Franck Dja Djédjé

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Franck Dja Djédjé
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Personal information
Full name Franck Dja Djédjé
Date of birth (1986-06-02) 2 June 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Irtysh Pavlodar
Number 19
Youth career
1998–1999 Solitaire Paris
1999–2003 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Paris Saint-Germain 5 (0)
2004–2005 Stade Brestois (loan) 23 (1)
2006–2007 Grenoble (loan) 33 (5)
2007–2009 Grenoble 36 (10)
2009 Strasbourg 9 (0)
2009–2010 Vannes (loan) 30 (2)
2010–2011 Arles-Avignon 37 (5)
2011–2012 Nice 21 (4)
2012–2014 Chornomorets Odesa 38 (15)
2014 Sarpsborg 08 14 (8)
2014 Dinamo Minsk 6 (3)
2015 Hibernian 11 (2)
2015–2016 Al-Shahania
2017– Irtysh Pavlodar 2 (0)
National team
France U17 13 (11)
France U18 6 (4)
France U19 17 (9)
2006–2008 France U21 1 (1)
2008 Ivory Coast U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:30, 21 January 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 June 2010

Franck Dja Djédjé (born 2 June 1986) is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a striker for Irtysh Pavlodar in the Kazakhstan Premier League.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Dja Djédjé came to France from his country of birth at the 12 years age, where he signed with SC Solitaire de Paris at youth level, before moving on to the youth setup at French giants Paris Saint-Germain at the age of 13. He has since risen to the ranks of the senior team, going on loan to Stade Brestois for the 2004–2005 season. For the 2006–2007 season has been sent out on loan at Ligue 2 club Grenoble Foot 38. On 30 January 2009 he moved to another rival team RC Strasbourg and on 31 August 2009 Vannes OC have signed the forward on loan.[1]

He signed for French Ligue 1 club AC Arles-Avignon in July 2010.

On 26 August 2011, it was announced that he would move to Ligue 1 outfit OGC Nice, signing a three-year deal. It is said that he joined the side as he was often described as a 'nice man' throughout his childhood.[2]

At the start of March 2014, Dja Djédjé left Chornomorets Odesa due to the civil unrest caused by the 2014 Ukrainian revolution,[3] and went on to sign a three-month contract with Norwegian side Sarpsborg 08 at the end of the month.[4] Following the expiration of his Sarpsborg 08 contract, Dja Djédjé signed for Dinamo Minsk on 2 September 2014, on a contract till the end of the season, with the option of an extension.[5][6]

On 5 January 2015, Dja Djedje signed for Hibernian.[7] He cut short his contract by a year to move to Qatari club Al-Shahania in June 2015.[8] He left Al-Shahania in July 2016.

In January 2017, Dja Djedje went on trial with Kazakhstan Premier League side Irtysh Pavlodar.[9]

International[edit]

He has played internationally for France in their Under-17, Under-18 and Under-19 team, gaining a large amount of caps. In 2005, he won the European U-19 Championship with France in Belfast.

In 2008, he was selected to represent Ivory Coast at the 2008 Summer Olympics, just right before his nationality transfer deadline—his 21st birthday.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 January 2017.[10]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup Continental[b] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sarpsborg 08 2014 Eliteserien 14 2 4 4 18 6
Total 14 2 4 4 18 6
Dinamo Minsk 2014 Vysheyshaya Liga 6 3 0 0 6 0 12 3
Total 6 3 0 0 6 0 12 3
Hibernian 2014–15[11] Scottish Championship 11 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 15 3
Total 11 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 15 3
Career total 31 7 7 5 0 0 0 6 0 1 45 12
  1. ^ Includes the Kazakhstan Cup.
  2. ^ Includes the UEFA Europa League.

Personal life[edit]

He has dual French and Ivorian nationality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ L'attaquant Franck Dja DjéDjé prêté pour 1 an au VOC
  2. ^ "Franck Dja Djédjé, 7ème recrue du mercato". official site (in French). OGC Nice. 26 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Franck Dja Djedje leaves Chornomorets to return to France amidst Ukraine troubles". Sky Sports. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Côte d'Ivoire : Franck Dja Djédjé signe en Norvège pour trois mois" (in French). jeuneafrique. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Минское Динамо заключило контракт с Франком Джа Джедже. dinamo-minsk.by/ru (in Russian). FC Dinamo Minsk. 2 September 2014. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Dinamo Minsk signed Dja DjéDjé
  7. ^ Hibernian FC
  8. ^ Brown, Anthony (7 June 2015). "Franck Dja Djedje leaves Hibs for Al Shahaniya". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "НА ПРОСМОТР В ИРТЫШ ПРИБЫЛ ФРАНК ДЖА ДЖЕДЖЕ". fcirtysh.kz (in Russian). FC Irtysh Pavlodar. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "Franck Dja Djédjé profile". Soccerway. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "2014/15 Stats". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 

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