El Hadji Diouf

Date of birth15 January 1981
Place of birthDakar
NationalitySenegalese
Weight74 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionForward

Diouf performed superbly in the 2002 World Cup for Senegal to help them to the Quarter-Finals and secure a five-year contract with Liverpool.

His first season at Anfield saw the Reds triumph in the Worthington Cup Final against Manchester United.

An enthusiastic performer, he began his career with Sochaux in the 1998-99 season as a 17 year-old.

His talent was soon spotted by Rennes were he played for a season before signing for Lens in the 2000 close season.

His second season at Stade Felix-Bollaert saw Lens finish as runners-up to Lyon in the Championnat.

Despite his early career being blighted by discipline problems, he was called into the national squad making his debut in the World Cup qualifying match against Benin in April 2000 where he made an immediate impact with a successful partnership with Pape Thiaw.

He was the top scorer in qualification and managed two hat-tricks against Algeria and Libya.

His achievements were recognised by being named African Footballer of the Year in 2001 and 2002 and earned the nickname the 'Serial Killer'.

Diouf is much more than just a goalscorer.

His intelligent running with or without the ball stretches most defences he plays against.

After a loan spell, Diouf joined Bolton Wanderers in June 2005 with a four-year contract.

He joined Doncaster Rovers in October 2011 with a three-month contract that was extended to June 2012 in January 2012.

Diouf joined Leeds United in August 2012 on non-contract terms before agreeing a deal to January 2013 that was extended to June 2014 in December 2012.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
FC Sochaux Montbeliard 01 Jul 1998 01 Aug 1999
Rennes 01 Aug 1999 01 Jul 2001
RC Lens 01 Aug 2000 30 Jun 2001 L
RC Lens 01 Jul 2001 17 Jul 2002
Liverpool 17 Jul 2002 16 Jun 2005
Bolton Wanderers 19 Aug 2004 31 May 2005 L
Bolton Wanderers 16 Jun 2005 28 Jul 2008
Sunderland 28 Jul 2008 30 Jan 2009
Blackburn Rovers 30 Jan 2009 31 Aug 2011
Rangers 31 Jan 2011 31 May 2011 L
Doncaster Rovers 31 Oct 2011 30 Jun 2012
Leeds United 11 Aug 2012 30 Jun 2014

