Djiman Koukou

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Djiman Koukou
Personal information
Full name Djiman Waidi Koukou
Date of birth (1990-11-14) 14 November 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Porto-Novo, Benin
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Niort
Number 24
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Requins 50 (7)
2007–2009 Soleil 37 (5)
2009–2010 Évian 15 (0)
2010–2011 Créteil 33 (1)
2011–2013 Beira-Mar 0 (0)
2011–2012 Belenenses (loan) 18 (0)
2013– Niort 79 (1)
National team
2008– Benin 24 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:32, 23 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Djiman Waidi Koukou (born 14 November 1990 in Porto-Novo) is a Beninese footballer who plays for French club Chamois Niortais F.C. as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

In his country, Koukou played for Requins de l'Atlantique FC and Soleil FC. On 5 July 2009 he signed with Évian Thonon Gaillard F.C. in France,[1] going on to play two seasons in the third division.

After a successful year with US Créteil-Lusitanos, Koukou signed with S.C. Beira-Mar in Portugal in late June 2011, on a free transfer.[2] He was immediately loaned to second level club C.F. Os Belenenses, appearing in slightly more than half of the games during his first and only campaign.

Koukou failed to break into the first team with the Aveiro side, and in January 2013 he returned to France for a trial with Chamois Niortais F.C. in Ligue 2. After training for fifteen days, he was offered a contract until the end of the season by manager Pascal Gastien.[3]

International career[edit]

Koukou made his debut for Benin in 2008, being selected for that year's Africa Cup of Nations. He gained his first cap on 7 September, in a 3–2 home win against Angola for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evian TGFc: Avec Djiman Koukou, Aussems va-t-il partir de la tête de la DTN? (Evian TGFc: With Djiman Koukou, will Aussems lead the way in DTN?); Sky Rock, 5 July 2009 (French)
  2. ^ "Koukou na rampa de lançamento" [Koukou poised for move] (in Portuguese). A Bola. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Alexandre Chochois (31 January 2013). "Niort: Djiman Koukou back in France". Foot National. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Benin – Angola 3:2 (1:1); FIFA.com, 7 September 2008

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