Djibril Sidibe is a multi-faceted, left-sided defender that currently plays for Ligue 1 side Monaco. Djibril Sidibe is a fluent Spanish speaker and has become known for his high technical ability on the left side of his position for Monaco. Djibril started his playing career in youth football playing for La Marseille before joining up with Italian giants AC Milan.
Djibril Sidibe is originally from Cannes and has represented France at international level multiple times. He has made 21 appearances for the French national team and has also featured for Spain, England, Croatia and Italy. Djibril Sidibe first joined Monaco in 2010, having impressed prior to this move by leaving a number of clubs out of contract. He has played three times for his country and is yet to make an appearance for the Spain national side.
Djibril Sidibe’s profile on the internet reveals that he enjoys traveling and taking photos at various places around Europe. He has enjoyed being a tourist and has been seen touring many of the major cities across Europe in recent months. On the social media sites he regularly updates his fans on his whereabouts and what he is doing in each location which is an indication that he may have a fulfilling personal life outside of football.
Djibril Sidibe’s younger brother, Djibril, also plays for Ligue 1 side Nice. Djibril Sidibe’s brother is not expected to feature in the France international team this season having made only one senior international appearance in the competition. Djibril is now established at Nice, where he has spent the last three seasons and has won the club’s top three trophies. However, he has never made a senior international appearance and could start to lose faith in the game if he continues to be overlooked for the France matches.
Djibril Sidibe’s teammate from Nice, Djamel Meslouffe has confirmed that the goalkeeper is not on the bench for the France international fixtures. Meslouffe has made just one appearance for the senior squad this season and did not impress at either a friendly or international level. Meslouffe is highly rated within Ligue 1 with many believing he will benefit from a move into management should he remain at Nice for another season. However, Eurostar winner Meslouffe is ineligible to face Brazil due to the FIFA banned list. The defender has joined AC Milan and will hope to challenge for a place in the starting line-up in the coming months and years.
Djibril Sidibe’s first goal for Nice came against Spurs in the Champions League last year and he impressed in the match, earning praise from coach Mauricio Vanuato. The centre-back is confident of a call up to the England squad due to his displays this season and feels like a key player for France. “It feels good to be selected for the England team,” said the centre-back. “The lads have done a great job selecting me. I’m just glad to be part of their team.”