El-Hadji Diouf

Senegal international footballer Diouf started his career in France with Sochaux-Montbéliard. He made his first appearance in 2-1 win against Bastia on November 12, 1998 before moving to Stade Rennais for the 1999-00 season. He moved to Lens the following season, spending two years at the Pas-de-Calais club before moving to English club Liverpool in 2002. Liverpool bought Diouf from Lens for £10 million, prior to Senegal’s impressive 2002 World Cup run. In the 2003/04 season, he became the first Liverpool player to wear the number nine shirt to fail to score a goal in an entire season. He made 33 appearances and went over 14 months without a goal. With long time friend Akon, Diouf founded his own charity to help under privileged children in Senegal.

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