SALOMON KALOU: FEYENOORD CAREER PROBED

Salomon Kalou and Bonaventure Kalou are brothers who represented the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire on the international stage. Just like what was obtainable with his brother Bonaventure Kalou, Salomon Kalou began his football career at ASEC Mimosas in his native Cote d’Ivoire before he moved to the Dutch league.

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Dutch Eredivisie giants Feyenoord snapped up Salomon Kalou in 2003 and by the following year, he was loaned out to their satellite team Excelsior. Kalou returned to Feyenoord to become a regular in the starting XI. He played in the Dutch top flight in the colours of Feyenoord for two seasons before Chelsea came calling. Salomon Kalou scored 35 goals in 67 league appearances for the Rotterdam-based outfit in his two seasons in the Dutch top flight.
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KALOU: 2009 FA CUP FINAL REVIEWED

 

Ivorian attacker Salomon Kalou was in the Chelsea squad that recovered from an inconsistent form to finish the 2008/09 season with the FA Cup title under the guidance of Dutchman GuusHiddink. The FA Cup title win was made possible by the 2-1 win over Merseyside side Everton.

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Salomon Kalou was in the Chelsea squad that saw off the Toffees on the way to winning their fifth FA Cup title.

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KALOU: 2012 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL REVIEWED

Ivorian attacker Salomon Kalou made the Chelsea starting XI selected by Roberto Di Matteo for the 2012 Champions League final encounter with Bavarian giants Bayern Munich. Salomon Kalou and his Chelsea teammates were up against it after the German Bundesliga team qualified for the final in their home stadium.


Salomon Kaloustarted the game on the right side of the Chelsea attack, while Ryan Bertrand started on the left side of the attack with Didier Drogba leading the line. Kalouwas on the pitch for 84 minutes before he made way for Fernando Torres as Chelsea searched for the equaliser. Ivorian attacker Kalou was replaced by Torres shortly after German national team player Thomas Mueller gave Bayern Munich the lead. Continue reading “KALOU: 2012 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL REVIEWED”

KALOU: IVORY COAST MAJOR HONOURS UNVEILED

Salomon Kalou won the first and only major trophy of his career with the Ivory Coast at the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). He had earlier made his debut in a friendly clash with Guinea on February 6, 2007. His Ivory Coast debutended in a 1-0 win. Over a month later, Salomon Kalou scored his first goal for his country in a 3-0 win over Mauritius.

Kalou made his competition debut at the 2008 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Ghana. He scored the only goal of the game against Nigeria in the tournament opener for the Ivory Coast. Salomon Kalou added a brace in the big quarter-final win over Guinea.His two goals gave the Ivorians a 5-0 win over their last eight opposition. Ivory Coast finished in fourth place at the end of the tournament. Continue reading “KALOU: IVORY COAST MAJOR HONOURS UNVEILED”

KALOU SPEAKS ON FAILED BOTAFOGO SPELL

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Ivorian attacker Salomon Kalou has given the reasons for his failed spell at Botafogo in the Brazilian league. Botafogo had experienced European football campaigners like Salomon Kalou and Japanese international star Keisuke Honda but still managed to suffer relegation from the Brazilian Serie A.

Salomon Kalou spoke to BBC Sport about his failed spell at Botafogo. According to him, he struggled mainly due to language barrier, coaching changes, financial challenges and tactical issues. Continue reading “KALOU SPEAKS ON FAILED BOTAFOGO SPELL”

SALOMON KALOU: LILLE CAREER EXAMINED

Ivorian forward Salomon Kaloujoined Lille from Premier League heavyweights Chelsea on a free transfer in July 2012. His last act as a Chelsea player was winning the Champions League via the penalty shootout success at the expense of host team Bayern Munich.

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Salomon Kalou became a free agent in the summer of 2012 after his Chelsea contract ended. The Ivorian attacker became a Lille player afterwards and he was handed the number 8 jersey. New Lille manager Rudi Garcia confirmed that it was not easy to convince that the French club is team to take his career to the next level. It was not easy to convince Kalou to join him at Lille according to the former AS Roma tactician.
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ABRAMOVICH VOCAL ABOUT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TARGET

Former Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou has revealed that Blues owner Roman Abramovichwas clear about his ultimate goal of winning the Champions League. According to Salomon Kalou, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was vocal about his desire to win the Champions League trophy.

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Salomon Kalou spoke about Abramovich and his quest to win the Champions League trophy at the club while he was on BBC for an exclusive interview last month. The former Ivory Coast international forward said that the message was clear to the players while he was at Stamford Bridge that the Champions League title is the ultimate trophy for the club.
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KALOU LINKS UP WITH DJIBOUTI CLUB

Ivorian player Salomon Kalou has joined Djibouti club AS Arta Solar 7 thus becoming the latest big name player to sign for the Djibouti champions.

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Salomon Kalou recently left the Brazilian league where he had been playing for Botafogo who are no longer in the first division and has decided to return to play his club football in Africa.
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KALOU: NATIONAL TEAM CAREER

Ex-Hertha Berlin, Botafogo and Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou was part of the golden Ivory Coast generation alongside Didier Drogba and the Toure brothers, KoloToure and Yaya Toure.

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The golden generation experienced trophy drought until it was brought to an end at the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). Salomon Kalou was a major part of the squad that won the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.
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KALOU SET TO LEAVE BOTAFOGO

Ivorian striker Salomon Kalou is leaving Brazilian club Botafogo after the two parties reached an agreement to terminate his contract. Ex-Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou will leave the Brazilian SerieB outfit around one year after signing for the club on a free transfer.

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Salomon Kalou made the decision to terminate his contract with Botafogo on the back of the demotion from Serie A to Serie B in the Brazilian league. The ex-Hertha Berlin and Feyenoord player was unable to preventBotafogo from suffering relegation from the Serie A. He scored just once in 11 starts for the club. In total, Salomon Kalou made 25 appearances for Botafogo.
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