Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
M’Baye Hamady Niang was born on 19 December, 1994 in Meulan, a commune in the Yvelines department of the Île-de-France region, to Senegalese parents. He is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Torino and the Senegal national football team.
Niang joined Caen’s youth academy at the age of 13 after excelling at a trial, in which he scored a hat-trick.
He made his professional debut at the age of 16 in a league match with Caen. His plays similar style with Mario Balotelli.
Internationally, he represented France at under-16, under-17 and under-21 levels, before opting to represent his ancestral Senegal internationally in October 2017. He scored the winning goal for his national team in the victory against the Polish National team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Before the start of the 2012–13 season, it was reported that Niang had gone on trial with English clubs Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham. On 27 August 2012, it was confirmed that he was in negotiations with Italian club Milan after arriving in the city and having dinner with club vice-president Adriano Galliani.
After suffering a drop in his performance, in January 2017, Niang was sent on loan to English Premier League team Watford. He made his league debut on 31 January 2017 as a starter in a 1–2 away win against Arsenal.
On 7 October 2017, M’Baye made his debut with Senegal against Cape Verde, in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match won 2–0. In May 2018 he was named in Senegal’s 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. On 19 June 2018, he scored a goal against Poland.