Didier Zokora

  • Date of birth : 14/12/1980
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire
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Didier Zokora

Didier Zokora

A feisty, tactically astute midfield ball-winner, Didier Zokora is a long-standing Ivory Coast international who played in Belgium, France and England before joining Sevilla FC in the summer of 2009. He was an English League Cup winner with Tottenham Hotspur FC in 2008.

• Launched career in his native Ivory Coast with ASEC Mimosas before moving to Belgium in 2000 and joining KRC Genk.

• Made 123 Eerste Klasse appearances for Genk during four-year spell, winning league title in 2001/02; was an ever-present in club's UEFA Champions League debut campaign in 2002/03.

• Joined AS Saint-Étienne in 2004 and enjoyed two impressive seasons in Ligue 1, the second of them punctuated by appearance at 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, where he helped Ivory Coast to a runners-up spot; played all three games at FIFA World Cup finals in Germany later the same year.

• Joined Tottenham after World Cup in €12m deal; played under three managers in three seasons at London club – Martin Jol, Juande Ramos and Harry Redknapp – but failed to score in 133 competitive matches.

• Moved to Sevilla in July 2009 on four-year contract, costing Spanish club €9m; started all six UEFA Champions League group games and also regular in Liga team until January, when he travelled to Angola to compete in his third Africa Cup of Nations.

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Zokora was on the field for every minute of the Ivory Coast's successful 12-match 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, during which he also scored his first international goal – in a 4-0 defeat of Botswana in Abidjan on 22 June 2008.

Last updated: 27/01/10 11.16CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/06/2014 01:05 CET
18.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş2-0TrabzonsporTrabzonspor4100
26.08.2013Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor2-1RizesporRizespor9000
01.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar3-0TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
14.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor1-0KarabüksporKarabükspor9000
23.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueKayserisporKayserispor0-1TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
29.09.2013Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor2-0KonyasporKonyaspor9000
06.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-0TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
20.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor0-0SivassporSivasspor9000
28.10.2013Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa3-2TrabzonsporTrabzonspor8700
03.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor4-0ElazığsporElazığspor9000
10.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği3-2TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
24.11.2013Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor1-0EskişehirsporEskişehirspor9000
01.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor3-1ErciyessporErciyesspor9000
08.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor3-2TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
22.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
29.12.2013Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor2-1AntalyasporAntalyaspor9000
25.01.2014Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş9000
03.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor0-0TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
09.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor2-4AkhisarAkhisar9000
15.02.2014Turkish Super LeagueKarabüksporKarabükspor2-2TrabzonsporTrabzonspor6000
02.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor0-0TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
16.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueSivassporSivasspor0-4TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
21.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor0-0KasımpaşaKasımpaşa9000
29.03.2014Turkish Super LeagueElazığsporElazığspor0-0TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
19.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageColombiaColombia2-1Ivory CoastIvory Coast9000

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General info

  • Name: Didier Zokora
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/12/1980 (33)
  • Country: Côte d'Ivoire
  • Squad number: 5
  • Club: Trabzonspor ( TUR)

  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 72kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    14/09/00: Zürich 1-2 Genk

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Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 20/06/2014 01:05 CET
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