Youba Diarra

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Youba Diarra
FC RB Salzburg gegen Olympiakos Piräus (Testspiel, 2022-07-02) 09.jpg
Youba Diarra (2022)
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-03-24) 24 March 1998 (age 24)
Place of birth Mali
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Red Bull Salzburg
Number 24
Youth career
Yeelen Olympique
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Red Bull Salzburg 0 (0)
2018Wiener Neustadt (loan) 14 (0)
2018Hartberg (loan) 10 (0)
2019–2020Liefering (loan) 7 (2)
2019–2020FC St. Pauli (loan) 3 (0)
2021New York Red Bulls (loan) 7 (0)
2022–Hartberg (loan) 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 November 2021

Youba Diarra (born 24 March 1998) is a Malian professional footballer. He plays as midfielder for Austrian Bundesliga club FC Red Bull Salzburg.

Career[change | change source]

Diarra started his career in the youth teams of Yeelen Olympique. In January 2018 he moved to Austrian Bundesliga club FC Red Bull Salzburg.[1] He was loand to Second Division club SC Wiener Neustadt.[2] and made his debut in March 2018 against Floridsdorfer AC.

For the 2018–19 he played for Austrian Bundesliga club TSV Hartberg also on loan.[3] After suffering a cruciate ligament rupture, the loan contract ended in January 2019.

After six months on loan with TSV Hartberg, he returned to FC Red Bull Salzburg in January 2019.[4] In August 2019 he played for the first time for FC Liefering.

On 29 August 2019 he went on loan to FC St. Pauli for the 2019–20 season.[5] He played only three matches for St. Pauli in the 2nd Bundesliga due to injury. His contract ended in January 2020 and he returned to Salzburg.

Diarra made his return from injury with FC Liefering during June 2020. On 11 June 2020, he scored his first goal as a professional in a 3–0 victory over Floridsdorfer AC.[6] On 24 June 2020, Diarra scored another goal in a 4–1 victory over Wacker Innsbruck.[7]

On 1 March 2021 he went on loan to MLS club New York Red Bulls.[8] On 17 April 2021 he made his debut for New York.

On 8 January 2022 he went again to TSV Hartberg on another six-month loan.[9] After the end of the loan he came back to Salzburg.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Autriche : Le Red Bull Salzbourg recrute 4 jeunes Maliens".
  2. Talent aus Mali wechselt zum SC Wiener Neustadt
  3. "DIARRA GOES ON LOAN TO TSV HARTBERG". 3 July 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  4. "MOHAMED CAMARA MOVES TO LEAGUE RIVALS". FC Red Bull Salzburg. 8 January 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  5. "Der FC St. Pauli leiht Mittelfeldspieler Diarra aus" (in German). FC St. Pauli. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  6. "2. Liga Spielinfo Liefering- Floridsdorf" (in German). 11 June 2020. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  7. "Liefering feiert Kantersieg in Innsbruck" (in German). 24 June 2020. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  8. Bogert, Tom (1 March 2021). "New York Red Bulls sign midfielder Youba Diarra on loan from RB Salzburg". MLS Official Website. Retrieved 1 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "FC Red Bull Salzburg - Youba Diarra wechselt zum TSV Hartberg". redbulls (in German). 8 January 2022.