Didier Domi

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Didier Domi
Personal information
Full name Didier Arsène Marcel Aissa Domi
Date of birth (1978-05-02) 2 May 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth Sarcelles, Val d'Oise, France
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1994–1996 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1998 Paris Saint-Germain 48 (0)
1998–2001 Newcastle United 55 (3)
2001–2004 Paris Saint-Germain 31 (0)
2003–2004 Leeds United (loan) 17 (0)
2004–2006 Espanyol 42 (0)
2006–2010 Olympiacos 61 (0)
2011 New England Revolution 9 (0)
Total 263 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 July 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Didier Arsène Marcel Domi (born 2 May 1978 in Sarcelles, Val d'Oise) is a retired French footballer who played as a left-back.

Career[edit]

A former French youth and Under-21 international, Domi joined Paris Saint-Germain as a trainee in 1994, and made his debut in January 1996.[1] The following season, having only appeared once in their UEFA Cup Winners' Cup defence, he was brought in to start the first leg of the semi-final against Liverpool as PSG won 3–0, and also played 90 minutes in the final loss to Barcelona.

Having appeared in the UEFA Super Cup against Juventus the same season, the next campaign he took part in the UEFA Champions League and helped PSG win both the French Cup and French League Cup. His performances earned a €6m move to Newcastle United in January 1999 but after a good start he fell out of favour and began 2001 with a return to PSG for the same fee for which they sold him. Whilst at Newcastle he played in the 1999 FA Cup Final and scored three league goals, all coming in the 1999–2000 season against Wimbledon, Coventry and rivals Sunderland.

Injury limited his appearances at PSG and in 2003–04 he was loaned to Leeds United but only made a sporadic impact as they were relegated from the Premier League.[2]

PSG let him join Espanyol in summer 2004 and late in 2005–06 he finally held down a regular place, helping them to the Copa del Rey final though he did not appear in the 4–1 win against Real Zaragoza. At the end of that season he moved on a free transfer to Olympiacos, signing a three-year deal.

On 11 January 2011, Domi signed a one-year contract with the New England Revolution,[3] and made his MLS debut on 26 March 2011 in a 2–1 win over DC United.[4] The Revolution released Domi on 17 July 2011.[5]

He currently works for beIN Sports in the Middle East.[6]

Honours[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain
Espanyol
Olympiacos

References[edit]