Wilfried Zaha

Ivorian footballer (born 1992)

Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha (born 10 November 1992) is an Ivorian footballer. He currently plays as a forward for Premier League club Crystal Palace. He also plays for the Ivorian national team.[4]

Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha 17-12-2016 1.jpg
Zaha playing for Crystal Palace in 2016
Personal information
Full name Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha[1]
Date of birth (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 30)[2]
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[3]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Crystal Palace
Number 11
Youth career
2004–2010 Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Crystal Palace 110 (12)
2013–2015 Manchester United 2 (0)
2013Crystal Palace (loan) 16 (1)
2014Cardiff City (loan) 12 (0)
2014–2015Crystal Palace (loan) 16 (1)
2015– Crystal Palace 206 (44)
National team
2011 England U19 2 (0)
2012–2013 England U21 13 (1)
2012–2013 England 2 (0)
2017– Ivory Coast 18 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:44, 13 March 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:51, 13 October 2020 (UTC)


Zaha was born in the Ivory Coast,[5] but grew up in England from the age of four. He made his debut for the England national team. He made only two appearances for England, the latter of which came in 2013. He made a decision of playing to his birth country (Ivory Coast).[6][7][8]

Zaha moved into the Crystal Palace first team from their academy. During his time at Selhurst Park he scored 18 goals in all competitions. He later transferred to Manchester United for an initial fee of £10 million. Zaha went to loan at Palace.[9]

In December 2021, Dark Real Estate Affair concerns a company founded by Wilfried Zaha and a scam has more than 20,000 pounds embezzled.


Crystal Palace

Manchester United



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  3. "Wilfried Zaha". Crystal Palace F.C. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  4. "Wilfried Zaha Profile, News & Stats | Premier League". www.premierleague.com. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  5. "Barry Hugman's Footballers - Wilfried Zaha". barryhugmansfootballers.com. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  6. "Wilfried Zaha agrees to join England squad for Sweden friendly". the Guardian. 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  7. "Wilfried Zaha – prince from the Palace now mixing with England royalty". the Guardian. 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  8. "Wilfried Zaha was always destined to be star, say former teachers | T…". archive.is. 2013-05-05. Archived from the original on 2013-05-05. Retrieved 2021-03-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  9. www.holmesdale.net, Holmesdale Online. "All-time top scorers". Holmesdale Online. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  10. Fletcher, Paul (27 May 2013). "Crystal Palace 1–0 Watford". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 13 March 2015.
  11. "Football League award for Zaha". London Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 29 April 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  12. "Gareth Bale wins PFA Player of Year and Young Player awards". BBC Sport. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  13. "Wilfried Zaha: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 29 September 2018.

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