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Zayatte (left) in action for Istanbul BB
|Full name||Kamil Zayatte|
|Date of birth||7 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Conakry, Guinea|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back / defensive midfielder|
|2008–2009||→ Hull City (loan)||18||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:31, 25 January 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Conakry, Zayatte moved from Guinea to Paris, France at the age of fifteen. His first professional club was RC Lens, where he got to know future Hull City team-mate Daniel Cousin. He only played in two games for Lens, one league and one cup, and moved to BSC Young Boys for more first-team opportunities.
In summer 2008, Zayatte had trials with Everton and Newcastle United, before joining Hull City on a season-long loan on 31 August. City had the option to sign him longer-term if they stayed in the Premier League. A deal made the transfer permanent for a fee that matched the club's then-record signing (£2.5 million for Anthony Gardner).
On 25 October 2008, Zayatte scored his first goal for Hull in a 3–0 win against West Bromwich Albion early in the second half, a volley from Dean Marney's right hand corner to maintain Hull's impressive start to the 2008–09 campaign.
On 23 January 2009, it was announced that Zayatte had signed permanently with Hull, on a reported three-year deal.
On 9 September 2010, it was confirmed that Zayatte had signed for Leicester City on a season-long loan with an optional view of a permanent deal, after Leicester's attempt to sign Zayatte failed after transfer deadline shutdown, which meant they couldn't complete a permanent deal. However on 15 September, Leicester pulled out of the deal after problems with the player's medical.
On 18 January 2011, Zayatte was allowed to return to France on compassionate grounds, with Hull City retaining his playing registration in order to control any future compensation issues. On 24 January 2011 it was announced that he had signed a contract with Turkish club Konyaspor.
On 27 May 2011, Zayatte signed a three-year contract with İstanbul BB.
On 2 August 2013, Zayatte signed a two-year deal with Sheffield Wednesday subject to FIFA clearance. He scored his first goal for the club in 17 August 2013 derby against Leeds United, which finished 1–1.
|1.||12 October 2008||Stade 28 Septembre, Conakry, Guinea||Kenya||3–2||Win||2010 WC qualification|
|2.||11 February 2009||Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua, Cameroon||Cameroon||3–1||Loss||Friendly|
|3.||11 August 2010||Stade Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Marignane, France||Mali||0–2||Win||Friendly|
|4.||5 September 2010||Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia||Ethiopia||1–4||Win||2012 ANC qualification|
|Correct as of 7 September 2010|
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- "Zayatte Pens Permanent Deal". Hull City A.F.C. 23 January 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
- "Kamil Zayatte leaves Hull for Leicester". Daily Mail (London). 10 September 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
- "Leicester pull out of Hull deal". Daily Mirror. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
- "Zayatte Leaves Tigers". Hull City A.F.C. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
- "Former Hull defender Kamil Zayatte moves to Turkey". BBC Sport (BBC). 24 January 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
- "Kamil Zayatte joins Sheffield Wednesday on free transfer". BBC Sport (BBC). 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- "Could Have Been Three". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 17 August 2013.
- Profile, stats and pictures of Kamil Zayatte
- Kamil Zayatte French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
- Kamil Zayatte at National-Football-Teams.com
- Kamil Zayatte career stats at Soccerbase