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Issiar Dia

Quick Facts

IntroSenegalese footballer
Is Athlete
Football player
Association football player
From France
Senegal
Type Sports
Gendermale
Birth 8 June 1987, Sèvres
Age33 years
Star signGemini

Biography

Issiar Dia (born 8 June 1987) is a French-born Senegalese footballer who currently plays for French club Nancy.

Career

AS Nancy

In summer 2006, Dia joined AS Nancy from SC Amiens for a €2 million transfer fee. On 10 September 2006, he made his Ligue 1 debut in a match against Toulouse FC replacing Monsef Zerka in the 68th minute. 18 days later, he scored on his international debut in a 3–1 return leg win against tournament favourites FC Schalke 04 in the first round of the UEFA Cup; he was involved in all three goals.

In his first spell at AS Nancy, he made a total of 115 league appearances scoring 13 goals with 8 of those coming in his last season at the club.

Fenerbahçe

On 21 July 2010, Fenerbahçe announced that Dia had joined the team on a four-year contract for a sum of €6.5 million. He ended a long scoring drought on 5 February 2011 with a goal against Manisaspor, as Fenerbahçe won 3–1 in the dying minutes of the game. After a two-year spell with the Turkish club, he joined Qatari champions Lekhwiya SC.

Lekhwiya

Al Kharaitiyat (loan)

Gazélec Ajaccio

Al Kharaitiyat

Nancy

On 31 August 2016, Dia returned to Nancy on a one-year deal.

International career

He is often deployed on the right side of the attack and quickly earned a call up to the France U-21 squad, the country of his birth. Despite this, after his 21st birthday, Dia chose to pledge his future to the Senegalese. He was selected for the squad the first time possible, against Gambia, and came on as a substitute in the 61st minute for Frederic Mendy.

International goals

DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
17 November 2010Saint Gratien Gabon2–1WinFriendly

Career statistics

As of 2 September 2016
ClubSeasonLeagueCupEuropeTotal
DivisionAppGoalsAppGoalsAppGoalsAppGoals
Amiens2004–05Ligue 21400000140
2005–062983000328
2006–0720100030
Total4584000498
Nancy2006–07Ligue 11513161243
2007–083113100342
2008–092433050323
2009–103382100359
Total1031311311112517
Fenerbahçe2010–11Süper Lig2523010292
2011–121633100194
Total4156110486
Lekhwiya2012–13Qatar Stars League1630072235
2013–141203210162
Total2833282397
Al Kharaitiyat SC2014–15Qatar Stars League1920000192
2015–161110000111
Total3030000303
Gazélec Ajaccio2015–16Ligue 11101000120
Nancy2016–17Ligue 100000000
Career total2583225620330341

Honours

Fenerbahçe
  • Süper Lig: 2010–11
  • Türkiye Kupası: 2011–12