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Lassana Diarra
Place of Birth: 
Paris,France
Date of Birth: 
03/10/1986
Position: 
Midfielder
Weight: 
73 kg
Height: 
172.2 cm
Nationality: 
French

Despite being just 23 years old, Lassana Diarra is already a very experienced player. The French midfielder joined Real Madrid hoping to become the master of its midfield, but his versatility also enables him to play as a right back.

The French international has spent most of his career in England. Determined to become a football player, he joined Nantes' youth system as a child and later landed at Le Mans, with whom he played in the French Second Division. The last French side he played for was Le Havre (2003-05).

Chelsea took interest in Lass' excellent performances in the French championship and signed him in 2005, making him the youngest player in club history. He won the Premiership and a Carling Cup with the Blues. Arsene Wenger later brought him toArsenal, where he remained only half a season before joining Portsmouth, where he would immediately see more playing time. He became one of the best players in the Premiership with Pompey.

France has produced many excellent midfielders in recent years, includingh Marcel Desailly, Patrick Viera and Claude Makelele. Diarra is the latest to join such an illustrious list because he is strong, solid in defence and covers a large part of the pitch. He is excellent in the aerial game despite not being too tall and he is capable of scoring goals from a distance thanks to a powerful shot. His versatility allows him to play both as a midfielder and as a right back.

Lassana Diarra
Place of Birth: 
Paris,France
Date of Birth: 
03/10/1986
Position: 
Midfielder
Weight: 
73 kg
Height: 
172.2 cm
Nationality: 
French
  • Carling Cup: 2007
  • FA Cup: 2007, 2008
Statistics
Liga Española 1ª División 2009-10Champions League 2009-10Copa del Rey 2009-10
Games1951
Home Matches Played1021
Away Matches Played930
Matches Started1751
Matches Subbed In200
Matches Subbed Out301
Minutes Played156647471
Minutes Played Starter153047471
Minutes Played Sub3600
Home Minutes Played82218771
Away Minutes Played7442870
Goals Scored100
Headers Scored000
Penalty Kicks Scored000
Free Kicks Scored000
Goals w/ Right Foot100
Goals w/ Left Foot000
Goals as Starter100
Goals as Sub000
Home Goals Scored100
Away Goals Scored000
Goals Conceded000
Penalty Kicks Conceded000
Free Kicks Conceded000
Home Goals Conceded000
Away Goals Conceded000
Crosses Into Big Box1668
Crosses Into Small Box000
Crosses Shot on Goal000
Fouls Committed59201
Fouls Drawn1841
Offside000
Shots841
Home Shots on Goal631
Away Shots on Goal210
Penalty Kicks Taken000
Free Kicks on Goal000
Headers on goal000
Shots w/ Right Foot631
Shots w/ Left Foot210
Shots on Goal410
Shots Off Post000
Yellow Cards1020
Yellow Cards Provoked by Opponent310
Red Cards100
Red Cards for Double Yellow100
Red Cards Provoked by Opponent000
Scoring Percentage1200
On-Goal Percentage50250
Assists741
Assists w/ Goal100
Turnovers112459
Steals85312
Balls Saved Under Posts000
Corners120
Penalties Committed000
Penalties Received000
Penalties Saved000
Total Passes99730578
Passes Completed84224158
Passes Incompleted1556420
Lassana Diarra
Place of Birth: 
Paris,France
Date of Birth: 
03/10/1986
Position: 
Midfielder
Weight: 
73 kg
Height: 
172.2 cm
Nationality: 
French
  • Le Havre (2003-2005)
  • Chelsea (2005-2007)
  • Arsenal (2007/08)
  • Portsmouth (2008)
  • Real Madrid (2009-present)
  • La Liga debut: 4 January 2009
  • Match: Real Madrid 1-0 Villarreal
  • Real Madrid debut: 4 January 2009
  • Match: Real Madrid 1-0 Villarreal
CURRENT NEWS
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    ARTICLE  -  07/06/2009

    International commitments
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  • Lass

    ARTICLE  -  04/06/2009

    A pleasant surprise
    Lass chosen as one of La Liga's breakthrough players by UEFA.com
  • Lass dio la asistencia del gol

    INTERVIEW  -  20/04/2009

    Lass to Marca
    “Joining such an important club, playing and winning is a dream come true”