French born Mali international forward Dicko was signed at the end of the August 2017 transfer window to add goals to Leonid Slutsky’s new look City squad, having scored as a substitute for Wolves against the Tigers three weeks previously. He made his (blameless) debut in a gruesome 0-5 shellacking at the hands of Derby County. After a few iffy performances Dicko scored his first goal in black and amber during October 2017 at Norwich City. He shared the number 9 duties with Fraizer Campbell and Abel Hernandez for the remainder of the season, contributing some important goals along the way. During 2018/19 he played almost exclusively in the impact substitute role, which he performed diligently but found his goalscoring opportunities hampered. Dicko started the 2019/20 season as first choice up front following Fraizer Campbell’s departure, but within four weeks he had been relegated to the bench, dropped from the first team and farmed out on loan to Vitesse Arnhem – truly a vitesse decline. He scored five goals in 22 appearances for the Dutch side before leaving Hull City in June 2020 on expiry of his contract.
Born in the Parisian suburbs, Dicko headed east to Strasbourg for his formative football years and scored regularly in the Alsatians’ B team, making his first team debut in September 2010 and compiling three first team appearances. At the age of 19 he headed to England and signed for Wigan Athletic ahead of the 2011/12 season. he made his Latics debut in September 2011, a League Cup tie against Crystal Palace, but completed four impressive loan spells. The first, between January 2012 and May 2012 at Blackpool, yielded 4 goals in 16 appearances and culmiinated in a Championship play-off final defeat to West Ham United. The second loan spell saw Dicko return to Blackpool for the first half of the 2012/13 season, where he made 22 appearances and scored 5 goals including an October 2012 strike against Hull City.
Nouha returned to Wigan in January 2013 and made three FA Cup appearances, then spent the last two months of the 2012/13 season having his third loan spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring once in 4 appearances. He began the 2013/14 season around the Wigan first team, coming on as a late substitute in the Augsut 2013 Community Shield curtain raiser against Manchester United and playing in two Eurpa League ties in September and October 2013. But he continued to struggle for first team action at Wigan and in November 2013 he joined League One side Rotherham United on loan. After scoring six goals in six appearances for the Millers, Dicko came to the attention once more of divisional rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers, who signed him in January 2014 for a £300,000 fee. He netted 12 goals for Wolves in the second half of the season as they lifted the League One champions’ trophy and continued that form into the 2014/15 season, netting fifteen times as Wolves narrowly missed out on the Championship play-off positions. For the next two seasons he was a peripheral figure at Molineux and by the time he signed for Hull City in August 2017 he had made 104 senior appearances and scored 33 goals.
In October 2020 Nouha signed for Turkish Super Liga side Gaziantep and he contributed four goals in 28 appearances as his new club finished in mid-table at the end of the 2020/21 season. After adding another 19 appearances and one goal for Gaziantep at the start of the 2021/22 season, Dicko joined Turkish rivals Yeni Malatyaspor in January 2022 but after only half a season that yielded four goals in 15 starts he joined Greek Super League side OFI Crete in August 2022.
Dicko’s parents hailed from Mali and he made his debut for The Eagles in May 2014 against Guinea. A second cap came a few days later against Croatia but he had to wait four years for his third and final Mali cap, in March 2018 against Japan.
Date/Place of Birth: 14 May 1992, Saint Maurice (France)
Hull City First Game: 8 September 2017, Derby County A (Championship), 25 years, 117 days old
Hull City Final Game: 27 August 2019, Preston North End A (League Cup Second Round), 27 years, 105 days old
RC Strasbourg (2007-2011), Wigan Athletic (2011-2014), Blackpool (2012, loan), Blackpool (2012-2013, loan), Wolverhampton Wanderers (2013, loan), Rotherham United (2013, loan), Wolverhampton Wanderers (2014-2017), Hull City (2017-2020), Vitesse Arnhem (2019-2020, loan), Gaziantep (2020-2022), Yeni Malatyaspor (2022), OFI Crete (2022-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 54 apps, 7 goalsNouha Dicko
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