Top five youngest players to represent Senegal senior football team
Syed Talib Haider
Amara Diouf became the youngest Senegalese sensation to represent his Nation
A host of clubs could be vying for Senegal’s sensation- Amara Diouf. At just 15 years, 3 months, and 2 days, Diouf became the youngest ever player to play for the Senegal National Team. He featured in the game between Senegal and Rwanda, held on Saturday. As the defending champions of the African Cup of Nations qualified for its 2023 edition, they might be in for a treat with this youngster in their ranks.
Despite conceding a loss to Rwanda, the Senegal camp must take it as a tinge of sweetness as they have been blessed with someone of Diouf’s talent.
Currently, Diouf is scouted by several clubs in Europe. With Real Madrid touted to be interested in the player. For now, he is in agreement with the Ligue 1 side Metz to join them when he turns 18. Meanwhile, this is not the first time Senegal has produced young talent. Here is a list of the five youngest players ever to represent Senegal on the World stage.
Five youngest players to represent the Senegal football team
5. Babacar Guèye – 18 years, 3 months & 3 days
Babacar Gueye is a retired footballer. He was a prolific centre-forward for club and country. Gueye Debuted for the Senegal National Team in the World Cup Qualification Africa in 2004 against Congo.
4. Mamadou Sané – 18 years & 14 days
Mamadou Sane plays as a right-back for a Cypriot football club, Aris Limassol FC. He has made his place in the squad for his pace, passing, and defending skills. Sane was a squad member of the Senegal National Team in the African Nations Championship where he debuted against Ivory Coast in a 1-0 victory.
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3. Roger Gomis – 17 years, 9 months & 27 days
Roger Gomis, currently without a club, represented Senegal’s senior men’s football team for just 23 minutes. It was against Chile in an international friendly in 2013.
2. Mohamed Sarr – 17 years, 9 months & 11 days
Mohamed Sarr, a Senegalese footballer, played as a centre-back/defensive midfielder. He last played for OFI Crete in the Greek Superleague. Noticeably, Sarr began his international career with the Senegal national football team in 2001. He was also part of the preliminary squad for the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations.
1. Amara Diouf – 15 years, 3 months & 2 days
Nicknamed- the next Sadio Mane– Amara Diouf is the talk of the town right now. Having made his international debut at just 15 days and 3 months, against Rwanda, there is no doubt that his sealing is high. All eyes on him, the Teranga Lions look to hunt for more glory in the coming competitions. Diouf is one to look out for in the future.
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