Idrissa Gueye

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Squad No: 17
Position:
MF
D.o.B: 26/09/1989
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Appearances: 70 (2)
Goals: 4
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Idrissa Gana Gueye joined Everton on a four-year deal from Aston Villa in August 2016.

The Senegal international spent one season with the Midlands club after forging a reputation as one of Ligue 1's finest young midfield players during seven years with Lille.

Gana is closing on 50 caps for his country and represented Senegal at the 2012 Olympic Games and 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

He enjoyed an outstanding first season with Everton, his all-action and combative style of play in the heart of midfield immediately making him a firm fans’ favourite.

Such was his consistency, he was named runner-up in the Club's Player-of-the Season vote, narrowly missing out to top-scorer Romelu Lukaku.

Gana started every Premier League match aside from one - when he sat out a game at Chelsea in January through suspension - up until his departure for the Africa Cup of Nations shortly after the turn of the year.

The N’Golo Kante comparisons were quick to come, too, a logical observation given the players’ similar physique and on-field attributes. A statistic often referenced was Gana’s tackling record and, by the season’s conclusion, he had topped that chart with 135 in the Premier League, seven more than Kante who was crowned the PFA Player of the Year.

Gana was in similarly tenacious form in 2017/18, when his total of 117 tackles was topped only by Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City.

His maiden Everton strike against Sunderland in February 2017 was worth waiting for - a blockbuster of a finish after a precise cut-back from Seamus Coleman.

Gana has subsequently struck on three further occasions the Blues. The first came in a Europa League first-leg qualifier against Hajduk Split in August 2017, with the player doing well to find space in the box and finish to put Everton 2-0 up.

Gana blasted in the Blues' second goal of a late-season 2-0 victory at Huddersfield Town, having been on target at Bournemouth in his side's final game of 2017. He committed himself to the Club for a further two years in February 2018 when he penned a deal to keep him at Goodison Park until at least summer 2022.

Gana made 134 appearances for Lille, having moved from Senegal's Diambars Academy as a teenager in 2008.

He contributed to the French side's title success in 2011 and established himself as a regular starter over the following four seasons, a period when Lille twice competed in the Champions League.

Gana's move to England in July 2015 brought 38 appearances in all competitions for Villa and, despite his side’s relegation, only Leicester’s Premier League-winning midfielder Kante made more interceptions and tackles combined across Europe’s top five leagues in 2015/16.

Contracted until: June 2022


Since then the midfielder has gone on to score twice more for the Blues. The first came in a Europa League qualification first-leg against Hadjuk Split with Gana doing well to find space in the box and finish to put Everton 2-0 up. More recently, Gana got the equaliser against Bournemouth in the 2-1 defeat in December 2017, latching onto a pass from Oumar Niasse and slotting home. In February 2018, the midfielder extended his stay at the Club by another 2 years ensuring he would remain a Blue until 2022
Since then the midfielder has gone on to score twice more for the Blues. The first came in a Europa League qualification first-leg against Hadjuk Split with Gana doing well to find space in the box and finish to put Everton 2-0 up. More recently, Gana got the equaliser against Bournemouth in the 2-1 defeat in December 2017, latching onto a pass from Oumar Niasse and slotting home. In February 2018, the midfielder extended his stay at the Club by another 2 years ensuring he would remain a Blue until 2022
Since then the midfielder has gone on to score twice more for the Blues. The first came in a Europa League qualification first-leg against Hadjuk Split with Gana doing well to find space in the box and finish to put Everton 2-0 up. More recently, Gana got the equaliser against Bournemouth in the 2-1 defeat in December 2017, latching onto a pass from Oumar Niasse and slotting home. In February 2018, the midfielder extended his stay at the Club by another 2 years ensuring he would remain a Blue until 2022
Since then the midfielder has gone on to score twice more for the Blues. The first came in a Europa League qualification first-leg against Hadjuk Split with Gana doing well to find space in the box and finish to put Everton 2-0 up. More recently, Gana got the equaliser against Bournemouth in the 2-1 defeat in December 2017, latching onto a pass from Oumar Niasse and slotting home. In February 2018, the midfielder extended his stay at the Club by another 2 years ensuring he would remain a Blue until 2022
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Career Stats - Idrissa Gueye (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2016 2017 31 (1) 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 33 (1) 1
2017 2018 32 (1) 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 38 (1) 3
Total 63 (2) 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 71 (2) 4
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 06/08/2016 13/05/2018 72 (2) 4

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