Moussa Koné

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Moussa Koné
Personal information
Full name Moussa Saib Koné
Date of birth (1990-02-12) 12 February 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Anyama, Côte d'Ivoire
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 23
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Atalanta 8 (1)
2010–2011 Foggia (loan) 32 (4)
2011–2012 Pescara (loan) 30 (3)
2012–2013 Varese (loan) 31 (5)
2014–2015 Avellino (loan) 37 (2)
2015– Cesena 63 (4)
National team
2011– Côte d'Ivoire 1 (1)
2011– Côte d'Ivoire U23 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:12, 14 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 November 2012

Moussa Saib Koné (born 12 February 1990) is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie B side Cesena.


Early career[edit]

Born in Anyama), Côte d'Ivoire, Koné began to play football on his native country as a child, and impressed Italian clubs, like Inter, but signed with Atalanta, to play in the club youth categories.[1]

Foggia (loan)[edit]

On 28 July 2010, Koné was loaned to Foggia for a season-long, to gain first-team experience.[2] He made his debut for the club on 22 August, against Cavese.[3] He made his first professional goal in the next round on 29 August, against Lucchese.[4] At the end of the season, Koné made 32 appearances and scored 4 goals for Foggia.

Pescara (loan)[edit]

On 19 August 2011, Koné was loaned again, this time to Serie B club Pescara.[5] He made his debut on 26 August 2011 coming off the bench to replace Marco Verratti in the 45th minute.[6] On 1 November, he score his first goal for Pescara, against Varese.[7]

Varese (loan)[edit]

On 30 August 2012, Koné made his third loan spell, to Serie B club Varese, as a loan exchange for Giuseppe De Luca.[8] He made his debut on 1 September, against Virtus Lanciano, also getting on the scoresheet.[9]


On 10 July 2015 Koné was signed by A.C. Cesena in a definitive deal,[10] with Luca Valzania moved to opposite direction.

International career[edit]

Koné was called up to Côte d'Ivoire national football team for a friendly match against Israel on 10 August 2011 and made his Les Éléphants debut coming off the bench to replace Yaya Touré in the 46th minute. 22 minutes later, he scored his first international goal.[11]

Koné also played in 2011 CAF U-23 Championship, starting in Côte d'Ivoire all matches, and scoring against Egypt.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 August 2011 Stade de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland Switzerland  Israel 3–0 4–3 Friendly




Serie B: 2011–12


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