Manuel Kanté

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Manuel Kanté
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Personal information
Date of birth (1986-08-21) 21 August 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 14
Youth career
2001–2002 Red Star 93
2002–2004 AS Beauvais
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Falkirk 3 (0)
2006 Pampilhosa 21 (0)
2007 Proodeftiki 17 (0)
2008 Radnik Velika Gorica 25 (8)
2009 Abrantes 20 (3)
2009 Southend United 3 (0)
2010 Varteks Varaždin 3 (0)
2010 AC St. Louis 10 (1)
2011 FC Baulmes 11 (2)
2011–2012 Atromitos Yeroskipou 25 (3)
2012– APEP F.C. 24 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 April 2011.

Manuel Kanté (born 21 August 1986 in Paris) is a French-born Malian football midfielder currently playing for APEP F.C. in the Cypriot Second Division.



Kanté attended College Anatole France Drancy Accession, and was a member of the youth teams of French league sides Red Star 93 and AS Beauvais, before turning professional in 2004. with Falkirk


Kanté began his career in Scotland, playing three games for Falkirk before moving to Portugal to play for Pampilhosa.

He subsequently played professionally in Croatia for NK Gorica[1] and NK Varteks.,[2] in Greece for Proodeftiki, in Portugal for Abrantes,[3] and had a brief stint as a triallist with Southend United in England[4]

He signed for USSF Division 2 Professional League newcomers AC St. Louis in February 2010,[5]

In January 2011 he moved to FC Baulmes and played until the summer in the Swiss 1. Liga.

In summer 2011 he moved to Atromitos Yeroskipou where he stayed until the end of the season.[6]

In summer 2012 he signed for APEP.


Despite being born in France, and although he has not yet featured for any national team at any level, Kanté has expressed a preference to play for the Mali national team, should the opportunity arise.[7]


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