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Salomon Kalou Biography

Salomon Armand Magloire Kalou is an Ivorian footballer who currently plays as a striker for Lille. Kalou began his career in local club Mimosas before plying his trade in Europe. Kalou signed for Feyenoord Rotterdam in 2003 and the following year he was loaned to Feyenoord's "satellite club"Excelsior Rotterdam. During his time at Feyenoord, Salomon scored 35 goals in 67 league appearances for the Rotterdam club, and also won an individual award when he won the Johan Cruijff Award in 2005 for being the most promising young talent of that season. Kalou moved to Chelsea on 30 May 2006 for an undisclosed fee, believed to be approximately £9m. Kalou scored his first Premier League goal in December 2006 in Chelsea's 3–2 victory over Wigan Athletic at the JJB Stadium. He thereafter scored goals against Newcastle United, West Ham United, Olympiacos, Derby County and Fulham contributing to Chelsea's success. On 12 October 2009, Kalou signed a new 3-year contract extension with Chelsea, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2012. Kalou scored Chelsea's third of eight goals on the last day of the season against Wigan Athletic. Following the game, Kalou won his first ever Premier League winners' medal as Chelsea were crowned champions. On 21 April, Kalou made his 250th appearance for Chelsea in a 0–0 draw away to rivals Arsenal. On 7 July 2012, it was confirmed that Kalou will sign for Lille on a free transfer after being released by Chelsea at the end of his contract. His first Champions League goal for the club came in their 6-1 humbling defeat to Bayern Munich on 7 November.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Salomon Armand Magloire Kalou
Nationality Côte d'Ivoire
Position Midfielder
Last Club Chelsea
Shirt Number 21
Career
Clubs
Chelsea Aug 2006 - Jun 2012
Hertha BSC Aug 2014 - Present
Feyenoord Rotterdam Jul 2003 - Aug 2003
Feyenoord Rotterdam Aug 2003 - Aug 2006
Lille OSC Métropole Jul 2012 - Aug 2014
SBV Excelsior Aug 2003 - Jun 2004
National
Côte d'Ivoire Jan 2008 - Present
Côte d'Ivoire Under 21 Aug 2008 - Present
Stats
Clubs
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Chelsea
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2011/2012 Premier League 12 1 2 0 0 576
UEFA Champions League 7 2 0 1 0 333
FA Cup 5 1 0 0 0 356
League Cup 2 1 0 0 0 205
2010/2011 Premier League 31 10 4 1 0 1566
UEFA Champions League 6 0 2 0 0 328
FA Cup 3 2 0 0 0 185
Community Shield 1 1 0 0 0 90
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 10
2009/2010 Premier League 23 5 4 2 0 1011
UEFA Champions League 6 3 1 2 0 394
FA Cup 4 1 0 0 0 231
League Cup 3 3 0 0 0 255
Community Shield 1 0 0 0 0 36
2008/2009 Premier League 27 7 3 0 0 1501
UEFA Champions League 8 1 1 1 0 419
FA Cup 6 2 0 0 0 410
2007/2008 Premier League 30 7 0 1 0 2136
UEFA Champions League 11 1 0 0 0 480
2006/2007 Premier League 32 7 0 0 0 1891
UEFA Champions League 11 0 0 0 0 274
Total 230 55 17 8 0 12687
Hertha BSC
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Feyenoord Rotterdam
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Lille OSC Métropole
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National
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Côte d'Ivoire Under 21
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2008 Beijing Olympics 4 2 0 1 0 357
Total 4 2 0 1 0 357
Côte d'Ivoire
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Rumour: Liverpool to battle Arsenal for former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou
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