Brice Dja Djédjé

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Brice Dja Djédjé
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Personal information
Full name Brice Dja Djédjé
Date of birth (1990-12-23) 23 December 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Aboudé, Côte d'Ivoire
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Right-back / Wing-back
Club information
Current team
Watford
Number 26
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– Watford 0 (0)
National team
2013– Ivory Coast 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2014

Brice Dja Djédjé (born 23 December 1990 in Aboudé) is an Ivorian footballer who plays for English club Watford in the Premier League. 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.[1][2] Dja Djédjé's older brother, Franck, is also a footballer.

Career[edit]

Evian[edit]

Dja Djédjé started his career with French side Evian and amassed over 100 appearances, scoring six times across four seasons.[3]

Marseille[edit]

On 28 January 2014, Dja Djédjé signed a four-and-a-half year deal with Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseille.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

Watford[edit]

On 21 July 2016, Dja Djédjé joined Premier League side Watford for £3 million on a four-year deal.[7] 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.[8]

International career[edit]

Dja Djédjé made his debut for Ivory Coast on 14 August 2013 in a 4–1 friendly defeat to Mexico.[9] He rejected the chance to appear at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, deciding to opt for the guaranteed starting place at Marseille in favour of a lesser role with the national team.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 7 January 2017.[11]
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.[9]
Ivory Coast
Year Apps Goals
2013 2 0
2014 5 0
Total 7 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Djadjedje returns to his roots". Paris Saint-Germain F.C. 8 July 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Brice ADI DJEDJE". L'Equipe. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Marseille agree to sign Dja Djedje from Evian". FourFourTwo. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Marcelo Bielsa's tactical evolution-From Chile to Marseille". The False 9. 20 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Marseille 2 – 0 Montpellier". Sky Sports. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Watford sign Marseille defender Brice Dja Djedje on four-year contract". Sky Sports. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Watford 2-0 Burton". BBC Sport. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "Brice Dja Djédjé - National Football Teams". Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Dja Djédje ready to snub AFCON". African Football. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "B. DJA DJÉDJÉ". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 

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