Serge Dié

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Serge Dié
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Personal information
Full name Mhinseia Serge Aristide Dié
Date of birth (1977-10-04) 4 October 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
None
Youth career
1996–1997 Africa Sports
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2001 Reggina 15 (0)
2001 Avellino 13 (1)
2002 Benevento 10 (0)
2002–2005 OGC Nice 45 (2)
2003 Avellino (loan) 15 (0)
2004 FC Metz (loan) 8 (0)
2005–2007 Kayseri Erciyesspor 50 (1)
2007–2008 AC Ajaccio 25 (1)
2008–2010 Iraklis 35 (2)
2010–2011 Kavala 36 (4)
2011–2012 Veria 17 (1)
2012–2013 Kavala 12 (2)
2013–2014 Skoda Xanthi 25 (2)
National team
2000–2005 Cote d'Ivoire 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 May 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 May 2016

Serge Dié (born 4 October 1977 in Abidjan) is a retired Ivorian footballer who last played for Greek side Skoda Xanthi.

Career[edit]

He begin his playing career with Africa Sport of Abidjan, where he made his way, from the minor teams, through to the first team of the club.

Personal[edit]

Dié was raised in a family of 9 children and he faced tragedy at a young age with the death of his father, André Dié.

Dié became a devout Christian 2000 whilst he was a free agent and without a club for a year. He considered the fact his football career may be over, however during this period he agreed to offer his life to God. "I was lost and The Lord brought me back", he stated.

He married Lydia Domoraud on 22 June 2002. They have a child together, Manassé Chris-Samuel Dié, born on 17 January 2006.

Dié travelled to Ivory Coast in June 2005 in order to donate clothes and food to the war victims of the city Guitrozon, suburb of Djuekoué, a city situated on the West part of Ivory Coast.

In December 2006, Dié participated in an action of support for the inhabitants of Toulepleu, a city located centrally, organized by the First Lady of Ivory Coast, where he donated food to the people.

In December 2007, he was named "World Ambassador of Peace" by the president of the OMPP, a World Organization for Peace, for the donations quoted previously and for those that he made during his visit to the prisoners of the MACA Detention center and those of Abidjan.

In June 2008, he revisited Ivory Coast again, this time the city of Djuekoué, to observe the damages caused by the crisis personally.

He create the Manassé Foundation in 2008 in order to help widows and orphans affected by the war through diverse support programs and various projects.

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