M'Baye Niang

Mbaye Hamady Niang (French pronunciation: [ˈm.be ˈnjɑŋ]) (born 19 December 1994) is a French-born Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Saudi team Al Alhi and the Senegal national team.

Mbaye Niang
Niang playing for Senegal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Mbaye Hamady Niang[1]
Date of birth (1994-12-19) 19 December 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Meulan-en-Yvelines, France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Rennes
Youth career
2001–2003 Basse-Seine Les Mureaux
2003–2007 Poissy
2007–2011 Caen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Caen II 22 (5)
2011–2012 Caen 30 (5)
2012–2018 Milan 67 (8)
2013–2014Montpellier (loan) 19 (4)
2014–2015Genoa (loan) 14 (5)
2017Watford (loan) 16 (2)
2017–2018Torino (loan) 26 (4)
2018–2019 Torino 0 (0)
2018–2019Rennes (loan) 29 (11)
2019– Rennes 35 (11)
2021Al-Ahli (loan) 5 (0)
National team
2009–2010 France U16 6 (3)
2010–2011 France U17 8 (0)
2011–2012 France U21 3 (1)
2017– Senegal 23 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:25, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:55, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

He made his professional debut at the age of 16 in a league match with Caen. His playing style has also drawn comparisons to Mario Balotelli.[3][4]

Internationally, he represented France at under-16, under-17 and under-21 levels,[5] before opting to represent his ancestral Senegal internationally in October 2017.