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 29)
Place of birth Fréjus, France
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder / left back
Youth career
Toulouse
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Toulouse 4 (0)
2008–2010 Châteauroux 79 (15)
2010–2011 Chievo 32 (2)
2011–2012 Genoa 21 (1)
2012–2014 Milan 45 (0)
2014–2015 Trabzonspor 22 (0)
2016 Bologna 7 (0)
National team
2004 France U17 3 (1)
2007– Guinea 24 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:33, 2 September 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 January 2015

Kévin Constant (born 10 May 1987) is a Guinean international footballer.

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 qualifier
3. 5 March 2014 Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran  Iran 2–0 2–1 Friendly
4. 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 (Italian)
  4. ^ "Bilancio Gruppo Milan" (PDF) (in Italian). AC Milan. 
  5. ^ [1]; ACMilan.com, 26 January 2013
  6. ^ a b c AC Milan SpA bilancio (financial report and accounts) on 31 December 2013 (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. Retrieved 1 February 2016. [permanent dead link]
  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. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 

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