Our Boulaye Dia Biography tells you Facts about his Childhood Story, Early Life, Parents, Family, Brothers, Girlfriend/Wife to be, Lifestyle, Net Worth and Personal Life.
In the nutshell, this is the complete history of a one-time electrician who later began electrifying Ligue 1 with goals. We begin this Bio by telling events of his boyhood days to when he became famous.
To whet your autobiography appetite, find here the summary of his life trajectory — a clear summary of Boulaye Dia’s Bio.
Yes, most football fans only got to know him in the 2020/2021 – just at the time his name got popular as a Ligue 1 goal-scoring machine. No wonder Villareal bought him.
However, just a few fans know the life story behind the forward. We have taken our time to prepare it – for the love of football. Now, without further ado, let’s begin.
Boulaye Dia Childhood Story:
Boulaye Dia was born on the 16th day of November 1996 in Oyonnax, the second most populated commune in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France.
The French-born footballer is the last-born child of his family. He is the youngest son (all boys) born of the union between his parents.
The Reims striker grew up in the industrial valley of Oyonnax alongside his big brothers. From left to right, they include; Harouna, Boulaye (our focus), Abou, and Diak.
The bond between the brothers knew no bounds. From the onset, all the boys knew each other by heart. They have been united since the day of their birth.
Boulaye Dia Family Background:
The footballer comes from a poor family background. Research has it that Boulaye Dia’s father played as an amateur footballer in Senegal.
This was before he fled the country to France – to seek a better living. According to Boulaye’s eldest brother, Harouna, their Dad never wanted to become a professional.
During his Boulaye Dia’s childhood days, his family members shared a small apartment where they carved out living room spaces.
The fact that all four brothers shared a single small bedroom signifies his Dad and Mum weren’t that rich.
Boulaye Dia Family Origin:
Although born in France, many fans are aware Dia is of Senegalese descent. However, what is lesser known is Oyonnax, the town his mother had him.
As viewed from the map above, the commune is just a 1 hr 10 min (88.0 km) drive away from Geneva, Switzerland.
Also, the French city of Lyon is the closest to Oyonnax – a 1 hr 16 min drive (98.0 km). Oyonnax is an industrial town in the east of France.
Research has it that as a child, there was an idea of his Dad and Mum not wanting to see Dia compromise basic education for unimportant things like sports.
For this reason, football became secondary. There are no records of Dia going to school, but we do know he had some sort of technical education.
Boulaye Dia Untold Football Story:
From the onset, there were no such things as the quest to become a pro in soccer. Even as a child, only his big brothers engage with football. The fear of seeing their Dad having a failed soccer career alerted the boys of the risks.
However, the destiny to become a professional in football came in a divine way. Once upon a time, luck fell in Boulaye Dia’s family as they got selected to play a 5-player competition. We refer to it as the Oyonnax neighbourhood tournament.
While every member of the family agreed, Boulaye’s Dad refused. According to Harouna his eldest brother;
“Our father was not keen on participating. we forced him a bit. While On the road, he thought about it and rejected the idea. he got nervous and turned around.”
After much talking him into it, Boulaye’s Dad and his four brothers fielded in. A friend who stayed at the goal post accompanied them. To the joy of his everyone, Boulaye Dia’s family won the tournament after facing and winning many opponents.
Early Career Life:
After the tournament, a leader of Plastics Vallée FC, the city’s flagship club, went up to negotiate with Boulaye Dia’s parents from the final whistle.
Following successful talks, his big brothers (Harouna and Abou) sign their first youth contract.
Our very own Boulaye followed suit sometime later. Pictured below, he took his time before enrolling for Plastics Vallee FC.
At the end of the day, after the boys got back from training, they would each discuss their exploits.
While everyone said sweet things about their performance, Boulaye wasn’t allowed to speak. This was because his brothers felt and knew he had not performed well. While always keeping him silent, Boulaye once told his brothers;
You all will see someday. If there is one who succeeds in Football, it will be me.
Truly, the youngster never lied. Little did anyone knew he would (in years’ time) join the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Edouard Mendy, and a host of others in becoming the face of the Senegal national team.
Through football, Boulaye became the sole breadwinner of his family. Sadly, all his big brothers (Harouna, Abou, and Diak) never reached the professional world.
