Abdoulaye Doucouré is a professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Everton. Born in France, he plays for the Mali national football team.
Doucouré made his debut in the Ligue 1 during the 2012–2013 season for Rennes, having come through their youth system.
Doucouré signed to Premier League club Watford on 1 February 2016, for an undisclosed fee and immediately went on loan to La Liga club Granada CF on loan. He made his first La Liga appearance one week later, when he came on as an 80th-minute substitute for Adalberto Peñaranda in a 1–2 home loss against Real Madrid. Doucouré scored his first goal for Watford on 4 March 2017, netting an injury time consolation as Watford lost 3–4 to Southampton.
Doucouré scored seven goals and made two assists in the 2017–18 season, with five goals and six assists the year after. He was named "Player of the Season" for the club at the end of the 2017–18 season.
Premier League club Everton announced that they had signed Doucouré from Watford on 8 September 2020 for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £20m. He signed a three-year deal with a club option for a fourth season. Doucouré made his debut on 13 September during Everton's first game of the 2020–21 season, 1–0 win away from home against Tottenham Hotspur. Doucouré scored his first Everton goal with a powerful header in a 3–2 away win against Fulham on 22 November 2020 in a Premier League fixture. He scored again against Manchester United in a 3–3 draw on 6 February 2021 at Old Trafford when he tapped in from close range. On 12 March, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti said that Doucouré had suffered a fractured foot in training thus ruling him out for 8–10 weeks. Ancelotti said he hoped Doucouré would return to the team before the end of the season