A Closer Look at Kalidou Koulibaly Chelsea: Bio, Salary, Girlfriend, News & Rumors

Kalidou Koulibaly Chelsea is a talented defender and one of the Blues’ newest signings in 2022.  Moving to Chelsea with the expectation of rebuilding the perfect defense like what Tuchel had at the beginning of last season, Koulibaly’s mission and role is very special. Football fans cannot leave this player out of a list of excellent football defenders. His talent, dedication, and most significantly, passion for the game have helped him amass a fortune.  Let’s find out more about Koulibaly career, personal life, and his summer move to West London. 

Kalidou Koulibaly Profile 

Kalidou Koulibaly Profile 

Full name Kalidou Kevin Koulibaly
Age 31 (2022)
Birthday June 20th, 1991
Position Centre Back
Nationality French, Senegalese
Current club Chelsea
Jersey number 26
Contract Expiry June 30th, 2026

Koulibaly age

Kalidou Koulibaly birthday is 20 June 1991. He will turn 31 this year (2022).

Kalidou Koulibaly Nationality

The center-back Koulibaly nationality is France and Senegal. He was born in France to Senegalese parents. Despite representing France at the junior level and being born in Saint-Die-des-Vosges in the northeast of the nation, Koulibaly decided to play senior international soccer for his parents’ native of Senegal.

How tall is Koulibaly Chelsea?

Koulibaly’s height is 1.86m while his weight is 89 kg. The football player is fast and strong, but what elevates him as a defender is his ability to recognize danger quickly to counteract the threat

Here is the complete table showing Koulibaly football player’s height, weight, and other body measurements:

Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 89 kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Race/Ethnicity Black
Shoe Size 10 (UK)
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Kalidou Koulibaly Transfer News 

Kalidou Koulibaly Transfer News 

Koulibaly has signed a four-year deal with Stamford Bridge from Napoli for a fee in the region of £33m. That deal would keep him there through 2026. So, Kalidou Koulibaly became one of the new Chelsea footballers in the summer of 2022.

Chelsea will pay him €10 million net per season. Koulibaly’s salary per week is £295k per week (£162k per week net), making him one of Chelsea highest paid players in 2022 at Stamford Bridge.

Koulibaly Salary and Networth

His $40 million in assets are all together. This also applies to his 2020 acquisition of a $4 million, 200 m2 luxury flat in Paris. The Frenchman also has a fleet of expensive automobiles in his garage, but he doesn’t seem to be attracted to them much because he likes a short but content life.

The 31-year-old has joined Chelsea for the 2022–2023 English Premier League season. Several sources claim that Napoli has accepted a $40 million payment from Chelsea in exchange for K2’s unbelievable $8 million annual wage.

Read more transfer news Koulibaly to Chelsea in another post.

Football Career

Before Chelsea

The athlete started playing football at the local team SR Saint-Die. He subsequently joined the club’s youth squad. Before beginning his career with the youth academy professional team Metz on July 1, 2009, he participated for the squad in the Championnat de France Amateur 2.

the Blues football players

Before the 2010–11 season, Koulibaly received his first one-year deal with the team. Then, Dominique Bijotat, the new manager, moved him to the senior team. On August 20, 2010, he replaced another player in a league game against Vannes, which his team won 1-0.

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He extended his agreement with the team for an additional three years through 2014 on April 18, 2011. But on June 29, 2012, the star signed a four-year deal and transferred to Belgian club Genk before his deal expired. He settled into the starting lineup and later contributed to Genk’s Belgian Cup victory in 2012–13.

The sportsman signed a five-year, $6 million contract with S.S.C. Napoli on July 2, 2014. He made 39 performances and one goal across all competitions in the inaugural season. On September 19, 2016, he extended his affiliation with the group by agreeing to a five-year contract. While playing for the team, he won several trophies, including Serie A’s best defender for the 2018–19 campaign.

Also, the star joined the Senegalese national squad in September 2015 after switching federations. Since then, he has participated in prestigious tournaments like the Africa Cup of Nations and the Fifa World Cup as the team’s leader.




Senegalese National Team

Individual Awards

Kalidou Koulibaly Stats

Kalidou Koulibaly Stats

The seasoned experience of Koulibaly and Thiago Silva certainly makes the Blues’ defense more solid. It is predicted that Koulibaly can even take Silva’s place if the Brazilian star drops in form.

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News and Rumors

Kalidou Koulibaly Son and Wife, Girlfriend

Koulibaly wife

Koulibaly is married to Charline Oudenot. There isn’t much information about his wife as she wants to keep her life quiet.

Chelsea Koulibaly has two children, they are Seni and Nessa Koulibaly who were born in 2014 after they got married.

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Charline is not an ordinary WAG, and she avoids making a lot of public appearances. When it comes to her personal information, she has preserved confidentiality. 

Most of Charline’s childhood and early adulthood were spent in Saint-Dié, France. So there’s a good likelihood she finished school at nearby universities. She attended the French Center de Formation d’Apprentis CCI Le Mans Sarthe after graduating from high school.


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