Diallo Guidileye

Diallo Guidileye (born 30 December 1989) is a Mauritanian footballer, who currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Fath Union Sport, a club based in Rabat.

Diallo Guidileye
Personal information
Full name Diallo Guidileye[1]
Date of birth (1989-12-30) 30 December 1989
Place of birth Djadjibiné, Mauritania
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FUS Rabat
Youth career
2004–2005 Poissy
2005–2007 Troyes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Troyes 94 (3)
2011–2014 Brest 32 (0)
2013Châteauroux (loan) 10 (1)
2014–2015 AEL Limassol 25 (1)
2015–2017 Nancy 54 (0)
2017–2018 Gençlerbirliği 18 (1)
2018 Keşla FK 8 (0)
2019 Elazığspor 7 (0)
2019– FUS Rabat 0 (0)
National team
2009 France U20 4 (0)
2013– Mauritania 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:00, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 May 2018

Club career

Guidileye began his career playing for AS Poissy, in the western suburbs of Paris, before moving to Troyes AC on a youth contract. After impressing during training sessions, he was called up to the first team and made his professional debut, at the age of 17, on 30 November 2007, in a Ligue 2 match against Boulogne-sur-Mer. He started the match playing the full 90 minutes, picking up a yellow card in the process.[2] Guidileye went on to become a staple of the starting eleven, appearing in every following match that season.[3] Midway through the season, Guidileye agreed to his first professional contract signing three-year contract with the club.[4]

His surprising success at Troyes have attracted several Ligue 1 clubs to scout him. OGC Nice, Paris Saint-Germain, Bordeaux, and Saint-Étienne have all declared their interest in the young midfielder.[5] On 9 October 2009, Guidileye scored his first career league goal in a 4–0 victory over Évian.

In January 2011, Guidileye joined Stade Brestois 29, but remained on loan at Troyes until the end of the season.[6] His 2011–2012 season with Brest was limited due to injuries: he could only participate to 6 games.[7] In January 2013, he was loaned out to Ligue 2 club LB Chateauroux,[8] for whom he played 10 league games. For the 2013–2014 season, he returned to Brest, who had been relegated to Ligue 2 in the meantime.

On the last day of the 2019 January transfer window, Guidileye was one of 22 players on two hours, that signed for Turkish club Elazığspor.[9] They had been placed under a transfer embargo but managed to negotiate it with the Turkish FA, leading to them going on a mad spree of signing and registering a load of players despite not even having a permanent manager in place. In just two hours, they managed to snap up a record 22 players - 12 coming in on permanent contracts and a further 10 joining on loan deals until the end of the season.

In July 2019, Diallo joined Fath Union Sport.

International career

Though Guidileye was born in Mauritania, he has dual citizenship and thus can represent France on the national level. He has played for the France U-19 squad and recently was called up to participate in a training camp for future France under-21 players. On 25 May 2009, he was selected to the under-20 squad to participate in the 2009 Mediterranean Games.

In 2012, the French coach of Mauritania, Patrice Neveu, said he had reached an agreement with Guidileye to represent the senior national team from his country of origin in the future.[10]

International goals

Scores and results list Mauritania's goal tally first.[11]
1.2 September 2016Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit, South Africa South Africa1–01–12017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2.19 November 2019Stade Cheikha Ould Boïdiya, Nouakchott, Mauritania Central African Republic2–02–02021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification


  1. "Mauritania" (PDF). Confederation of African Football. 15 June 2019. p. 15. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  2. "Boulogne v. Troyes Match Report". Archived from the original on 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  3. Le temps de jeu de Diallo Guidileye
  4. "Troyes : Guidileye passe pro – Football 365". Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  5. "Accueil - FCGB.net". Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  6. "Guidileye, nouveau Brestois !" (in French). Stade Brestois 29. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  7. "Infirmerie : Dialo Guidileye voit "le bout du tunnel"" (in French). Le Télégramme. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  8. "Brest : Guidileye prêté à Châteauroux" (in French). Mercato365. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  9. Turkish Club Break Transfer Record By Signing 22 Players In Two Hours, sportbible.com, 31 January 2019
  10. (in French)
  11. "Guidileye, Diallo John". National Football Teams. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
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