Kenneth Zohore

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Kenneth Zohore
Kenneth Zohore 2016.jpg
Zohore playing for Cardiff City in 2016
Personal information
Full name Albin Kenneth Dahrup Zohore[1]
Date of birth (1994-01-31) 31 January 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Cardiff City
Number 26
Youth career
2002–2006 BK Skjold
2006–2009 KB
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Copenhagen 16 (1)
2012–2015 Fiorentina 0 (0)
2013–2014 Brøndby IF (loan) 25 (5)
2014 IFK Göteborg (loan) 5 (2)
2015–2016 OB 24 (9)
2016 K.V. Kortrijk 0 (0)
2016 Cardiff City (loan) 12 (2)
2016– Cardiff City 29 (12)
National team
2009–2011 Denmark U17 24 (13)
2012 Denmark U18 2 (0)
2010–2013 Denmark U19 16 (6)
2013– Denmark U21 15 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:17, 7 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 November 2015

Albin Kenneth Dahrup Zohore[1] (born 31 January 1994) is a Danish footballer who plays as a striker for Cardiff City.

Personal life[edit]

Kenneth Zohore is born into a football family. Kenneth Zohore's father is the second cousin of former Chelsea star-striker Didier Drogba.[2]

Career[edit]

Copenhagen[edit]

In the fall of 2009 Zohore was promoted to the under-19 squad at the age of 15. He joined the first team's training camp in Marbella, Spain on 2 February 2010 together with Thobias Skovgaard.[3]

On 7 March 2010, Zohore made his debut for the first team squad, being only 16 years and 35 days old, he became the youngest player to ever make his debut in the Danish Superliga. He replaced César Santin in the 73rd minute in a 5–0 victory against AGF. On 30 October 2010, Zohore scored his first goal for FC Copenhagen in the Danish Superliga against Lyngby Boldklub. He is the second youngest goalscorer ever in the Danish Superliga, after Mads Beierholm.

On the 20 October 2010, Kenneth Zohore made his first UEFA Champions League appearance for F.C. Copenhagen playing FC Barcelona on Camp Nou. The 16-year-old striker replaced César Santin in the 74th minute of the game.

On March 16, he made an appearance in Chelsea vs Copenhagen. He was one of the youngest players ever to play in the Champion's League. He has previously been on trial at Chelsea and Inter Milan.[4]

Fiorentina[edit]

On 31 January 2012, FC Copenhagen announced that Zohore was signed by Italian side ACF Fiorentina.[5] He was given shirt no. 33.[6]

Brøndby IF[edit]

On 8 August 2013, Brøndby IF announced that they had agreed a deal with ACF Fiorentina and Zohore on a season-long loan.

IFK Göteborg[edit]

On 11 August 2014 IFK Göteborg announced that Zohore had joined the club on a loan deal from Fiorentina.[7] He made his debut 13 August 2014 in an away game against Åtvidaberg BK coming on as a substitute. In his home game debut against Brommapojkarna, 17 August 2014, Zohore scored his first goal for IFK Göteborg when he only had been on the pitch three minutes after coming on as a substitute in the 83 minute.

Odense Boldklub[edit]

On 3 February 2015 Odense Boldklub announced that Zohore, who was unemployed, had joined the Danish Superliga club.[8]

Cardiff City[edit]

On transfer deadline day of January 2016, Zohore joined Championship side Cardiff City on loan from Belgian side K.V. Kortrijk, who signed him that same day from OB.[9] He made his debut on 6 February, in a goalless draw against Milton Keynes Dons, coming on for Sammy Ameobi. He came on to score his first goal for the club on 19 April, against Brentford, followed by his second against Bolton Wanderers.

Zohore went onto to sign a three-year deal in the Welsh capital, in June 2016.[10] He was a bit-part player under Paul Trollope only making one start in a 1–0 loss to Bristol Rovers and a handful of substitute appearances. In December, Zohore impressed as a he came on as a half time substitute, to help Cardiff comeback from a goal down to win 2–1 against Wolverhampton Wanderers.[11] He went onto score his first goal on Boxing day against Brentford, earning his praise from Neil Warnock.[12][13] Zohore was nominated for Championship Player of the Month in February, following a goal against Leeds United and braces against Rotherham United and Fulham, but just missed out to Leeds' Chris Wood.[14] His 12 goals for Cardiff, saw him as the top goalscorer for the season, where he was awarded a contract, keeping him at the club til 2020 and the club's Young Player of the Year award.[15][16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 May 2017 [17]
Club Season League Cup Europa League Champions League Total
Tier Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Copenhagen Denmark 2009–10 T1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - - 1 0
2010–11 T1 15 1 1 0 - - 10 0 26 1
2011–12 T1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - - 1 0
Total 16 1 2 0 0 0 10 0 28 1
Fiorentina Italy 2011–12 T1 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
2012–13 T1 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brøndby IF Denmark 2013–14 T1 25 5 1 0 - - - - 26 5
Total 25 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 5
IFK Göteborg Sweden 2014 T1 2 1 0 0 - - - - 2 1
Total 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Cardiff City Wales 2015–16 T2 12 2 0 0 0 0 - - 12 2
2016–17 T2 29 12 1 0 0 0 - - 30 12
Career total 72 19 4 0 0 0 10 0 86 19
  • (-) Not qualified

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 2011 List of Players" (PDF). fifa.com. FIFA. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "FCK's Zohore: Drogba is my mentor". Sporten.dk. Sporten.dk. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Afrejse tirsdag" (in Danish). F.C. Copenhagen. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Den nye Bendtner (The new Bendtner)" (in Danish). Sporten.dk. 2010-02-05. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  5. ^ "Kenneth Zohore skifter til Fiorentina" (in Danish). fck.dk. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2010-03-07. 
  6. ^ "Comunicati Stampa N°123 (2011–12)" (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Klart med Zohore" (in Swedish). IFK Göteborg. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "OB skriver kontrakt med Kenneth Zohore" (in Danish). ob.dk. 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  9. ^ "Kenneth Zohore joins Cardiff City from Vincent Tan's Kortrijk". BBC Sport. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Cardiff City sign Danish striker Kenneth Zohore while Idriss Saadi heads out on season-long loan deal". WalesOnline. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Cardiff City 2–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers". BBC Sport. 13 December 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  12. ^ "Brentford 2–2 Cardiff City". BBC Sport. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Neil Warnock: Kenneth Zohore will save Cardiff money in transfer market". BBC Sport. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Zohore nominated for Player of the Month". Cardiff City F.C. Official Site. 9 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "Kenneth Zohore: Danish striker agrees new Cardiff City deal". BBC Sport. 28 April 2017. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  16. ^ "Aron Gunnarsson is the big winner in Cardiff City's 2016/17 awards as Kenneth Zohore is also honoured". Wales Online. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  17. ^ http://brondby.com/spillere/spillerprofil/?playerid=324291

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