Salomon Kalou started his football career at Feyenoord who are one of the biggest clubs in the Netherlands. He spent his youth career at ASEC Mimosas in Ivory Coast before starting his professional football career at Dutch club Feyenoord.

Kalou spent three years at Feyenoord before moving to the Premier League in 2006. During his time at Feyenoord, the forward scored 35 goals in 69 league games. He joined Chelsea from Feyenoord and went on to spend six years at Stamford Bridge. Salomon Kalou won eight trophies during his time with Chelsea until his exit in 2012.

At Chelsea, Salomon Kalou won four FA Cups, the Community Shield, theLeague Cup, the Premier League and the Champions League. His final act as a Chelsea player was to be part of the team that beat Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in the 2012 Champions League final. Chelsea got the better of Bayern on penalties to win the Champions League title after the two clubs scored a goal each in 120 minutes. Chelsea trailed to a goal from Bayern Munich attacker Thomas Muellerin the final seven minutes of normal time. The Premier League club equalised for Chelsea five minutes later through Didier Drogba thereby taking the game to extra time. Dutchman Arjen Robben missed a penalty for Bayern Munich in extra time and it proved costly after his team lost during penalty shootout.

Salomon Kalou left Chelsea at the end of his contract in 2012. He moved to French club Lille where he spent two years before signing for German club Hertha Berlin for an undisclosed fee. Kalou scored 53 goals in 172 games for Hertha Berlin in all competitions including 48 goals in 151 games on the German Bundesliga scene. He spent six years at Hertha Berlin and then one year at Brazilian team Botafogo before retirement from football.

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