El Hadji Diouf
Position : Forward
Date of birth : 15 January, 1981
Team : Liverpool (England)
Nationality : Senegal
Notes : Was bought by Rennes for £3.5m from Sochaux. After off-field problems including a car crash he was loaned to Lens for the 2000/01 season. This move was made permanent after a successful season. He is also a full international who is a key player in the national side, as shown by a hat-trick against Algeria in a World Cup qualifier in 2001. This was an important result as Senegal qualified for their first ever World Cup Finals. Helped Senegal to the final of the 2002 African Nations Cup. Was named African Player of the Year in 2001. Starred at the 2002 World Cup finals where he was named in the All-Star Team where he was a key player as Senegal reached the quarter-finals. Moved from Lens to Liverpool in the middle of 2002.
LAST UPDATED: 1 August, 2002
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