Nouha Dicko

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Nouha Dicko
Nouha Dicko.jpg
Dicko playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2014
Personal information
Full name Nouha Dicko[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-14) 14 May 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Saint-Maurice, France
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger, Striker
Club information
Current team
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Number 40
Youth career
2004–2007 Créteil-Lusitanos
2007–2009 Strasbourg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Strasbourg B 42 (12)
2010–2011 Strasbourg 3 (0)
2011–2014 Wigan Athletic 0 (0)
2012 Blackpool (loan) 10 (4)
2012–2013 Blackpool (loan) 22 (5)
2013 Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 4 (1)
2013 Rotherham United (loan) 5 (5)
2014– Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 (16)
National team
2014– Mali 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:10, 25 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:03, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Nouha Dicko (born 14 May 1992) is a professional footballer who plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers, as a winger and striker. Born in France, he represents Mali at international level.

Early life[edit]

Dicko was born in Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne, a commune in the suburbs of Paris. He grew up in the city with his family, who originate from Mali.[2]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Dicko began playing football at the age of six with local club Jeanne d'Arc de Maisons-Alfort. At the age of 13 he was signed by Créteil-Lusitanos, staying at the club for three seasons before moving to Strasbourg in spring 2007.[3]

Following his arrival, Dicko's progress was hindered by a number of injuries during his first season at the club, including an ankle injury that kept him out of action for four months.[3] He made his debut for Strasbourg's reserve team in the 2009–10, impressing on a number of occasions despite the team's relegation to CFA 2.[2] His first team debut came during the following season against Stade Plabennecois in a Championnat National match in September 2010.[4]

Wigan Athletic[edit]

In 2011, Strasbourg released Dicko due to financial difficulties, and he was offered a trial with Premier League side Wigan Athletic,[5] signing with the club a few weeks later.[6][7] He made his senior debut for Wigan on 13 September 2011 in a League Cup match against Crystal Palace.[8]

On 27 January 2012, he joined Blackpool on loan until the end of the season.[9] He scored his first goal for the club in a 3–1 win against Doncaster Rovers,[10] and went on to score four goals in 11 league appearances for the club. He came on as a substitute in Blackpool's 2–1 defeat in the 2012 Championship play-off final against West Ham United. He re-signed for Blackpool on a season-long loan on 17 August 2012.[11] He was recalled from his loan on 3 January 2013.[12]

On 28 March 2013 Dicko moved on loan again, entering his first spell with English Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers.[13] He made only four substitute appearances, scoring once, as the club unsuccessfully fought to avoid relegation under Dean Saunders.[14]

Dicko began the 2013–14 season by appearing as a substitute in Wigan's Community Shield defeat to league champions Manchester United.[15] However, new Wigan manager Owen Coyle did not select him for any league games and Dicko's only playing time for the club came in the Europa League and League Cup.

In November 2013 he was loaned out to League One club Rotherham United until January 2014.[16] He was recalled by new Wigan manager Uwe Rösler in late December.[17]

Wolverhampton Wanderers[edit]

On 13 January 2014 Dicko moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers for a fee of £300,000,[18] signing a two-and-a-half year contract.[19][20][21] Dicko scored two goals on his second debut for the club, on 25 January 2014.[22] On 18 April, he scored a hat-trick against Rotherham United in a 6-4 victory.[23] He ended the 2013–14 season as the club's top scorer.[24]

International career[edit]

Although born and raised in France, Dicko is eligible to play for the Mali national football team through his parents, who both come from the Yélimané Cercle area.[25] He was called up by Mali to their international squad in May 2014.[26] He made his debut on 25 May 2014 in a friendly against Guinea, played in Colombes, France.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 25 October 2014[4][14]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Strasbourg B 2009–10 18 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 20 4
2010–11 24 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 8
Total 42 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 45 12
Strasbourg 2010–11 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Wigan Athletic 2011–12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2013–14 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 5 0
Total 0 0 4 0 2 0 3 0 9 0
Blackpool (loan) 2011–12 10 4 3 0 0 0 2 0 15 4
2012–13 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 5
Total 32 9 3 0 0 0 2 0 37 9
Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 2012–13 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Rotherham United (loan) 2013–14 5 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2013–14 19 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 13
2014–15 13 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 14 4
Total 32 16 0 0 1 1 0 0 33 17
Career total 118 43 11 0 3 1 6 1 138 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/01/2014 and 31/01/2014" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 9. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Schuster, Barbara (21 October 2010). "Une nouvelle page de Dicko" (in French). Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Made in Créteil : Rencontre avec Nouha DICKO (RC Strasbourg)" (in French). US Créteil-Lusitanos. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Nouha Dicko – Racing Club de Strasbourg". racingstub.com. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tricky Dicko to get chance". Wigan Today. Johnston Publishing. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Martinez confirms Dicko deal". Sky Sports. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Wigan Athletic sign ex-Strasbourg striker Nouha Dicko". BBC Sport. 12 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Rej, Arindam (13 September 2011). "Crystal Palace 2–1 Wigan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Dicko joins Blackpool". Wigan Athletic F.C. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Doncaster 1 Blackpool 3: Taylor-Fletcher brace moves Tangerines up to fourth". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www.blackpoolfc.co.uk/news/article/dicko-back-at-blackpool-317842.aspx
  12. ^ "Wigan recall Nouha Dicko from Blackpool loan spell". BBC Sport. 3 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Nouha Dicko joins Wolves' scrap for survival after joining on loan from Wigan". Sky Sports. 28 March 2013. 
  14. ^ a b Nouha Dicko career stats at Soccerbase
  15. ^ "Community Shield: Man Utd 2–0 Wigan". BBC Sport. 11 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "Rotherham United: Nouha Dicko signs on loan from Wigan". BBC Sport. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  17. ^ "Latics bring back Dicko". Eurosport. 23 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Kenny Jackett only wants value for Wolves". Express and Star. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Wolves pleased to land Wigan striker". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 13 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "Wolves sign Wigan striker Nouha Dicko". Sky Sports News. 13 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Wolves sign Nouha Dicko from Wigan Athletic". BBC Sport. 13 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Wolves 3 – 1 Bristol City". BBC Sport. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Wolves 6-4 Rotherham". BBC. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  24. ^ Brian Dick (29 July 2014). "Nouha Dicko: I know I can score in the Championship". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "Nouha Dicko, attaquant franco-malien de Blackpool: " Les Aigles du Mali? (French)". Malian Football Federation. 17 September 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  26. ^ "Wolves duo Nouha Dicko and Bakary Sako earn Mali call-up". Express and Star. 14 May 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  27. ^ "Nouha Dicko". National Football Teams. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 

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