Charlotte FC Signs Midfielder Djibril Diani 


Former French youth international added to CLTFC roster ahead of 2024 season.

CHARLOTTE, NC (Tuesday, February 13, 2024) - Charlotte FC today announced the Club has acquired midfielder Djibril Diani from French club SM Caen pending receipt of Diani’s ITC.

Diani has signed a contract through 2025 with an option for 2026 and will occupy an international roster slot. 

The 26-year-old defensive midfielder stands 6’5” and played 50 times for Caen in Ligue 2 since joining in January 2022.

“Djibril is a versatile, left-footed midfielder who can also operate as a left-sided center back. He’s a tidy, technical player with a rare athletic profile which suits the characteristics we’re looking for in those roles,” said General Manager Zoran Krneta. “This was a great opportunity in the market to acquire a player who we have been looking at for some time and Djibril is a great compliment to the roster options we currently have in the squad.”

Diani joined Caen from Swiss club Grasshopper Club Zurich where he featured 71 times. The former French youth international came through the academy at RC Lens and joined Scottish side Livingston FC on a loan spell. 

Transaction: Charlotte FC signs midfielder Djibril Diani from French club SM Caen. 

Name: Djibril Diani  

Position: Midfielder 

Height:  6’5”

Weight:  170

Date of Birth: February 11, 1998  

Age: 26

Hometown: Creteil, France  

Last Club: SM Caen  

How Acquired: Acquired from SM Caen



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