 0-1 International
17 Jan 2004 Senegal v South Africa W 2-1 International
26 Jan 2004 Burkina Faso v Senegal D 0-0 African Nations Cup Finals Group B
30 Jan 2004 Kenya v Senegal W 0-3 African Nations Cup Finals Group B
02 Feb 2004 Mali v Senegal D 1-1 African Nations Cup Finals Group B
07 Feb 2004 Tunisia v Senegal L 1-0 African Nations Cup Quarter-final
05 Jun 2004 Senegal v Congo W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
20 Jun 2004 Togo v Senegal L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
03 Jul 2004 Senegal v Zambia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
05 Sep 2004 Mali v Senegal D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
10 Oct 2004 Liberia v Senegal W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
17 Nov 2004 Algeria v Senegal W 1-2 International
09 Feb 2005 Cameroon v Senegal L 1-0 International
05 Jun 2005 Congo v Senegal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
18 Jun 2005 Senegal v Togo D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
08 Oct 2005 Senegal v Mali W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
27 Jan 2006 Ghana v Senegal L 1-0 African Nations Cup Group D
01 Mar 2006 Senegal v Norway W 2-1 International
16 Aug 2006 Ivory Coast v Senegal W 0-1 International
07 Oct 2006 Burkina Faso v Senegal L 1-0 African Nations Cup Group 7
21 Aug 2007 Ghana v Senegal D 1-1 International
08 Sep 2007 Senegal v Burkina Faso W 5-1 African Nations Cup Group 7
17 Nov 2007 Senegal v Mali W 3-2 International
21 Nov 2007 Morocco v Senegal W 0-3 International
23 Jan 2008 Tunisia v Senegal D 2-2 African Nations Cup Finals Group D
27 Jan 2008 Senegal v Angola L 1-3 African Nations Cup Finals Group D
31 Jan 2008 Senegal v South Africa D 1-1 African Nations Cup Finals Group D


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.