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Modibo Diakite

Born: March 2, 1987 (age 34)

Height: 6' 4" (193cm)

Hometown: Bourg-la-Reine, France
Nationality: France French

Position: Centre-back
Lazio's Modibo Diakite sit on the pitch during the Europa League match against FC Vaslui on December 1, 2011
© AP Photos
Career History
Youth2004-2006Pescara
2006Lazio
Senior2005-2006Pescara
2006-2013Lazio
2013-2014Sunderland
→ 2014Fiorentina (loan)
2014-2015Deportivo La Coruna
2015Cagliari
Sports Mole has 50 articles about Modibo Diakite. Articles 1 to 40:
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Chievo leave it late to beat Frosinone
Alberto Paloschi and Riccardo Meggiorini score in the final minutes to give 10-man Chievo a 2-0 win over Frosinone.
Dec 6, 16:10
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Jonathan Biabiany gives Inter Milan lead over Frosinone
Inter Milan find themselves in a good position to move top of Serie A as a goal from Jonathan Biabiany gives his side a 1-0 half-time lead over visitors Frosinone.
Nov 22, 20:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Ten-man Genoa salvage draw at Frosinone
Serge Gakpe strikes late as 10-man Genoa come from behind to share a 2-2 draw with Frosinone in Serie A.
Nov 8, 15:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Fiorentina cruise to win over Frosinone
Fiorentina score four first-half goals to set up a 4-1 win over Frosinone in Serie A.
Nov 1, 13:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Falque strike gives Roma lead at break
Iago Falque strikes just before half time to give Roma a deserved lead over Frosinone in Serie A.
Sep 12, 17:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Chievo edge out nine-man Cagliari Calcio
An early goal from Riccardo Meggiorini gives Chievo a 1-0 win over nine-man Cagliari in Serie A.
Apr 29, 21:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Cagliari vs. Napoli
Sports Mole looks ahead to this weekend's Serie A clash between Napoli and Cagliari.
Apr 17, 19:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Lazio see off Cagliari
Lazio maintain their bid to reach next season's Champions League by earning a 3-1 win over Cagliari in Serie A.
Apr 4, 15:59
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Last-minute equaliser denies Cagliari vital win over Empoli
Empoli equalise in stoppage time to deny Cagliari a vital Serie A win in Zdenek Zeman's first match in charge after returning as manager.
Mar 14, 21:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Player Ratings: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Deportivo La Coruna
Sports Mole takes a closer look at how each individual player performed in Atletico Madrid's 2-0 La Liga win over Deportivo La Coruna.
Nov 30, 14:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Match Analysis: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Deportivo La Coruna
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Atletico Madrid record a 2-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna to climb to second in La Liga.
Nov 30, 13:22
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Atletico Madrid see off Deportivo La Coruna
Atletico Madrid get the better of Deportivo La Coruna to move up to second in La Liga.
Nov 30, 12:50
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Deportivo La Coruna - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live updates of Atletico Madrid's 2-0 La Liga win over Deportivo La Coruna, which lifted the defending champions up to second in the table.
Nov 30, 10:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Modibo Diakite leaves Sunderland
Modibo Diakite leaves Sunderland by mutual consent having failed to make an impression in his two years at the Stadium of Light.
Sep 1, 14:01
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Sunderland's Modibo Diakite wanted by 10 clubs
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet reveals that 10 clubs are chasing defender Modibo Diakite.
Aug 26, 08:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Agent: 'Modibo Diakite interested in Fiorentina move'
Modibo Diakite would be interested in returning to Fiorentina next season, according to his agent.
May 15, 05:22
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Fiorentina make three changes
Fiorentina make three changes to their starting lineup for this evening's Serie A match against Bologna.
Apr 26, 16:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Sampdoria make eight changes for Fiorentina visit
Sampdoria make eight changes to their starting lineup for this afternoon's Serie A match against Fiorentina.
Mar 30, 13:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Nine-man Fiorentina strike late to draw against Parma
Matias Fernandez curls home a late equaliser as nine-man Fiorentina earn a point at Parma in Serie A.
Feb 24, 19:56
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Modibo Diakite keen to repay Fiorentina faith
French defender Modibo Diakite vows to impress at Fiorentina after the Serie A club took him on loan from Sunderland despite his difficult start to life on Wearside.
Feb 7, 20:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Two depart Sunderland on loan
