Kenneth Zohoré

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Kenneth Zohoré
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Kenneth Zohoré (2016)
Surname Albin Kenneth Dahrup Zohoré
birthday January 31, 1994
place of birth CopenhagenDenmark
size 188 cm
position striker
Years station
Kjøbenhavns Boldklub
0000–2012 FC Copenhagen
Years station Games (goals) 1
2010–2012 FC Copenhagen 16 0(1)
2012-2015 AC Florence 0 0(0)
2013-2014 →  Brøndby IF  (loan) 25 0(5)
2014 →  IFK Göteborg  (loan) 5 0(2)
2015-2016 Odense BK 27 0(9)
2016-2017 KV Kortrijk 0 0(0)
2016-2017 →  Cardiff City  (loan) 12 0(2)
2017-2019 Cardiff City 84 (22)
2019– West Bromwich Albion 10 0(2)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2009-2011 Denmark U-17 24 (13)
2012 Denmark U18 2 0(0)
2010-2013 Denmark U-19 16 0(6)
2013-2017 Denmark U-21 20 0(8)
1 Only league games are given.
As of December 23, 2019

2 As of December 23, 2019

Albin Kenneth Dahrup Zohore (born January 31, 1994 in Copenhagen ) is a Danish - Ivorian football player on the position of a striker .


Kenneth Zohoré was born in 1994 in Copenhagen to an Ivorian father and a Danish mother; Zohoré also grew up in the capital.



Zohoré began his active career as a football player at the oldest football club in his home country, the Kjøbenhavns Boldklub . There he played through some youth teams and then moved to the youth division of FC Copenhagen . After several youth seasons, he was appointed to the club's U-19 team for the first time in autumn 2009 at the age of 15. He made his competitive debut for the team only shortly after being accepted into the squad. In addition, from this point on he trained three times a week with the professional team.

Club career

At the beginning of February, Zohoré was appointed to the 24-man squad that went to training camp in Marbella , Spain . In Marbella he was used during the Copa del Sol , a preparatory tournament, in a total of two games against Kalmar FF and Molde FK . Before that, he had already played a friendly against AB Copenhagen on January 27, 2010, just four days before his 16th birthday . In the 4-0 victory at the training ground of FC Copenhagen, he scored the goal in the 81st minute of the game to make it 4-0. After the training camp in Spain, the 1.94 m tall center forward completed two test matches at the club's own training ground against Vålerenga Oslo and Helsingborgs IF .

On March 7, 2010, at the age of 16 years and 35 days, Zohoré made his professional league debut when he came on as a substitute for three-time goalscorer César Santin in the 73rd minute of a 5-0 home win over Aarhus GF . He is currently (April 2010) the youngest player who has ever played in a league game in the Danish Superliga. After he made his professional debut on March 7th in front of around 18,000 spectators, he was “only” on the bench in front of over 30,000 spectators in the 2-0 home win over Brøndby IF on the following match day (March 14, 2010) .

In addition to the professional team, Zohoré occasionally comes to work for the second combat team of FC Copenhagen, which has its game operations in the third-class 2nd division East , one of two seasons running parallel. But he is not only used in the adult teams, the center forward is also still active in the club's U-19 team.

Kenneth Zohoré, who is already known and celebrated as the “new Nicklas Bendtner ” mainly by the Danish media , dreams of one day playing for a top European club like Chelsea or Inter Milan . In the meantime he said that he would like to stay in his home country Denmark and especially in the capital Copenhagen and that he will only decide in the future whether he will move abroad. The comparison to Bendtner arose from the fact that he had a similar style of play as Zohoré in his youth and was also active in the offspring of FC Copenhagen.

His first goal in a professional league succeeded Zohoré on October 30, 2010, when he met in the 13th minute of the game to lead his team 1-0 in a 3-2 home win over Lyngby BK , when he was used from the start and was replaced in the 61st minute by Morten Nordstrand . The goal made him the second youngest goal scorer in the history of the highest Danish football league behind Mads Beierholm . Furthermore, Zohoré made his debut on October 20, 2010 in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League and was used in the group stage in the 2-0 away defeat against FC Barcelona . To date (as of November 4, 2010) the young offensive player has played in six league games for FC Copenhagen and scored one goal.

