Kenneth Zohore

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Kenneth Zohore
Personal information
Full name Albin Kenneth Dahrup Zohore[1]
Date of birth (1994-01-31) 31 January 1994 (age 20)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
IFK Göteborg
(on loan from Fiorentina)
Number 16
Youth career
2002–2006 BK Skjold
2006–2009 KB
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Copenhagen 16 (1)
2012– Fiorentina 0 (0)
2013–2014 Brøndby IF (loan) 25 (5)
2014– IFK Göteborg (loan) 5 (2)
National team
2009–2011 Denmark U17 24 (13)
2010–2013 Denmark U19 18 (6)
2013– Denmark U21 8 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2014

Albin Kenneth Dahrup Zohore[1] (born 31 January 1994 in Copenhagen) is a Danish footballer of Ivorian descent who plays for IFK Göteborg on loan from Fiorentina as a striker.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Kenneth Zohore is born into a family of great football talent. Kenneth Zohore's father is the second cousin of former Chelsea star-striker Didier Drogba.[3]

Career[edit]

Copenhagen[edit]

In the fall of 2009 Zohore was promoted to the under-19 squad at the age of 15. He joined the first team's training camp in Marbella, Spain on 2 February 2010 together with Thobias Skovgaard.[4]

On 7 March 2010, Zohore made his debut for the first team squad, being only 16 years and 35 days old, he became the youngest player to ever make his debut in the Danish Superliga. He replaced César Santin in the 73rd minute in a 5–0 victory against AGF. On 30 October 2010, Zohore scored his first goal for FC Copenhagen in the Danish Superliga against Lyngby Boldklub. He is the second youngest goalscorer ever in the Danish Superliga, after Mads Beierholm.

On the 20 October 2010, Kenneth Zohore made his first UEFA Champions League appearance for F.C. Copenhagen playing FC Barcelona on Camp Nou. The 16 year old striker replaced César Santin in the 74th minute of the game.

On March 16, he made an appearance in Chelsea vs Copenhagen. He was one of the youngest players ever to play in the Champion's League. He has previously been on trial at Chelsea and Inter Milan.[5]

Fiorentina[edit]

On 31 January 2012, FC Copenhagen announced that Zohore was signed by Italian side ACF Fiorentina.[6] He was given shirt no. 33.[7]

Brøndby IF[edit]

On 8 August 2013, Brøndby IF announced that they had agreed a deal with ACF Fiorentina and Zohore on a season-long loan.

IFK Göteborg[edit]

On 11 August 2014 IFK Göteborg announced that Zohore had joined the club on a loan deal from Fiorentina. He made his debut 13 August 2014 in an away game against Åtvidaberg BK coming on as a substitute. In his home game debut against Brommapojkarna, 17 August 2014, Zohore scored his first goal for IFK Göteborg when he only had been on the pitch three minutes after coming on as a substitute in the 83 minute.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 August 2014 [8]
Club Season League Cup Europa League Champions League Total
Tier Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Copenhagen Denmark 2009–10 T1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - - 1 0
2010–11 T1 15 1 1 0 - - 10 0 26 1
2011–12 T1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - - 1 0
Total 16 1 2 0 0 0 10 0 28 1
Fiorentina Italy 2011–12 T1 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
2012–13 T1 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brøndby IF Denmark 2013–14 T1 25 5 1 0 - - - - 26 5
Total 25 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 5
IFK Göteborg Sweden 2014 T1 2 1 0 0 - - - - 2 1
Total 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Career total 43 7 3 0 0 0 10 0 56 7
  • (-) Not qualified

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011 List of Players". fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Klart med Zohore" (in Swedish). IFK Göteborg. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "FCK's Zohore: Drogba is my mentor". Sporten.dk. Sporten.dk. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Afrejse tirsdag" (in Danish). F.C. Copenhagen. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  5. ^ "Den nye Bendtner (The new Bendtner)" (in Danish). Sporten.dk. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  6. ^ "Kenneth Zohore skifter til Fiorentina" (in Danish). fck.dk. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  7. ^ "Comunicati Stampa N°123 (2011–12)" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  8. ^ http://brondby.com/spillere/spillerprofil/?playerid=324291

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