AEK FC announces the signing of Djibril Sidibe. The 2018 World Champion with France right-back has signed a contract with our club until the summer of 2024.
Djibril Sidibe was born on July 29, 1992 in Troyes, France. At the age of 8 he joined the Academy of his hometown team. In the 2009-10 season he made his debut with the first team, which was playing in the third division of France, while in September 2010 he made his professional debut against Grenoble.
With ESTAC Troyes he played in 44 games (1 goal, 2 assists) and after helping to promote to the first division, he was transferred to Lille for 2.5 million euros. He made his Ligue 1 debut at the age of 19 against OGC Nice, and he marked it with a goal.
With Lille he made a total of 119 appearances (11 goals, 7 assists), played in the UEFA Champions League, while in 2016 he reached the final of the French Cup, in which he even scored, but his goal against Paris was not enough (2- 1).
In July 2016, Monaco paid 15 million euros to acquire him, with him signing a five-year contract. In his first year in Monaco, Sidibe helped his team to win the league after 17 years and he was named to the UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year.
During his stay in Monaco, Djibril played in 174 matches (6 goals, 23 assists), while playing in one Cup final (2021) and two League Cup finals (2017, 2018). Ιn the 2019-20 season he played on loan at Everton, making 28 appearances with the English club (5 assists).
At international level, Sidibe has played for all France's youth national teams and in September 2016 he received his first call-up to the Men's National Team. Since then, he has made 18 international appearances, with the most important moment to be, of course, winning the 2018 World Cup.
Djibril, welcome to the AEK family!