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 RC Lens French Championnat 19
9
8
8
1
2001-02 RC Lens French Championnat 26
10
10
2002-03 Liverpool FA Community Shield 1
2002-03 Liverpool FA Cup 3
2002-03 Liverpool League Cup 5
3
1
2002-03 Liverpool Premier League 21
8
3
6
2002-03 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 1
4
1
2002-03 Liverpool UEFA Cup 4
1
2003-04 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Liverpool League Cup 2
2003-04 Liverpool Premier League 20
6
10
2003-04 Liverpool UEFA Cup 3
1
1
2004-05 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
2
1
2004-05 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 2
2004-05 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 23
4
9
7
2005-06 Bolton Wanderers League Cup
1
1
2005-06 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 17
3
3
4
1
2005-06 Bolton Wanderers UEFA Cup 4
2
1
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers League Cup
1
2006-07 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 32
1
5
7
1
2007-08 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1
2007-08 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 1
1
2007-08 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 30
4
4
11
2007-08 Bolton Wanderers UEFA Cup 2
4
2
3
2008-09 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 13
1
1
3
2008-09 Sunderland FA Cup 1
2008-09 Sunderland League Cup 1
2008-09 Sunderland Premier League 11
3
1
2009-10 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
1
2009-10 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 24
2
3
3
2010-11 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
2010-11 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 18
2
4
2011-12 Doncaster Rovers FA Cup
1
1
2011-12 Doncaster Rovers League Championship 22
6
5
2012-13 Leeds United FA Cup 3
1
1
1
2012-13 Leeds United League Championship 28
8
5
1
1
2012-13 Leeds United League Cup 4
1
1
2013-14 Leeds United League Championship 2
4
2013-14 Leeds United League Cup
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
29 Jul 2000 Nantes v RC Lens W 0-2 French Championnat 1
05 Aug 2000 RC Lens v Guingamp W 3-2 French Championnat 2
08 Aug 2000 Olympique Marseille v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 3
19 Aug 2000 RC Lens v Toulouse W 2-1 French Championnat 4
26 Aug 2000 Bordeaux v RC Lens D 1-1 French Championnat 5
06 Sep 2000 RC Lens v Auxerre W 1-0 French Championnat 6
09 Sep 2000 Olympique Lyonnais v RC Lens L 3-0 French Championnat 7
16 Sep 2000 RC Lens v Paris St Germain D 1-1 French Championnat 8
30 Sep 2000 RC Lens v Strasbourg D 0-0 French Championnat 10
21 Oct 2000 RC Lens v Sedan D 1-1 French Championnat 12
29 Oct 2000 Metz v RC Lens L 2-1 French Championnat 13
04 Nov 2000 RC Lens v Bastia W 4-0 French Championnat 14
11 Nov 2000 Troyes v RC Lens L 1-0 French Championnat 15
18 Nov 2000 RC Lens v Saint Etienne D 0-0 French Championnat 16
25 Nov 2000 RC Lens v AS Monaco W 4-3 French Championnat 17
28 Nov 2000 Guingamp v RC Lens W 0-1 French Championnat 18
02 Dec 2000 RC Lens v Olympique Marseille W 1-0 French Championnat 19
09 Dec 2000 Toulouse v RC Lens L 1-0 French Championnat 20
16 Dec 2000 RC Lens v Bordeaux D 2-2 French Championnat 21
21 Dec 2000 Auxerre v RC Lens L 3-2 French Championnat 22
12 Jan 2001 RC Lens v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 French Championnat 23
27 Jan 2001 Paris St Germain v RC Lens L 1-0 French Championnat 24
04 Feb 2001 RC Lens v Lille L 0-1 French Championnat 25
07 Feb 2001 Strasbourg v RC Lens L 1-0 French Championnat 26
07 Apr 2001 Bastia v RC Lens W 1-3 French Championnat 30
28 Apr 2001 Saint Etienne v RC Lens D 1-1 French Championnat 32
12 May 2001 AS Monaco v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 33
19 May 2001 RC Lens v Nantes L 1-4 French Championnat 34
28 Jul 2001 RC Lens v Olympique Lyonnais D 0-0 French Championnat 1
04 Aug 2001 Nantes v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 2
11 Aug 2001 RC Lens v Olympique Marseille D 0-0 French Championnat 3
18 Aug 2001 Metz v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 4
26 Aug 2001 RC Lens v Lille D 0-0 French Championnat 5
08 Sep 2001 Paris St Germain v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 6
15 Sep 2001 RC Lens v FC Sochaux Montbeliard D 0-0 French Championnat 7
22 Sep 2001 AS Monaco v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 8
29 Sep 2001 RC Lens v Auxerre D 0-0 French Championnat 9
13 Oct 2001 Lorient v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 10
20 Oct 2001 RC Lens v Montpellier D 0-0 French Championnat 11
27 Oct 2001 Rennes v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 12
04 Nov 2001 RC Lens v Bordeaux D 0-0 French Championnat 13
24 Nov 2001 Troyes v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 15
28 Nov 2001 RC Lens v Bastia D 0-0 French Championnat 16
08 Dec 2001 Guingamp v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 17
21 Dec 2001 Olympique Marseille v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 19
11 Jan 2002 Lille v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 21
23 Feb 2002 Montpellier v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 27
02 Mar 2002 RC Lens v Metz D 0-0 French Championnat 20
06 Mar 2002 RC Lens v Rennes D 0-0 French Championnat 28
17 Mar 2002 Bordeaux v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 29
23 Mar 2002 Sedan v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 30
13 Apr 2002 Bastia v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 32
27 Apr 2002 RC Lens v Guingamp D 0-0 French Championnat 33
04 May 2002 Olympique Lyonnais v RC Lens D 0-0 French Championnat 34


