Emmanuel Koné

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Emmanuel Koné
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Personal information
Full name Kouamatien Emmanuel Koné
Date of birth (1986-12-31) 31 December 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Abongoua, Ivory Coast
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Apollon Smyrnis
Number 10
Youth career
ASEC Mimosas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 ASEC Mimosas 35 (10)
2007–2011 CFR Cluj 30 (6)
2009–2010 Internaţional (loan) 30 (4)
2012–2013 Sedan 44 (5)
2013–2015 Levadiakos 43 (11)
2015– Apollon Smyrnis 80 (9)
National team
2008 Ivory Coast U23
2008– Ivory Coast 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 April 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Kouamatien Emmanuel Koné (born 31 December 1986) is an Ivorian footballer who currently plays for Apollon Smyrnis.


Koné was born in Abongoua.

In the January transfer window of the 2007–08 season, Koné left Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas to join Romanian Liga I CFR Cluj. In November 2011 he was released by CFR and after three weeks of tests with Sedan, he signed a contract for two and a half years with the French club.[1] On 10 August 2013, Levadiakos announced the acquisition of Ivorian attacking midfielder Koné on a two years' contract for an undisclosed fee. [2] On 19 February 2015, the Ivorian attacking midfielder accused his club Levadiakos F.C. that they do not permit him to take part in training as long as he is not open for a contract extension which runs out at the end of the season. According to reports Kone stays in a hotel, but his club does not cover the expenses, while his family has been forced to return back to France. On the other hand the club deny Kone's claims as the Greek club insists that the Ivorian attacking midfielder left Levadiakos F.C. without any warning and he was the one who expressed the desire to leave the club as he was considering an offer from a Qatari team. Levadiakos also claim that Kone later came back as his potential move collapsed. [3]

On 1 July 2015, Koné made an oral agreement with Veria[4], but eventually he signed a contract with Apollon Smyrnis for an undisclosed fee.[5]

International career[edit]

Koné played for the Ivory Coast at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[6] He was also part of the squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.



ASEC Mimosas
CFR Cluj


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