Brice Dja Djédjé

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Brice Dja Djédjé
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Personal information
Full name Brice Florentin Dja Djédjé[1]
Date of birth (1990-12-23) 23 December 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Aboudé, Ivory Coast
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Right back / Wing back
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
1995–1998 Montrouge
1998–2002 Issy-les-Moulineaux
2002–2010 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Evian 93 (5)
2014–2016 Marseille 63 (0)
2016–2018 Watford 0 (0)
2018Lens (loan) 10 (0)
National team
2013– Ivory Coast 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:33, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2014

Brice Florentin Dja Djédjé (born 23 December 1990) is an Ivorian footballer who last played for English Premier League club Watford. He plays as a right back or wing back and began his career training at the Camp des Loges, the training centre of Paris Saint-Germain.[2][3] Dja Djédjé's cousin, Franck Dja Djédjé - they grew up as brothers - is also a footballer.

Career[edit]

Evian[edit]

Born in Aboudé, Ivory Coast, Dja Djédjé started his career with French side Evian and amassed over 100 appearances, scoring six times across four seasons.[4]

Marseille[edit]

On 28 January 2014, Dja Djédjé signed a four-and-a-half year deal with Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseille.[5] After sitting on the bench for some matches early in his Marseille career, Dja Djédjé quickly became a regular starter, displacing Rod Fanni as the club's first-choice right back.

In the 2014–15 season, Dja Djédjé operated as a wing back in several matches as manager Marcelo Bielsa looked for him to provide width and support for Marseille's wide attacks.[6]

On 20 January 2016, he scored his first and only goal for Marseille in the Coupe de France in a 2–0 home win against Montpellier.[7]

Watford[edit]

On 21 July 2016, Dja Djédjé joined Premier League side Watford for £3 million on a four-year deal.[8] However, a foot injury meant he was left out of the Hornets' Premier League squad for the first half of the 2016–17 season. He made his debut for Watford in an FA Cup tie with Burton Albion on 7 January 2017.[9] On 22 August 2018, Watford terminated Dja Djédjé's contract by mutual consent.[10]

International career[edit]

Dja Djédjé made his debut for Ivory Coast on 14 August 2013 in a 4–1 friendly defeat to Mexico.[11] He rejected the chance to appear at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, deciding to opt for the guaranteed starting place at Marseille instead of a lesser role with the national team.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 7 January 2017[13]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Evian 2010–11 Ligue 2 18 1 0 0 2 0 20 1
2011–12 Ligue 1 34 2 3 0 0 0 37 2
2012–13 Ligue 1 27 1 4 1 0 0 31 2
2013–14 Ligue 1 14 1 1 0 2 0 17 1
Total 93 5 8 1 4 0 0 0 105 6
Marseille 2013–14 Ligue 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2014–15 Ligue 1 33 0 1 0 1 0 35 0
2015–16 Ligue 1 19 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 24 1
Total 63 0 3 1 1 0 3 0 70 1
Watford 2016–17 Premier League 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 156 5 12 1 5 0 3 0 176 7

International[edit]

As of match played 15 October 2014[11]
Ivory Coast
Year Apps Goals
2013 2 0
2014 5 0
Total 7 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of players under written contract registered between 01/08/2016 and 31/08/2016" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 4. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Sakho, "un frère" pour Dja Djédjé". Paris Team (in French). 18 September 2011. Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Djadjedje returns to his roots". Paris Saint-Germain F.C. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Brice ADI DJEDJE". L'Equipe. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Marseille agree to sign Dja Djedje from Evian". FourFourTwo. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Marcelo Bielsa's tactical evolution-From Chile to Marseille". The False 9. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Marseille 2 – 0 Montpellier". Sky Sports. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Watford sign Marseille defender Brice Dja Djedje on four-year contract". Sky Sports. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Watford 2-0 Burton". BBC Sport. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Watford: Brice Dja Djedje contract terminated by mutual consent". BBC Sport. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Brice Dja Djédjé - National Football Teams". Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Dja Djédje ready to snub AFCON". African Football. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  13. ^ "B. DJA DJÉDJÉ". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 July 2016.

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