Player #963

Appearances:

1

Starts:

1

Goals:

0

Seasons:

1

Mamadou Dialla Sylla
Mamadou Dialla Sylla

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Mamadou Dialla Sylla

Position

Midfielder

From

2020-21

To

2021-22

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Mamadou Dialla Sylla

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

17

Division

PL

Appearances

1
1

Starts

1
1

Substitute

0
0

Unused

0
0

Goals

0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Mamadou Dialla Sylla

Birth Date

Sunday, 26 January 2003

Birth Place

Granollers, Catalonia

Birth Country

Guinea

Villa Youth

2018- Aston Villa Under 18s |

From

Transfer in

UE Canovelles

From

For

Free

On

Friday, 30 November 2018

Previous Clubs

E.C. Granollers |
UE Canovelles |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Unión Deportiva Almería

For

Undisclosed

On

Monday, 23 August 2021

Subsequent Clubs

2021- Unión Deportiva Almería |

Mamadou Dialla Sylla
Mamadou Dialla Sylla

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Mamadou Dialla Sylla
Mamadou Dialla Sylla

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

2021 Aston Villa, Free, 1 (0) | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Mark Delaney |

First Squad Appearance

Friday, 8 January 2021

Debut Appearance

Friday, 8 January 2021

Liverpool (h), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Friday, 8 January 2021

Liverpool (h), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Friday, 8 January 2021

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

(5 ft 9 in) 1.79 m

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Mamadou Dialla Sylla

Player #963 for Aston Villa, Mamadou Dialla Sylla has played as a midfielder for the club since the 2020-21 season.

Sylla was born on 26 January 2003 and grew up in Granollers, Catalonia before signed with Villa as a 15 year old from UE Canovelles in November 2018.

Sylla was appointed to Sean Verity’s Under 18 squad on arrival before Mark Delaney promoted Sylla to the first team squad and giving him his first team debut in the 2020-21 season aged 17 in the 1-4 FA Cup defeat to Liverpool on Friday, 8 January 2021.

Sylla was part of the youngest ever team to ever take the field for Villa in a professional game - aged 18.8 years on average - after the first team squad was forced into isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic which had seen a raft of players and staff testing positive for the virus in the week preceding the game.

Sylla was also one of 16 debutants in the game - the most in a single game in Villa’s history and was also part of the starting XI made up of 11 debutants, the first time this had happened since Villa’s first professional fixture - also in the FA Cup - on Saturday, 13 December 1879 against Stafford Road. Sylla made his debut appearance under caretaker manager Mark Delaney following Dean Smith having to join the first team in isolation.

The Birmingham Mail described Sylla’s debut thus:

“Villa’s dogged defensive midfielder was superb. The Barcelona-born Guinea native put himself about and launched into challenges for the claret and blue cause. His positioning was text-book as well as he refused to get dragged out of position.”