Diarra Alou DIARRA

Presentation

Retired
FRANCE FRANCE MALI MALI
Born Jul 15, 1981
Villepinte, FRANCE
Age 38 years old
Size 1.90 m
Weight 81 kg
Position Defensive midfielder
Centre-back
Arrival(s)
West Ham West Ham 2013
Departure(s)
West Ham West Ham 2013
Numbers 6
Selections
France A
Career
Louhans Louhans
Bayern Münich Bayern Münich
Liverpool Liverpool
Le Havre Le Havre
Bastia Bastia
Lens Lens
Lens Lens
Lyon Lyon
Bordeaux Bordeaux
Marseille Marseille
West Ham West Ham
Rennes Rennes
Charlton Charlton
Nancy Nancy
Alou Diarra arrived at Stade Rennais FC on the last day of the winter transfer window in 2013. The former France international midfielder joined Rennes on loan from West Ham. He arrived at a club who had ambitions for the end of the season, lying 4th in the league and with a place in the League Cup Final against Saint-Etienne to look forward to. Diarra was French Champion with Bordeaux in 2009, and was brought in primarily to compensate for the loss of M’Vila to Rubin Kazan. In the four months he spent in Rennes, his performances were completely out of keeping with a player of his status (Finalist in 2006 World Cup and first choice at the 2012 European Championships.) He was moved from defensive midfielder to the bench, via the treatment table, and then to central defence. His stay in Brittany will not live long in the memory, not least because only two of his 12 appearances ended in a Rennes victory.