Salomon Kalou

  • Date of birth : 05/08/1985
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire
 
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Salomon Kalou

Salomon Kalou

Clubs: ASEC Abidjan, Feyenoord, SBV Excelsior (loan), Chelsea FC, LOSC Lille Métropole 

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
runner-up 2008, winner 2012

• Born in Oume, he left the Ivory Coast for the Netherlands in 2003 having shown his potential as a teenager with Abidjan.

• Joined Feyenoord, where his elder brother, Bonaventure, had been a key player for several seasons, but had a loan spell at nursery club Excelsior before a breakthrough 2004/05 campaign, in which he scored 20 Eredivisie goals for Feyenoord plus another four in the UEFA Cup.

• A petition for Dutch citizenship was led by then national team coach Marco van Basten, who hoped to include him in the Oranje's 2006 FIFA World Cup squad, but the application was declined. He eventually made his international debut for the Ivory Coast in February 2007 − against Guinea − going on to appear for Les Éléphants at the 2008 and 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, Beijing Olympics and 2010 FIFA World Cup.

• Scored 15 Eredivisie goals in his second and last season for Feyenoord before he joined Chelsea in May 2006 as a replacement for Eidur Gudjohnsen; less prolific in England but managed at least six Premier League goals in each of his first three seasons despite often being used from the bench.

• A substitute in Chelsea's 2007 League Cup and FA Cup final wins, he came on in extra time of the 2008 UEFA Champions League final defeat by Manchester United FC.

• Started the first four games of Chelsea's 2009/10 European campaign, scoring twice in a 4-0 home win against Club Atlético de Madrid. Also struck five league goals, including a hat-trick in a 7-0 defeat of Stoke City FC, as Chelsea secured the domestic double for the first time.

• A fringe player at Chelsea in 2011/12, he nonetheless started the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League finals, the latter game – a penalty shoot-out victory against FC Bayern München – his last before joining Lille on a free transfer.

Last updated: 25/07/12 21.26CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 19/04/2015 03:24 CET
14.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageIvory CoastIvory Coast2-1JapanJapan9000
19.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageColombiaColombia2-1Ivory CoastIvory Coast2300
24.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageGreeceGreece2-1Ivory CoastIvory Coast9000
05.08.2014UEFA Champions LeagueThird qualifying roundLOSCLOSC1-1GrasshoppersGrasshoppers1400
15.08.2014French Ligue 1CaenCaen0-1LOSCLOSC6100
20.08.2014UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsLOSCLOSC0-1PortoPorto7600
13.09.2014German BundesligaHerthaHertha1-3MainzMainz2100
19.09.2014German BundesligaFreiburgFreiburg2-2HerthaHertha4500
24.09.2014German BundesligaHerthaHertha1-0WolfsburgWolfsburg7610
28.09.2014German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg1-0HerthaHertha9000
03.10.2014German BundesligaHerthaHertha3-2StuttgartStuttgart6520
18.10.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-0HerthaHertha9000
25.10.2014German BundesligaHerthaHertha3-0HamburgHamburg7500
28.10.2014German DFB CupSecond roundArminiaArminia0-0HerthaHertha9000
02.11.2014German BundesligaPaderbornPaderborn3-1HerthaHertha9010
07.11.2014German BundesligaHerthaHertha0-2HannoverHannover9000
22.11.2014German BundesligaKölnKöln1-2HerthaHertha700
29.11.2014German BundesligaHerthaHertha0-1BayernBayern2900
06.12.2014German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach3-2HerthaHertha1810
21.12.2014German BundesligaHerthaHertha0-5HoffenheimHoffenheim1800
15.02.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha0-2FreiburgFreiburg7500
22.02.2015German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg2-1HerthaHertha9000
28.02.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha1-0AugsburgAugsburg9010
06.03.2015German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart0-0HerthaHertha9000
14.03.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha2-2SchalkeSchalke9000
20.03.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-1HerthaHertha8700
05.04.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha2-0PaderbornPaderborn9001
10.04.2015German BundesligaHannoverHannover1-1HerthaHertha9000
18.04.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha0-0KölnKöln9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Salomon Kalou
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/08/1985 (29)
  • Country: Côte d'Ivoire
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Hertha ( GER)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 79kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    30/09/04: Feyenoord 4-1 Odd

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Chelsea497
LOSC91
Total588
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Feyenoord94
Total94
Last updated: 06/03/2015 11:01 CET
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