Ladjie Soukouna

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Ladjie Soukouna
Personal information
Full name Ladjie Soukouna[1]
Date of birth (1990-12-15) 15 December 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Maisons-Alfort, France
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)[2]
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Créteil B 13 (0)
2011–2012 Plymouth Argyle 20 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:11, 31 August 2012 (UTC).

Ladjie Soukouna (born 15 December 1990) is a French footballer who can play in defence and midfield. He is a free agent after being released by Plymouth Argyle. Soukouna spent two years playing for the B-team of Créteil.


Soukouna started his career for French Championnat National side US Créteil-Lusitanos. However, he did not make an appearance for the first team, only playing in reserve team matches.[3] On 21 July 2011, he joined Football League Two club Plymouth Argyle on a free transfer after impressing during a pre-season trial.[4][5] He made his professional debut in a 1–1 draw at Shrewsbury Town on 6 August.[6] Soukouna scored his first goal for Plymouth in a 2–2 draw with Accrington Stanley on 8 October.[7] Soukouna was released by the club on 31 August 2012,[8] having been told by manager Carl Fletcher that he was surplus to requirements earlier in the week. Soukouna retired from professional football after his release and became a full time pet funeral director in Westward Ho!, where he boasts a world record of burying 37 hamsters in one day.[9]


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Whose Registrations have been Cancelled by Mutual Consent Between 01/08/2012 and 31/08/2012". The Football Association. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ladjie Soukouna". Mail Online. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ladjie Soukouna". Foot National. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Soukouna is a Pilgrim". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Plymouth Argyle to sign Ladji Soukouna and Luke Daley". BBC Sport. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Fletcher strike denies Shrews". Sky Sports. 7 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Plymouth 2–2 Accrington". BBC Sport. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Ladjie Released". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ladjie Soukouna told he can leave Plymouth Argyle". Western Morning News. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 

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