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 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 left the club 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. At the age of 19 he headed to England and signed for Wigan Athletic. While he enjoyed little first team action for his parent club during his three seasons with the Latics, he did complete impressive loan spells at Blackpool (for whom he scored against the Tigers in 2012), Wolverhampton Wanderers and Rotherham United. By 2014 Wolves were persuaded to part with three hundred grand to sign Nouha, for whom he amassed over 100 first team appearances and scored roughly a goal every three games. However by 2017 Dicko was a more marginal figure in the Wolves first team thanks to the club’s serious investment in new players, and the move to Hull City duly arose.
Dicko’s parents hailed from Mali and he made his debut for The Eagles in 2014.
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)
Hull City Record
Career: 54 apps, 7 goalsNouha Dicko
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