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In Profile: Mame Biram Diouf

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NEW STOKE CITY signing Mame Biram Diouf joins the Potters on a four-year contract and arrives at the Britannia Stadium from German side Hanover 96.

The 26-year-old is no stranger to England having joined the Bundesliga outfit from Manchester United in January 2012.

stokecityfc.com takes an in-depth look at the new recruit:

PROFILE

FULL NAME: Mame Biram Diouf
DATE OF BIRTH: 16 December 1987
HEIGHT: 6ft 1in
POSITION: Striker
PREVIOUS CLUBS/TEAMS: Diaraf, Molde, Manchester United, Molde (loan), Blackburn Rovers (loan), Senegal
CAREER: 194 appearances (85 goals)

FACTS

- Mame becomes the seventh Senegalese player to represent Stoke City after Salif Diao, Abdoulaye Faye, Amdy Faye, Ibrahima Sonko and Henri Camara.

- The striker scored an impressive 45 goals in 92 appearances for Norwegian side Molde and finished his first season as top scorer with 10 goals.

- After impressing a number of top clubs, his rapid rise as one of Europe's hottest prospects prompted Sir Alex Ferguson to swoop for his signature in May 2009.

- He scored his first goal in United colours in just his second appearance for the Red Devils in a 3-0 Premier League win over Burnley in January 2010.

- The 26-year-old was an unused substitute in Manchester United's League Cup win over Aston Villa at Wembley in 2010.

- Diouf joined Blackburn Rovers on a season-long loan during 2010/11 season and made an instant impact by bagging a hat-trick on his first start for Rovers against Norwich City.

- During his time at Ewood Park he featured against the Potters on two occasions as City did the double over the Lancashire side.

- Giving his prolific goalscoring form, it comes as no surprise that Diouf's childhood hero is Brazilian striker Ronaldo.

- Diouf signed for German side Hannover 96 in January 2012, despite rumoured interest from Wigan Athletic.

- In his first full season with the Bundesliga outfit, he finished as the clubs top scorer with 17 goals in the 2012/13 season and ended the 2013/14 campaign as the clubs second highest scorer with eight goals.

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