Recently Graham Mitchell caught up with Alpha Diallo to find out a little more about him.

ALPHA made his Tanners debut on Boxing Day 2022 in the 2-0 win at Walton & Hersham and scored his first goal for the club in the win at Marlow in February. He is now approaching 50 appearances for the club. I caught up with him a couple of weeks ago to ask him a few questions about life with the Tanners.

Age? 22

Nationality? Spanish

Can you provide a brief summary of your football career to date?

Started in Alcorcon in Spain and in England came thru the ranks at Dulwich Hamlet and had a few loan spells to Redhill, Chipstead and Merstham before signing for Leatherhead.

How are you enjoying life at the Grove? Enjoying playing with the boys and for the fans.

Growing up, which players or sports people generally did you takeinspiration from? Who were your childhood heroes?

All of the Brazilians – Ronaldiño, Ronaldo plus Messi, Iniesta and Zidane.

Aside from football what are your main interests?
Spending time with my family and travelling to different countries.

You’re hosting a dinner party this weekend. Which three celebrities are invited, and why?
No celebrities just need my friends.

Do you have a nickname?

No nicknames for now. Last year they use to call me ‘the Rat’ because i was winning a lot of balls in the midfield but it faded ofF thankfully as I been playing in a different position this year.

What is your Karoake song of choice?
Maria Maria

Maria Maria” is a song by American rock band Santana featuring the Product G&B, included on Santana’s 18th studio album, Supernatural (1999). (I googled that in case you were impressed by my music knowledge)

Where do you live?

South-East London

Which team do you support?


I understand the players are teaching you Cockney – what’s your favourite phrases so far?
They have taught me a few to be fair but I can’t remember of the top of my head, that level of English can be too advanced for me sometimes.

Was the goal the other week against Northwood the best you have scored to date?

One of the best maybe my volley from outside the box for dulwich in the fa trophy tops it off.

Finally, do you have a message for the Leatherhead supporters?
I want to thank all the fans for all the support they given since i signed and i hope to return the favor at the end of the season.