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Serge Dié

Personal information
Full nameMhinseia Serge Aristide Dié
Date of birthOctober 4, 1977(age 39)
Place of birthAbidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7.7 in)
Playing positionDefensive Midfielder
Club information
Current clubKavala
Number77

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Serge Dié (born October 4, 1977 in Abidjan) is an Ivorian footballer.

He was born in a family of 9 children and he very fast faced a terrible tragedy, the death of his father, André DIE, at the young age of 14 years old.

He found himself alone with his mother, Odette KOIDE and his brothers.

He abandoned his studies in order to take care of his family and therefore football became his profession as a mean to fulfill his family’s basic needs.

He became a member of Africa Sport of Abidjan, where he made his way, from the minor teams, through to the first team of the club.

In 1996, his first selection for the national team was announced and he was called to represent his country.

From that moment on, his international career begins and in 1998, as he plays for Regina football club in Italy.

In 2000, he faces the darkest period in his football career, during which, he was a free agent, without a club for one year.

That is when he considers the fact he might be finished with football, and the period he agrees to offer his life to God and becomes a Christian.

“I was lost and The Lord brought me back”, he stated.

In 2001, he makes his comeback to football by signing contracts with:

* U.S. Avellino and Beneveto Calcio from 2001 to 2003 in Italy,

* OGC Nice from 2003 to 2005 in France,

* Kayseri Erciyesspor from 2005 to 2007 in Turkey,

* Ajaccio from 2007 to 2008 back in France,

* Iraklis FC in 2008 to 2010, in Greece.

Dié along with the rise of his football career in 2001, he meets the love of his life, Lydia DOMORAUD, who becomes his wife a year after on June 22, 2002.

Their union will give birth to Manassé Chris-Samuel DIE on January 17, 2006.

In September, 2002, Ivory Coast faced a period of political crisis which lasted for almost 6 years.

Various events caused great collateral damage to the whole country and especially to the West part, where the football player’s motherland is.

In the sight of this sad situation his country and his homeland faced, Dié decides to travel 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.

For that purpose, he called up the inhabitants of the city Abidjan to a massive mobilisation, through the media in order to seek help from the economic capital of the country.

This initiative had an enormous success and was broadcasted on the news all over the country.

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 as well, during his visit to the prisoners of the MACA Detention center and those of Abidjan.

There he donated food and footballs and he also sponsored one of their football matches, shortly before his appointment.

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

There he met the mayor of the city, in order to discuss the needs of the inhabitants and help them in the best way he could.

It is after the conclusion of this meeting that he decided to create the Foundation” in the same year.

The foundation’s purpose is to help the widows and the orphans in need and the persons having survival difficulties due to the crisis, through diverse support programs and various projects.


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