Youssouf Kanté

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Youssouf Kanté
Personal information
Full name Youssouf Kanté
Date of birth (1984-08-13) August 13, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2004 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 ADO Den Haag
2006 Windisch
2007 Astra Ploieşti
2008 Seattle Sounders 22 (2)
2009 Minnesota Thunder 8 (0)
2009–2010 FK Senica 4 (1)
2010–2011 FC Baulmes 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 July 2011.

Youssouf Kanté (born August 13, 1984 in Paris) is a French footballer who recently played for FC Baulmes.



Kanté began playing soccer in the youth academy of the esteemed French club Paris Saint-Germain. When he turned nineteen, he signed with ADO Den Haag of the Dutch Second Division. In 2006 when he signed with Swiss club Windisch, and then moved to Romania and was offered a mid season contract by Astra Ploieşti. Upon completion of the season, Kanté was offered a trial by FCM Câmpina, however, chose to come to the United States instead.

North America[edit]

After unsuccessful trials with Major League Soccer teams Kansas City Wizards and Toronto FC in early 2008, Kanté signed with the Seattle Sounders on April 24, 2008.[1]

Following the USL Sounders' demise (as a result of Seattle Sounders FC joining Major League Soccer), Kanté signed with Minnesota Thunder on 17 February 2009.[2]


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