Kalidou Koulibaly is a professional footballer who was born on June 20, 1991. He plays center-back for Chelsea in the Premier League and for the Senegalese national team.
|Full Name:||Kalidou Koulibaly|
|Born Date:||20 June 1991|
|Height:||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Birth Place||Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France|
Bio and Early Life
Kalidou Koulibaly was born on June 20, 1991, in Saint-Die-des-Vosges, France, to parents who were from Senegal. Gemini is his star sign. He is both French and Senegalese by nationality, and he is of African descent.
Koulibaly started playing football with Saint-Die when he was only eight years old. After four years, he switched to Metz, but in 2006, he went back to his old club. Koulibaly went back to Metz in 2009.
Kalidou Koulibaly Football Career
On August 23, 2012, the Swiss team Luzern beat Genk 2–1 in the first leg of a two-leg UEFA Europa championship play-off. This was Koulibaly’s first game with Genk. Between October 6 and October 19, 2013, he scored two goals in two games. On July 2, 2014, he signed a five-year contract with Serie A club S.S.C. Napoli for about £6.5 million.
After that, he scored a header against league leaders Juventus to give the visitors a 1-0 win on April 22, 2018, at the Allianz Stadium. With four games to go, Napoli is now just one point behind Juventus, while Juventus are still in the lead.
On June 17, 2020, Koulibaly played in the Coppa Italia Final against Juventus. After a scoreless draw, Napoli won the game 4–2 on penalties. Koulibaly has said more than once that he wants to end his career at Napoli and that he would only leave if the club made a business decision.
He was named Serie A Player of the Month for September 2021. On November 24, 2021, he played his 300th game for Napoli, which was a Europa League loss to Spartak Moscow by a score of 2-1.
Koulibaly signed a four-year deal with Premier League club Chelsea on July 16, 2022. The fee was said to be around £33 million. On August 6, he played his first game for Chelsea, which beat Everton 1-0 away in the league. Koulibaly scored Chelsea’s first goal on his home debut against Tottenham Hotspur on August 14. He did it with a powerful volley in a 2–2 draw in the league.
His International and FIFA 22 career
Koulibaly continued to play against Juventus in the final of the Coppa Italia on June 17, 2020. After a scoreless draw, Napoli won the game 4–2 on penalties. He was part of Senegal’s team that went to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
In May 2018, Koulibaly was named to Senegal’s 23-person team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. After that, Koulibaly was chosen as a center-back for the national team’s 26-person squad for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
- Belgian Cup: 2012–13
- Coppa Italia: 2019–20
- Supercoppa Italiana: 2014
- Africa Cup of Nations: 2021; runner-up: 2019
- 2016’s CAF Team of the Year (as a substitute)
- Serie A Team of the Year: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- Golden Lion (Senegal Player of the Year): 2017,2018
- Serie A Best Defender: 2018–19
- September 2021: Serie A Player of the Month
- Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament: 2019
- The 2020 IFFHS CAF Men’s Team of the Year
- The 2011–2020 IFFHS CAF Men’s Team of the Decade
Kalidou Koulibaly’s Age & Height
He was born on June 21, 1991, in the French town of Saint-Dié-des-Vosges. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall, which is 1.87m.
Kalidou Koulibaly’s Net Worth
It is thought that Kalidou Koulibaly’s net worth will be around $20 million in December 2023. People say that he makes £183,000 per week and £9,516,000 per year. His value on the market right now is $58.58 million.
Kalidou Koulibaly’s wife
Koulibaly is happily married to Charline Oudenot, a French woman who is 28 years old. Since they were young, they dated each other and got married at a young age. He has a cute baby boy named Seni, who was born on January 16, 2016, with his wife. He often posts cute pictures of himself and his son on his official Instagram account, but he has kept his wife’s name secret.