Silvère Tian

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Silvère Tian
Silvère Tian 2011.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-07-19) July 19, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 85 kg (13 st 5 lb)
Club information
Position(s) Fullback
Current club Oyonnax
Youth clubs
Years Club
1986–1998 Abidjan
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
1998–2000
2001–2003
2003–2006
2006–2008
2008–2010
2010–2011
2011–2013
2013-
Rodez
Flers
Tours
Bourg-en-Bresse
Oyonnax
Bourgoin-Jallieu
SU Agen
Oyonnax



30 (77)
61 (351)
14 (30)
17 (30)
53 (30)
Representative teams**
1997– Ivory Coast
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only and
correct as of 16 January 2013.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of May 18, 2011.

Silvère Tian (born July 19, 1980 in Abidjan) is an Ivorian rugby union fullback, currently playing for the Top 14 team Oyonnax.

Career[edit]

Tian started playing rugby at age 6 in Abidjan.[1] He took part in the 1998 Under-21 World Championships[1] that were held in France[2] and attracted the attention of the Rodez recruiters.[1] He left for Flers after a difficult couple of years. After two years, he left for Fédérale 1 club Tours, where he stayed for three years. His breakthrough came when he joined Bourg-en-Bresse, whom he helped get promoted to Pro D2. He attracted the attention of Oyonnax, where he finished the Pro D2 top scorer for the 2009–10 Rugby Pro D2 season.[3] He was then recruited by Top 14 team Bourgoin-Jallieu, but, due to their important financial troubles, they had to let him leave for Agen in February 2011.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Silvère Tian" (in French). Le Rugbynistère. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Rugby, championnat du Monde juniors : La région Midi-Pyrénées carrefour de l'ovale" (in French). La Dépêche du Midi. 1998-03-25. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  3. ^ "Meilleurs réalisateurs de Pro D2 pour la saison 2009–10" (in French). LNR. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  4. ^ "Bourgoin : Tian file à l'ennemi" (in French). Rugby-transferts. 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2011-05-18.