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Salomon Kalou

28-Year-Old Forward     Lille  Ligue 1


Côte d'Ivoire

Birthdate:  August 5, 1985    Birthplace:  Abidjan, Ivory Coast    Nationality:  Côte d'Ivoire    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  170 lbs    

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Kalou recorded Lille's only goal in Friday's draw with Bastia.

Kalou has supplied four goals and two assists over his past six outings. The veteran has now matched his total of 14 league goals from last season and still has two games to play.

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March 30, 2014

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Kalou scored a 90th minute goal to lead Lille to a 1-0 victory over Guingamp on Sunday.

Kalou came on as a second-half substitute and ended up making the difference in Sunday's game. The experienced striker now has 11 goals on the campaign.

March 2, 2014

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Kalou bagged a hat-trick as Lille defeated Ajaccio 3-2 on Sunday.

Kalou scored two of his three goals from the penalty spot, which brought his total to 10 goals on the season. The Ivory Coast international has strung together a number of man-of-the-match performances this season and Sunday's showing certainly marked such an occasion.

January 27, 2014

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Kalou scored in the 34th minute of Lille's draw with Rennes on Friday.

Kalou, who reaffirmed his future at Lille earlier in the week, contributed a header goal during the first half of Friday's match. The Ivory Coast international currently leads his team with seven scores on the season.

January 17, 2014

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Kalou has ruled out a January exit from Lille, the Ligue 1 official website reports.

Kalou has been linked with a move back to the Premier League, but after a strong start to this season with third-place Lille, the Ivory Coast international has insisted his intention to stay put. Currently tied for the club lead with six goals, Kalou cleared up his immediate future by saying, "Why change clubs mid-season? We started well and I would like to continue until the end. We have a state of mind here which I will not find anywhere else."

November 15, 2013

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Aresnal has been made aware that Kalou could be available for a transfer this January from Lille with just a £2.5 million buy-out fee, reports the Daily Mail.

Kalou asked his agent to begin gauging interest from clubs as the forward looks to move back to the Premier League this winter. He turned down an Arsenal move in 2012 after deciding not to accept a lower salary.

October 6, 2013

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Kalou scored in the 70th minute of Lille's 3-0 win Saturday against AC Ajaccio.

Kalou's header from the center of the box found the bottom left corner of AC Ajaccio's goal, marking the striker's third goal in Ligue 1 this season.

August 25, 2013

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Kalou scored the only goal in Lille's win over St. Etienne on Sunday.

Kalou first earned a penalty call after being fouled in the box and then converted the spot-shot to give Lille the lead and eventual win. After scoring 14 goals in his debut Ligue 1 campaign, Sunday's goal marked Kalou's first of the new season.