Djibril Sidibé (footballer, born 1992)
With Monaco in 2016
|Full name||Djibril Sidibé|
|Date of birth||29 July 1992|
|Place of birth||Troyes, France|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Right back / Left back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2017
Djibril Sidibé plays as a full back, but can also be utilized in the midfield. He began his career at his hometown club Troyes in 2000 at the age of eight. Sidibé made his club debut during the 2009–10 season while the club was playing in the Championnat National, the third division of French football. He made his professional debut on 17 September 2010 in a league match against Grenoble.
After helping earn Troyes promotion to Ligue 1, the 19-year-old signed for Lille in July 2012, as cover for Mathieu Debuchy. Sidibé made his debut for Lille on 25 August 2012 against OGC Nice, the start was his first appearance in Ligue 1 and he marked it with a goal, scoring a 59' minute equalizer in the 2-2 draw. In Lille's 2012–13 UEFA Champions League group stage matchday 5 game against BATE Borisov in Minsk on 20 November, Sidibé helped Lille avenge their 3-1 matchday 1 home defeat against BATE Borisov by scoring from a long angled strike in the first half. Sidibé was sent off in the second half, for a second bookable offense, but Lille held on for a 2-0 victory, securing their only points of their 2012-13 UEFA Champions League group stage campaign.
On 8 July 2016, Sidibé joined AS Monaco on five-year deal. On 22 November, Sidibé headed home Benjamin Mendy's cross for Monaco's first goal in the 48th minute and provided the assist for Thomas Lemar in the 53rd minute to enable Monaco to defeat Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 at home in the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League group stage Group E matchday 5 match and ensure that Monaco would finish on top of Group E at the conclusion of the group matches on 7 Dec.
On 25 August 2016, Sidibé was called up to the senior squad for the first time for a friendly against Italy and a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification against Belarus. He made his debut on 1 September against the former at the Stadio San Nicola playing the whole match in a 3–1 victory.
(Correct as of 20 May 2017) 
- As of match played 25 March 2017.
- "Les bons débuts de Djibril Sidibé!" (in French). L'Est Eclair. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
- "Grenoble v. Troyes Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 17 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
- "Lille seal Sidibe capture". ESPNFC. 25 July 2012.
- "OGC NICE 2 - 2 LOSC". LILLE OSC. 25 August 2012.
- "OGC Nice 2-2 LOSC Lille". LFP. 25 August 2012.
- "LOSC boys drain the life from BATE". UEFA. 20 November 2012.
- "Djibril Sidibé pour 5 saisons". AS Monaco.
- "AS Monaco vs Tottenham Hotspur 2016-2017 UEFA Champions League group stage Group E match summary". www.uefa.com. 22 Nov 2016.
- "N'Golo Kante in France's Euros squad; Lacazette, Gameiro, Ben Arfa miss out". espnfc.co.uk. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
- "Corchia, Kurzawa et Sidibé appelés pour affronter l'Italie et la Biélorussie, pas Evra". lefigaro.fr. 25 August 2016.
- "Italy vs. France - 1 September 2016 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2016-09-05.
- "Djibril Sidibé Socceway Profile". Retrieved 23 November 2016.
- "Trophées UNFP : Le Palmarès Complet de l'Édition 2017". Retrieved 15 May 2017.
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