Cheikhou Kouyaté Biography - Wiki, Age, Club, Country, Profile

Cheikhou Kouyaté was born on 21 December 1989. He is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for English club West Ham United and the Senegal national team.

Kouyaté 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. He represented the Senegal national team at the 2012 Olympics.

Cheikhou was called up aged 18 to the Senegal under-20s in the same year as his RWDM Brussels debut. He scored two goals in just three games for the side in 2007.

In February 2012, he was called up to the Senegal senior team. In the same year, he was announced to be in the squad for Senegal Olympic football team. He played in every game as Senegal's debut appearance in the tournament ended in a knockout in the quarter-final.

In January 2015, he was a member of Senegal's squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, held in Equatorial Guinea. Kouyaté is the current Senegalese captain. In May 2018 he was named in Senegal's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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