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
1999-00 Senegal FIFA World Cup 2
2000-01 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 1
2
2000-01 Senegal FIFA World Cup 5
6
1
2001-02 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 4
1
1
1
2001-02 Senegal FIFA World Cup 7
2
1
2001-02 Senegal International Friendly 5
1
2
1
2002-03 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 2
2
2002-03 Senegal International Friendly 3
2002-03 Senegal Joola Disaster Charity Match 1
2003-04 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 4
2003-04 Senegal International Friendly 2
1
2004-05 Senegal FIFA World Cup 3
2
1
2004-05 Senegal International Friendly 2
2005-06 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 2
2005-06 Senegal FIFA World Cup 2
2
1
2006-07 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 2
2007-08 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 3
1
2007-08 Senegal International Friendly 3
1
2008-09 Senegal FIFA World Cup 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
23 Apr 2000 Senegal v Benin W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round
16 Jun 2000 Algeria v Senegal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa
09 Jul 2000 Senegal v Egypt D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa
24 Feb 2001 Morocco v Senegal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
11 Mar 2001 Senegal v Namibia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
24 Mar 2001 Senegal v Uganda W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 5
22 Apr 2001 Senegal v Algeria W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group B
06 May 2001 Egypt v Senegal L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
14 Jul 2001 Senegal v Morocco W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
21 Jul 2001 Namibia v Senegal W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
04 Oct 2001 Senegal v Japan W 2-0 International Friendly
08 Nov 2001 Korea Republic v Senegal W 0-1 International Friendly
30 Dec 2001 Senegal v Algeria W 1-0 International Friendly
20 Jan 2002 Egypt v Senegal W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
31 Jan 2002 Senegal v Tunisia D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
04 Feb 2002 Senegal v Congo DR W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
07 Feb 2002 Nigeria v Senegal L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals semi-final
10 Feb 2002 Cameroon v Senegal D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals final
27 Mar 2002 Senegal v Bolivia W 2-1 International Friendly
14 May 2002 Saudi Arabia v Senegal L 3-2 International Friendly
23 May 2002 Ecuador v Senegal W 0-1 International Friendly
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
12 Oct 2002 Senegal v Nigeria D 2-2 JOOLA DISASTER CHARITY MATCH
12 Feb 2003 Morocco v Senegal L 1-0 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Tunisia v Senegal L 1-0 International Friendly
31 May 2003 Senegal v Cape Verde Islands W 2-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Senegal v Gambia W 3-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 8
14 Jun 2003 Senegal v Lesotho W 3-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 8
15 Nov 2003 Senegal v Ivory Coast W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Jan 2004 Senegal v South Africa W 2-1 International Friendly
26 Jan 2004 Burkina Faso v Senegal D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
30 Jan 2004 Kenya v Senegal W 0-3 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
02 Feb 2004 Mali v Senegal D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
07 Feb 2004 Tunisia v Senegal L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
17 Nov 2004 Algeria v Senegal W 1-2 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Cameroon v Senegal L 1-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Senegal v Liberia W 6-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
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
03 Sep 2005 Zambia v Senegal W 0-1 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 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
31 Jan 2006 Nigeria v Senegal L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
07 Oct 2006 Burkina Faso v Senegal L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
24 Mar 2007 Senegal v Tanzania W 4-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
21 Aug 2007 Ghana v Senegal D 1-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Senegal v Burkina Faso W 5-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
13 Jan 2008 Senegal v Namibia W 3-1 International Friendly
16 Jan 2008 Benin v Senegal W 1-2 International Friendly
23 Jan 2008 Tunisia v Senegal D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
27 Jan 2008 Senegal v Angola L 1-3 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
31 May 2008 Senegal v Algeria W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 6
08 Jun 2008 Gambia v Senegal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 6
15 Jun 2008 Liberia v Senegal D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 6
21 Jun 2008 Senegal v Liberia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 6
05 Sep 2008 Algeria v Senegal L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 6
11 Oct 2008 Senegal v Gambia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Africa 1st round group 6


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