Updated June 27, 2018
AT A GLANCE:
MLS CAREER: Joined Revolution in 2017 after 10 professional campaigns in England, Romania, Slovakia, Greece, and France…Signed by New England on July 28, 2017…Career totals in MLS include 23 appearances, 22 starts, 1,946 minutes played, and 23 shots with eight on target…Has made 12 appearances with 11 starts in 2018, missing one match due to a red card suspension and one for yellow card accumulation…Started 11 matches and helped keep three clean sheets in first season with Revolution in 2017.
2018: Has made 12 appearances with 11 starts – nine in central defense and two starts at left back…Contributed to three clean sheets…(3/3) at PHI: Started and played 86 minutes before being sent off with a second yellow card…(3/10) vs. COL: Served one-game suspension…(3/24) vs. NYC: Returned to the starting lineup and played 90 minutes…(3/31) at HOU: Helped keep the first clean sheet of the season in a 2-0 away win…(4/6) vs. MTL: Started, kept a clean sheet, and recorded a personal game-high three shots in the 4-0 victory…(4/21) at CLB: Played 90 minutes at center back in the 2-2 draw…Named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week…(4/28) vs. SKC: Earned second straight Team of the Week selection after playing 90 minutes in central defense in the 1-0 win…(5/5) at MTL: Recorded single-game MLS career high of three shots on goal…(6/2) vs. NY: Started and played 90 minutes at left back in the 2-1 win…Marked first MLS appearance at left back…(6/9) at CHI: Started and played 90 minutes at left back for a second consecutive match in the 1-1 draw…(6/13) at SJ: Served one game suspension for yellow card accumulation.
2017: Signed by New England on July 28…Officially joined club's roster during the secondary transfer window…Finished debut season with 11 MLS appearances, all starts, and contributed to three clean sheets…In five appearances at Gillette Stadium, New England only conceded two goals…Also recorded eight shots, including two on goal…(8/20) at NYC: Played 90 minutes and recorded three tackles in MLS debut…(8/26) at DC: Started second consecutive match and played 90 minutes…(9/2) vs. ORL: Started and played 90 minutes in third consecutive match, anchoring back line to 4-0, shutout win…(9/9) vs. MTL: Helped team to second consecutive clean sheet in fourth consecutive start…(9/30) vs. ATL: Played 90 minutes in scoreless draw.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Center back played more than 10 professional seasons in England, Romania, Slovakia, and France before joining MLS in July 2017…Across all competitions, career totals include 162 appearances, 136 starts, five goals, and two assists in 12,628 minutes of action…Spent most of professional career in France, playing 87 games in Ligue 2 and 22 matches in Ligue 1…Recent experience includes three campaigns with Sheffield Wednesday FC (2014-17) in England's Football League Championship, a partial season with FC Dinamo Bucuresti of Romania's Liga 1 (2017), and a partial season with Slovan Bratislava of Slovakia's top tier Fortuna Liga (2016)…While the property of Greek power Olympiacos (2012-14), went on season-long loans to French clubs CS-Sedan (2012-13) and Ajaccio of France (2013-14)…Prior to transferring to Olympiacos, began career in the lower divisions of France with Lorient B (2006-08) and FC Istres (2008-12)…Started professional career with SM Caen's youth academy…Made 68 appearances, scored two goals, and logged 5,397 minutes played for Ligue 2 side FC Istres from 2008-12…In 2012-13, made 27 appearances and recorded two goals with one assist for Ligue 2 side CS Sedan while on loan from Olympiacos…In 2013-14, made 24 appearances and recorded one assist with AC Ajaccio in Ligue 1 while on another loan assignment from Olympiacos… In 2014-15 made 25 total appearances, all starts, and recorded one goal with Sheffield Wednesday FC…Scored second career goal in game-winning fashion on Dec. 6, 2014 in a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers…In 2015-16, made six total appearances, including four starts, on loan with Slovan Bratislava and Slovan Bratislava B in Slovakia… In 2016-17, made 12 starts across all competitions and recorded 1,100 minutes of action on loan with Dinamo Bucuresti.
PERSONAL: Born in Clichy-la-Garenne, France…Brother of professional footballer Joel Dielna, who plays for Nuneaton Town in England…Cousin of former New York Red Bulls defender Ronald Zubar…Also a cousin of Weymouth defender Stéphane Zubar.