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Cheikhou Kouyaté

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

21/12/1989

Height

189 cm

Signed

01/08/2018

Country

Senegal

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 central 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 42 caps for Senegal since making his debut in 2012, playing in the 2012 Olympics, two Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 World Cup, where he played in all three of his side’s group games.

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