Yssouf Koné

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Yssouf Koné
Yssouf Koné.jpg
Personal information
Full name Yssouf Koné
Date of birth (1982-02-19) 19 February 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Korhogo, Ivory Coast
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Raja Casablanca
2004Qingdao Hailifeng (loan) 15 (4)
2005–2006 Olympic Safi
2006–2008 Rosenborg 44 (16)
2008–2010 CFR Cluj 51 (16)
2011–2013 Vålerenga 11 (1)
National team
2004–2010 Burkina Faso[1] 18 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 October 2011

Yssouf Koné (born 19 February 1982) is a former naturalized Burkinabé football striker, who last played for the Norwegian club Vålerenga.

Career[edit]

Koné was born in Korhogo, Ivory Coast.

Rosenborg[edit]

Playing for Rosenborg, Koné scored ten goals in the UEFA Champions League 2007–08 season including qualification matches. In the 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons he played in 44 Norwegian Premier League matches for Rosenborg, scoring 16 goals.[2]

Cluj[edit]

Koné was transferred to CFR Cluj in the summer of 2008. He scored against Chelsea in the group-stage game of the UEFA Champions League 2008–2009, but the match eventually ended in a 2–1 loss for CFR Cluj. On 27 August 2009, he scored a goal in the ladder against FK Sarajevo in the Europa League qualifiers. The match ended 2–1 to CFR Cluj, who qualified in groups, it was the last goal for CFR in European Cups. Koné scored a total of 20 goals in all competitions for the CFR.

Vålerenga[edit]

In 2011 he played for the Norwegian team Vålerenga. On 29 January 2013, his contract with Vålerenga was terminated by mutual consent.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006 Rosenborg Tippeligaen 16 3 2 0 18 3
2007 19 9 1 2 20 11
2008 9 4 1 0 10 4
2008–09 CFR Cluj Liga I 28 10 0 0 28 9
2009–10 21 6 0 0 21 6
2010–11 2 0 0 0 2 0
2011 Vålerenga Tippeligaen 11 1 2 1 13 2
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 106 32 6 3 112 35

International[edit]

Kone made the headlines by scoring two late goals to record a surprise away win for Burkina Faso against Tunisia in the World Cup 2010 qualifiers.[4]

International goals[edit]

1. 1 June 2008 Tunisia-Burkina Faso score: 1–1 Result:1–2 World Cup 2010 qualifiers

2. 1 June 2008 Tunisia-Burkina Faso score: 1–2 Result:1–2 World Cup 2010 qualifiers

3. 21 June 2008 Burkina Faso-Seychelles score: 4–1 Result:4–1 World Cup 2010 qualifiers

Honours[edit]

Rosenborg
Cluj

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Koné, Yssouf". nationalfootballteams.com. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  2. ^ RBKweb – artikkel
  3. ^ "Vålerenga avsluttet ekteskapet med Koné". dittoslo (in Norwegian). Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Soccer-Substitute gives Burkina Faso surprise win in Tunisia". Reuters. 1 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Mestvinnende med RBK" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Announcement" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. Archived from the original on 16 June 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Announcement" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. Retrieved 27 July 2009.