MABABA "PAPE" DIOUF (born December 18, 1951 in
Chad ) is a
Senegalese former journalist , best known for being the president of
French football club
Olympique de Marseille
Olympique de Marseille between 2005 and 2009.
Diouf was born in
Chad , to Senegalese parents. The family
returned to their native country shortly after Diouf's birth.
Diouf moved to
Marseille at the age of eighteen. He eventually became
a journalist for a city newspaper. Diouf centred his work around
sport, and particularly the local football club, Olympique de
Marseille . Eventually he turned his hand to being a sports agent,
with clients such as former French international defender Basile Boli
, and Cameroonian goalkeeper
Joseph-Antoine Bell playing for
Marseille. He became closely linked with the Côte d\'Azur side, and
his intimate relationship with the club culminated in him becoming
club president in 2005.
Robert Louis-Dreyfus announced that Pape Diouf
would leave on June 17, 2009. He was replaced by Jean-Claude Dassier
* ^ A B (in French) OM Actualités (retrieved : 1 May 2012)
* ^ A B C D (in French) Exclusive interview with Olympique de
Marseille Magazine (official site) "
Pape Diouf : L’OM ne fait plus
dans le folklore" (Retrieved : 1 May 2012)
* ^ Press release from Robert Louis Dreyfus
* (in French) Sport fr (retrieved : 1 May 2012)
* WorldCat Identities
* VIAF : 89826798
* ISNI : 0000 0000 6239 8748
* SUDOC : 119032864
* BNF : cb160210715 (data)
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