Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Siaka Tiéné was born 22 February, 1982. He is an Ivorian footballer who last played for Montpellier. He played primarily as a left back. Tiéné started his career at homeland club ASEC Abidjan, where he came through the famed youth academy that has produced so many of the Côte d’Ivoire national team of today, before he eventually moved abroad to play in the South African Premier Soccer League for Mamelodi Sundowns.
In the summer of 2005, he made the move to Europe to play for French Ligue 1 club Saint-Étienne, where he stayed until October 2006. Siaka joined Ligue 2 side Stade de Reims on loan after being unable to get a place in the Saint-Étienne midfield. He returned to Saint-Étienne during the summer of 2007.
On June 2010, Tiéné signed a contract with Paris Saint-Germain, where he played for three years. He did not return to Paris after winning the Ligue 1 domestic title in 2012–13. On June 2013, he signed a contract with Montpellier. He was released in July 2015, having made 44 league appearances over the course of two seasons.
Tiéné has had a distinguished international career with over 95 caps for the Ivory Coast, representing the team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and at seven Africa Cup of Nations in 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, while captaining them to victory in 2015.
Siaka was a member of the Ivorian squad for the 2006 African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt, where the Elephants reached the final. He was the only player in the Ivorian’s African Cup of Nations team not to make it into the 2006 FIFA World Cup squad. He was called up for the Ivory Coast’s 2010 African Cup of Nations campaign in Angola. He was head coach Vahid Halilhodžić’s first-choice left-back instead of Arthur Boka in the first match at Group B in Cabinda on 11 January, a 0–0 draw against Burkina Faso, and later in the competition.