N'Golo Kanté

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N'Golo Kanté
Personal information
Full name N'Golo Kanté
Date of birth (1991-03-29) 29 March 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Center midfielder
Club information
Current team
SM Caen
Number 17
Youth career
JS Suresnes
US Boulogne
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 US Boulogne 38 (3)
2013- SM Caen 38 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2014

N'Golo Kanté (born 29 March 1991 in Baie-Mahault, France) is a French footballer from Malian descent who currently plays for French side SM Caen. He plays as center midfielder.[1]

Club career[edit]

Kanté is a youth exponent from US Boulogne. He made his Ligue 2 debut on 18 May 2012 in a 1-2 home defeat against A.S. Monaco.[2] During the 2012/13, he played with Boulogne in the Championnat National, the third tier in French football. In 2013 he joined Ligue 2-side SM Caen. He played 38 games during the 2013/14 campaign. Caen finished third in Ligue 2, which rewarded them promotion to Ligue 1.