[People Profile] All We Know About Siriki Dembele Biography, Career, Family, Networth

[People Profile] All We Know About Siriki Dembele Biography, Career, Family, Networth

Ben Siriki Dembele born 7 September 1996 is an Ivorian born Scottish professional footballer who is an attacking winger and a striker for Premier League club AFC Bournemouth.

Dembele is well-known as a speedy player, tackling players through his dribbling skills and securing the ball to bring others to play. At the age of 12 Dembele began his career in Dundee United’s youth team. Then he joined Dundee United’s academy. within their academy. Dembele went back to the south, joining at the Nike Football Academy in May 2016 and participated in a trial at Championship teams Barnsley as well as Huddersfield Town in September 2016. In May of 2017, Dembele moved to Grimsby Town signing his first professional contract. On the 22nd of June, 2018, he signed with Peterborough United on a three-year agreement for an undisclosed amount. On January 31, 2022, he signed with AFC Bournemouth on a three-and-a-half year contract, with an unspecified amount.

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The native of Ivory Coast, Dembele is qualified to represent England as well as Scotland at the international level.

Club life

Profiling Ben Siriki Dembélé

A Quick Glance At Ben Siriki Dembélé
Full NamesBen Siriki Dembélé
Place of birthOuragahio, Ivory Coast
Date Of Birth7 September 1996
State of OriginOuragahio, Ivory Coast
position Winger, striker
Current teamAFC Bournemouth
careerNumber 37
Youth career
2009–2013 Dundee United
2015–2016 Ayr United
2016–2017 Nike Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team
2017–2018 Grimsby Town
2018–2022 Peterborough United
2022– AFC Bournemouth
Salary£ 16,731 per week
Net Worth$1.5 million

Dembele was born in Ivory Coast. His family relocated to London to seek better opportunities in football. He eventually shifting in Govan, Scotland in 2004. He was a student at Lourdes Secondary School in Glasgow and began his professional soccer career at Dundee United where he spent three years as a player in their youth team. He later joined Ayr United to play in their academy team for the U20s in the year 2015.

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Many amateur players including Dembele participated in the Nike Most Wanted’ trial in 2016 which he was able to win the opportunity to join the Nike Football Academy, he was the only Scottish player chosen to the St George’s Park outfit, learning to improve his skills before elite coaches and coaches. At the Academy, Dembele took part in trial sessions at EFL Championship clubs Barnsley in August and Huddersfield Town in September 2016 and was set to sign with the clubs, but because of an injury, the player was forced to miss 4 months and returned at the Nike Academy in January 2017.

Grimsby Town

After training and playing in a behind-closed-doors match with Barnsley in Blundell Park, Dembele joined EFL League Two side Grimsby Town on May 25, 2017 with a one-year deal, the club also having the option to extend his contract for another year. Dembele did get the chance to try out alongside fellow League Two club Stevenage, Dembele stated: “I still had a few clubs to go before making my decision, but once I found out I was joining this club to sign my very first professional contract it felt amazing.”

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He made his professional debut for Grimsby on the 5th of August, 2017, during their 3-1 win over Chesterfield He sprinted with speed through the midfield, overcoming three players and delivering the ball through to Sam Jones, which put Grimsby in a 2-0 lead. Dembele was the first player to score a goal for Grimsby during the 1-1 victory in Port Vale on 7 October 2017 with a passing ball by Luke Summerfield, which Dembele took and turned around the keeper in order to take the win. A few days later the striker scored a brace in a 3-2 win over Cheltenham Town.

Dembele was recognized as the EFL Young Player of the Month in October 2017.

In June of 2018, Dembele filed an application for transfer.

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Peterborough United

Dembele was signed by Peterborough United on a 3-year deal for an undisclosed amount on the 22nd of June, 2018.

AFC Bournemouth

On the 31st January of 2022, Dembele was signed by EFL Championship side AFC Bournemouth for a three-and-a half-year contract with an undisclosed amount. The move was announced amid competition from other clubs Dembele declared his belief that Bournemouth was his preferred option due to the better chances of promotion as well as the way the team plays. Dembele got his goal on his second appearance, an injury-time goal against Blackpool on February 12, 2022.


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