Claude Dielna

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Claude Dielna
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-12-14) 14 December 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Clichy-la-Garenne, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Sheffield Wednesday
Number 35
Youth career
000?–2006 Caen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Lorient 0 (0)
2008–2012 Istres 62 (1)
2012–2014 Olympiacos 0 (0)
2012–2013 Sedan (loan) 25 (2)
2013–2014 Ajaccio (loan) 22 (0)
2014– Sheffield Wednesday 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:11, 26 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Claude Dielna (born 14 December 1987 in Clichy-la-Garenne, France) is a French footballer who currently plays for Sheffield Wednesday, as a defender.

Career[edit]

Up until 2006, Dielna started his career at Caen before moving to Lorient, where he signed his first professional contract there in April 2007, which he described it as his greatest sporting joy.[1] However, at Lorient, Dielna struggled to make a breakthrough at Lorient and left the club for Istres.[citation needed]

Dielna was a first team regular during his time at Istres, making a total of 95 appearances for the Ligue 2 team.[2][3]

Olympiacos[edit]

He signed for Olympiacos in late May 2012 as a free agent on a three-year contract.[3][2] However, Manager Leonardo Jardim placed Dielna on a loan list.[4]

Immediately after joining Olympiacos, Dielna returned to France, where he joined Sedan on a season long loan.[5] Dielna made his debut for the club, days later after joining the club, in a 2-2 draw against Caen. Dielna would went on to make twenty five appearance and scored two goals against Tours[6] and Arles-Avignon[citation needed] for the club.

At the start of the 2013-14 season, Dielna loaned out again to join Ligue 1 side Ajaccio on a season long loan.[7] Dielna would went on to make twenty-two appearance for the club, though his spells was overshadowed claims Dielna fell out with manager Fabrizio Ravanelli.[8] However, at the end of the season, Ajaccio were relegated to Ligue 2 and Dielna announced that he will be returning to Olympiacos.[9] Dielna cited the club's relegation was over injuries.[8]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

On the 30th August 2014, Dielna signed a three-year deal with English championship side Sheffield Wednesday.[10] Dielna move to the club was welcomed by Réda Johnson.[11]

Dielna made his debut for the club, where he came on as a substitute for Jacques Maghoma in the last minute, in a 1-0 win over Reading.[12] Then, on 6 December 2014, Dielna scored his first goal for the club after coming on as an 88th minute substitute and scoring the winner in 93rd minute to win 2-1 over Blackburn Rovers.[13] His good display in the match earned him included Football League Team of the Week for the Championship.[14] Dielna is also nicknamed 'the Gymnast' due to his athletic playing style.

Personal Life[edit]

Dielna is a cousin of Ronald Zubar and Stéphane Zubar, who are both professional footballers and also has a Guadaloupe extraction.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Les goûts et les couleurs... Claude Dielna" (in French). Lorient Maville. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Noikokyris, Giorgos (26 May 2012). "Στην προετοιμασία κρίνεται ο Ντιελνά (Dielna to be judged during pre-season)" (in Greek). Goal News. 
  3. ^ a b "Στην Αθήνα ο Ντιελνά (Dielna in Athens)" (in Greek). Sport24. 24 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Κίνηση για Ντιελνά ο Λεβαδειακός" (in Greek). Sport24. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Foot - Transferts : Dielna arrive à Sedan" (in French). L'Equipe. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  6. ^ ": Caen, ça repart" (in French). L'Equipe. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Transferts - Dielna à Ajaccio" (in French). Goal.com. 29 June 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "In Depth Interview: Claude Dielna". Get French Football News. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ντιελνά: "Επιστρέφω στην Ελλάδα στο τέλος της σεζόν"" (in Greek). Sport24. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday sign European defender". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 30 August 2014. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Big move for Claude Dielna says Reda Johnson". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 2 September 2014. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Reading". BBC Sport. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday". BBC Sport. 6 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Dielna makes Team of the Week". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 8 December 2014. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "English eyes no Istres ace". Sky Sports. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 

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