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11 September 2020

Find out more about Town’s new signing

- Learn more about Naby Sarr’s career
- The defender left Charlton in the summer
- He has played for Lyon in the Europa League

Naby Sarr joins Huddersfield Town with a wealth of experience in the Sky Bet Championship!

A naturally left-sided centre back, Naby comes from a footballing family. His Senegalese father, Boubacar Sarr, played as a forward during a long career, most notably and regularly for Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain in France.

Naby – whose full name is Mouhamadou-Naby Sarr – started his career in the youth system at PSG, but switched to Lyon’s Academy before turning professional.

As a 19-year-old, he made his Lyon debut in a Europa League game against Israeli side Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona, scoring in the 15th minute to set his side onto a 2-0 win.

Whilst at Lyon, Naby was part of the France side that won the Under-20 World Cup, and earned two caps for France’s Under-21 team.

After five senior appearances, Sarr was signed by Portuguese giants Sporting CP in the summer of 2014. He played 18 games for the Lisbon-based side across domestic and European competition in 2014/15.

His Sporting CP highlights include scoring in the Champions League, during a 4-2 win over German club Schalke, and winning the Portuguese domestic cup.

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Naby’s move to England followed in July 2015, when – as a 21-year-old – he signed a five-year contract at Sky Bet Championship side Charlton Athletic.

As those of a Terriers persuasion may recall, his first Charlton goal came on his league debut against Town at the Valley in September 2015; one of 16 Addicks appearances in his debut campaign.

Sarr was on the move for the 2016/17 season, joining French Ligue 2 side Red Star on loan to gain more senior experience. In his 23 appearances, he netted another two goals for the Parisians.

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Upon his return to Charlton in the summer of 2017, he established himself in the First Team. 25 appearances followed in 2017/18, but it was the appointment of Lee Bowyer as Manager that saw Naby really kick on, as he made 44 appearances as the Addicks won promotion from Sky Bet League 1 via the Play-Offs in 2019.

Last season he made another 31 Charlton appearances, chipping in with another three goals.

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