Salomon Kalou Life Story

Salomon Kalou Armand Magloire (born in Oumé, Ivory Coast, August 5, 1985, age 26 years) is a professional football player from the Ivory Coast who plays for Chelsea in the Premier League and national team of Ivory Coast. Kalou can play both as striker mauupun winger.
Before playing for Chelsea, Kalou played at Mimosas, Feyenoord and Excelsior. He was awarded the Dutch Football Talent of the Year (Young Player of the Dutch League) 2004-05 season playing for Feyenoord. Chelsea, Kalou won a domestic title, as the English Premier League title, FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield.
Kalou is a Chelsea player who has the highest (100 times per December 2011) appeared as a substitute in all competitions.

Club career


2006-07 Season

Kalou joined Chelsea on May 30, 2006 with a reported transfer fee of about £ 9 juta.Ia signed a three-year contract and wear jersey number 21 back.

On December 23, 2006, Kalou scored for Chelsea's first league away win 3-2 at Wigan Athletic. He made two league goals as a 3-0 victory over Blackburn. In the FA Cup, Kalou netted Tottenham equalizer as Chelsea held to 3-3 in the 5th round FA Cup March 11, 2007. He also appeared as a substitute when Chelsea beat Manchester United in the FA Cup final and Arsenal in the English League Cup final. Until the end of the season, Kalou scored a total of 9 goals.

2007-08 Season

Kalou scored his first goal this season as Chelsea's 6-0 victory over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. He also made the opening goal in the victory over Derby County 2-0 away and 2-1 at Fulham.
Kalou often make an important contribution to Chelsea. He scored a 2-1 win over Newcastle United at three minutes before the game ended. [He also made a "bait" for the own goal by John Arne Riise in the final seconds of extra time when Liverpool meet Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League semi-final make the final score 1-1. He scored a total of 11 goals and 9 assists to the end of the season.
Kalou also appears in the 2008 UEFA Champions League final when Chelsea face Manchester United. He became the sixth kicker in round penalty shoot-out which was won by Manchester United.

2008-09 Season

Under new manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, Kalou did not appear much for participating in the Ivory Coast U23 team in
Beijing Olympics 2008.

Kalou scored the equalizer after coming on as substitute when Chelsea meet Manchester United on 21 September 2008. The match ended with the score 1-1. He then scored two goals and an assist for Frank Lampard when 5-0 away win over Middlesbrough on October 18. He returned to make two goals against Middlesbrough, this time at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea won 2-0 on January 28, 2009. Kalou also scored the only goal in Chelsea's 1-0 away win over West Ham.

2009-10 Season

Kalou and Chelsea started the season by winning the 2009 Community Shield after beating Manchester United. The match ends 2-2 and he scored a success in the penalty shoot-out round. He scored his first goal this season when a 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers in the third round League Cup.
On October 12, 2009, Kalou signed a new contract duration of three years with Chelsea, which will tie into the summer of 2012. Kalou celebrates his new contract by scoring two goals in a 4-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Champions League. He again scored in a 4-0 win over Bolton in the League Cup and the last time Chelsea lost in penalty shoot-out by Blackburn at the same event.

In the FA Cup, Kalou scored a 4-1 win over Cardiff City on February 13, 2010. In the UEFA Champions League, Kalou scored against Inter Milan on February 24, 2010, although the game ended 2-1 for Inter to victory.
On March 27, 2010, Kalou made his first league goal this season as a fantastic 7-1 victory over Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. He scored his first hat trick for Chelsea's 7-0 victory over Stoke City on 25 April 2010.Ia scored again at the last party and the premier league this season as champions Chelsea took on a fantastic 8-0 victory over Wigan.

2010-11 Season

Kalou and Branislav Ivanović in the face Spartak Moscow
Kalou started the season by scoring the only goal for Chelsea in the 1-3 defeat to Manchester United in the Community Shield 2010. In the opening match of the league, he scored two goals, both Didier Drogba diarsiteki time 6-0 away win over Wigan. [30] Two weeks straight, he scored an away 3-1 win over West Hamdan 4-0 home victory over Blackpool. He again scored a 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton on October 23, 2011.

In the fourth round FA Cup, Kalou scored when Chelsea meet Everton at Goodison Park, until the game ended at 1-1. On February 1, 2011, he scored an away 4-2 win over Sunderland. He again scored 3-1 away win over West Brom on 16 April 2011. In the next game, Kalou scored again when a 3-1 victory over Birmingham on 20 April 2011.

In an important week when Chelsea face Tottenham, Kalou scored the winning goal (2-1) in the 89th minute after coming on as a substitute to replace Fernando Torres.Gol is Kalou scored his 10th in the league this season and is the highest number of goals ever he has made in the league for Chelsea.

2011-12 Season

Kalou started the season on August 20, 2011. He appeared for 34 minutes early in the second week of league games, while 2-1 home victory over West Bromwich Albion.Ia then performed for 120 minutes when Chelsea met Fulham in the English League Cup third round and became the executioner in the round of penalty kicks that won Chelsea 4 -3. On September 28, 2011, appeared as a substitute Kalou as Chelsea meet Valencia in the party UEFA Champions League group stage. He was a handball in the penalty box so the referee gave Chelsea a yellow card and penalty kick him to Valencia, who successfully executed by Roberto Soldado and the game was ended with a score draw (1-1). On October 19, 2011, Kalou as Chelsea comeback against Racing Genk at the party's UEFA Champions League group stage. He scored his first goal this season after coming on as substitute in the second round. Chelsea won the match by a score of 5-0.Pada October 26, 2011, again Kalou scored an away 2-1 win over Everton in the 4th round League Cup Inggris.Kalou returned to the show by logging on as a substitute to replace Juan Mata in the face of Newcastle United on December 3, 2011. In appearance to-100 as a substitute, he scored one goal and take the victory away to Chelsea 3-0.Pada March 18, 2012, again Kalou scored 5-2 home victory over Leicester City in the Cup quarter-finals FA.Pada 27 March 2012, Kalou scored the only goal 1-0 away win over Benfica in the first round of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final.



Premier League: 2009-10
FA Cup: 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10
English League Cup: 2006-07
Community Shield: 2009


Dutch Football Talent of the Year: 2005
CAF Young Player of the Year: 2008

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