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: 13/04/2014 10:45 CET
10.08.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0LorientLorient9000
17.08.2013French Ligue 1ReimsReims2-1LOSCLOSC2500
25.08.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne8310
31.08.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-0LOSCLOSC9000
15.09.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC0-2NiceNice9000
21.09.2013French Ligue 1SochauxSochaux0-2LOSCLOSC9001
24.09.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC3-0ÉvianÉvian8410
28.09.2013French Ligue 1LyonLyon0-0LOSCLOSC9000
05.10.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC3-0AjaccioAjaccio7610
19.10.2013French Ligue 1MontpellierMontpellier0-1LOSCLOSC7100
25.10.2013French Ligue 1NantesNantes0-1LOSCLOSC9000
03.11.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC2-0MonacoMonaco9000
09.11.2013French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp0-0LOSCLOSC7900
24.11.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0ToulouseToulouse8600
30.11.2013French Ligue 1ValenciennesValenciennes0-1LOSCLOSC4500
03.12.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0MarseilleMarseille8200
08.12.2013French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux1-0LOSCLOSC6800
15.12.2013French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC2-1BastiaBastia9020
22.12.2013French Ligue 1ParisParis2-2LOSCLOSC9011
05.01.2014French CupNinth roundAmiensAmiens1-3LOSCLOSC8420
12.01.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-2ReimsReims9000
17.01.2014French Ligue 1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne2-0LOSCLOSC6900
24.01.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-1RennesRennes9010
02.02.2014French Ligue 1NiceNice1-0LOSCLOSC9000
08.02.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC2-0SochauxSochaux9000
16.02.2014French Ligue 1ÉvianÉvian2-2LOSCLOSC9001
02.03.2014French Ligue 1AjaccioAjaccio2-3LOSCLOSC9030
09.03.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC2-0MontpellierMontpellier7400
15.03.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC0-0NantesNantes9000
23.03.2014French Ligue 1MonacoMonaco1-1LOSCLOSC9000
27.03.2014French CupQuarter-finalsRennesRennes2-0LOSCLOSC9000
30.03.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0GuingampGuingamp3110
05.04.2014French Ligue 1ToulouseToulouse1-2LOSCLOSC8911
12.04.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-0ValenciennesValenciennes9001

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Salomon Kalou
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 05/08/1985 (28)
  • Country: Côte d'Ivoire
  • Squad number: 8
  • Club: LOSC ( FRA)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 79kg

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

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Chelsea497
LOSC71
Total568
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Feyenoord94
Total94
Last updated: 08/01/2014 05:30 CET
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