Kévin Constant

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Kévin Constant
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Constant with Trabzonspor in 2014
Personal information
Full name Kévin Constant
Date of birth (1987-05-10) 10 May 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Fréjus, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder / left back
Club information
Current team
FC Sion
Number 11
Youth career
Toulouse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Toulouse 4 (0)
2008–2011 Châteauroux 79 (15)
2010–2011 Chievo (loan) 32 (2)
2011 Chievo 0 (0)
2011–2012 Genoa 21 (1)
2012–2014 Milan 45 (0)
2014–2015 Trabzonspor 22 (0)
2016 Bologna 7 (0)
2017– FC Sion 2 (0)
National team
2004 France U17 3 (1)
2007– Guinea 27 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 January 2015

Kévin Constant (born 10 May 1987) is a Guinean international footballer who is currently playing for FC Sion.

Club career[edit]

Toulouse[edit]

Constant progressed through the ranks of the reserves. In 2006, he was promoted to Toulouse's first-team squad.[1]

Châteauroux[edit]

In 2008, Constant moved to Ligue 2 side Châteauroux.[1]

Chievo[edit]

In September 2010, Constant was signed by Italian club Chievo on a loan deal, ultimately made permanent in June 2011.[1]

Genoa[edit]

On 1 July 2011, Constant made a move to Genoa for €5.6 million cash,[2] with Francesco Acerbi (tagged for €2 million) and Ivan Fatić (tagged for €200,000) moving the other way to Chievo. Genoa, however, bought Acerbi outright from Reggina for €2.2 million, which would make Constant worth €8 million.[3]

Milan[edit]

On 20 June 2012, Constant moved to Milan on a loan deal, which carried an option to buy.[1][4] On 26 January 2013, Milan entered into co-ownership with Genoa for Constant in exchange for the termination of Francesco Acerbi's co-ownership, both for €4 million fees.[5][6] On 27 July 2013, Milan purchased Constant out-right for another €6 million,[6] also selling Rodney Strasser to Genoa for €3.5 million on the same day.[6][7]

In July 2013, Constant responded to what he perceived as racial abuse from spectators at a pre-season TIM Trophy match against Sassuolo by leaving the pitch.[8] Although the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) fined Sassuolo €30,000 due to "racially discriminatory shouts and chants aimed at a player from the opposition’s team", a police investigation found no evidence of such.[9]

Trabzonspor[edit]

Constant transferred to Turkish Süper Lig club Trabzonspor for a €2.5 million transfer fee in 2014,[10] signing a four-year contract worth an annual average of €2.25 million.[11] He made his official debut for the club against Russian side Rostov in the play-off qualifying round for the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. Constant's contract was later terminated on 18 November 2015 for €2 million.[12]

Bologna[edit]

On 1 February 2016, Constant returned to Italy after signing with Bologna on a ½+2-year deal.[13][14]

International career[edit]

Constant began representing the French under-17 squad in 2004. He qualified to play for the Guinea senior team through his mother.[15] He made his debut on 14 October 2007, in a 1–3 friendly loss against Senegal. On 10 October 2010, Constant scored his second goal in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification against Nigeria.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Guinea's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 August 2010 Stade Saint-Exupéry, Marignane, France  Mali 2–0 2–0 Friendly
2. 10 October 2010 Stade du 28 Septembre, Conakry, Guinea  Nigeria 1–0 1–0 2012 African Cup of Nations qualification
3. 5 March 2014 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Iran 2–0 2–1 Friendly
4. 13 January 2015 Stade Larbi Benbarek, Casablanca, Morocco  Senegal 1–4 2–5 Friendly
5. 28 January 2015 Estadio de Mongomo, Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea  Mali 1–0 1–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 6 September 2014[16]
Constant with Milan in 2012
Constant playing for Milan against Real Madrid in 2012.
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] League Cup[nb 2] Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Toulouse 2006–07 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Châteauroux 2007–08 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
2008–09 28 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 4
2009–10 34 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 35 10
2010–11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 79 15 0 0 1 0 0 0 80 15
Chievo 2010–11 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 2
Total 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 2
Genoa 2011–12 21 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
Total 21 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
Milan 2012–13 25 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 31 0
2013–14 20 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 26 0
Total 45 2 0 0 0 0 12 0 57 0
Trabzonspor 2014–15 14 0 2 0 0 0 6 2 22 2
2015–16 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 11 0
Total 22 0 2 0 0 0 9 2 33 2
Career total 193 18 4 0 1 0 18 1 214 19

International[edit]

As of 28 January 2015[17]
Guinea national team
Year Apps Goals
2007 2 0
2008 3 0
2009 4 0
2010 3 2
2011 5 0
2012 1 0
2013 2 0
2014 1 1
2015 3 1
Total 24 4

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Coppa Italia, and Coupe de France matches
  2. ^ Includes Coupe de la Ligue matches

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kevin Constant joins Milan on loan; Footballcracy, 6 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Ufficiale: Kevin Constant al Genoa" [Official: Kevin Constant at Genoa] (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  3. ^ AC Chievo Verona Srl bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 30 June 2012 (in Italian)
  4. ^ "Bilancio Gruppo Milan" (PDF) (in Italian). AC Milan. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 May 2015. 
  5. ^ [1]; ACMilan.com, 26 January 2013
  6. ^ a b c AC Milan SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2013 (in Italian)
  7. ^ "DAL MILAN ARRIVA STRASSER" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "AC Milan's Kevin Constant walks off pitch after racist abuse". BBC Sport. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Gladwell, Be (2 August 2013). "Police: No racist abuse of Constant". ESPN FC. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "AC Milan İle Anlaşma Bildirimi". Turkish Public Disclosure Platform. 5 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Kevin Constant İle Anlaşma Bildirimi". Turkish Public Disclosure Platform. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Kevin Constant ile Fesih Bildirimi". Turkish Public Disclosure Platform. 18 November 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  13. ^ "Constant al Bologna" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 1 February 2016. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  14. ^ "Constant al Bologna" (in Italian). Bologna F.C. 1909. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "Guinea replace Constant for Ghana". BBC News. 12 January 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  16. ^ "Guinea – K. Constant". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  17. ^ "Constant, Kévin". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 

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