Football was a waste of time for them but a big source of motivation for Boulaye. We’ll tell you how the Senegalese achieved success in the next section of his Life Story.
Boulaye Dia Biography – Road to Fame Story:
The family breadwinner grew up into an observer of his big brothers. Of course, he considers Harouna, Abou and Diak as his role models.
Among everything they did, he drew only the best. Boulaye was a smart kid who saw mistakes that killed his brothers’ careers and learned to avoid such. He kept his ambition at the back of his mind.
Mixing Factory and Amateur Football:
Before exploding in Reims, Boulaye Dia was wise enough to look for an alternative should in case football failed to work out. During his teenage years, he became an electrician.
Even as a teenager, the wise boy employed the concept of time management. This was seen in his routine of working for an electrical factory and also playing amateur football.
Failed Trials and the Thought of Giving Up on Football:
At 12, he tried his hand at Saint-Étienne, thou failed. An inconclusive tests at Olympique Lyonnais followed. With the approval of his family, he travelled a 752 km journey to Wales – for a trial at Wrexham A.F.C.
Sadly, that turned out to be another failure. Having seen he could not move past amateur football, Boulaye considered giving up on the game.
Just at the time the striker was on the verge of hanging up his boots, a close friend to his parents (by name; Guy Herbain) spoke to him in a harsh tone. In his words;
“This is the only time I saw someone speaking to me very badly. He told me he saw me as a fool, who would only keep fooling around, not to stop, if I hang my boots.
That my brothers had already wasted their potential…and it will be my turn if I giveup”
Boulaye Dia Biography – The Success Story:
After hearing the last member of his family was to give up, the assistant coach of Plastics Vallée FC intervened. He offered Boulaye a fixed-term contract, which relaunched him back to football.
Still, in the absence of a pro club, he was allowed to later join the hope center of Jura Sud, 20 km from his family home.
After three seasons, Dia became already for the club’s senior team debut. He began on a humble note in the Championnat National 2 (fourth tier of French League system). In the 2017/2018 season, Dia scored 15 goals in 21 appearances.
Moving on to greater height, the rising star signed a professional contract with Stade de Reims on 16 July 2018 – after a successful debut season with Jura Sud Foot. He only played six matches before he became a first-choice striker for the senior squad.
Since the 2019-2020 season, the goal-scoring machine has never looked back. The poacher has shown a fantastic leap and a determined attitude.
As at the time of writing Boulaye Dia’s Bio, he ranks the highest goal scorer in the French Ligue 1 – with only Kylian Mbappe scoring more. This feat has made big clubs all over Europe beg for his signature.
According to the Butfootballclub website, Stade de Reims will not necessarily have the knife under its throat to sell Boulaye Dia – a target of OM, and a host of premier league clubs.
Whichever way things turn out, fans believe he is up to the task ahead. For the family, it is mission accomplished, reputation installed and destiny finally delivered. The rest, as they say, is history.
Does Boulaye Dia have a Girlfriend or Wife to be?
Are you here to get info about the Senegalese striker in love? Do have a burning desire to discover who is Boulaye Dia’s girlfriend?
So are we. With his growing popularity and good looks, it is certain that the forward would attract female fans who consider themselves as wife materials.
Lifebogger can conclusively says that Boulaye Dia is not married (as at the start of 2021). Also, he might have a girlfriend approved by his parents as the future mother of his kids.
But considering he is a late boomer, he truly needs to avoid the glossy magazines. The striker (as of January 2021) has adopted all means to make his relationship private.
Boulaye Dia Personal Life:
In this section, we’ll help you get to know the striker’s personality – away from football. Starting off, he is someone who never forgets where he comes from and we have proof of that.
Once upon a time, Boulaye Dia went to visit his ex-work buddies at GMC. This is a plastics manufacturing and trading plant where he worked before becoming a soccer superstar.
Upon reaching there, he first went straight to greet his former colleagues, rather than coming directly to see the boss of the company. It is not because they had a quarrel. It is just something about his humility.
Back then at the factory, Boulaye was a model employee and a real hard worker. People who know him would say he is very punctual, does not count his hours, and is able to adapt to all situations.
