Lionel Djebi-Zadi

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Lionel Djebi Zadi
Personal information
Full name Lionel Djebi Zadi
Date of birth (1982-05-20) May 20, 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Lyon, France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
free agent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Ross County 43 (1)
2008 SC Verl 15 (0)
2008–2010 Inverness CT 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 March 2010.

Lionel Djebi-Zadi (born 20 May 1982 in Lyon) is a French footballer currently a free agent having most recently played for Saint Louisienne in La Reunion. His position is either left-back or centre-back.


His previous clubs include SC Verl in Germany along with a string of lower league clubs in France, Switzerland and Germany. He signed for Ross County before going on trial at Caley Thistle in May and was offered a permanent contract at the end of the season which he signed on 1 July 2008.[1]

On 14 January Djebi-Zadi was told he was free to leave the club on loan,[2] but made his starting debut for Caley on Terry Butcher's first game against Celtic F.C. creating speculation he could be a big player for the rest of the season.

He signed a new 1-year contract after impressing Butcher with his performances during the run in to the season.

He struggled to hold down a regular place in the side and was released at the end of the 2009-10 season after his contract expired.

After a period without a club, Djebi-Zadi signed in 2011 for Saint Louisienne on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion.

In October 2012 he had an unsuccessful trial with Indonesian club Sriwijaya.


  1. ^ Caley snap up former Ross County defender
  2. ^ "Byrne signs up at Caley Thistle". BBC Sport. 2009-01-14. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 

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