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.

Did you know?
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: 13/07/2015 12:23 CET
14.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageIvory CoastIvory Coast2-1JapanJapan9000
19.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageColombiaColombia2-1Ivory CoastIvory Coast9000
29.08.2014Turkish Super LeagueBalıkesirsporBalıkesirspor1-2AkhisarAkhisar3200
15.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-2SivassporSivasspor6700
20.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueErciyessporErciyesspor1-2AkhisarAkhisar7800
28.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
05.10.2014Turkish Super Leagueİstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir4-0AkhisarAkhisar9000
19.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-0KasımpaşaKasımpaşa9000
24.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueKarabüksporKarabükspor2-1AkhisarAkhisar9000
01.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-1TrabzonsporTrabzonspor9000
07.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor1-0AkhisarAkhisar9000
22.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-1MersinMersin5500
28.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-0KonyasporKonyaspor4500
06.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-1AkhisarAkhisar8000
18.12.2014Turkish CupFourth roundTrabzonsporTrabzonspor0-0AkhisarAkhisar9000
21.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-1AkhisarAkhisar9000
28.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-4RizesporRizespor5400
03.01.2015Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor3-1AkhisarAkhisar2200
27.01.2015Turkish CupFourth roundManisasporManisaspor1-1AkhisarAkhisar9000
30.01.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar2-2BalıkesirsporBalıkesirspor9000
03.02.2015Turkish CupFourth roundAkhisarAkhisar0-2TrabzonsporTrabzonspor3000
06.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa2-2AkhisarAkhisar3400
14.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar5-1KarabüksporKarabükspor9000
22.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor2-0AkhisarAkhisar4500
05.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar3-0GaziantepsporGaziantepspor1100
26.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor2-1AkhisarAkhisar3100
04.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-2GalatasarayGalatasaray6000
14.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar1-1BeşiktaşBeşiktaş000
25.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueAkhisarAkhisar0-1BursasporBursaspor4500
29.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueEskişehirsporEskişehirspor1-3AkhisarAkhisar9002

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General info

  • Name: Didier Zokora
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 14/12/1980 (34)
  • Country: Côte d'Ivoire

  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 72kg

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

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 27/04/2015 19:21 CET