Kieran Djilali

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Kieran Djilali
Kieran Djilali.jpg
Djilali playing for Crystal Palace in 2010
Personal information
Full name Kieran Stephen Larbi Allen-Djilali[1][2]
Date of birth (1991-01-22) 22 January 1991 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Lambeth, London, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cork City
Number TBA
Youth career
0000–2008 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Crystal Palace 28 (1)
2009 Crawley Town (loan) 5 (0)
2009–2010 Chesterfield (loan) 8 (1)
2011 Chesterfield (loan) 10 (1)
2011–2012 AFC Wimbledon 12 (1)
2012 Portsmouth 1 (0)
2012–2013 AFC Wimbledon 5 (0)
2013–2014 Sligo Rovers 40 (7)
2014 Limerick 13 (2)
2015- Cork City 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kieran Stephen Larbi Allen-Djilali (born 22 January 1991), more commonly known as Kieran Djilali, is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for League of Ireland side Cork City.

Club career[edit]

Crystal Palace and loans[edit]

Born in Lambeth, London,[2] Djilali came through the academy at Crystal Palace, going on trial with Manchester United in mid-2007. He made his Palace debut at 17, followed quickly by a string of first-team appearances in which he impressed. A year later he moved to League Two side Chesterfield, where he scored his first career goal in a game against Darlington on 21 November 2009.[3]

He returned to Crystal Palace following his loan spell on 12 January 2010,[4] and scored his first goal for Palace against Doncaster Rovers on 27 February 2010.[5] He began the following season in Palace's first team but dropped out as manager George Burley sought to bring in more experienced players. In February, he returned to table-topping Chesterfield for a second loan spell, helping them to win the League Two title. When his contract at parent club Crystal Palace expired, he opted to leave Selhurst Park in the summer of 2011 to seek more game time.

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

In July 2011, Djilali played on trial for Scunthorpe United,[6] but ended up signing for League Two club AFC Wimbledon on 26 August.[7] On 3 September, he made his debut for the club, against Port Vale.[8] On 10 March 2012, he scored his first goal for the club, against Dagenham & Redbridge.[9] In May 2012, Djilali was released from the club as his contract expired.[10]

Portsmouth[edit]

On 16 August 2012, Djilali signed a one-month contract with League One side Portsmouth.[11] He made his debut in a 1–1 draw with Bournemouth on the opening day of the League One season, but was released after just two weeks due to Portsmouth's tight wage budget,[12] with manager Michael Appleton putting Djilali's release down to his lack of fitness.[13]

Return to AFC Wimbledon[edit]

On 16 November 2012, Djilali re-signed for AFC Wimbledon on a short-term deal. Manager Neal Ardley said of the move: "Kieran has been with us for a month now. He has trained well and showed a very good attitude. He has the potential to play at a higher level but first he needs to prove himself with us. With the busy winter period coming on, we thought we should augment the squad and take the chance to have a good look at him in competitive action."[14] Djilali was released by AFC Wimbledon on 31 January 2013.[15]

Sligo Rovers[edit]

In March 2013, Djilali signed a contract with League of Ireland champions Sligo Rovers.[16] He made his debut on 8 March, against Derry City.[17] On 18 March, he scored his first goal for Sligo, against Bray Wanderers.[18]

Limerick[edit]

In July 2014, Djilali signed with League of Ireland side Limerick.[19]

Honours[edit]

Chesterfield
Sligo Rovers

Statistics[edit]

As of 20 July 2013
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crystal Palace 2008–09 6 0 0 0 2 0 8 0
2009–10 8 1 2 0 1 0 11 1
2010–11 14 0 0 0 2 0 16 0
Total 28 1 2 0 5 0 35 1
Crawley (loan) 2009–10 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Chesterfield (loan) 2009–10 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
Chesterfield (loan) 2010–11 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
AFC Wimbledon 2011–12 12 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 14 1
Portsmouth 2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
AFC Wimbledon 2012–13 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Sligo Rovers 2013 17 3 1 0 2 0 3 0 23 3
Career total 86 7 4 0 7 0 4 0 101 7
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances (including substitutions) and goals in either the Football League Trophy, the Setanta Cup and the UEFA Champions League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England & Wales births 1837–2006". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J. (2010). The PFA footballers' who's who 2010–2011. Mainstream publishing. p. 121. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  3. ^ "Chesterfield 5–2 Darlington". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 21 November 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Djilali returns to Palace". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 12 January 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Doncaster 1–1 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 27 February 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Trialists set to appear". scunthorpe-united.co.uk (Scunthorpe United FC). 26 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "AFC Wimbledon sign winger Kieran Djilali". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 3–2 Port Vale". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 2–1 Dag & Red". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "AFC Wimbledon release nine players". London24 (London: Archant Community Media). 8 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "New Faces at Fratton". portsmouthfc.co.uk (Portsmouth FC). 16 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Djilali Leaves Pompey". portsmouthfc.co.uk (Portsmouth FC). 30 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  13. ^ Allen, Neil (31 August 2012). "Appleton criticises Djilali fitness". Portsmouth News (Portsmouth: Johnston Publishing). Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Kieran re-joins the Dons". AFC Wimbledon. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "AFC Wimbledon: Sullivan and Alexander among four arrivals". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Kieran Djilali signs for Sligo Rovers". Extratime.ie. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "Derry City 0–1 Sligo Rovers: Debut goal from Anthony Elding goves champions winning start". Goal.com. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  18. ^ "Sligo Rovers 3–0 Bray Wanderers – Elding double sends Sligo top". Goal.com. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "Djilali and Ndo sign for Limerick". 

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