Siaka Tiéné (born 22 February 1982) is an Ivorian former professional footballer who primarily played as a left back. Having begun at ASEC Mimosas in his native Ivory Coast and Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa, he went on to spend most of his professional career in France.
|Full name||Siaka Tiéné|
|Date of birth||22 February 1982|
|Place of birth||Abidjan, Ivory Coast|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2006–2007||→ Stade Reims (loan)||18||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He amassed 96 appearances scoring twice for the Ivory Coast national team and was part of the squads at seven Africa Cup of Nations tournaments (2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015) and at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Tiéné started his career at homeland club ASEC Abidjan, where he came through the famed youth academy that has produced many of the Ivory Coast 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. He 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.
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.
He was a member of the Ivorian squad for the 2006 African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt, where the Elephants reached the final. Tiéné 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.
|Ivory Coast national team|
- "List of Players" (PDF). Confederation of African Football (CAF). Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "Duncan flattered by Sunderland interest; Tiene joins Montpellier". soccernews.com. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- Siaka Tiéné at National-Football-Teams.com