Player Profile

NABY DIALLO

20 Central Midfield

Nationality :Guinea
Date Of Birth :27/12/1990
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Diallo is a central midfielder who can do a bit of everything, with his passing, tackling and his ability to dictate the play marking him out as a key component of Marc McGregor’s midfield.

The Moscow-born Guinean began his career in the Bristol City youth academy before continuing his scholarship with Bristol Rovers and making his senior debut for Minehead in September 2009. He also played for a brief time at Gloucester City and Oldland Abbotonians before making a move to Weston-super-Mare in July 2010.

He enjoyed four successful seasons with the Seagulls, during which time he also reached the final eleven in the Samsung `Win A Pro Contract` competition which attracted over 5000 applications to earn deals with Leyton Orient and Swindon Town, before a trial with Aldershot Town earned him his first pro-contract in Jul 2014. He made 12 appearances for the Shots but left in January 2015 and joined City on a non-contract deal.

The midfielder was part of the City side that reached the FA Trophy semi-final, although he will mostly be remembered for being sent off in both games against Dover Athletic at the quarter-final stage. It was somewhat ironic that he then joined the Kent side in May 2015 but he never secured a first-team place and was released in May 2016, returning to Twerton Park a couple of months later.

Midfielder Naby was in his second spell with Bath City having rejoined the club toward the end of the 2016 close season before being released in August 2017 and rejoining the Seagulls.

Naby became an integral part of the Seagulls spine during the 2017-2018 season, slotting in to central midfield well and dictating the play regularly. Naby scored two goals during the season, one in the Somerset Premier Cup against Brislington and scoring a goal of the season contender away to Workington in the FA Trophy on a cold Tuesday night in January.