Date of birth: 05/01/2003 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Senegal
Youth career: AF Darou Salam, Dynamo Kyiv (since 2021)
Current club: Dynamo Kyiv
Squad number: —
Current national team: Senegal U-20
Position: attacking midfielder, winger, second striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations (3/1), 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup (4/0), 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations (2/1), UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (4/5)
Contract until: 30.06.2022
Player’s agent: VV Consulting
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Sadio Mané
– ball control
– fantastic dribbler but can be a little bit overambitious with take-ons sometimes
Style of play:
– inside forward
– player with a diminutive figure with a stocky build and good physical strength for a player of his size
– great acceleration, agility, flair, body balance, changes of pace, and coordination
– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession
– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions
– likes to dribble
– often cuts inside on his right foot to move to a more central attacking position, and uses his speed and skill to take on defenders until he finds the space to make an attempt on goal
– explosive dribbler who likes to use tricks and feints to beat his opponents
– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings
– very dangerous in the penalty area/good finishing skills
– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable, and confident of his skills
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity and excellent close control
– very dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– often makes surging runs into the penalty box
– gets fouled often
– his defensive positioning is still improvable but he often tracks back to help in the defensive phase
Diallo cuts inside, dribbles past his opponent, and scores with a clinical finish.
Diallo with a grea run – he dribbles past two opponents and scores with an amazing long shot.
He is best suited to playing as:
Left winger in 4-3-3.
2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations runner-up with Senegal.
League summary (as for 4 November 2021):
No senior team appearances yet.
Samba Diallo is one of the biggest hopes of Senegalese football and is often compared to the legendary Sadio Mané. He joined Dynamo Kyiv youth academy from AF Darou Salam in 2021. He became an absolute star of the U-19 team straight away. He’s been in sensational form in the UEFA Youth League this season so far – he already scored 5 goals in 4 games against the likes of Bayern, Benfica, and Barcelona. Dynamo are showing a great generation of players in this competition with Samba, Nazar Voloshyn, Anton Tsarenko, Anton Bol, Ruslan Neshcheret, and Oleksandr Yatsyk.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.