Diafra Sakho

John Max 10 Jun,2018


Diafra Sakho is a professional  Senegalese football player who plays as a forward for Senegal national team and AS Arta. Besides, he played for Rennes, Metz, Boulogne, and West Ham United.

He made his full international debut for Senegal in 2014. To date, he has earned 12 caps and scored two goals for his national side. 

Diafra Sakho’s  Early Career

Diafra Sakho is of Senegalese nationality having an African ethnic background. He was born to Mamadou Sakho and Diakha Sakho on 24 December 1989 in Guediawaye, Senegal.

He was fond of playing football since his early childhood days and played for youth clubs such as Generation Foot and Metz.

Diafra Sakho’s  Net worth and  Salary

While playing for the football team, Rennes FC, his annual salary was around € 1. 3 million with a weekly salary of around € 25,000. His market worth is in the region of € 5 million as of June 2018. His current market value is €700,000 last updated on 9th April 2021. 

Looking and examining his professional football playing career, his net worth is estimated to be around $ 2 million.

Diafra Sakho’s Career

After playing at the junior team of the French team, Metz, he joined the main team in 2009 and made his debut against  Brest on 19 January 2010 and scored his first goal against Nantes.

He was the part of the Metz team that went on to win the French Ligue 2 division in the 2013/14 season.

Sakho was later transferred to the fellow French football club, US Boulogne as a part of the loan deal from Metz for the 2012 season.

He later moved to England and signed a four-year contract deal with West Ham United in 2014 and made his debut against Crystal Palace on 23 August 2014. He scored his first goal against Sheffield United on 26 August 2014.

After playing several seasons for West Ham United, he moved to France and signed with the French professional football club, Stade  Rennais FC for an undisclosed amount of transfer fee in early 2018.

He made his debut and scored his first goal for Rennais in the same match against PSG on 30 January 2018. some of his current club teammates are Wahbi Khazri, Ismaïla Sarr etc.

Diafra Sakho’s International Career

He made his full international debut for Senegal against Burkina Faso in a friendly on 21 May 2014 and scored his first international goal against Kosovo on 25 May 2014.

As of 2018, he has made eight appearances and scored three goals for the Senegal side since making his debut in 2014.

He along with Senegalese players such as  Salif Sane and Moussa Sow was included in the 23 men Senegal football squad led by Cheikhou Kouyate.

Diafra Sakho’s Personal Life

Talking about his personal life. He was arrested for suspected criminal offenses against his girlfriend, Mya Hassan in early August 2015.

He was arrested for suspected threatening and intimidating to kill a witness on 23 August 2015 and was bailed on 25 August 2015.

Sakho denied allegations against him and finally, he was cleared of any mishap by the police authorities in November 2015. He is also rumored to be the father of two children from his girlfriend, Mya Hasan who is an actress and model by profession and also has done several charity works.


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