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Mamadou Sakho

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

13/02/1990

Height

187 cm

Signed

31/08/2017

Country

France

The centre-back returned to Selhurst Park on deadline day in August 2017 after spending a successful loan spell at the Eagles from Liverpool during the second half of the previous campaign.

Durig that stint under Sam Allardyce, he featured eight times to help Palace claim 16 points during that period, which played a huge part in their successful battle against relegation last term.

Sakho played 80 times for the Reds since signing from French giants Paris Saint-Germain back in September 2013. He had made over 200 appearances for his hometown club before making the move to the Premier League, having won the Ligue 1 title, the Coupe de la Ligue, Coupe de France and the Trophee des Champions during his time in the French capital.

He has also been capped 28 times by his country since earning his first cap against England in 2010, scoring twice for Les Bleus which both came in a crucial World Cup qualifier against Ukraine three years after his international bow.

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