2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Mbaye NIANG

Age
24
Height
184.0 cm
Date of Birth 19 December 1994
International Caps
11
International Goals
1

Born and raised in France, Mbaye Niang was barely 16 years old when he took his first steps in the professional game with Caen in 2011, and he quickly turned heads thanks to his talent and forthright personality. Still a little rough around the edges, his qualities were impossible to ignore and soon began attracting admirers, with AC Milan taking the plunge in 2012. 

Niang was also figuring prominently on the radar of the French and Senegalese national teams, and after turning down a call-up from then Senegal coach Alain Giresse in 2013, he gave a different answer to Aliou Cisse four years later. That led to his maiden cap in the 2-0 defeat of Cape Verde Islands last October, and the following month he was a starter in the 2-0 victory in South Africa that booked the Lions of Teranga their FIFA World Cup™ spot.