Sunderland sanction the loan departures of Modibo Diakite and Duncan Watmore to Fiorentina and Hibernian respectively.
Jan 31, 13:22
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Modibo Diakite likely to leave Sunderland
The agent of Modibo Diakite reveals that the Sunderland defender is expected to leave the club before the end of the month.
Jan 28, 16:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mid-season report: Sunderland
Sports Mole looks back at the first four-and-a-half months of what has been a troubled season for Sunderland.
Jan 1, 00:53
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Match Analysis: Everton 0-1 Sunderland
Sports Mole takes a look back over Sunderland's 1-0 victory away at Everton.
Dec 26, 17:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Aaron Ramsey helps Arsenal win at Sunderland
Aaron Ramsey scores twice as Arsenal beat Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League.
Sep 14, 17:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Mesut Ozil starts well as Arsenal lead
Mesut Ozil makes a positive start for Arsenal as the Gunners lead at half time.
Sep 14, 15:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Jose Fonte scores late to secure 1-1 draw
Jose Fonte scores a late equaliser to cancel out Emanuele Giaccherini's opener as the Saints and Sunderland draw.
Aug 24, 16:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Pablo Osvaldo starts on the bench for Southampton against Sunderland
Mauricio Pochettino starts with the same team that beat West Bromwich Albion for today's match against Sunderland.
Aug 24, 14:15
Sunderland's Wes Brown is congratulated by team mates after scoring against Spurs during the Barclays Asia Trophy on July 24, 2013
Wes Brown ready to fight for Sunderland place
Wes Brown says that he is happy to fight for his place in the Sunderland team after returning from injury.
Jul 30, 08:57
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio smiles prior to kick off in the match against Stoke on May 6, 2013
Sunderland's Paolo Di Canio calm over Modibo Diakite injury blow
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio says that he does not expect defender Modibo Diakite to be sidelined for long following a hamstring strain.
Jul 24, 09:54
Lazio's Luis Cavanda in action against Udinese on November 27, 2012
Sunderland target Luis Pedro Cavanda to pen Lazio extension
Full-back Luis Pedro Cavanda will not be following Modibo Diakite in joining Sunderland from Lazio, with his agent revealing that he is poised to sign a new contract with the Serie A club.
Jul 23, 00:08
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio smiles prior to kick off in the match against Stoke on May 6, 2013
Vito Mannone hails Paolo Di Canio impact at Sunderland
Vito Mannone says that Paolo Di Canio has had a "positive" impact since taking over at Sunderland.
Jul 15, 08:33
Tom Huddleston
Sunderland agree £5m Tom Huddlestone fee
Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur reach a £5m agreement for England international Tom Huddlestone.
Jul 13, 05:33
Lazio's Luis Cavanda in action against Udinese on November 27, 2012
Agent: 'Sunderland have Luis Cavanda interest'
Sunderland are looking to sign Lazio full-back Luis Cavanda this summer, according to the player's agent Ulisse Savani.
Jul 4, 20:31
Carlos Cuellar celebrates with Sunderland teammates after scoring on November 18, 2012
Carlos Cuellar ready to take on Sunderland fitness challenge
Carlos Cuellar believes that Sunderland will benefit from intense training sessions during pre-season.
Jul 2, 09:18
Lazio's Modibo Diakite sit on the pitch during the Europa League match against FC Vaslui on December 1, 2011
Sunderland confirm capture of Modibo Diakite on three-year deal
Sunderland announce the capture of defender Modibo Diakite on a three-year contract.
Jul 1, 11:19
Watford's Matej Vydra celebrates scoring his second goal against Leicester City during the Championship Play Off match on May 12, 2013
Five players Sunderland should sign?
Sports Mole has done some scouting for Sunderland and here are five players that we feel would improve the Black Cats.
Jun 29, 12:23
The Stadium of Light
Agent: 'Sunderland make offer for Lucas Orban'
Argentine defender Lucas Orban is considering an offer from Sunderland, according to his agent.
Jun 18, 22:15
Scott Parker trains before kick off against Swansea City on December 16, 2012
Sunderland 'unlikely to move for Tottenham Hotspur's Scott Parker'
Sunderland are reportedly not planning to launch a bid for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Scott Parker this summer.
Jun 17, 10:08
The Stadium of Light
Sunderland sign trio on free transfers
Sunderland confirm that the trio of Modibo Diakite, Cabral and Valentin Roberge will join the club on free transfers in July.
Jun 11, 23:20

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United StatesUnited States24282173
JapanJapan1961136
AustraliaAustralia1441533
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Great BritainGreat Britain13171343
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Wednesday's key events


SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

CYCLING
· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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