Zouma training with Saint-Étienne in August 2011
|Full name||Kurt Zouma|
|Date of birth||27 October 1994|
|Place of birth||Lyon, France|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 August 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Lyon, Zouma has played for Saint-Étienne since 2009. On 2 April 2011, Zouma signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal. He was, subsequently, promoted to the senior team by manager Christophe Galtier ahead of the 2011–12 season. Zouma made his professional debut on 31 August 2011 in a Coupe de la Ligue match against Bordeaux. He played the entire match in a 3–1 win.
Zouma is a France youth international having represented his nation at under-16 and under-17 level. He played with the under-17 team at the 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship and 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup. France manager, Didier Deschamps stated in an interview in April 2013 that he sees Zouma as a potential future captain of the French national side.
- As of 27 October 2013
- "Kurt Zouma signe pro à Saint-Etienne". Foot Transferts (in French). 2 April 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
- "Saint-Étienne v. Bordeaux Match Report". Ligue de Football Professionnel (in French). 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
- "Lionel Zouma dans le grand bain… mais sans bouée". Le Pays (in French). 24 November 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
- Club Profile
- Kurt Zouma French league stats at LFP.fr (French)
- Kurt Zouma at L'Équipe Football (French)
- Kurt Zouma – FIFA competition record
- ESPN Profile