Issiar Dia

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Issiar Dia
Issiar Dia 2012 1.jpg
Personal information
Full name Issiar Dia
Date of birth (1987-06-08) 8 June 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Sèvres, France
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Al Kharaitiyat SC
Youth career
2000–2003 INF Clairefontaine
2003–2004 Amiens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Amiens 49 (8)
2006–2010 Nancy 137 (18)
2010–2012 Fenerbahçe 41 (5)
2012– Lekhwiya 21 (8)
2014– Al Kharaitiyat SC (loan)
National team
2004–2005 France U18 1 (0)
2005–2006 France U19 11 (2)
2006–2008 France U21 3 (0)
2008– Senegal 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:42, 30 April 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2008

Issiar Dia (born 8 June 1987) is a French-born Senegalese footballer who plays for Qatar Stars League side Lekhwiya SC.[1]

Career[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Amiens SC[edit]

Stade Marcel Picot in the 2006 summer transfer window for €2 million under he management of Pablo Correa, signing from Ligue 2 side Amiens SC. forward player can play on either flank as well as up front.

AS Nancy[edit]

In the summer of 2006 changed the Senegalese for €2 million transfer to French club AS Nancy. On 10 September 2006 at the game against Toulouse FC celebrated the 19-year-old Issiar slide his debut in Ligue 1 by in the 68th Minute for substitute Moncef Zerka was. Later on 28 September 2006, the Senegalese his game-and-goal debut in the European Cup in a 3–1 victory in the return match against tournament favorites, FC Schalke 04 in the first round of the UEFA Cup, in addition he was involved in all three goals and thus reached them to the group stage to final sixteenth. Thus Issiar slide caused a surprise with his team in the UEFA competition. He played 115 league games for AS Nancy and scored 13 goals, including eight in his last season at the Lorraine. He quickly developed into an important first team player at AS Nancy and has made well over 100 official appearances for the French outfit. He played regularly for AS Nancy, but scored only six goals for them in his first three seasons. However the 2009–10 season was the start of a new beginning for him as he netted eight times in 33 outings.

Fenerbahçe[edit]

On 21 July 2010, Fenerbahçe announced that Dia had joined the team on a four-year contract for a sum of €6.5 million.[2] Dia ended a long scoring drought on 5 February 2011, with a goal against Manisaspor, as Fenerbahçe won 3–1 in the dying minutes of the game. After a two-year spell with the Turkish giant, he joined Qatari champions Lekhwiya SC.[3]

International career[edit]

He is often deployed on the right side of the attack and quickly earned a call up to the France U-21 squad, the country of his birth. Despite this, after his 21st birthday, Dia chose to pledge his future to the Senegalese. He was selected for the squad the first time possible, against Gambia, and came on as a substitute in the 61st minute for Frederic Mendy.

International goals[edit]

Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
17 November 2010 Saint Gratien  Gabon 2–1 Win Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

All-Time Club Performance
Club Season League Cup League Cup European Competition Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Fenerbahçe 2010–11 25 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 29 2
Fenerbahçe 2011–12 16 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 19 4
Turkey Total 41 5 6 1 0 0 1 0 48 6

Honours[edit]

Fenerbahçe

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ve Dia gitti!" (in Turkish). NTVSpor.net. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Official: Fenerbahçe Sign Issiar Dia From Nancy
  3. ^ "Senegal's Issiar Dia signs for Lekhwiya in Qatar". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 

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