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

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/05/2016 02:41 CET
15.01.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden2-0Ivory CoastIvory Coast4600
15.08.2015German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg0-1HerthaHertha9010
21.08.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha1-1BremenBremen8200
30.08.2015German BundesligaDortmundDortmund3-1HerthaHertha1910
12.09.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha2-1StuttgartStuttgart7300
22.09.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha2-0KölnKöln7100
27.09.2015German BundesligaFrankfurtFrankfurt1-1HerthaHertha7700
03.10.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha3-0HamburgHamburg7010
17.10.2015German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-1HerthaHertha9010
24.10.2015German BundesligaIngolstadtIngolstadt0-1HerthaHertha8700
27.10.2015German DFB CupSecond roundFSV FrankfurtFSV Frankfurt1-2HerthaHertha10420
31.10.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha1-4MönchengladbachMönchengladbach4500
06.11.2015German BundesligaHannoverHannover1-3HerthaHertha9030
22.11.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha1-0HoffenheimHoffenheim9000
28.11.2015German BundesligaBayernBayern2-0HerthaHertha9000
05.12.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha2-1LeverkusenLeverkusen7800
12.12.2015German BundesligaDarmstadtDarmstadt0-4HerthaHertha8010
16.12.2015German DFB CupRound of 16NürnbergNürnberg0-2HerthaHertha9000
20.12.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha2-0MainzMainz8710
30.01.2016German BundesligaBremenBremen3-3HerthaHertha9010
06.02.2016German BundesligaHerthaHertha0-0DortmundDortmund8900
10.02.2016German DFB CupQuarter-finalsHeidenheimHeidenheim2-3HerthaHertha6300
20.02.2016German BundesligaHerthaHertha1-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9010
26.02.2016German BundesligaKölnKöln0-1HerthaHertha7901
02.03.2016German BundesligaHerthaHertha2-0FrankfurtFrankfurt9011
06.03.2016German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-0HerthaHertha9000
11.03.2016German BundesligaHerthaHertha2-0SchalkeSchalke9000
19.03.2016German BundesligaHerthaHertha2-1IngolstadtIngolstadt9010
03.04.2016German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach5-0HerthaHertha9000
08.04.2016German BundesligaHerthaHertha2-2HannoverHannover9010
16.04.2016German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim2-1HerthaHertha9000
20.04.2016German DFB CupSemi-finalsHerthaHertha0-3DortmundDortmund9000
23.04.2016German BundesligaHerthaHertha0-2BayernBayern2600
30.04.2016German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen2-1HerthaHertha9000
07.05.2016German BundesligaHerthaHertha1-2DarmstadtDarmstadt9000
14.05.2016German BundesligaMainzMainz0-0HerthaHertha9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Salomon Kalou
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/08/1985 (30)
  • Country: Côte d'Ivoire
  • Squad number: 8
  • Club: Hertha ( GER)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 79kg

  • Currently playing:
    • Friendlies 2014/16

  • 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
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 06/03/2015 11:01 CET