Léonce Dodoz

Léonce Dodoz Zikahi (born 28 June 1992 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast) is an Ivorian professional footballer. He is of Beninese descent.[4]

Léonce Dodoz
Personal information
Full name Léonce Dodoz Zikahi
Date of birth (1992-06-28) 28 June 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 JC Abidjan
2012 Friends
2013 Three Star
2014–2015 Manang Marshyangdi
2015–2016 Gangtok Himalayan 9 (4)
2016–2017 Mohammedan 16 (5 [1])
2016Chanmari (loan) 5 (0 [2])
2017–2019 Aizawl[3] 44 (11)
2019–2020 Bhawanipore
2020 Free State Stars 5 (0)
2021 BSS Sporting Club
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

NepalEdit

Claiming he was beguiled by a football agent into entering Nepal, Dodoz plied his trade with Friends Club for a year before moving to Three Star Club for 2013.[5] The Ivorian left the team in December that year without contacting their board,[6] with fans asking to get a replacement for him for 2014.[7]

While lining up for Three Star Club in 2013, Dodoz's mother died.[8]

He missed the 2014 Nepal Martyr's Memorial A-Division Super Six due to a cracked ankle.[9]

IndiaEdit

Besides Nepal, Dodoz has appeared for various Indian sides in different leagues. In 2015, he signed for Gangtok Himalayan S.C. before moving to Kolkata giants Mohammedan Sporting. With Gangtok, he played in the Sikkim Premier Division League and scored 4 goals in 9 matches.

In Mohammedan Sporting, Dodoz appeared in both Calcutta Football League[10] and I-League 2nd Division matches.

He later signed for Mizoram Premier League side Chanmari FC in 2016. He made his I-League debut as a player of Aizawl FC in 2017 and continued playing for the club until 2019. He scored 11 league goals in 44 official matches.[11][12]

Dodoz again choose a new club in India, Bhawanipore FC in 2019, that also competes in the Calcutta Football League.[13] He stayed there for a season before moving to his previous Nepalese club Free State Stars F.C. in 2020.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Three Star Club
  Champions: 2013
Manang Marshyangdi
  Champions: 2014
Mohammedan Sporting
  Champions: 2016–17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chaudhuri, Arunava (25 June 2016). "Mohammedan Sporting sign Ivory Coast forward Leonce Dodoz as their second foreigner!". Arun Foot.
  2. ^ "Leonce Dodoz joins Chanmari FC on loan". The Home of Indian Football-Live.com. 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ "I-League: Aizawl FC sign Leonce Dodoz, set eyes on Mizoram Premier League". Goal.com. 20 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Léonce Dodoz Zikahi:«Je serai ravi de défendre les couleurs du Bénin»". Actu Monde Sport (in French). 17 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Give and take for Africans in Nepal". FIFA.com. 17 July 2013. Archived from the original on 27 August 2017.
  6. ^ Dipendra (9 December 2013). "Three Star Club Asks Dodoz to Contact Soon". Give Me Goal.com.
  7. ^ "Aren't we going to replace Dodoz?". Three Star Club Official Site. 23 December 2013.
  8. ^ Dipendra (1 December 2013). "Ncell Cup 2070 – Ten Players to Keep an Eye on". Give Me Goal.com.
  9. ^ Dipendra (9 February 2013). "Dodoz to miss Super Six". Give Me Goal.com.
  10. ^ Mohammedan Sporting held goalless by Peerless SC indianfooty.com. Retrieved 11 March 2021
  11. ^ "I-League: Aizawl FC edges East Bengal to claim first win". sportstar.thehindu.com. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  12. ^ "Aizawl FC sign Ivorian forward Leonce Dodoz from CFL side Peerless". The Fan Garage. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  13. ^ "CFL 2019/20: Bhawanipore Put Three Past Mohammedan". Mohammedan Sporting Club. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Nepal - List of Champions and Cup Winners". RSSSF. Retrieved 29 March 2014.

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