Didier Ya Konan

Didier Ya Konan
Didier-Ya-Konan-2015-07.jpg
Ya Konan in July 2015
Personal information
Full name Didier Ya Konan[1]
Date of birth (1984-05-22) 22 May 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth Angouakro, Ivory Coast[2]
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
2003 Sepahan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 ASEC Mimosas 77 (13)
2006–2009 Rosenborg 50 (13)
2009–2014 Hannover 96 124 (39)
2014–2015 Al-Ittihad 14 (8)
2015 Hannover 96 7 (1)
2015–2017 Fortuna Düsseldorf 20 (4)
National team
2006– Ivory Coast 27 (7)
* 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

Didier Ya Konan (born 22 May 1984[3][4]) is an Ivorian former footballer who played as a forward for the Ivory Coast national team.

Club career

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 December 2006, he signed for Rosenborg,[5] for a three-year contract in the Norwegian Premier League.

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.[6]

On 11 August 2009, Ya Konan moved to Bundesliga side Hannover 96, initially signing a three-year contract.[7]

Following the 2013–14 season, he left Germany and completed a move to Al-Ittihad of the Saudi Professional League.

On 27 January 2015, he returned to Hannover 96, where he signed a one-year contract.[8]

On 25 June 2015, Ya Konan signed a two-year deal with Fortuna Düsseldorf.[9]

International career

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.[10] 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.

Career statistics

As of 16 November 2013
Season Club League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rosenborg 2007 Tippeligaen 20 6 2 3 9 1 31 10
2008 22 6 0 0 8 2 30 8
2009 8 1 3 2 4 1 15 4
Total 50 13 5 5 21 4 76 22
Hannover 96 2009–10 Bundesliga 25 9 0 0 0 0 25 9
2010–11 28 14 0 0 0 0 28 14
2011–12 28 6 1 0 12 1 41 7
2012–13 27 7 2 0 8 4 37 11
2013–14 16 3 0 0 0 0 16 3
2014–15 7 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
Total 131 40 3 0 20 5 154 45
Career total 181 53 8 5 41 9 230 67
  • All European competition includes: Champions League, Champions League qualifying, Europa League and Europe League qualifying

International goals

Honours

Club

ASEC Mimosas

Rosenborg

References

  1. ^ "List of Players" (PDF). Confederation of African Football (CAF). Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Didier Ya Konan - National Football Teams". Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Current Squad (from 07/2011)". Hannover 96. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Ivorian Ya Konan joins Rosenborg". BBC Sport. 29 December 2006. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Drogba swoops Ivorian award". BBC Sport. 6 January 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Ya Konan wird Fortune" [Ya Konan is going to become a "Fortune"] (in German). kicker. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Ivory Coast drop Kalou". BBC sport. 5 October 2006. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  11. ^ Berre, Tor. "Mestvinnende spillere" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 4 October 2009.

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