Laurent Pokou

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Laurent Pokou
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Personal information
Full name Laurent N'Dri Pokou
Date of birth (1947-10-08) October 8, 1947 (age 68)
Place of birth Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966-1973 ASEC Abidjan - (-)
1974-1977 Stade Rennais 63 (44)
1977-1978 AS Nancy 19 (3)
1978-1979 Stade Rennais 12 (6)
1979-1982 ASEC Abidjan - (-)
1982-1983 RS Anyama - (-)
National team
1967-1980 Ivory Coast 70 (-)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Laurent N'Dri Pokou (born October 8, 1947 in Abidjan) is a former footballer from Côte d'Ivoire.


He was a notable striker for French club Stade Rennais.[1]

International career[edit]

Pokou is a former member of the Ivorian national team, who was twice the highest goalscorer of the Africa Cup of Nations, scoring six goals in the 1968 tournament in Ethiopia and eight in the 1970 edition in Sudan, including 5 in one match against Ethiopia, which Ivory Coast won 6-1. This performance gave him his nickname L'homme d'Asmara (the man of Asmara). With 14 total goals, he is also the tournament's second highest overall goalscorer, behind Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o, who eclipsed Pokou's record in the 2008 ACN tournament.[2]


  1. ^ Laurent Pokou at
  2. ^ African Nations Cup - Topscorers

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