N'Golo Kanté

French association football player

N'Golo Kanté (French: [(ɛ)ŋɡolo kɑ̃te]; born 29 March 1991) is a French football player. He plays for both Chelsea Football Club and the French national team.[3][4]

N'Golo Kanté
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Kanté warming up for France in 2018
Personal information
Full name N'Golo Kanté[1]
Date of birth (1991-03-29) 29 March 1991 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chelsea
Number 7
Youth career
1999–2010 JS Suresnes
2010–2012 Boulogne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Boulogne 38 (3)
2013–2015 Caen 75 (4)
2015–2016 Leicester City 37 (1)
2016– Chelsea 70 (3)
National team
2016– France 31 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:05, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:05, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Personal lifeEdit

Kanté's parents moved to France in 1980 from the African country of Mali 11 years before his birth.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: France" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 11. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  3. Banks, Tony (8 August 2018). "How Chelsea teammates rewarded France's Kante and Giroud for their World Cup win".
  4. "Jorginho shows Kante how to play Sarri-ball during friendly with Lyon".
  5. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39248977%7C N'Golo Kante: How can Premier League clubs create next star? - BBC Sport