Cheikhou Kouyate is a Senegalese professional footballer who was born on 21 December 1989. He plays as a central midfielder or central defender for Nottingham Forest in the Premier League and for the Senegal national team.
|First and last name:||Cheikhou Kouyate|
|Date of birth:||December 21, 1989|
|Position(s)||Midfielder, central defender|
|Height:||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Net value||€20 million|
The Early Life of Cheikhou Kouyate
Cheikhou Kouyate was born on December 21, 1989 in Dakar, Senegal. He grew up there with his parents, siblings and siblings. In 2018, he will be 28 years old and Sagittarius is his birth sign. Cheikhou is a mixed race person with three passports: Senegalese, French and Belgian. Cheikhou played for his home club, ASC Yego Dakar, when he was young. In September 2006, RWDM Brussels found and signed him.
Cheikhou Kouyate’s club career
At the age of 19, he signed a four-year transfer-free contract with Anderlecht. He played for Anderlecht for five years and scored four goals in 153 league games. The club won the league title and Belgian Super Cup in 2013-2014 because of what he did for them.
West Ham United
Kouyate signed a four-year contract with West Ham United on 18 June 2014. He made his first appearance that same day against Tottenham Hotspur, who beat West Ham United 1–0. His first goal for this club was lost as his team lost 1-2 to Arsenal.
During the 2015–16 season, he scored the first goal of the match in the 43rd minute, helping his team beat Arsenal 2–0. In the eighth minute of a Europa League match at the Olympic Stadium against NK Domzale, he scored the first goal ever scored by this club.
Kouyaté signed a two-year contract with Premier League team Nottingham Forest on August 13, 2022.
Cheikhou Kouyate’s International Career
Cheikhou was in Senegal’s under-20 football team when he was 18 years old. In 2007, he scored two goals for the team in just three games. He was advanced to the Senegal senior team in February 2012 and was also a member of the Senegal Olympic football team. He is currently the captain of the Senegal national team.
He was recently added to Senegal’s preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with teammates Sadio Mane, Khadim Ndiaye and Salif Sane.
Cheikhou Kouyate’s height and weight
The height of the Cheikhou is about 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) and weighs about 75 kg.
Cheikhou Kouyate’s Net Worth and Salary
Cheikhou plays for West Ham United, which can only spend £77 million a year on salaries. The West Ham United club earned a record turnover of £89.8 million last season. They will be looking for new players to add to their team in January or in the summer.
Cheikhou signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with West Ham worth £17.2 million. He is a very skilled and active footballer. According to a report, Cheikhou Kouyate is worth about 45 million euros in the market. But he hasn’t said how much he’s worth yet.
Cheikhou Kouyate’s wife
In his personal life, Cheikhou Kouyate has dated beautiful Belgian model Fanny Neguesha, who used to be engaged to Mario Balotelli. The couple shows in public how much they love and care for each other. During a photo shoot in London, the two fell in love.