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was a French footballer
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who played defender
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, and who had stints as a coach after his playing career.
Born in French Guyana, Diagne, son of politician Blaise Diagne
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was the first black player to be selected for the France national football team
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. He was of Senegal
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ese descent and became the first coach of the Senegal national football team
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As a player
- French championship
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in 1936 with RC Paris
- Coupe de France
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1936, 1939, 1940 with RC Paris