Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly


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Kalidou Koulibaly is a professional footballer who plays as centre-back for Premier League club Chelsea and the Senegal national team. 

Koulibaly began his professional club career with French team Metz in 2010, before moving to Belgian club Genk in 2012, winning the Belgian Cup in his first season. 

He joined Italian team Napoli in 2014, where he won the Supercoppa Italiana title; he also won the Coppa Italia in 2020.

As Koulibaly was born in France to Senegalese parents, he was eligible to represent both nations at international level, and initially played for the France national under-20 team.

 He later made his senior debut with Senegal in 2015, and was a member of the Senegal squad that took part at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. He was named to the side that represented Senegal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup the following year, and subsequently helped his team to the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Koulibaly and Senegal won the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, beating Egypt in the final.

Koulibaly signed for Premier League club Chelsea on 16 July 2022, on a four-year contract for a fee reported to be in the region of £33 million.

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  • Date of Birth
    Jun 20, 1991
  • Position
    center back
  • Weight
    89 kg
  • Height

Honours & Awards

  • Serie A Best Defender 2019
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