Alou Diarra

Date of birth15 July 1981
Place of birthVillepinte
NationalityFrench
Weight80 kg
Height1.90 m
PositionMidfielder

Alou Diarra began at junior club Louhans-Cuiseaux in the French Third Division.

He left to join German giants Bayern Munich in 2000 but could not break into the first team despite being a member of the French Under-20 squad for the World Youth Cup in 2001.

He was snapped up by Liverpool on a free transfer at the end of the 2001-02 season.

Alou join RC Lens in June 2005 with a four-year contract.

He joined West Ham United in July 2012 with a three-year contract that was cancelled in July 2014.

Alou joined Charlton Athletic in February 2015 with a contract to June 2015 that was extended to June 2016 in April 2015 and to June 2017 in May 2016 before it was cancelled in August 2016.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Louhans-Cuiseaux 01 Jul 1999 01 Jul 2000
Bayern München 01 Jul 2000 09 Jul 2002
Liverpool 09 Jul 2002 23 Jun 2005
Le Havre 02 Aug 2002 31 May 2003 L
SC Bastia 01 Aug 2003 31 May 2004 L
RC Lens 27 Jul 2004 31 May 2005 L
RC Lens 23 Jun 2005 23 Aug 2006
Olympique Lyonnais 23 Aug 2006 20 Jul 2007
Bordeaux 20 Jul 2007 04 Jul 2011
Olympique Marseille 04 Jul 2011 10 Aug 2012
West Ham United 10 Aug 2012 09 Jul 2014
Rennes 31 Jan 2013 31 May 2013 L
Charlton Athletic 23 Feb 2015 31 Aug 2016

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2002-03 Le Havre French Championnat 15
10
3
2003-04 SC Bastia French Championnat 30
5
4
9
2004-05 RC Lens French Championnat 34
2
9
2005-06 RC Lens French Championnat 31
1
2
8
2
2005-06 RC Lens UEFA Intertoto Cup 2
2008-09 Bordeaux UEFA Champions League 2
1
2011-12 Olympique Marseille UEFA Champions League 9
3
2012-13 West Ham United FA Cup 2
2012-13 West Ham United League Cup 1
2012-13 West Ham United Premier League 1
2
1
2013-14 West Ham United FA Cup 1
2013-14 West Ham United League Cup 3
1
2
2013-14 West Ham United Premier League 1
2
1
2014-15 Charlton Athletic League Championship 8
4
1
2
2015-16 Charlton Athletic League Championship 31
1
9
2015-16 Charlton Athletic League Cup 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
17 Aug 2002 Strasbourg v Le Havre D 0-0 French Championnat 3
25 Aug 2002 Le Havre v Paris St Germain D 0-0 French Championnat 4
31 Aug 2002 Montpellier v Le Havre D 0-0 French Championnat 5
11 Sep 2002 Le Havre v Guingamp D 0-0 French Championnat 6
14 Sep 2002 Troyes v Le Havre D 0-0 French Championnat 7
28 Sep 2002 Sedan v Le Havre D 0-0 French Championnat 9
05 Oct 2002 Le Havre v FC Sochaux Montbeliard D 0-0 French Championnat 10
19 Oct 2002 Bastia v Le Havre D 0-0 French Championnat 11
26 Oct 2002 Le Havre v Nantes D 0-0 French Championnat 12
16 Nov 2002 Rennes v Le Havre D 0-0 French Championnat 15
23 Nov 2002 Le Havre v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 16
30 Nov 2002 Ajaccio AC v Le Havre D 0-0 French Championnat 17
04 Dec 2002 Le Havre v Bordeaux D 0-0 French Championnat 18
15 Dec 2002 RC Lens v Le Havre D 0-0 French Championnat 19
22 Jan 2003 Le Havre v Montpellier D 0-0 French Championnat 23
29 Jan 2003 Guingamp v Le Havre D 0-0 French Championnat 24
01 Feb 2003 Le Havre v Troyes D 0-0 French Championnat 25
05 Feb 2003 Olympique Marseille v Le Havre D 0-0 French Championnat 26
08 Feb 2003 Le Havre v Sedan D 0-0 French Championnat 27
22 Feb 2003 FC Sochaux Montbeliard v Le Havre D 0-0 French Championnat 28
01 Mar 2003 Le Havre v Bastia D 0-0 French Championnat 29
05 Apr 2003 Olympique Lyonnais v Le Havre D 0-0 French Championnat 32
12 Apr 2003 Le Havre v Rennes D 0-0 French Championnat 33
03 May 2003 Le Havre v Ajaccio AC D 0-0 French Championnat 35
20 May 2003 Le Havre v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 37


