Alexander Djiku
Djiku in 2017.
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-08-09) 9 August 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Montpellier, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Strasbourg
Number 24
Youth career
Bastia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Bastia B 46 (0)
2014–2017 Bastia 45 (1)
2017–2019 Caen 59 (1)
2019– Strasbourg 25 (2)
National team
2020– Ghana 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 October 2020

Alexander Djiku (born 9 August 1994) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Ligue 1 club Strasbourg.[1][2] Born in France, he represents the Ghana national team.

Career

Djiku spent his youth career at Bastia. He played for the reserve team until 2014, when he was promoted to the senior team. After spending three years at the club, he joined Caen. Djiku made his debut in a Coupe de la Ligue match against Évian in December 2013.[3][4]

On 11 July 2017, he joined Ligue 1 side Stade Malherbe Caen on a four-year contract.[5][6]

He was acquired by Strasbourg in the summer of 2019.

International career

Djiku is of Ghanaian and French descent.[7][8] He debuted with the senior Ghana national team in a 3-0 friendly loss to Mali on 9 October 2020. He played his second match for Ghana against Qatar on 12 October 2020 in which he impressed. [9]

References

  1. ^ "A. DJIKU". Retrieved 23 July 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "ALEXANDER DJIKU REJOINT LE RACING". Archived from the original on 23 July 2019. Retrieved 23 July 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Alexander Djiku". Ligue1.com. Archived from the original on 11 August 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ (in French) LFP
  5. ^ Caen, Stade Malherbe (2017-07-11). "Coucou @alex_djiku! Le défenseur en provenance du @SCBastia s'engage pour 4 ans avec le @SMCaen #SMCaen #TeamSMC #Ligue1pic.twitter.com/avxVN8UAL3". @SMCaen. Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  6. ^ "Mercato. SM Caen : le défenseur Alexander Djiku signe quatre ans". Ouest-France (in French). 11 July 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ http://www.africa-football.com/2017/07/11/mercato-sm-caen-alexander-djiku-en-approche-senegal/[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Alexander Djiku :: Alexander Djiku :: Strasbourg". www.playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  9. ^ "Mali vs. Ghana - 9 October 2020 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com.