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Encyclopedia > Salomon Kalou
Salomon Kalou
Personal information
Full name Salomon Armand Magloire Kalou
Date of birth August 5, 1985 (1985-08-05) (age 22)
Place of birth    Oumé, Cote d'Ivoire
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)
Playing position Striker, Right/left winger
Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 21
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
2003-2006
2004
2006-
Feyenoord
Excelsior (loan)
Chelsea
67 (35)
11 0(4)
46 (11)   
National team2
2007- Cote d'Ivoire 02 0(1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 12:36, 4 November 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 7 January 2007.
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Salomon Kalou (born August 5, 1985 in Oumé, Côte d'Ivoire) is an Ivorian football player, who currently plays for Chelsea and formerly for the Dutch club Feyenoord Rotterdam. He was voted best footballer in the world in 2007 by a panel featuring Gavin Hamilton. is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Oumé is a city in Fromager Region, Côte dIvoire. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Feyenoord team practice session in 2002. ...


He is a forward, but he is also capable of playing on the wing. He has a preference for playing on the left wing as this gives him opportunities to cut inside and take shots with his right foot (which is his favoured foot). However, he can also put in fairly accurate crosses. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, and formerly inside forwards, are the players on a team in football in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ...

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Career in the Netherlands

AJ Auxerre coach Guy Roux wanted to sign him to unite him with his brother, and former Feyenoord Rotterdam player, Bonaventure Kalou. However, Kalou signed for Excelsior Rotterdam, Feyenoord Rotterdam's 'satellite club' after attending high school at the New English School in Kuwait. Association de la Jeunesse Auxerroise, or AJ Auxerre, is a French football team, founded in 1905, playing in the town of Auxerre in Burgundy. ... Guy Roux (born 18 October 1938) is a former French football player and manager known for being in charge of French side AJ Auxerre for the remarkable period of more than forty years and for leading the once humble amateur team to nation- and worldwide prominence. ... Bonaventure Kalou (born January 12, 1978 in Oumé) is an Ivorian footballer, who plays as a striker. ... Excelsior is a professional football club from Rotterdam, in the Kralingen-Crooswijk district. ... The New English School, founded in 1969 by Tareq S. Rajab, is a co-educational British curriculum, English medium school in Jabriya, Kuwait, which caters for children between the ages of 3½ and 18+. // Students at the New English School follow the assessment, grading and examinations of schools in the...


Kalou scored 15 goals in 11 appearances for Excelsior in 2002-2003. He was 'promoted' to Feyenoord and played in the Dutch top flight for three seasons from 2003 to 2006. During his time at Feyenoord he scored 35 goals in 67 league appearances, and in 2005 he won the Johan Cruyff Award for young talent playing in the Netherlands.


Failure to acquire Dutch citizenship

Kalou received much media attention regarding his possible naturalization as a Dutch citizen which, if granted, would allow him to play for the Netherlands national football team. Having never played for the Côte d'Ivoire team, he would be eligible for the Dutch team if he was naturalized. His brother Bonaventure had advised him to pursue foreign citizenship after experiencing regular problems with the Côte d'Ivoire football authorities. A judge swears in a new citizen. ... First international Belgium 1 - 4 Netherlands (Antwerp, Belgium; 30 April 1905) Biggest win Netherlands 9 - 0 Finland (Solna, Sweden; 4 July 1912) Netherlands 9 - 0 Norway (Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1 November 1972) Biggest defeat England Amateur 12 - 2 Netherlands (Darlington, England; 21 December 1907) World Cup Appearances 8 (First in 1934... First international Ivory Coast 3 - 2 Dahomey (Madagascar; 13 April 1960) Biggest win Ivory Coast 6 - 0 Mali (Abidjan, Côte dIvoire; 13 March 1985) Côte dIvoire 6 - 0 Botswana (Abidjan, Côte dIvoire; 11 October 1992) Côte dIvoire 6 - 0 Niger (Abidjan, C...


The Dutch national team head coach, Marco van Basten, regards Kalou as a great talent, so an official application was quickly made. However the Minister of Immigration Rita Verdonk was opposed to considering Kalou for an accelerated naturalization process. Marcel Marco van Basten (October 31, 1964 in Oog in Al, Utrecht) is a Dutch football manager, currently in charge of the Dutch national team. ... Drs. ...

Kalou during his time with Feyenoord

Van Basten, keen to show Kalou's worth to the Dutch team, obtained support from influential football figures, including the legendary Johan Cruijff. Despite general agreement among football pundits that Kalou would be valuable for the Dutch team, Verdonk rejected a request for reconsideration. Image File history File linksMetadata Salomon_Kalou_2_cropped. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Salomon_Kalou_2_cropped. ... Hendrik Johannes Cruijff ( ) - often spelled Cruyff outside the Netherlands; see IJ (digraph)); born April 25, 1947 in Amsterdam) is a Dutch football manager/coach and former player. ...


