Sidy Koné

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Sidy Koné
Personal information
Full name Sidy Koné
Date of birth (1992-06-06) 6 June 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Bamako, Mali
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lyon
Number 22
Youth career
2007–2010 Jeanne D'Arc Bamako
2010–2011 Lyon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Lyon 2 (0)
2013 Caen II (loan) 9 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Mali U20
2011– Mali 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 August 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 August 2011

Sidy Koné (born 6 June 1992 in Bamako), also known as Sidi Koné, is a Malian football player who currently plays for French club Olympique Lyon in Ligue 1. He plays as a defensive midfielder and has been compared to Malian national team captain Mahamadou Diarra by Lyon's special advisor Bernard Lacombe.[1]

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Koné joined Lyon in 2010 after playing for Jeanne D'Arc Bamako in his home country. He spent the 2010–11 season playing on the club's reserve team in the Championnat de France amateur, the fourth level of French football. He appeared in 13 matches scoring one goal as the team won the league's reserves' title. Ahead of the 2011–12 season season, Koné was promoted to the senior team permanently by new manager Rémi Garde and was assigned the number 22 shirt.[1][2] He made his professional debut on 20 August 2011 in a 1–1 league draw with Brest. In the match, Koné received his first professional red card.[3]

International career[edit]

Koné is a former Mali youth international. He played at under-20 level participating in qualification matches for the 2011 African Youth Championship and the tournament itself.[4] Despite helping the team to a fourth place finish at the competition, Koné was not included in the team for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup. On 4 August 2011, he was called up to the senior team for the first time for a friendly match against Tunisia.[5] Koné earned his first cap in the match, which ended in a 4–2 defeat, appearing as a second-half substitute for Sambou Yatabaré.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

(Correct as of 26 August 2011)

Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Lyon 2011–12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Career total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

International[edit]

(Correct as of 25 August 2011)
National team Season Apps Goals
Mali 2011–12 1 0
Total 1 0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, Trophée des Champions
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Supercup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sidi Koné milieu défensif: "Djilla est très respecté à Lyon et je bénéfice aussi de l’image qu’il laissé la bas. A moi aussi d’être à la hauteur de son parcours"" (in French). Ouest-France. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "France - Lyon: Pas de pression pour Koné" (in French). Afrik11. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Brest v. Lyon Match Report" (in French). Ligue de Football Professionnel. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mali U-20 continue AYC preparations at home". Confederation of African Football. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Barcelona’s Seydou Keita out of Mali squad for Tunisia friendly". The Nigerian Daily. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Match amical Tunisie-Mali" (in French). Mali Football. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 

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