Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Idrissa Gana Gueye was born on 26 September 1989 in Dakar. He is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Everton and the Senegal national team.
Gueye spent his early career in Senegal for Diambars before joining French club Lille in 2008. He broke through into the first team in the 2010–11 season, in which Lille won Ligue 1, and became a regular starter in the league and the UEFA Champions League over the following four seasons
Aston Villa and Everton are his most popular clubs. and for Everton After were relegated from the Premier League, Everton triggered a release clause in his contract, reported to be £7.1m and signed Gueye on a four-year deal on 2 August 2016. He made the highest number of successful tackles and interceptions per game across Europe’s top five leagues over the 2016 calendar year.
Gueye made his international debut for Senegal in 2011, and has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches for them. He also represented them at the 2012 Olympics, at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
In May 2018 he was named in Senegal’s 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia