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.
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. Continue reading “SALOMON KALOU: FEYENOORD CAREER PROBED”
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.
Salomon Kalou was in the Chelsea squad that saw off the Toffees on the way to winning their fifth FA Cup title.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading “SALOMON KALOU: LILLE CAREER EXAMINED”
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.
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. Continue reading “ABRAMOVICH VOCAL ABOUT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TARGET”
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.
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. Continue reading “KALOU: NATIONAL TEAM CAREER”
Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has revealed that he has been impressed with Chelsea mama her Thomas Tuchel so far and said he believes the manager will take the club to a better position coke the end of the season. Tuchel was appointed by club owner Roman Abramovic following the sacking of former manager Frank Lampard and he has done well to deserve the praise he has been getting since then.
He has brought about a pattern of football that has seen his side play some more interesting football different from what they did under Lampard. Tuchel has improved the Chelsea defense and it is evident in how they have not been conceding goals so far this season. In his first twelve games as manager at Chelsea, the Blues kept an impressive 8 clean sheets, including one in their 1-0 UEFA Champions League victory away at Atletico Madrid. Continue reading “SALOMON KALOU GIVES HIS OPINION ABOUT CHELSEA MANAGER TUCHEL”
Botafogo forward Salomon Kalou can be referred to as a graduate after the Ivorian international player bagged a University degree. The 35-year-old is gradually preparing for life at the end of his football career. Salomon Kalouhas secured a degree for himself at an institution in France.
He bagged a Business Administration (BA) degree at the prestigious Lyon business school in Lyon, France. Salomon Kalou was quick to praise his late father after he achieved success in his quest to bag a University degree. He confirmed his status as a graduate some months ago. Continue reading “SALOMON KALOU IS NOW A GRADUATE”
Every player poses a dream about the last days of their career. The striker of the Ivory Coast, Salomon Kalou also has decided to play for the Brazil club Botafogo before he says goodbye to football. For this, he left Hertha Berlin of Germany and has appeared in Brazil to play the last few games of his career. The former Chelsea skipper is going to celebrate his 35th birthday in August and is very eager to play on Brazilian soil.
According to him, the passions for football among the Brazilians are really awesome and you will get such an atmosphere in very few countries. His previous club Hertha Berlin suspended him as he broke the rules regarding social distancing and a video of that incident went viral on social media. Thus he decided not to return to the club as he played there for almost 6 years. The Brazilian club has made a contract with him till the end of 2021. Continue reading “Salomon Kalou Joined the Brazil Club to Have Farewell”
Former Chelsea player Salomon Kalou has
stated that Chelsea needs to replace Eden Hazard if they want to challenge for
trophies next season. He said that Hazard is a world-class player and that it
will be difficult for Chelsea to find a like for like replacement for the
He said that not only they will have to
replace their best player they will also need to find a new manager after the
departure of Sarri.
Salomon Kalou said that it is important
that an appointment is made as quickly as possible so that the manager can have
enough time to build a team to compete in the Premier League. The former
Chelsea player that Chelsea runs the risk of falling behind teams such as
Tottenham Hotspurs, Manchester United and even Arsenal if they do not invest in
He believes that at the moment there is not
a single player that can replace Eden Hazard and that they will have to use
this money wisely in order to strengthen the team.
He said that the Chelsea team is really
behind teams such as Liverpool and Manchester City and that they will need more
than one transfer window if they want to catch up these teams in terms of
development. For him, it is important that a manager is appointed as quickly as
possible to help the team progress.