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El Hadji Baye Oumar Niasse was born 18 April, 1990 in Ouakam. He is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Everton and the Senegal national team. He played top-flight football in Senegal, Norway, Turkey, Russia and England. Niasse won the 2011 Senegal Premier League with Ouakam and scored in Lokomotiv Moscow’s win in the 2015 Russian Cup Final. He signed for Everton for a £13.5 million fee in 2016. Niasse made his full international debut for Senegal in 2013.
Niasse started his football career with hometown club US Ouakam in the second tier. He signed his first professional contract with Ouakam in 2008 and in the 2008–09 season helped his team win the Second League title by scoring 21 goals. Playing as a winger, he played a key role in Ouakam winning the Senegal Premier League title in 2011.
Baye started a trial with Norwegian club Brann in February 2012, and after impressing signed for the club on a six-month loan. His time in Norway was hampered by poor form and injuries, and he returned to Senegal after playing just three Tippeligaen games.
After a trial period with AS Saint-Étienne, Niasse was offered a contract to join the French club, but refused the deal. He joined the summer camp of the Süper Lig team Akhisar Belediyespor, and signed permanently with them in August 2013. He scored on his debut in Turkey, and finished the season with 15 goals.
Baye in action for Lokomotiv against Terek Grozny in October 2014, Before the 2014–15 season, he signed with Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow in July 2014 for a €5.5 million transfer fee. He scored Lokomotiv’s equalizing goal in the Russian Cup Final against Kuban Krasnodar on 21 May 2015, and his side went on to win 3–1 after extra time. Niasse joined English club Everton on 1 February 2016, for a fee of around £13.5 million on a four-and-a-half year deal.
Niasse was first selected for the Senegal national team in January 2013, as part of an all home-based squad. He made his debut on the 15th, starting in a 2–1 friendly loss to Chile in La Serena. On 25 May 2015, he scored his first international goals, a brace in a 3–1 win over Kosovo at the Stade de Genève.