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N'Golo Kanté
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Personal information
Full name N'Golo Kanté
Date of birth 29 March 1991 (1991-03-29) (age 29)
Place of birth    Paris, Flag of France France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club England Chelsea
Number 7
Youth clubs
1999–2010
2010–2011
Flag of France JS Suresnes
Flag of France Boulogne
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2011–2013
2013–2015
2015–2016
2016–
Flag of France Boulogne
Flag of France SM Caen
England Leicester City
England Chelsea
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075 00(4)
037 00(1)
069 00(2)   
National team
2016– Flag of France France 024 00(1)

N'Golo Kanté (born 29 March 1991) is a French professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for English club Chelsea and the France national team.

He made his senior debut at Boulogne and then spent two seasons at Caen, the latter in Ligue 1. In 2015, he joined Leicester City for a fee of £5.6 million and became an integral member of the club's first ever Premier League win in his only season at the club. The following year, he joined Chelsea for a reported fee of £32 million and won the prestigious Premier League Player of the Season award in his first season with the club.

Kanté made his senior international debut for France in 2016. He was included in their squad that finished runners-up at that year's European Championship. He is cited as being one of the world's best in his position and commonly regarded as the 'new' Claude Makélélé.

Honours

Club

Leicester City

Individual

  • PFA Players' Player of the Year: 2016–17
  • Premier League PFA Team of the Year: 2015–16, 2016–17
  • Leicester City Players' Player of the Year (1): 2015–16
  • London Football Awards Player of the Year: 2017
  • PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month: March 2017

External links

Chelsea FC
Chelsea F.C. squad - 2020–21

1 Arrizabalaga · 2 Rüdiger · 3 Alonso · 4 Christensen · 5 Jorginho · 7 Kanté · 8 Barkley · 9 Abraham · 10 Willian · 11 Pedro · 12 Loftus-Cheek · 13 Caballero · 15 Zouma · 17 Kovačić · 18 Giroud · 19 Mount · 20 Hudson-Odoi · 22 Pulisic · 23 Batshuayi · 24 James · 28 Azpilicueta · 29 Tomori · 31 Cumming · 33 Emerson · 34 Baker · 47 Gilmour ·  Van Ginkel ·  Werner ·  Ziyech ·

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France – UEFA Euro 2016 – Runners-up

1. Lloris 2. Jallet 3. Evra 4. Rami 5. Kanté 6. Cabaye 7. Griezmann 8. Payet 9. Giroud 10. Gignac 11. Martial 12. Schneiderlin 13. Mangala 14. Matuidi 15. Pogba 16. Mandanda 17. Digne 18. Sissoko 19. Sagna 20. Coman 21. Koscielny 22. Umtiti 23. Costil

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France – 2018 FIFA World Cup – Winners

1. Lloris (c) 2. Pavard 3. Kimpembe 4. Varane 5. Umtiti 6. Pogba 7. Griezmann 8. Lemar 9. Giroud 10. Mbappé 11. Dembélé 12. Tolisso 13. Kanté 14. Matuidi 15. Nzonzi 16. Mandanda 17. Rami 18. Fekir 19. Sidibé 20. Thauvin 21. Hernández 22. Mendy 23. Areola

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