N'Diaye Makhtar N'DIAYE

Presentation

Retired
SENEGAL SENEGAL
Full name Amadou Makhtar N'Diaye
Born Dec 31, 1981
Dakar, SENEGAL
Age 38 years old
Size 1.75 m
Weight 65 kg
Position Creative midfielder
Defensive midfielder
Arrival(s)
Formed at the academy
Sedan Sedan 2004
Departure(s)
Sedan Sedan 2003
Yverdon Yverdon 2005
Numbers 22
Selections
Sénégal A
Career
Rennes Rennes
Sedan Sedan
Yverdon Yverdon
Glasgow Rangers Glasgow Rangers
La Vitréenne La Vitréenne
Under the charm of Makhtar N’Diaye’s technical ability, Le Guen unearthed a jewel from the Academy system in the Summer of 1999, and invited him to take part in the entire pre-season programme that year. After appearances against the Austrians of Lustenau and Vienna in the Intertoto Cup, the Senegalese midfielder was really launched on the big stage in the last half-hour of the home game against Juventus (2-2 draw). After missing out on the beginning of the league championship season, N’Diaye finally got his chance on matchday 10 against Sedan in a 5-0 win. Named in the starting line-up as a link player instead of the disappointing Bassila, he scored his first goal for the club from a direct free-kick, aged just 17. In the 2000/2001 season, Echouafni blocked his progress, but he found some game-time during Le Roux’s absence. Over time, however, he struggled to maintain the impetus of his early career, and ended up being pushed from pillar to post, between the First Team, Reserves and being loaned out. N’Diaye terminated his contract in 2005 to sign for Yverdon in Switzerland.