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Full name Papa Bouba Diop
Date of birth (1978-01-28)28 January 1978
Place of birth Dakar, Senegal
Date of death 29 November 2020(2020-11-29) (aged 42)
Place of death Paris, France
Height 1.95 m
Playing position Defensive midfielder, centre back
Youth career
1994–1995 Ndeffann Saltigue
1995–1996 ASC Diaraf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 ASC Diaraf
1999–2000 Vevey
2000–2001 Neuchâtel Xamax 19 (4)
2001–2002 Grasshoppers 29 (5)
2002–2004 Lens 47 (6)
2004–2007 Fulham 76 (8)
2007–2010 Portsmouth 53 (0)
2010–2011 AEK Athens 19 (1)
2011–2012 West Ham United 16 (1)
2012–2013 Birmingham City 2 (1)
Total 261 (26)
National team
2001–2008 Senegal 63 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Papa Bouba Diop (28 January 1978 – 29 November 2020) was a Senegalese professional footballer. He played defensive midfield but he could also play as a centre back. He played at Lens. He played for the national team from 2001 to 2008.

Diop died in Paris on 29 November 2020 from Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at the age of 42.

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