Wilfried Kanon

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Wilfried Kanon
Wilfried Kanon (2015).jpg
Kanon with ADO Den Haag in 2015
Personal information
Full name Serge Wilfried Kanon
Date of birth (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Taabo, Ivory Coast
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
ADO Den Haag
Number 5
Youth career
2010–2012 Empoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Gloria Bistrița 25 (0)
2013 Corona Brașov 5 (0)
2013– ADO Den Haag 89 (2)
National team
2015– Ivory Coast 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 June 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2017

Serge Wilfried Kanon (born 6 July 1993) is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays mainly as a central defender for Dutch club ADO Den Haag and the Ivory Coast national team.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Taabo, Ivory Coast, Kanon made his youth debut for Empoli's junior team in the Italian Primavera in 2010, at the age of 17. He scored his first goal for Empoli in a 2–2 draw against Novara.

Gloria Bistrița[edit]

After impressing during the trial period at the Romanian club, Gloria's coach, Nicolae Manea, decided to sign him permanently. He made his Liga I debut on 22 July in a 1–2 defeat against Astra Ploiești, playing 40 minutes of the game.

Corona Braşov[edit]

After the 2012–13 season Nicolae Manea went on to coach Corona Brașov where, among others, he transferred Kanon from Gloria Bistriţa. He played a left back in Corona's Liga I debut, a disappointing 0–1 defeat against Oţelul Galaţi on home ground. He was played 90 minutes in the following 4 Liga I fixtures as well, missing the 6th match due to work permit issues.

ADO Den Haag[edit]

Following the work permit issues with Corona Braşov, the player was released to sign a 2-year contract with the Dutch team ADO Den Haag.

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Ivory Coast's goal tally first.[1]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 February 2015 Estadio de Bata, Bata, Equatorial Guinea  DR Congo 3–1 3–1 2015 Africa Cup of Nations



Ivory Coast


  1. ^ "Kanon, Wilfried". National Football Teams. Retrieved 16 February 2017.

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