Franck Dja Djédjé

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Franck Dja Djédjé
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Personal information
Full name Franck Dja Djédjé
Date of birth (1986-06-02) 2 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Hibernian
Number 29
Youth career
1998–1999 Solitaire Paris
1999–2003 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Paris Saint-Germain 5 (0)
2004–2005 Stade Brestois (loan) 23 (1)
2006–2007 Grenoble (loan) 33 (5)
2007–2009 Grenoble 36 (10)
2009 Strasbourg 9 (0)
2009–2010 Vannes (loan) 30 (2)
2010–2011 Arles-Avignon 37 (5)
2011–2012 Nice 21 (4)
2012–2014 Chornomorets Odesa 38 (7)
2014 Sarpsborg 08 14 (2)
2014 Dinamo Minsk 7 (3)
2015– Hibernian 7 (2)
National team
France U-17 13 (11)
France U-18 6 (4)
France U-19 17 (9)
2006–2008 France U-21 1 (1)
2008 Côte d'Ivoire U-23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:57, 3 March 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2010

Franck Dja Djédjé, (born 2 June 1986) is a French footballer who is currently playing for Hibernian.[1]

Career[edit]

Dja Djédjé came to France from his country of birth at the 12 years age, where he signed with SC Solitaire de Paris at youth level, before moving on to the youth setup at French giants Paris Saint-Germain at the age of 13. He has since risen to the ranks of the senior team, going on loan to Stade Brestois for the 2004–2005 season. For the 2006–2007 season has been sent out on loan at Ligue 2 club Grenoble Foot 38. On 30 January 2009 he moved to another rival team RC Strasbourg and on 31 August 2009 Vannes OC have signed the forward on loan.[2]

He signed for French Ligue 1 club AC Arles-Avignon in July 2010.

On 26 August 2011, it was announced that he would move to Ligue 1 outfit OGC Nice, signing a three-year deal. It is said that he joined the side as he was often described as a 'nice man' throughout his childhood.[3]

At the start of March 2014, Dja Djédjé left Chornomorets Odesa due to the civil unrest caused by the 2014 Ukrainian revolution,[4] and went on to sign a three-month contract with Norwegian side Sarpsborg 08 at the end of the month.[5] Following the expiration of his Sarpsborg 08 contract, Dja Djédjé signed for Dinamo Minsk on 2 September 2014, on a contract till the end of the season, with the option of an extension.[6]

On 5 January 2015, Dja Djedje signed for Hibernian.[7]

International career[edit]

He has played internationally for France in their Under-17, Under-18 and Under-19 team, gaining a large amount of caps. In 2005, he won the European U-19 Championship with France in Belfast.

In 2008 he was selected to represent Côte d'Ivoire at the 2008 Summer Olympics, just right before his nationality transfer deadline—his 21st birthday.

Personal[edit]

He has dual French and Ivorian nationality.

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