Papy Djilobodji

Date of birth
2018 Kit

Sunderland AFC completed the signing of Senegalese international centre-back Papy from Chelsea for £8million in August 2016.

The defender, who can also play as a defensive midfielder, put pen to paper on a four-year contract at the Stadium of Light and became David Moyes’ first signing as Sunderland manager.   

Papy was on loan at Werder Bremen during the second half of the 2015-16 season, playing an integral part in helping the club to Bundesliga safety, including an 88th-minute winner on the final day to secure survival.   

Having begun his career in Senegal with ASC Saloum, Djilobodji played the majority of his football in France with Nantes, before heading to Stamford Bridge last summer.   

He has been capped by Senegal and appeared at the 2015 African Cup of Nations.  

After making 27 appearances during the 2016-17 season, Papy joined Ligue 1 club FC Dijon on a season-long loan in August 2017.
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