Paul Akouokou

Edgar Paul Akouokou (born 20 December 1997) is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Betis.

Paul Akouokou
Personal information
Full name Edgar Paul Akouokou
Date of birth (1997-12-20) 20 December 1997 (age 23)
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Youth career
Ekenäs IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Ekenäs IF 35 (2)
2017–2018Beitar Jerusalem (loan) 12 (0)
2018Hapoel Rishon LeZion (loan) 16 (3)
2018–2020 Betis B 44 (0)
2020– Betis 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:55, 31 January 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Akouokou started his career with Finnish side Ekenäs IF in 2016. In January 2017, he went on a trial at Ligue 1 side Angers SCO,[1]

On 27 August 2017, Akouokou moved to Israeli Premier League side Beitar Jerusalem, on loan until May 2018.[2] The following 1 February, after being sparingly used, he moved to Hapoel Rishon LeZion of the Liga Leumit, also in a temporary deal.[3]

On 21 November 2018, Akouokou switched teams and countries again after agreeing to a deal with La Liga side Real Betis; he was initially assigned to the reserves in Tercera División.[4] On 10 September 2020, after helping the B-team achieve promotion to Segunda División B, he renewed his contract until 2024 and was promoted to the first team.[5]


  1. ^ "Akouokou på test till fransk ligaklubb" [Akouokou on trial at French club] (in Northern Sami). Ekenäs IF. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Paul klar för Israeliska ligalaget Beitar Jerusalem FC" [Paul ready for Israeli league team Beitar Jerusalem] (in Northern Sami). Ekenäs IF. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ "האישור הגיע: פול אדגר עובר להפועל ראשון לציון" [The confirmation came: Paul Edgar moves to Hapoel Rishon Lezion] (in Hebrew). Maariv. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. ^ "El Betis Deportivo incorpora a Paul Akouokou" [Betis Deportivo sign Paul Akouokou] (in Spanish). Real Betis. 21 November 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  5. ^ "El Real Betis y Paul amplían su vinculación hasta 2024" [Real Betis and Paul extend their link until 2024] (in Spanish). Real Betis. 10 September 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2020.

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