Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Pape N’Diaye Souaré was born on 6 June 1990 in Mbao, Pikine Department. He is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a left back for Premier League club Crystal Palace., Souaré spent his early career with Diambars, Lille II, Lille and Reims. He moved to Crystal Palace on a three-and-a half-year deal in January 2015 for an undisclosed fee, reported as £3.45 million. Pape made his Palace debut on 14 February in the fifth round of the FA Cup, a 2–1 home loss to Liverpool, and was described by Dominic Filfield of The Observer as looking “rusty and susceptible”.
On 22 January 2016, it was announced that Souaré had signed a new three-and-a half-year contract with Palace. He was sent off on 13 February at the end of a 2–1 loss to Watford at Selhurst Park, for fouling Valon Behrami.
On 11 September 2016, Souaré was airlifted to hospital after being involved in a road accident on the M4. He sustained injuries to his thigh and jawbone. It was thought that he would be out for 6 months, although he only returned to training after 11 months
Pape made his international debut for Senegal on 29 February 2012, in a goalless friendly draw against South Africa at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. He later competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and was a squad member at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. He scored his first international goal from a 20-yard free kick on 29 March 2016 as the Lions de Teranga won 2–1 away to Niger in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification.