Welcome to We Love You Everton - A Blog made for fans of Everton Football Club

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Arouna Koné

Position: Striker
Date Of Birth: 11.11.1983
Place Of Birth: Anyama, Ivory Coast
Nationality: Ivorian
Height: 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)

Did You Know? Koné attributes his peroxide blonde hair to former basketball player Dennis Rodman, and states that his footballing heroes were Liberian legend George Weah and Brazilian superstar Ronaldo!

Arouna Koné signed for Everton on 8 July 2013. Everton officials confirmed the Ivorian striker had joined on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Koné made his name at PSV in Holland where he formed a formidable strike partnership with Jefferson Farfán.

In 2007 he moved to Spain to play for Sevilla for a fee of around £12 million. Middlesbrough had been favourites to land the striker but the Spaniards came in at the eleventh hour.

The striker hardly scored any goals for Sevilla, however this was partly due to off the field problems which saw he subsequently loaned out to German club Hannover 96 and then fellow Spanish side Levante.

Whilst on loan at Levante Koné was scoring every other game which was starting to alert some of Europes bigger teams.

Koné went on to sign for Levante permantly, however the Spanish club were keen to sell him on at a hefty fee.

On 14 August 2012, Koné signed a three-year contract with Premier League side Wigan Athletic, for a reported fee of €3.5 million.

With Wigan, Koné won the FA Cup, featuring the full 90 minutes in the 1–0 upset against Manchester City. However, only three days later, Wigan were relegated from the top division following a 1–4 defeat at Arsenal.

Koné now moves to Everton hoping to at least equal his tally of 11 Premier League goals that he managed for Wigan, and if he does then he could well end up being what we've all been longing for. A striker that scores goals!


Post a Comment

We Love You Everton

Welcome to We Love You Everton - A Blog made for supporters of Everton Football Club

The Blog is 100% Unofficial. The blog will be updated occasionally but not as often as before due to family and work commitments. Thanks

Official Everton Football Club News

ToffeeWeb News

Liverpool Echo Everton News