After work, he takes his golden feet for training sessions, where he prepares for the professional world.
Boulaye Dia Lifestyle:
Looking simple and smart is something many football fans aspire. Senegal’s very own Dia keeps true to themselves through his awesome collection of simple wears matched with cool sneakers.
Outside football, he lives a simple lifestyle and NOT one easily noticeable by expensive cars, big houses, buzz, girls, parties, etc.
At the age of 24, Boulaye has the hobbies of the modern generation. Like most stars, he does love to play video games and fancies watching the NBA.
Boulaye Dia Net Worth:
Considering his senior career only started at 22, it is fairly easy to weigh the value of his non-financial and financial assets – especially as we know his salary at Stade de Reims.
As of the start of 2021, Boulaye Dia’s net worth is valued at 750,000 Euros. This figure is set to increase as we keep tabs on the fast-rising transfer speculations surrounding him.
Boulaye Dia Family Life:
By now, we are all aware the goal-scoring machine isn’t the son of a rich man and also never grew up having things at his beck and call.
Boulaye comes from an ultra-united Senegalese family. In this section, we’ll tell you what we know about his household.
About Boulaye Dia’s Parents:
From the onset, they were of the view that their sons hold on to at least something (not football) even though of little substance – that would help them survive life.
For this reason, Boulaye Dia became a holder of a professional baccalaureate in electricity at the age of eighteen years. If football had not worked, he would have still survived life.
According to IGFM Senegal, Boulaye Dia’s mother has never worked and his Dad faced health problems that prevented him from becoming a footballer.
It was hard for him to deal with retirement from football. Without a doubt, the father four would be glad his last born son is living his sporting dreams.
About Boulaye Dia’s Brothers:
The professional footballer who plays as a forward for Senegal comes from a home of Testosterones.
Even though they clung to a dream of becoming footballers, there are no regrets having failed careers because one of them (their youngest) made it.
In an interview with Boulaye Dia’s Brothers, one of his elder ones, Abou Dia once said;
“Since we were little, we have promised each other things that should exists between brothers. That is love!
We have been through hardship, I can’t say everything. We are always there for our little one who made it, ”
As a professional footballer with a baccalaureate as an electrician in his pocket, Boulaye Dia takes care of his brothers, parents, uncles, aunt, and other relatives who live in Oyonnax and Senegal.
Boulaye Dia Untold Fact:
Rounding up our story on the history and the fabulous destiny of forward, we present you with some truths you might not know.
Fact #1 – Salary Breakdown and Earnings per Seconds:
|TENURE/EARNINGS||Earnings in Euros (€)||Earnings in West African CFA (SAY-fuh) franc.|
|Per Year||€572,880||CFA 376,267,488|
|Per Month||€47,740||CFA 31,355,624|
|Per Week||€11,000||CFA 7,224,798|
|Per Day||€1,571||CFA 1,032,114|
|Per Hour||€65||CFA 43,005|
|Per Minute||€1||CFA 717|
|Per Seconds||€0.01||CFA 11.9|
Since you started viewing Boulaye Dia‘s Bio, this is what he has earned.
Did you know?… The average Senegalese who earns 102,686 CFA/Month would need to work for a whopping 10 years to make CFA 1,032,114. This is what Boulaye Dia earns a day with Stade de Reims.
Many thanks for taking our time to read the Life Story of Boulaye Dia. In the course of our research, we found out that his Biography has an important lesson about the word – Hope.
The former electrician wouldn’t have seen success if not for his brothers – Harouna, Abou, and Diak. Despite giving up on their careers, the boys created a path for Boulaye.
As a wise boy, he learned from the mistakes of his brothers, took his chances, and grew above factory work and amateur football.
It was hard for one of his parents – his Dad – to deal with having a failed career. Thankfully, his last son restored his old dream.
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|Full Name:||Boulaye Dia|
|Age:||25 years and 2 months old.|
|Date of Birth:||16th November, 1996.|
|Place of Birth:||Oyonnax, France.|
|Parents:||Mr and Mrs Dia.|
|Brothers:||Harouna, Abou and Diak.|
|Height in Feet:||5feet 9 inches.|
|Height in Metre:||1.80 m|
|Net Worth:||750,000 Euros (2021 Stats).|