Amadou Dia

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Amadou Dia
Personal information
Full name Amadou Tidiane Dia
Date of birth (1993-06-08) June 8, 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Nantes, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Sporting Kansas City
Number 13
Youth career
2007–2011 Real Colorado
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Clemson Tigers 70 (4)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Real Colorado Foxes 6 (1)
2015–2016 Sporting Kansas City 32 (0)
2016Swope Park Rangers (loan) 3 (0)
2016 Montreal Impact 1 (0)
2017–2019 Phoenix Rising 83 (4)
2020– Sporting Kansas City 12 (0)
2020– Sporting Kansas City II 1 (0)
National team
2010 United States U18 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 13, 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 9, 2015

Amadou Tidiane Dia (born June 8, 1993) is an French-American professional soccer player who plays as a defender for Major League Soccer club Sporting Kansas City.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Dia spent all four years of his college career at Clemson University where he made a total of 70 appearances for the Tigers and tallied four goals and four assists.

He also spent two seasons in the Premier Development League for Real Colorado Foxes.[1][2]

Professional[edit]

Dia was drafted 20th overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by Sporting Kansas City.[3] He made his professional debut on March 8 against the New York Red Bulls.[4] In July 2016, Dia was traded by Sporting Kansas City to the Montreal Impact in exchange for forward Cameron Porter.[5] His option was declined following the 2016 season.[6] Dia then signed with Phoenix Rising FC on June 9, 2017.[7]

Dia returned to Sporting Kansas City in January 2020.[8]

Personal[edit]

Dia holds both American and French citizenship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Real Colorado Foxes stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "2014 Real Colorado Foxes stats". USLPDL.com. Premier Development League. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Clemson's Amadou Dia Selected by Sporting KC in First Round of MLS Draft". clemsontigers.com. Clemson Tigers. January 15, 2015. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  4. ^ "Boxscore: Sporting Kansas City vs. New York Red Bulls". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. March 9, 2015. Retrieved March 20, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Sporting Kansas City acquires 23-year-old forward Cameron Porter from the Montreal Impact". sportingkc.com. Sporting Kansas City. July 12, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Examining all of unprotected players ahead of MLS expansion draft". ajc.com. The Atlanta Journal Constitution. December 12, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Phoenix Rising FC Officially Signs Amadou Dia And Nolan Wirth". Phoenix Rising FC. June 9, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Sporting signs 26-year-old defender Amadou Dia". SportingKC.com. Retrieved January 10, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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