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Didier Ya Konan
Ya Konan in July 2015
|Full name||Didier Ya Konan|
|Date of birth||(1984-05-22) 22 May 1984|
|Place of birth||Angouakro, Ivory Coast|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:56, 1 December 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2014
Born in Angouakro, Ya Konan started his professional career with ASEC Mimosas in 2003, a club that is known for producing players, such as Kolo Touré and Didier Zokora. He was the top scorer in the African Champions League competition that season, with ASEC eventually failing in the semi finals, to Egyptian club Al Ahly.
In January 2007, Ya Konan was nominated for the Ivorian Footballer of the Year award for 2006, which was eventually won by Chelsea's striker Didier Drogba. He was one of two homeland-based players at the time to be nominated, the other being former ASEC teammate Bakary Soro.
On 27 January 2015, he returned to Hannover 96, where he signed a one-year contract.
Ya Konan was called up to the Ivory Coast national football team for the 2008 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Gabon on 5 October 2006. In March 2007, he was one of four players to receive a late call-up for the Ivorian's African Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar in Antananarivo, due to injuries to other members of the squad.
- As of 16 November 2013
- All European competition includes: Champions League, Champions League qualifying, Europa League and Europe League qualifying
|1||8 February 2011||Stade Georges Pompidou, Valence, France||Mali||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|2||11 May 2011||Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan, Ivory Coast||Namibia||4–1||5–1||Friendly|
|3||5 June 2011||Stade de l'Amitié, Cotonou, Benin||Benin||0–1||2–6||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification – Group H|
|4||10 August 2011||Stade de Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland||Israel||1–0||4–3||Friendly|
|5||3 September 2011||Stade Amahoro, Kigali, Rwanda||Rwanda||0–4||0–5||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification – Group H|
|6||14 November 2012||Linzer Stadion, Linz, Austria||Austria||0–1||0–3||Friendly|
|7||14 January 2013||Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||Egypt||4–2||4–2||Friendly|
|8||26 January 2013||Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg, South Africa||Tunisia||3–0||3–0||2013 Africa Cup of Nations|
- Côte d'Ivoire Premier Division: 2004, 2005, 2006
- Côte d'Ivoire Cup: 2005
- Coupe Houphouët-Boigny: 2004, 2006
- "List of Players" (PDF). Confederation of African Football (CAF). Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "Didier Ya Konan - National Football Teams". Retrieved 9 June 2019.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Current Squad (from 07/2011)". Hannover 96. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
- "Ivorian Ya Konan joins Rosenborg". BBC Sport. 29 December 2006. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- "Drogba swoops Ivorian award". BBC Sport. 6 January 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- "Hannover 96 holt Didier Ya Konan" (in German). Hannover 96. 11 August 2009. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- "Ya Konan kehrt zu 96 zurück - Vertrag bis Saisonende". Hannover 96. 27 January 2015. Archived from the original on 27 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Ya Konan wird Fortune" [Ya Konan is going to become a "Fortune"] (in German). kicker. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
- "Ivory Coast drop Kalou". BBC sport. 5 October 2006. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- Berre, Tor. "Mestvinnende spillere" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 4 October 2009.
- Official website
- Didier Ya Konan at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- "Biography on Rosenborg site (rbk.no)" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 19 December 2007. Retrieved 16 September 2007.
- "Profile on Guardian Unlimited (guardian.touch-line.com)". Archived from the original on 6 May 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
- Didier Ya Konan at Soccerway
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