Denké Kossi Wazo

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Denké Kossi Wazo
Personal information
Full name Julien Kossi Denké
Date of birth (1958-05-18)18 May 1958
Place of birth Lomé, Togo
Date of death 16 March 2014(2014-03-16) (aged 55)
Place of death Limoges, France
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1984 Aiglons de Lomé
1984–1985 Châteauroux 25 (0)
1985–1986 Bourges
1986–1987 Swiss club
1987–1988 Decize
National team
1980–1984 Togo 70 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Denké Kossi Wazo (18 May 1958 – 16 March 2014) was a Togo international football player.

Club career[edit]

Born in Lomé, Denké began playing club football for local side Aiglons de Lomé. After participating in the African Cup of Nations finals in Côte d'Ivoire, Wazo attempted to join an Ivorian club, however he was caught and repatriated to Togo.[1]

In June 1984, Denké became the first Togolese footballer to move to Europe when he joined French Ligue 2 club LB Châteauroux. The following season, he joined Ligue 2 rivals FC Bourges. He had a brief spell in Switzerland before finishing his career with Sud Nivernais Imphy Decize.[1]

International career[edit]

Denké made 70 appearances for the Togo national football team, including one FIFA World Cup qualifying match. He played for Togo at the 1984 African Cup of Nations finals.[2]

After retiring from playing, Wazo became a technical adviser to the Togo national football team at the 1998 African Cup of Nations finals.[1]


Denké died in France at age 55.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Satchivi, Ekoué (19 June 2006). "Denké Kossi Wazo : un des meilleurs libero du football togolais" (in French). Le Togolais. 
  2. ^ Courtney, Barrie (12 June 2009). "African Nations Cup 1984 - Final Tournament Details". RSSSF. 
  3. ^ "Décès de Denke, ancien international togolais" [Denke died, former Togo international] (in French). FIFA. 23 March 2014. 

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