Diarra Cheick DIARRA


Full name Cheick Fantamady Diarra
Born Feb 11, 1992
Bamako, MALI
Age 30 years old
Size 1.74 m
Weight 65 kg
Position Centre forward
Left winger
Right winger
Stade Malien Stade Malien 2011
Istres Istres 2014
Auxerre Auxerre 2015
Istres Istres 2013
Auxerre Auxerre 2014
Auxerre Auxerre 2015
Numbers 18
Mali A
Stade Malien Stade Malien
Rennes Rennes
Istres Istres
Auxerre Auxerre
Auxerre Auxerre
Paris FC Paris FC
Tours Tours
Châteauroux Châteauroux
Dunkerque Dunkerque
Créteil Créteil
In the Summer of 2011, Stade Rennais recruited several young African strikers to bolster it’s U21/Reserve team, and saw them as a gamble for the future. Amongst these was Cheick Fantamady Diarra. This right-footed striker was one of the brightest prospects in Mali. Scouted by Rennes’ recruitment team at the Junior African Cup of Nations, Diarra signed his first professional contract for three seasons before flying off to the U20 World Cup, where he failed to get out of the 1st Round. At the end of 2011, Antonetti gave him a chance at Atletico Madrid. A year later, he scored his first Rennes goal at Ajaccio in a 4-2 win. On the last day of the transfer window in September 2013, he was loaned out to Istres. After a decent season, he was sent back out on loan, at Auxerre this time, in August 2014. He was subsequently released from his contract and signed permanently in Burgundy with Auxerre in February 2015.