On January 31, 2012 it was announced that Zohoré is moving abroad and has signed a contract with the Italian first division club Fiorentina . In the second half of the 2011/12 season he was only used in the U19 of the Florentines and in the following season 2012/13 he received match practice in the "Primavera". In the summer of 2013 he was awarded to Brøndby IF , for which he came to 26 games in the Danish Cup competition and in the Superliga . With Brøndby IF Zohoré finished fourth in the table. In the following years the AC Florence awarded him to the Allsvenskan at IFK Gothenburg . He completed three appearances in the jersey of the U21 and six games in the jersey of the first team in the Swedish Cup and in the league; IFK Gothenburg was runner-up at the end of the season. In February 2015 Zohoré returned to Denmark and joined Odense BK . For the club from Odense , he played eleven games in the second half of the 2014/15 season and finished ninth in the table with his club. In the first half of the new season he played in one game in the Danish Cup and 16 in the league, in which he scored seven goals.

In the 2016/17 winter transfer period, Zohoré moved from KV Kortrijk to the Welsh club Cardiff City from the English second division, the EFL Championship . On February 6, 2016, he played for the capital city for the first time in a goalless draw on matchday 30 against Milton Keynes Dons . On April 19, the Copenhagen-born player scored his first goal for Cardiff City in the away game on Matchday 43 against Brentford FC with a goal of 2-1. At the end of the season Cardiff City finished eighth in the table, with Kenneth Zohoré scoring two goals in twelve games. In the following season he scored twelve goals in 29 games. Cardiff City was twelfth in the table. A season later , the club from the Welsh capital was promoted to the Premier League . Zohoré contributed with nine goals in 36 games to reaching second place in the table.

He has been under contract with second division West Bromwich Albion since summer 2019 .

National team

U national teams

Zohoré played for the Danish U17 national team and took part in the 2011 European Championship in Serbia . He was used in all three group matches and scored the goal in the second game against England to make it 2-0. The Danish team qualified for the semi-finals, where they were eliminated against Germany . By participating in the semi-finals, Denmark's U17s qualified for the 2011 World Cup in Mexico , where coach Thomas Frank's team was eliminated after the group stage. Zohoré was used in all three games and in the 2: 4 defeat in the second game against Ivory Coast scored the interim 1-0 lead for the Danish U17 national team. Zohoré had made 24 appearances since his debut, scoring 13 goals.

In the following years he played two games for the U18 and 16 for the U19 national team (six goals). On August 14, 2013 Zohoré made his debut in the 4-1 test match win in Dungannon against Northern Ireland for the Danish U21 national team . With the U21, Zohoré qualified for the 2015 European Championships in the Czech Republic , but coach Jess Thorup did not consider him for the tournament. Two years later he was in the finals in Poland for Danish squad and came in all three group games was used, and he scored two goals in the last game against the Czech Republic. The Danish team was eliminated after the group stage. In total, Zohoré came to 19 missions within four years, in which he scored eight goals.

For the U-21s , he played a total of 20 games between 2013 and 2017 in which he scored six times.

A national team

On May 14, 2018, Zohoré was appointed to the preliminary squad of the Danish senior team for the 2018 World Cup in Russia .

useful information

The father of Zohoré is the 2nd cousin of the Ivorian national player Didier Drogba .

Web links

Individual evidence

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  2. February 1, 2010 AFREJSE TIRSDAG (Danish), accessed on April 8, 2010
  3. 27.01. FC København - AB (4-0) (Danish), accessed April 8, 2010
  4. 07.03. FC København - AGF (5-0) (match report) (Danish), accessed on 8 April 2010
  5. 14.03. FC København - Brøndby IF (2-0) (match report) (Danish), accessed on 8 April 2010
  6. ^ Den nye Bendtner (Danish), accessed April 8, 2010
  7. 30.10. FC København - Lyngby Boldklub (Danish), accessed 5 November 2010
  8. 20.10. FC Barcelona - FC København (Danish), accessed on November 5, 2010
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  13. Fan report: The top talents in the Danish league ,