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Blaise Kouassi (footballer, born 1975)

Koffi Blaise Kouassi (born 2 February 1975) is an Ivorian former professional footballer, who played as a defender. He works as assistant manager of the Ivory Coast national football team.

Blaise Kouassi
Personal information
Full name Koffi Blaise Kouassi[1]
Date of birth (1975-02-02) 2 February 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 ASEC Mimosas
2000–2005 Guingamp 117 (1)
2005–2007 Troyes 45 (0)
2006–2007 Al-Rayyan 5 (0)
2007–2009 Angers 19 (0)
National team
1997–2006 Ivory Coast[2] 37 (0)
Teams managed
2010– Ivory Coast (assistant manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Club careerEdit

Kouassi was born in Abidjan. He previously played for ASEC Mimosas in his homeland, in France for En Avant Guingamp, Troyes AC in Ligue 1, Angers in the Ligue 2[3] and for Al-Rayyan in Qatar.

International careerEdit

He earned 37 caps for the national team, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup.

Coaching careerEdit

On 28 May 2010, Kouassi was named as the new assistant manager of the Ivory Coast national football team.


  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Blaise Kouassi". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  3. ^ Blaise Kouassi – French league stats at LFP

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