Jean Evrard Kouassi

Jean Evrard Kouassi (born 25 September 1994) is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a winger for Chinese Super League side Wuhan Zall and Ivory Coast national football team.

Jean Evrard Kouassi
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth N'Damien, Ivory Coast
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8+12 in)
Position(s) Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Wuhan Zall
Number 17
Youth career
2004–2011 Jeunesse Sportive de Bassam
2011–2012 Moossou
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Hajduk Split 59 (13)
2015–2016 Shanghai Port 45 (12)
2017– Wuhan 90 (42)
National team
2011 Ivory Coast U-17
2021– Ivory Coast 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:35, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2021

Club careerEdit

Jean Evrard Kouassi would play for the Ivorian football club Moossou F.C. youth team before going abroad to have trials with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Club Brugge and Monaco before having a successful trial with Croatian club Hajduk Split who offered him a 3-year contract in January 2013. He made his debut in a league game against Slaven Belupo on 16 February 2013 that ended in a 2-0 victory.[2] He would gradually start to establish himself within the team and on 21 April 2013, Kouassi scored in a draw against Slaven Belupo, marking the 4000th jubilee championship goal for HNK Hajduk Split.[3] He would further endear himself towards the fans when he scored and assisted for a goal against Lokomotiva in the 2012–13 Croatian Cup final, which the club won 5–4 on aggregate.[citation needed]

Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG announced that Kouassi had joined the squad in February 2015 and signed a contract until 2017.[4] He would make his debut in a league game on 7 March 2015 against Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty F.C. in a game that ended in a 2-1 victory.[5] On 18 January 2017, Kouassi moved to League One side Wuhan Zall.[6] On 18 June 2017, he scored his first goal against Dalian Transcendence. He helped the club earn promotion to the Super League by winning the China League One title in 2018, forming a strong strike partnership with Rafael Silva and netting 15 league goals.[citation needed]

International careerEdit

Kouassi was named in the Ivorian squad for the 2011 African U-17 Championship. He scored in the game against Gambia on 15 January 2011.[7] He was also named in the Ivorian squad for the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup. He played in all four games before the Ivorians were eliminated from the competition by France in the round of 16.[1]

He made his debut for Ivory Coast national football team on 30 March 2021 in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia and scored his team's third goal in a 3-1 victory.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 31 December 2020.[9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hajduk Split 2012–13 Prva HNL 13 2 4 1 0 0 - 17 3
2013–14 30 5 4 2 2 0 1[a] 0 37 7
2014–15 16 6 2 1 6 1 - 0 0
Total 59 13 10 4 8 1 1 0 78 18
Shanghai SIPG 2015 Chinese Super League 18 4 1 0 - - 22 0
2016 27 8 2 0 - - 29 8
Total 45 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 48 12
Wuhan Zall 2017 China League One 23 7 0 0 - - 23 7
2018 26 15 0 0 - - 26 15
2019 Chinese Super League 23 12 0 0 - - 23 12
2020 18 8 0 0 - 2[b] 1 20 9
Total 90 42 0 0 0 0 2 1 92 43
Career total 194 67 13 4 8 1 3 1 218 73
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Croatian Football Super Cup
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in CSL Relegation play-offs

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Hajduk Split

Wuhan Zall

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jean Evrard KouassiFIFA competition record (archived)
  2. ^ "Video: Slaven podbacio, Hajduk dominirao u Koprivnici i golovima Jonjića i Vukovića odnio tri boda - Sportnet (Match report)". hrsport.net. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  3. ^ 4000. gol i 7 gostujućih mjeseci bez poraza!(in Croatian)
  4. ^ "Bivši hajdukovac iz Wuhana: Karantena je bila kao zatvor. Nikad to neću zaboraviti". Index (in Croatian). Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  5. ^ "SHANGHAI PORT VS. JIANGSU FC 2 - 1". soccerway.com. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  6. ^ 卓尔官方宣布上港外援埃弗拉加盟 双方签约五年 at sports.sina.com 2017-01-18 Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  7. ^ "Ivory Coast vs Gambia Match Report" (PDF). CAFOnline.com. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Ivory Coast v Ethiopia game report". Confederation of African Football. 30 March 2021.
  9. ^ Jean Evrard Kouassi at Soccerway
  10. ^ "2018中甲联赛积分榜". sports.sina.cn. 3 November 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2019.

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