Date of birth
The Senegalese international captain switched from east to south London in August 2018 after he departed West Ham United for Palace.
Kouyate was no stranger to Eagles fans having represented the Hammers 129 times in the Premier League across four seasons, scoring 12 goals in that time, including the first ever at the London Stadium
The centre-midfielder represented FC Brussels, Kortrijk and Anderlecht earlier in his career, winning four league titles in five seasons with the latter. He has also won 54 caps for Senegal since making his debut in 2012, playing in the 2012 Olympics, three Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 World Cup, where he played in all three of his side’s group games.
At AFCON 2019, he captained Senegal to the final, where they lost against Algeria.