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6. Moussa Diarra

Moussa joined the Cards for a third time in January 2021 - signing an 18-month deal with the club. The giant and hugely popular left-sided centre-back first joined Woking in March 2019 as manager Alan Dowson jumped at the chance to bring in one of his most successful players from his time at former club Hampton & Richmond Borough. Dowse had been chasing a naturally left-footed central defender for some time and spoke highly of both the Frenchman’s defensive ability as well as his sizable threat at set pieces. He went on to make a total of 13 appearances, scoring twice, most notably netting the first in the play-off semi-final comeback win over Wealdstone, when the Cards came from two down to win 3-2. He signed a permanent deal in the summer of 2019 and was one of the standout players on the club's return to the National League, playing in 35 games and scoring three times in all competitions, as the Cards secured a top-half finish.

An experienced player in English non-league football, he begun his career with St Albans City and Hemel Hempstead Town, before joining Dowse at Hampton in early 2015. He scored within two minutes of the start of his debut against AFC Hornchurch and finished the season with four goals and three clean sheets in just seven games. He continued that form into his only full season with the Beavers, scoring an incredible 14 goals in 52 games in all competitions, as Hampton were promoted from the Isthmian League Premier Division as champions. His form earned him a move to National League side Barrow the following season, a campaign in which the Bluebirds finished in a hugely respectable seventh place, and whilst the following year would be tougher as the Cumbria side battled successfully against relegation, it was one that still included his first goal at Kingfield, albeit against the Cards on that occasion. He joined Dover Athletic in the summer of 2018 but after falling down the pecking order moved on loan to Woking before making the move permanent four months later. Last summer he joined National League South side Havant & Waterlooville, helping them reach the second round of the FA Cup, before returning to the Laithwaite Community Stadium.

2020/21 Sponsor: AVAILABLE

2020/21 Season Stats

Pl (s)Gls (p)Yellow CardsRed Cards
League:16 (0)4 (0)60
Cup:3 (0)0 (0)10
Total:19 (0)4 (0)70

Woking Career Stats

Pl (s)Gls (p)Yellow CardsRed Cards
59 (2)9 (0)120
6 (0)0 (0)10
65 (2)9 (0)130

Moussa Diarra

Position: Centre-Back

Date of Birth: 04/02/1990

Debut: 02/03/2019

Previous Clubs:
St Albans City
Hemel Hempstead Town
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Dover Athletic
Havant & Waterlooville

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