Kévin Constant

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Kévin Constant
Kevin Constant - Trabzonspor.jpg
Constant with Trabzonspor in 2014
Personal information
Full name Kévin Constant
Date of birth (1987-05-10) 10 May 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Fréjus, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Left Back
Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Trabzonspor
Number 11
Youth career
Toulouse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Toulouse 4 (0)
2008–2010 Châteauroux 79 (15)
2010–2011 Chievo 32 (2)
2011–2012 Genoa 21 (1)
2012–2014 Milan 45 (0)
2014– Trabzonspor 7 (0)
National team
2004 France U17 3 (1)
2007– Guinea 21 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:19, 25 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:52, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Constant with Milan in 2012

Kévin Constant (born 10 May 1987) is a Guinean international footballer who plays for Trabzonspor in Süper Lig.

Club career[edit]

Toulouse[edit]

2006–2008

Constant progressed through the ranks of the reserves. In 2006, he was promoted to Toulouse's first-team squad.[1]

LB Châteauroux[edit]

2008–2011

In 2008, Constant moved to Ligue 2 side LB Châteauroux.[1]

Chievo[edit]

In September 2010, Constant was signed by Chievo on loan. The loan deal was made permanent in June 2011.[1]

Genoa[edit]

On 1 July 2011, Constant made a move to Genoa for €5.6 million cash,[2] plus Acerbi (tagged for €2M) and Ivan Fatic (tagged for €0.2M) moved to Chievo. However Genoa bought Acerbi outright from Reggina for €2.2 million, which would made Constant in fact worth €8 million transfer fee.[3]

Milan[edit]

Kévin Constant playing for AC Milan against Real Madrid in 2012.

On 20 June 2012, both Constant and Acerbi moved from Genoa C.F.C to A.C. Milan. The first on a loan, with an option to buy, deal, and the latter in co-ownership for €4 million.[1][4] On 26 January 2013, AC Milan entered into co-ownership with Genoa for Constant in exchange for the termination of Acerbi's co-ownership, both for €4 million.[5][6] On 27 July 2013 Milan purchased him outright for another €6 million,;[6] Milan sold Rodney Strasser to Genoa for €3.5 million on the same day.[6][7]

In July 2013, Constant responded to what he perceived as racial abuse from spectators at a pre-season TIM Trophy match against Sassuolo by leaving the pitch.[8] Although the Italian Football Association fined the Sassuolo club €30,000 because of "racially discriminatory shouts and chants aimed at a player from the opposition’s team", a police investigation found no evidence of such.[9]

Trabzonspor[edit]

Constant transferred to Trabzonspor for a fee of 2.5 million [10] in a 4-year contract, worth an average of €2.25 million a season.[11] Constant made his official debut for the club against FC Rostov in the play-off qualifying round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League.

International career[edit]

Constant began representing France U-17 in 2004. He qualified to play for Guinea through his mother.[12] He made his debut on 14 October 2007, in a 1–3 friendly loss against Senegal. On 10 October 2010, Constant scored his second goal in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification against Nigeria.

International goals[edit]


Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 September 2014[13]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] League Cup[nb 2] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Toulouse 2006–07 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Châteauroux 2007–08 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
2008–09 28 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 4
2009–10 34 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 35 10
2010–11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 79 15 0 0 1 0 0 0 80 15
Chievo 2010–11 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 2
Total 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 2
Genoa 2011–12 21 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
Total 21 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
Milan 2012–13 25 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 31 0
2013–14 20 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 26 0
Total 45 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 0
Trabzonspor 2014–15 7 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 12 2
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 12 2
Career total 185 18 3 0 1 0 15 1 204 19

International[edit]

As of 5 March 2014[14]
Guinea national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 2 0
2008 3 0
2009 4 0
2010 3 2
2011 5 0
2012 1 0
2013 2 0
2014 1 1
Total 21 3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Coppa Italia, and Coupe de France matches
  2. ^ Includes Coupe de la Ligue matches

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kevin Constant joins Milan on loan; Footballcracy, 6 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Ufficiale: Kevin Constant al Genoa" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  3. ^ AC Chievo Verona Srl bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012 (Italian)
  4. ^ http://www.acmilan.com/uploads/club/bilancio2012/pdf/Bilancio_Gruppo_Milan_12.pdf
  5. ^ [1]; ACMilan.com, 26 January 2013
  6. ^ a b c AC Milan SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2013 (Italian)
  7. ^ "DAL MILAN ARRIVA STRASSER" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "AC Milan's Kevin Constant walks off pitch after racist abuse". BBC Sport. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Gladwell, Ben (2 August 2013). "Police: No racist abuse of Constant". ESPN FC. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.kap.gov.tr/en/search/notice-results.aspx?id=374703
  11. ^ http://www.kap.gov.tr/en/search/notice-results.aspx?id=376428
  12. ^ "Guinea replace Constant for Ghana". BBC News. 12 January 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "Guinea – K. Constant". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Constant, Kévin". National Football Teams. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 

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