How Acquired: Signed by the Revolution on July 28, 2017.
AT A GLANCE:
MLS CAREER (2017): Currently in first MLS campaign with New England after 10 professional campaigns in England, Romania, Slovakia, Greece, and France…Signed by New England on July 27, 2017 and will join the official roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa.
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 AFC Telford United in England…Cousin of former New York Red Bulls defender Ronald Zubar…Also a cousin of Yeovil Town defender Stéphane Zubar.