Kalou appealed the decision and took the matter to a court of law, gaining a victory on December 9 2005 when the judge ordered Verdonk to re-consider whether or not Kalou could be considered for accelerated naturalization. Verdonk has decided to appeal, placing the matter before the Council of State. Kalou has since then publicly stated he has given up hope of ever attaining the Dutch nationality. In the Netherlands, the Council of State is a constitutionally established advisory body to the government which consists of members of the royal family and Crown-appointed members generally having political, commercial, diplomatic, or military experience. ...


For the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the Netherlands and Côte d'Ivoire were allocated to the same group in the first round. If Kalou had become a Dutch citizen and was selected for the Netherlands, he could have played against his native country and possibly against his own brother. 2006 World Cup redirects here. ...


Kalou's failure to acquire Dutch citizenship was a factor in his decision to leave Feyenoord for Chelsea.


He has been named in the Côte d'Ivoire national squad on a number of occasions, However he rejected all call ups until February 6th 2007 when he finally made his Cote d'Ivoire debut in the friendly against Guinea, where the Elephants ran out 1-0 winners.


Centraal Beheer commercial

The process of Kalou's naturalization became the theme of a short-lived television commercial for Centraal Beheer. In the commercial of April 2006, a character representing Kalou is depicted as becoming a naturalized citizen, not of the Netherlands, but of Germany. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Centraal Beheer is an insurance company sited in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


This was a reference to Angolan-born forward Nando Rafael, now of Borussia Moenchengladbach, who, after failing to acquire Dutch citizenship while at Ajax Amsterdam, moved to German Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin, became a German citizen, and represented Germany at Under-21 level. Nando Rafael (b. ... Borussia Mönchengladbach is one of the most famous and most supported German soccer clubs. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/), is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Hertha BSC Berlin is a football club based in Berlin, Germany. ...


Kalou was not amused with this commercial, and with copyright law at his hands, the commercial was removed from Dutch television within a week. Not to be confused with copywriting. ...


Chelsea

Preparing for a match against Man Utd

Kalou moved to Chelsea on May 30, 2006, for an undisclosed fee.[1] Under contract with Chelsea until 2009, Kalou was handed the number 21 jersey, which had been left vacant since the 2003/04 season when it was worn by Hernán Crespo (Crespo wore the Number 9 shirt in 2005/06, which had been vacated by Mateja Kezman following his departure from the club). Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hernán Jorge Crespo (born July 5, 1975 in Florida, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine international football player currently playing in the Italian Serie A for Internazionale, having signed from English Premier League champions Chelsea on a 2 year loan deal on 7 August 2006. ... Mateja Kežman (born 12 April 1979 in Zemun, Yugoslavia) is a Serbian footballer. ...


Former Chelsea manager José Mourinho has spoken highly of Kalou, praising the young Ivorian as being hardworking, versatile, eager to improve, and unafraid of the physical side of the game. Kalou himself admitted while he still gets 'overwhelmed' at the prospect of training with such luminaries of world football as Andriy Shevchenko, Michael Ballack and Frank Lampard, he is determined to learn as much as he can and improve his game. José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho, GOIH (pron. ... Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: , born 29 September 1976, Dvirkivschyna, Kiev Oblast) is a Ukrainian football striker who plays for Chelsea in the Premier League. ... Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German football player. ... For Frank Lampard Jr. ...

Kalou with Mikel John Obi.

According to Soccernet, Kalou revealed that he idolises French forward Thierry Henry, of F.C Barcelona, and tries to imitate Henry's moves in his free time. His admiration of Henry was a factor in his decision to play in the FA Premier League. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 362 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (381 × 630 pixel, file size: 113 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 362 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (381 × 630 pixel, file size: 113 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Mikel John Obi (born April 22, 1987 in Jos, Nigeria) is a Nigerian footballer. ... Soccernet. ... Thierry Daniel Henry, born 17 August 1977 in Paris, France, is a French football player. ... Futbol Club Barcelona, known familiarly as Barça (IPA: baɾsa), is a Catalan sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system...


At Chelsea, Kalou plays with compatriot, Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba. Kalou scored his first goals for Chelsea in a reserve game against Portsmouth bagging a hat trick and the match ball in a 5-0 thrashing. Scott Sinclair scored the other two goals in the game. Kalou scored his first senior goal for Chelsea in a 2 goal win over Blackburn Rovers in the third round of the Carling Cup. Côte dIvoire (often called Ivory Coast in English; see below about the name) is a country in West Africa. ... Didier Yves Drogba Tébily (born March 11, 1978 in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast) is a footballer from the Ivory Coast who currently plays for Chelsea FC in the English Premier League. ... Portsmouth Football Club are an English football club based in the south coast city of Portsmouth. ... Scott Andrew Sinclair (born March 25, 1989 in Bath, Somerset) is an English footballer who is on the books of English Premier League team Chelsea. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ...


