Aim takes a glimpse into the profession of the Highlanders’ 29-year-old ahead…
Former Anderlecht striker Idrissa Sylla has joined NorthEast United FC forward of the 2020-21 Indian Tremendous League (ISL) season.
He has an unlimited expertise of taking part in in the highest division of Belgium as properly for Queens Park Rangers within the English Championship. Sylla has performed in Europa League and UEFA Champions League qualifiers and his expertise will turn out to be useful.
Because the Guinean ahead is all set to start out a brand new journey in India, we check out his profession up to now.
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Youth profession & Skilled debut
Born in Conakry, Guinea, Idrissa Sylla joined French membership Le Mans’ youth system in 2008 and spent two seasons there. Forward of the 2010-11 season, Sylla was despatched on mortgage to French third division facet Sporting Membership Bastia. He made his skilled debut at Bastia and performed 27 league matches, scoring seven targets.
Expertise in Europe
After spending a season on mortgage at SC Bastia, Sylla returned to his father or mother membership within the subsequent season. Initially, he performed for his or her reserves facet earlier than being promoted to the principle crew. The ahead performed 25 Ligue 2 matches and scored 9 targets. He was the membership’s joint high scorer that season.
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He performed yet one more season within the Ligue 2 for Le Mans showing in 27 video games earlier than heading to Zulte-Waregem the place he would make his Belgian high division debut throughout the 2013-14 season.
Sylla spent one-and-half years at Zulte earlier than becoming a member of Belgium giants Anderlecht throughout the January window. The 2015-16 marketing campaign was arguably his finest in Belgium as he performed 30 league video games and scored seven targets. He remained at Anderlecht for 2 and half seasons and after which he joined English facet Queens Park Rangers to compete within the Championship.
He made 67 appearances for QPR and scored 17 targets. He was the membership’s topscorer within the first season with 10 targets. He was primarily used from the bench at QPR.
Total, the ahead has performed 264 league matches and has scored 66 targets. He has additionally performed in Europa League in 14 matches, scoring three targets, and had additionally performed two UEFA Champions League qualifying matches in 2016 whereas taking part in for Anderlecht.
Sylla made his worldwide debut for Guinea in a 2014 World Cup qualifying sport in opposition to Zimbabwe the place he got here on as an alternative. Guinea had gained the tie 1-0.
He was named in Guinea’s squad for the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) the place his facet was ousted from the quarterfinals after dropping 0-3 to Ghana. Sylla had made only one look which was within the quarterfinals.
After that, he was additionally part of the nationwide squad throughout the World Cup 2017 qualifying spherical. Sylla had made 5 appearances and had scored a purpose which got here in opposition to Namibia – a sport which his crew gained 2-0.
He has performed in a complete of eight worldwide matches for Guinea, scoring 5 instances.
The Guinean final performed for Zulte-Waregem within the 2020-21 season of the Belgian high division however he determined to finish his contract with the membership mutually with the intention to be part of ISL facet NorthEast United FC.