Timothée Dieng

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Timothée Dieng
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Dieng in 2023
Personal information
Full name Timothée Dieng [1]
Date of birth (1992-04-09) 9 April 1992 (age 31) [2]
Place of birth Grenoble, France [3]
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) [2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Team information
Current team
Gillingham
Number 38
Youth career
Grenoble
0000–2012 Brest
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–2014 Brest B 43 (5)
2013–2014 Brest 6 (0)
2014–2016 Oldham Athletic 60 (1)
2016–2018 Bradford City 65 (5)
2018–2021 Southend United 100 (8)
2021–2023 Exeter City 59 (15)
2023– Gillingham 30 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:39, 5 December 2023 (UTC)

Timothée Dieng (born 9 April 1992) is a French professional footballer who plays for EFL League Two club Gillingham. He plays mainly as a midfielder, but can also operate as a defender.

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Career

Early career

Dieng played as a goalkeeper in his youth before becoming "bored" with the position, and moving upfield, initially as a striker. [4]

Dieng signed for his home town club Grenoble at age 10, remaining there until he was 19. While there he played in the final of the 2010–11 Championnat National U19, losing to Paris Saint-Germain. [5] [6]

Brest

On 23 January 2013, Dieng made his debut for Brest in the Coupe de France, coming on as a substitute at half time in the 3–1 victory over CA Bastia. [7] On 18 May 2013, Dieng made his Ligue 1 debut, starting in the 3–1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain. [8]

Oldham Athletic

On 14 July 2014, Dieng joined English League One side Oldham Athletic on a two-year contract. [9] Dieng made his debut for the club, starting and playing for 63 minutes against Leyton Orient. [10]

Bradford City

In July 2016 Dieng signed for League One club Bradford City on a two-year contract following a trial. [11] He scored his first goal for Bradford in an EFL Trophy tie against Stoke City Under-23s on 30 August 2016. [12] He was offered a new contract by Bradford City at the end of the 2017–18 season. [13] He left Bradford in June 2018. [14]

Southend United

In June 2018 Dieng signed for Southend United on a two-year contract after turning down a contract offer from Bradford City. [15] Under Sol Campbell's management, Dieng became an integral member of the first team, and was appointed captain. [16]

Exeter City

On 20 July 2021, Dieng joined League Two side Exeter City on a free transfer, signing a one-year deal. [17] On 3 December 2021 he signed a contract extension, tying him to the Devon side until 2024. [18]

On 23 April 2022 he was named as the side's Player of the Season for 2021–22, 4 days before Exeter secured promotion to League One. [19] He was also named in the League Two Team of the Season for 2021–22. [20]

Gillingham

On 11 January 2023, Dieng dropped back down to League Two, signing for Gillingham after an undisclosed release clause was triggered. [21]

Personal life

Born in France, Dieng is of Senegalese descent. [22] He is the older brother of the footballer Nathanaël Dieng. [23]

Career statistics

As of 2 December 2023
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational Cup [lower-alpha 1] League Cup [lower-alpha 2] OtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Brest 2011–12 [24] Ligue 1 00000000
2012–13 [24] Ligue 120102050
2013–14 [24] Ligue 2 40000040
Total60102090
Brest II 2011–12 [24] CFA 2 212212
2012–13 [24] CFA 2223223
Total435435
Oldham Athletic 2014–15 [25] League One 22000103 [lower-alpha 3] 0260
2015–16 [26] League One38130001 [lower-alpha 3] 0421
Total601301040681
Bradford City 2016–17 [27] League One39310008 [lower-alpha 4] 1484
2017–18 [28] League One26220101 [lower-alpha 5] 0302
Total655301091786
Southend United 2018–19 [29] League One43331103 [lower-alpha 5] 0504
2019–20 [30] League One21210002 [lower-alpha 5] 0242
2020–21 [31] League Two 36310101 [lower-alpha 5] 0393
Total10085120601139
Exeter City 2021–22 [32] League Two421221102 [lower-alpha 5] 14714
2022–23 [33] League One17320101 [lower-alpha 5] 0213
Total59154120316817
Gillingham 2022–23 [33] League Two211000000211
2023–24 League Two90211010131
Total301211010342
Career total363351839023241340
  1. Includes FA Cup and Coupe de France
  2. Includes EFL Cup and Coupe de la Ligue
  3. 1 2 Appearance in Football League Trophy
  4. Five appearances and one goal in EFL Trophy, three appearances in League One play-offs
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

Honours

Exeter City

Individual

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