Kalidou Koulibaly: Ex Chelsea & Senegal’s top defender getting new Saudi challenge
Kalidou Koulibaly has forged a reputation for being one of the toughest defenders to play against. He was a pivotal member of the Senegal team that won the 2022 African Cup of Nations and Chelsea forked out €38 million to get him from Napoli.
The center-back spent eight great seasons with the Serie A team before making the move to the Premier League. He is without any doubt one of the best defenders Africa has ever produced. Koulibaly and Senegal won the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, beating Egypt in the final. On 25 June 2023, it was announced that Koulibaly signed for Saudi Professional League club Al-Hilal for a fee of around £20 million.
Club goals: 21
Club Assists: 15
Senegal national team:
2X Senegal FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
1X AFRICA CUP WINNER
1X ITALIAN CUP WINNER
1X ITALIAN SUPER CUP WINNER
1X BELGIAN CUP WINNER