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 France Toulon Under-21 2
2000-01 France Under-20 1
2000-01 France World Youth Cup 1
2001-02 France Under-20
1
2002-03 France UEFA Under-21 5
1
2002-03 France Under-21 1
2003-04 France UEFA Under-21 5
2
2004-05 France FIFA World Cup 1
2
2005-06 France FIFA World Cup
3
1
2005-06 France International Friendly 2
3
2006-07 France International Friendly
1
2007-08 France International Friendly 1
1
2008-09 France FIFA World Cup 1
1
2008-09 France International Friendly 2
2
2009-10 France FIFA World Cup 4
1
2009-10 France International Friendly
1
2010-11 France International Friendly 3
1
1
2010-11 France UEFA European Championship 4
1
2011-12 France International Friendly 2
3
2011-12 France UEFA European Championship 4
1
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
21 Feb 2001 France v Finland W 2-1 Under-20
27 May 2001 France v Japan D 1-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
31 May 2001 France v Colombia L 1-2 Toulon Under-21 Semi-final
18 Jun 2001 Iran v France W 0-5 World Youth Cup Group F
17 Apr 2002 France v Egypt W 1-0 Under-20
21 Aug 2002 France v Iceland W 2-1 U21
06 Sep 2002 Cyprus v France W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
11 Oct 2002 France v Slovenia W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
15 Oct 2002 Malta v France W 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 1
28 Mar 2003 France v Malta W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
01 Apr 2003 Israel v France W 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 1
05 Sep 2003 France v Cyprus W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
09 Sep 2003 Slovenia v France D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
10 Oct 2003 France v Israel W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
15 Nov 2003 Portugal v France W 1-2 UEFA U21 Play-off 1st leg
18 Nov 2003 France v Portugal L 1-2 UEFA U21 Play-off 2nd leg
09 Oct 2004 France v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
13 Oct 2004 Cyprus v France W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
30 Mar 2005 Israel v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
17 Aug 2005 France v Ivory Coast W 3-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 2005 France v Cyprus W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
09 Nov 2005 France v Costa Rica W 3-2 International Friendly
12 Nov 2005 France v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 France v Slovakia L 1-2 International Friendly
27 May 2006 France v Mexico W 1-0 International Friendly
23 Jun 2006 Togo v France W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
09 Jul 2006 Italy v France L 1-1 (3-5) FIFA World Cup Final
15 Nov 2006 France v Greece W 1-0 International Friendly
27 May 2008 France v Ecuador W 2-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Sweden v France W 2-3 International Friendly
10 Sep 2008 France v Serbia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
14 Oct 2008 France v Tunisia W 3-1 International Friendly
19 Nov 2008 France v Uruguay D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Apr 2009 France v Lithuania W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
02 Jun 2009 France v Nigeria L 0-1 International Friendly
09 Sep 2009 Serbia v France D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
14 Oct 2009 France v Austria W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 7
14 Nov 2009 Republic of Ireland v France W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
18 Nov 2009 France v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
26 May 2010 France v Costa Rica W 2-1 International Friendly
22 Jun 2010 France v South Africa L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
07 Sep 2010 Bosnia and Herzegovina v France W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
09 Oct 2010 France v Romania W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
12 Oct 2010 France v Luxembourg W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
17 Nov 2010 England v France W 1-2 International Friendly
09 Feb 2011 France v Brazil W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2011 France v Croatia D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2011 Belarus v France D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
09 Jun 2011 Poland v France W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2011 Albania v France W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
11 Oct 2011 France v Bosnia and Herzegovina D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
11 Nov 2011 France v USA W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Feb 2012 Germany v France W 1-2 International Friendly
27 May 2012 France v Iceland W 3-2 International Friendly
31 May 2012 France v Serbia W 2-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2012 France v Estonia W 4-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2012 France v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
15 Jun 2012 Ukraine v France W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 2012 Sweden v France L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D


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