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Lassana Diarra Biography

Lassana Diarra or simply Lass, is a French footballer who plays for Anzhi Makhachkala. Though predominantly a defensive midfielder, he can also play in a more advanced role and has played at right back. Lass's footballing career began at Le Havre. In July 2005, he transferred to Chelsea's first team squad for £1 million. His Chelsea debut came in the UEFA Champions League in October 2005, when he was given a brief run out as a substitute when Chelsea were 4–0 up against Real Betis. He played full Premiership games against Blackburn Rovers, Charlton Athletic, and Middlesbrough, with some success, and also started in Chelsea's win over Arsenal in the League Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium. On 31 August 2007, Lass signed for Arsenal for an undisclosed fee. The following year, he signed with Portsmouth and was given his first start against Derby County. On 18 September 2008 he scored Pompey's first ever goal in a major European competition against Vitória Guimaraes. On 17 December 2008, Real Madrid bought Lass Diarra from Portsmouth for €20 million. On transfer deadline day, 31 August 2012, Lass joined Anzhi on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Lass Diarra won eighteen caps for the France U-21s. Perhaps his most notable performance came in a UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualifying match against England in November 2005.  

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5 big clubs which went bankrupt
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Euro 2016: France’s 23-man squad that won’t play - Is it better than the one that will?
Euro 2016: France’s 23-man squad that won’t play - Is it better than the one that will?
France is a team with many quality players and because of the same, some top players have been excluded from the team for Euro.
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 9 January 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 9 January 2016
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10 players who never got the chance to shine under Jose Mourinho
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5 Players you probably did not know are still playing professional football
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Video: Lassana Diarra scores stunning long range goal in Marseille's 6-0 win over Troyes
Video: Lassana Diarra scores stunning long range goal in Marseille's 6-0 win over Troyes
Olympique De Marseille got their season up and running in their second game in Ligue 1 as they thumped Troyes 6-0 and picked up all three points in the most emphatic fashion.
Top transfer rumours of the day – January 20, 2015
Top transfer rumours of the day – January 20, 2015
The rumour mill has not stopped working overtime since the transfer window opened. Some of the roumers that sprouted in the first two weeks of January ...
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10 Chelsea signings in the Abramovich era that failed
Roman Abramovich has overseen a fair share of transfer duds at Chelsea Chelsea have a track record of splurging in the transfer window, and just l ...
Rumour: Lassana Diarra linked with return to Arsenal
Rumour: Lassana Diarra linked with return to Arsenal
Reports emanating from Russia have thrown up a blast from the past, linking Arsenal and Manchester City with a move for Lokomotiv Moscow’s former Gunner’s midfielder Lassana Diarra. The midfielder left English football in January 2009 leaving Portsmouth for a big money move to Real Madrid. Since then, the latest chapter in the former Chelsea [...]The post Blast From The Past: Former Arsenal Midfielder Linked To Emirates Return appeared first on Squawka News.
Five Frenchmen Monaco should sign to compete with PSG
Five Frenchmen Monaco should sign to compete with PSG
Contributor Adam Bond looks at how a French core could help Monaco overhaul PSG at the top of French football. AS Monaco are lucky enough to have an unbelievable amount of financial backing and manager Claudio Ranieri will have to spend wisely as most players will not want to miss out on Champions League football. […]
Lassana Diarra: Former Real Madrid star struggling at cash-rich Anzhi
Lassana Diarra: Former Real Madrid star struggling at cash-rich Anzhi
Picking up players from Real Madrid may have been perceived as a step too far even for Anzhi, but this hasn’t stopped them trying. You will struggle to find any player who hasn’t had their name mentioned in transfer rumours surrounding the highly controversial Russian club, but for everyone, it … Continue reading →
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Do you still remember Portsmouth?
Shatov gives Anzhi win against Amkar in Russian league
Shatov gives Anzhi win against Amkar in Russian league
Anzhi star Diarra on the mend
Anzhi star Diarra on the mend
Injured Diarra doubtful for Liverpool clash
Injured Diarra doubtful for Liverpool clash
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