Kalou scored his first Premiership goal in December 2006 in Chelsea's 3-2 victory over Wigan Athletic at the JJB Stadium. He scored his second Premiership goal against Blackburn in Chelsea's 3-0 win. He also scored a 93rd minute goal against Watford, taking Chelsea up 1-0. He also scored a volleyed goal from 12 yards against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup Quarter-Final, which ended 3-3. Chelsea won the replay 1-2, before progressing to the final with a similar scoreline against Blackburn Rovers. Kalou also played in the 2007 FA Cup final win over Manchester United. So far this season Kalou is Chelsea's leading top scorer with 3 goals along with Frank Lampard. Recently Kalou has continued his great form by scoring a second half goal against Manchester City in Chelsea's 6-0 at Stamford Bridge and the opening goal against Derby County in a 2-0 win. Wigan Athletic Football Club are a football team based in Wigan, England. ... The JJB Stadium is a sports stadium located within the Robin Park Complex in Newtown, Wigan, Greater Manchester. ... This article is about the town in Lancashire, England. ... Watford Football Club is an English Football League team located in Watford, Hertfordshire. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as the Blues, previously also known as the Pensioners), founded in 1905, is a Premier League football team that plays at Stamford Bridge football ground in west London. ... Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is a North London association football team, also known by the nickname Spurs. ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... For Frank Lampard Jr. ...


Career statistics

Season Team Country Competition Matches Goals
2003-04 Excelsior Rotterdam  Netherlands Eerste Divisie 11 4
2003-04 Feyenoord  Netherlands Eredivisie 2 0
2004-05 Feyenoord  Netherlands Eredivisie 31 20
2005-06 Feyenoord  Netherlands Eredivisie 34 15
2006-07 Chelsea  England Premier League 27 6
Total 98 43

Excelsior is a professional football club from Rotterdam, in the Kralingen-Crooswijk district. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Eerste Divisie is an division for clubs who are relegated from the Eredivisie,but the champion of the Eerste Divisie promotes to the Eredivisie,and the clubs who ended position 2-7 play Nacompetitie,and the number 1 of the group also promotes to the Eredivisie. ... Feyenoord team practice session in 2002. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... Feyenoord team practice session in 2002. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... Feyenoord team practice session in 2002. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honorary Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... Locations of the 20 Premiership clubs in the 2006–2007 season, as green dots. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ...

Honours

Feyenoord Feyenoord team practice session in 2002. ...

  • Dutch Football Talent of the Year

Chelsea The title Dutch Footballer of the Year (Voetballer van het Jaar) has been awarded in the Netherlands since 1984. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ...

The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... The 2007 Football League Cup Final, also known as the Carling Cup Final[1] was played on Sunday February 25, 2007 at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. ... This article is about the English FA Cup. ... The FA Cup Final 2007 will be played on Saturday May 19, 2007[1] between Chelsea and Manchester United. ... The FA Community Shield (formerly the Charity Shield) is an English association football trophy. ...

References

  1. ^ Chelsea sign Feyenoord star Kalou. BBC Sport. Retrieved on 2007-09-06.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Awards
Preceded by
Wesley Sneijder
Dutch Football Talent of the Year
2005
Succeeded by
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Persondata
NAME Kalou, Salomon
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Kalou, Salomon
SHORT DESCRIPTION footballer
DATE OF BIRTH 1985-8-5
PLACE OF BIRTH Oumé, Côte d'Ivoire
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Salomon Kalou - Wikipedia (861 words)
In 2005 en 2006 kwam Kalou in het nieuws vanwege zijn mogelijke naturalisatie tot Nederlander.
Kalou kwam nog nooit uit voor de nationale ploeg van Ivoorkust en kon zodoende in aanmerking komen voor Nederland, mits hij genaturaliseerd zou worden.
Het WK ging derhalve aan Kalou voorbij, waarop hij aankondigde om zich na het WK beschikbaar te stellen voor het Ivoriaans voetbalelftal.
Weblog Jan Marijnissen » Salomon Kalou (5584 words)
Kalou is nog altijd gevraagd om in Nederland te komen werken.
Dat is het spel, waar Kalou in meespeelt.
Nu is het zo dat Kalou voor commerciele doeleinden in de voetbalwereld een vervroegde vergunning zal krijgen zodat hij bij Feyenoord kan blijven voetballen EN dus ook in het Nederlands Elftal.
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