Kenza Dali

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Kenza Dali
Dali with Paris Saint-Germain in 2014
Personal information
Full name Kenza Dali[1]
Date of birth (1991-07-31) 31 July 1991 (age 32)
Place of birth Sainte-Colombe,[2] France
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[3]
Position(s) Midfielder
Team information
Current team
Aston Villa
Number 10
Youth career
2005–2009 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Lyon 1 (0)
2010–2011 Rodez 22 (2)
2011–2016 Paris Saint-Germain 89 (36)
2016–2018 Lyon 2 (0)
2018Lille (loan) 10 (1)
2018–2019 Dijon 17 (6)
2019–2021 West Ham United 32 (5)
2021–2022 Everton 20 (0)
2022– Aston Villa 24 (5)
International career
2007–2008 France U17 5 (3)
2009 France U19 7 (3)
2012 France U20 2 (0)
2014–2018 France U23 8 (4)
2014– France 62 (12)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 26 November 2023
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 5 December 2023

Kenza Dali (born 31 July 1991) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Women's Super League club Aston Villa and the France national team.

Club career[edit]

Before joining Lyon, Dali played for Paris Saint-Germain, who she joined following the 2010–11 season after a successful season with Rodez AF. Prior to playing for Rodez, Dali spent five years with Lyon. She spent the majority of her career with Lyon playing on the club's reserve team in D3 Féminine, the third level of women's football in France.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

West Ham United[edit]

On 21 May 2021, Dali was released by West Ham United.[10]

International career[edit]

Dali was called up to the France national team for the first time in her career in 2014. She played her first game in a 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification match against Hungary, being substituted into the game in the 76th minute. She scored her first goal for the senior national team in a friendly match against Brazil.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Dali is of Algerian descent.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 27 May 2023[13][14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lyon 2009–10 Division 1 Féminine 1 0 0 0 1 0
Rodez 2010–11 Division 1 Féminine 22 2 2 1 0 0 24 3
Paris Saint-Germain 2011–12 Division 1 Féminine 22 10 5 2 4 1 31 13
2012–13 21 6 5 2 0 0 26 8
2013–14 22 6 3 0 1 0 26 6
2014–15 17 11 3 2 7 1 27 14
2015–16 7 3 2 0 4 0 13 3
Total 89 36 18 6 16 2 123 44
Lyon 2016–17 Division 1 Féminine 2 0 4 1 0 0 6 1
2017–18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 4 1 0 0 6 1
Lille (loan) 2017–18 Division 1 Féminine 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
Dijon 2018–19 Division 1 Féminine 17 6 2 3 0 0 19 9
West Ham United 2019–20 Women's Super League 14 2 0 0 4 5 - - 18 7
2020–21 18 3 0 0 2 0 - - 20 3
Total 32 5 0 0 6 5 - - 38 10
Everton 2021–22 Women's Super League 20 0 3 1 4 0 - - 27 1
Aston Villa 2022–23 Women's Super League 21 5 4 1 5 1 - - 30 7
Career total 214 55 33 13 15 6 16 2 268 76

International[edit]

As of match played 5 December 2023[15]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
France 2014 5 1
2015 9 1
2016 5 0
2017 0 0
2018 3 2
2019 3 0
2020 6 1
2021 8 4
2022 10 1
2023 13 2
Total 62 12
Scores and results list France's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Dali goal.
List of international goals scored by Kenza Dali[16]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 26 November 2014 Stade de Gerland, Lyon, France  Brazil 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2 6 March 2015 Estádio Algarve, Loulé, Portugal  Denmark 3–0 4–1
3 9 October 2018 Stade des Alpes, Grenoble, France  Cameroon 4–0 6–0
4 5–0
5 1 December 2020 Stade de la Rabine, Vannes, France  Kazakhstan 6–0 12–0 2022 UEFA Women's Euro qualification
6 10 June 2021 Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg, France  Germany 1–0 1–0 Friendly
7 22 October 2021 Stade Dominique Duvauchelle, Créteil, France  Estonia 11–0 11–0 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
8 26 October 2021 Astana Arena, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan  Kazakhstan 2–0 5–0
9 26 November 2021 Stade de la Rabine, Vannes, France  Kazakhstan 6–0 6–0
10 2 September 2022 Lilleküla Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia 2–0 9–0
11 18 February 2023 Stade Raymond Kopa, Angers, France  Uruguay 2–1 5–1 2023 Tournoi de France
12 8 August 2023 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia  Morocco 2–0 4–0 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 – Squad List: France (FRA)" (PDF). FIFA. 11 July 2023. p. 10. Retrieved 11 July 2023.
  2. ^ "Fédération Française de Football". Archived from the original on 19 April 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  3. ^ 2015 World Cup
  4. ^ "Kenza Dali signe à Rodez". FootoFeminin (in French). 25 July 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  5. ^ "KENZA DALI : « TOUT A CHANGÉ". Paris St. Germain. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Here Come the Girls". French Football Weekly. 4 September 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Football féminin : polémique après l'autorisation du port du voile". Le Parisien. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Kenza Dali savoure la victoire du PSG". UEFA. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Kenza Dali : « Ma meilleure saison". Le Parisien. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  10. ^ Fisher, Bethany (21 May 2021). "West Ham announce the departure of eight senior players". Her Football Hub. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  11. ^ "France - Brésil" (in French). Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  12. ^ Cédric Lecocq (December 2013). "Le rêve éveillé de Kenza Dali" (in French). Le Parisien. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Kenza Dali" (in French). footofeminin. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  14. ^ "France - K. Dali - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Women Soccerway". uk.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  15. ^ "Equipe de France A - Kenza Dali". Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  16. ^ "Equipe de France A - Kenza Dali". footofeminin.fr. Retrieved 9 June 2015.

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