Martin Djetou

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Martin Djetou
Personal information
Full name Martin Okelo Djetou[1]
Date of birth (1974-12-15) 15 December 1974 (age 42)[1]
Place of birth Brogohlo, Côte d'Ivoire
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1996 Strasbourg 84 (1)
1996–2001 Monaco 116 (3)
2001–2005 Parma 23 (2)
2002–2004 Fulham (loan) 51 (1)
2005 Nice 5 (0)
2005–2006 Bolton Wanderers 3 (0)
2006 Istres 10 (1)
2007 SC Schiltigheim 2 (0)
Total 294 (8)
National team
1996–2000 France 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Martin Okelo Djetou (born 15 December 1974) is a French former footballer who played as a defender.


Djetou was born in Brogohlo, Côte d'Ivoire.[1] His clubs included Strasbourg, Monaco, Parma, Fulham, Nice, Bolton Wanderers and Istres and SC Schiltigheim.[2] At Monaco he was part of the squad that won Ligue 1 in 2000.

Djetou made his name as a powerful defensive midfielder for Monaco, most notably dominating a Champions League quarter final against Manchester United in 1998.[3] Following that game Djetou - who also played in defence - was linked with a host of top European clubs, but chose Fulham as his next destination.[4]

Prior to his brief spell at Bolton, his only other experience in English football came by the way of a two-year loan spell at Fulham where he amassed over half a century of appearances (and scored the winner against Leeds United in a 1–0 win in December 2002)[5] but a permanent deal could not be agreed with Italian club Parma.[6]

In November 2006 he was awarded a trial at English club Leeds United but was not offered a permanent deal. After his spell with Bolton, he moved back to France, joining up with Istres. However, after some sluggish performances, he was released from his contract in 2006.

In 2007, he stopped his professional career, started to play for SC Schiltigheim (amateur) and retired in summer 2008.

International career[edit]

The Côte d'Ivoire-born Djetou has won full international honours with France, the country he grew up and was member of the Football at the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996.[7] He was in France's preliminary squad of 28 players for the 1998 FIFA World Cup on home soil. However, he was one of 6 players axed by head coach Aime Jacquet just before the tournament began. France went on to be victorious in the tournament and become national heroes.[8]

Personal life[edit]

In 2007, Djetou opened a beauty parlour, in the town of Illkirch (Espace Djétou).[9]




  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2004). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2004/2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 112. ISBN 9781852916602. 
  2. ^ Martin Djetou at
  3. ^ "Monaco and bust for sorry United". The Independent. 19 March 1998. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Webster, Rupert. "DJETOU WOULD BE A HIT FOR COTTAGERS". 
  5. ^ "Fulham see off Leeds". BBC. 7 December 2002. Retrieved 22 August 2009. 
  6. ^ Martin Djetou – Fussballdaten – Die Fußball-Datenbank
  7. ^ – FIFA Spielerstatistik Martin DJETOU
  8. ^ "FRANCE AXE ANELKA; Gunners kid out of this world.". 24 May 1998. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Outside the Box: Victoria Ground is still derelict and Stoke fans cannot stand it

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