Papa Waigo N'Diaye
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|Full name||Papa Waigo N'Diaye|
|Date of birth||20 January 1984|
|Place of birth||Saint-Louis, Senegal|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Winger, Striker|
(on loan from Fiorentina)
→ Lecce (loan)
→ Southampton (loan)
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Papa Waigo N'Diaye (born 20 January 1984 in Saint-Louis, Senegal), often simplified as Papa Waigo, is a Senegalese football (soccer) international striker, who currently plays for English League 1 side Southampton on a season long loan from Fiorentina.
He began his career at Verona on 3 June 2002, before heading to Serie B outfit Cesena in 2005. After a successful spell where he was the highest-scoring non-Italian in the 2006–07 season he was signed by Genoa on 7 September 2007 for an undisclosed fee.
He made his Serie A debut on 26 August 2007, Genoa 0-3 lost to A.C. Milan. He began his Fiorentina career in impressive style, with two goals in his first three games, including one in the 3-2 victory against giants Juventus on 2 March. Following the match, Waigo became semi-naked after throwing both his jersey and shorts to Fiorentina supporters.
On 2 September 2009 Waigo signed a season long loan with Football League One side, Southampton. The season long loan carries with it an option for Southampton to purchase the player.He made his debut on the 13 September 2009 in a 1-1 draw at Charlton, replacing Adam Lallana in the 90th minute.
He scored his first goal for the club on 3 October 2009 in a 4-1 home win over Gillingham. He celebrated with his trademark 'Waigo Dance', involving him stepping ungainly thrice, before twice tapping his neck. He followed this up by scoring twice against Torquay United, as the Saints came from 2-0 down at half time to draw 2-2 and then win on penalties (with Waigo converting his) in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Also in the next round, Waigo scored twice which took the game to penalties. Waigo also took a penalty which he scored.
He plays international football for West African nation Senegal and was part of the Senegalese squad for the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana. He played four matches (out of possible six) at 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.
- ^ "Prandelli looks to Papa Waigo". UEFA.com. 2008-01-18. http://www.uefa.com/competitions/uefacup/news/kind=1/newsid=647726.html. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
- ^ "Waigo left exposed after match". uk.eurosport.yahoo.com. 2008-03-02. http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/02032008/8/photo/fiorentina-s-papa-waigo-finds-himself-semi-naked-throwing-shirt.html. Retrieved 2008-06-24.
- ^ http://www.uslecce.it/PaginaEvento.aspx?ID_TIPO_EVENTO=1&ID_EVENTO=591
- ^ "Saints Sign Senegalese Striker". Southampton F.C.. 2 September 2009. http://www.saintsfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10280~1785065,00.html. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
- ^ "Charlton 1 - 1 Southampton". BBC Sport. 13 September 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_2/8246492.stm. Retrieved 20 September 2009.
- ^ "Southampton 4 - 1 Gillingham". BBC. 3 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_2/8273338.stm. Retrieved 10 October 2009.
- ^ "Southampton 2 - 2 Torquay". BBC. 6 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/8284894.stm. Retrieved 10 October 2009.
- Papa Waigo N'Diaye career stats at Soccerbase
- acffiorentina.it (Italian)
- ESPN Profile
- Sky Sports Profile
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