Sereso Geoffroy Gonzaroua Dié was born on 7 November, 1984 in Abidjan. He is known as Serey Dié, been an Ivorian football midfielder currently playing for FC Basel in the Swiss Super League. At the 2014 FIFA World Cup, during Ivory Coast’s match against Colombia, Dié was shown crying during the national anthem before the match. Despite rumors of his emotional feelings were for his father’s death, this was inaccurate; Serey himself claimed that he did think about his father (who died in 2004), but that the emotion came from the intensity and excitement he felt while representing his national team.
Dié started his football for Centre National des Sports de Haut Niveau in Abidjan. He played one year for Volcan Junior and one year for CO Korhogo before moving to top team Stade d’Abidjan in 2003. Three years later he moved to EO Goulette et Kram in Tunisia, this was also to remain a short stay, he cancelled his contract himself after just half a year.
Then Dié was invited for a trial with ES Sétif and therefore moved to Algeria, Between 2008 and 2012 Serey played for FC Sion, with whom he won the Swiss Cup twice. During March 2010, he came under suspicion of corruption in connection with betting manipulation, On 13 December 2012, FC Basel announced that they had signed Dié on a three and a half year contract. Serey played his debut for Basel on 10 February 2013 in the 3–0 home win in St. Jakob-Park against his former club Sion.
On 2 February 2015 Dié moved to VfB Stuttgart. After returning victorious from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations he featured in all but one of Stuttgart’s remaining games, becoming a key member of the midfield, On 15 July 2016 he returned to FC Basel. Under trainer Urs Fischer Serey won the Swiss Super League championship at the end of the 2016–17 Super League season.
Internationally, Dié played his debut for the Ivory Coast national football team in the 3–0 home win in Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny on 23 March 2013 against the Gambia.
Looking at his honors and awards, Serey, Clubs: ES Sétif Arab Champions League: 2007–08, FC Sion Swiss Cup: 2008–09, 2010–11, FC Basel Swiss Super League: 2012–13, 2013–14, Swiss Cup: 2016–17, Uhren Cup: 2013, Country: Ivory Coast Africa Cup of Nations: 2015.