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Cheick Diabate

27-Year-Old Forward     Bordeaux  Ligue 1

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  April 25, 1988    
Nationality:  Mali    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  194 lbs    

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Diabate will require surgery on his injured knee, and he will be sidelined for up to four months, FIFA.com reports.

Diabate is Bordeaux's leading goal-scorer this season with eight, which puts him tied for third in Ligue 1. He was expected to miss time to represent Mali during the Africa Cup of Nations, but now he will not return until the tail-end of the season.

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October 20, 2014

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Diabate scored a 22nd minute penalty kick in Sunday's 1-1 draw versus Caen.

Diabate is now tied for Bordeaux's club lead in both goals (four) and assists (two). The Mali international is an imposing target-man whose powers will certainly be needed next weekend against French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

August 11, 2014

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Diabate scored the deciding goal in Bordeaux's 1-0 win over Montpellier on Saturday.

Diabate enjoyed a breakout season for Bordeaux last season, scoring 12 goals in just 17 starting appearances. The striker leads his side's attack and will look to do the business once again versus Monaco next match.

May 12, 2014

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Diabate scored his 12th goal of the season in Saturday's draw with Marseille.

Diabate has an excellent goal return this season, as he has now netted 12 times in 25 appearances. With one game left to play, Diabate already boasts a career-high in the scoring department.

April 20, 2014

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Diabate went for a hat-trick in Sunday's 5-1 win over Guingamp.

Diabate needed just 26 minutes to score a first-half hat-trick and give Bordeaux a comfortable lead early on. Through 22 Ligue 1 appearances this season, Diabate now boasts an impressive 11 goals, his best haul since joining Bordeaux.

November 24, 2013

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Diabate scored Saturday against Rennes.

Diabate's season tally now sits at seven goals through 13 games, but surprisingly, the striker is yet to record an assist.

November 8, 2013

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Diabate (ankle) is a doubt for this Saturday against Nantes, the match's official press kit reports.

Diabate currently leads Bordeaux with six goals, but could miss his team's match this weekend after picking up a knock on his ankle. Should he be sidelined, the French club will be forced to look elsewhere for goals.

October 27, 2013

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Diabate scored in the 75th minute of Bordeaux's 2-0 win over Montpellier on Sunday.

Diabate now has six goals in 11 Ligue 1 games this season, putting him one behind league-leader Radamel Falcao.