Cheikhou Kouyaté - Bio, Net Worth, Age, Dating, Salary, Height, Wiki
Cheikhou Kouyaté is a Dutch professional footballer. Currently, he plays as a central midfielder or center-back for Premier League club Crystal Palace, the club he joined in 2018. At the international level, he represents the Senegal national team and has been included in the Senegal senior team since 2012. He was also part of the squad that won the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Kouyaté began his footballing career with his hometown club ASC Yego Dakar aged six. He moved from Senegal to Belgium in 2006, having been offered a youth contract at RWDM Brussels. After breaking into the first team, he went on to play just ten appearances before moving to Anderlecht aged 19. In June 2014, he joined West Ham of the Premier League.
What is Cheikhou Kouyaté Famous For?
- Being a professional footballer from Senegal.
- Playing as a central midfielder/center-back for his current team, Crystal Palace.
When was Cheikhou Kouyaté born?
Cheikhou Kouyaté was born on 21st December 1989 in Dakar, the capital and largest city of Senegal. His birth name is Cheikhou Kouyaté. He holds a Senegalese nationality and belongs to the black ethnicity. His star sign is Sagittarius. By religion, he is Muslim.
Kouyaté was born into a middle-class family. His parents were involved in farming at the time of his birth. He was raised in Dakar along with his siblings and parents. Growing up, Kouyaté developed a keen interest in football and began playing with his neighbor's friends from a very small age.
What does Cheikhou Kouyaté do for a living?
- Cheikhou Kouyaté began his footballing career with his hometown club ASC Yego Dakar in 1996.
- In January 2007, He moved to Brussels, the capital of Belgium after signing to then club RWDM Brussels.
- In 2008, He moved to Belgian rivals Anderlecht on a four-year deal for a free transfer.
- From 2008–to 2009, he was loaned to Kortrijk, a Belgian professional football club based in Kortrijk, a city in West Belgium.
- After returning to Anderlecht, he won the 2009–10 season of the Belgian Pro League.
- Then with the club, he keeps on winning 2011–12, 2012–13, and 2013–14 league titles consecutively.
- On 18 June 2014, Kouyaté signed for West Ham United on a four-year contract.
- He made his West Ham debut and Premier League debut on 16 August 2014.
- His first goal for West Ham came on 28th December 2014.
- In March 2016, Kouyate signed a new, five-year contract with West Ham that could keep him at the club until 2021.
- On 4 August 2016, He scored West Ham's first-ever goal at the Olympic Stadium.
- Kouyaté's final goal for the club came on 24 November 2017 against Leicester City.
- He was transferred to EPL side Crystal Palace on 1st August 2018.
- As of May 2022, the midfielder/center-back has made 128 appearances for Cyrstal palace scoring 2 goals.
Who is Cheikhou Kouyaté Girlfriend?
Cheikhou Kouyaté is currently assumed to be single. Going flashback to his dating history, The football star from Senegal once dated Fanny Negusha, an ex-girlfriend of Italian footballer, Mario Balotelli, for a brief period in 2015. Kouyaté was spotted with Negusha enjoying his spare time away from football in Milan, Italy. Balotelli but they broke up in September 2014.
The Senegal international had met Negusha while in London during a photoshoot and with a brief introduction, their closeness eventually turned them to be lovers. Since then the duo was spotted in Italy numerous times. They were photographed shopping and having a date night at the Italian restaurant Fresco & Cimmino in 2015. However, as of now, the couple has already broken.
What is the Net Worth of Cheikhou Kouyaté?
As of 2022, the net worth of Cheikhou Kouyaté is estimated to be €22 million. His current market value is €45 million. In August 2018 the center midfielder signed a contract with Crystal Palace that nets him a whopping salary of 3.8 million euros per year. Apart from his football contract and salary, he also makes extra income through his endorsement deals with several multiple brands including Puma, and EA Sports.
How tall is Cheikhou Kouyaté?
Cheikhou Kouyaté is 6 ft 2 inches tall and his body weight is 75 Kg. He has an Athletic build body. As a football player, he regularly does workouts and gym exercises to keep him fit and active. He has a buzz-cut hairstyle that is black in color. He has a pair of black-colored eyes.
He always does heavy exercise which includes weight lifting, push-ups, Single-leg squats, Dumbbell bench step-ups, and others. He arrives every morning at the Crystal Palace FC training center for warm-ups and training. He does not have tattoos carved on his body parts.
Trivias About Cheikhou Kouyaté You Need To Know.
- He wears Puma Ultra 1.4 soccer cleats in 2021-2022.
- Kouyate lifted the 2021 African Cup of Nations.
- He is a devoted believer.
- He is against racism.