Amadou Diawara

Amadou Diawara




Country: Guinea/Italy

Date of birth: 17/07/1997 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Conakry (Guinea)

Height: 183cm

Youth career: Syli Authentic, FC Sequence

Senior career: Virtus Cesena, San Marino Calcio, Bologna (since 2015)

Squad number: 21

Current national team: —

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 4.500.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2020

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Frank Rijkaard & Yaya Touré



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– vision Untitled1

– tackling and intercepting Untitled1

– positioning Untitled1

– tactical intelligence Untitled

– ambidexterity Untitled

– anticipation Untitled

– teamwork Untitled

– athleticism Untitled



No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– creative holding midfielder/regista/box-to-box midfielder

– strong tackler, and a tactically intelligent midfielder, gifted with good ball skills, distribution, and vision

– likes to shoot from distance

– likes to use space and time on the ball to orchestrate the moves of the whole team

– likes to play short passes

– very comfortable on the ball, with a willingess to play and receive passes along the ground

– likes to play deep and dictate tempo from there

– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game

– finds himself best in positional attack


He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.







League summary:

Lega Pro 2014/2015: 15 matches/0 goals (San Marino)

Serie A 2015/2016 (ongoing): 17 matches/0 goals (Bologna)



Amadou Diawara was born in Conakry in Guinea and moved to Italy in 2014 at the age of 17. After impressing in third tier club San Marino, he was brought to the attention of Pantaleo Corvino – Bologna’s director of football, famous for discovering and bringing to Italy new talents such as Javier Chevantón, Valeri Bojinov, Mirko Vučinić, Cristian Ledesma and Stevan Jovetić. Diawara made his Serie A debut for Bologna, in an away match against Lazio, coming- on as 83-minute substitute for Lorenzo Crisetig. He is, without a doubt, one of the biggest young revelations of Serie A this season. It is worth noting that thanks to his great performances he has been on the radars of some of the world’s biggest clubs, most notably Chelsea and Juventus.



“Mentally, Diawara appears composed enough to handle the pressures of competing in a crowded midfield regardless of the league but, given his youth and inexperience, he is understandably still quite raw in some technical and physical aspects. He perhaps lacks the guile and strength to thrive amid the cut and thrust of English football’s top tier at this moment while, as mentioned, his limited passing role with Bologna would have to be adapted to the differing rigours of playing for a side such as Chelsea, who expect to open up defences in the pursuit of winning every game they play. In reality, should he sign for the Blues then a loan elsewhere would be inevitable.”



Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.





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