Cheikhou Kouyaté

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Picture of the 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) tall Senegalese centre midfielder of Crystal Palace

BirthdateDecember 21st, 1989
BirthplaceDakar, Senegal
Length1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
TeamCrystal Palace
Positioncentre midfielder

Kouyaté Salary & Net Worth Revealed

How much does he earn?

In August 2018 the centre midfielder signed a contract with Crystal Palace that nets him a whopping salary of 3.8 Million Euro (3.4 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €18,838 (£16,770) per day and €785 (£699) per hour!

Per year€3,800,000£3,382,877
Per month€316,667£281,906
Per week€77,236£68,758
Per day€18,838£16,770
Per hour€785£699
Per minute€13.08£11.65
Per second€0.22£0.19

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Crystal Palace Salary Overview 20-21
The salary of the Senegalese centre midfielder compared to his Crystal Palace teammates

Net Worth & Market Value
Net Worth22 Million Euro (19.5 Million Pound)
Market Value10 Million Euro (8.8 Million Pound)
The Senegalese man began his career in Belgium before moving to England to sign for West Ham United, after four years with The Hammers he signed for fellow Premier League club Crystal Palace in 2018, his net worth is estimated at around €22 million (£19.5 million). The defensive midfielder has a market value of €10 million (£8.8 million).

Kouyaté Tattoo - Does he have one?

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Cheikhou  Kouyaté tattoo, the Senegalese number 8 from Dakar, Senegal
The midfield man arrives for training during duties with his national team, and from what we can see, he does not sport any tattoos on his body. (Image:

Love Life - Single, Girlfriend or Wife?

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Cheikhou Kouyaté - Fanny Negusha
Picture of his , who goes by the name Fanny Negusha.
The midfield man from Senegal dated super-wag Fanny Negusha for a short while in 2015. Here they are on a date and Papi sure does look smitten. (Image:

Family - Get to know them

Mother -
Picture of Cheikhou  Kouyaté Mother, called
The man from Senegal wholeheartedly loves his mother, just like the rest of us. (Image: Twitter)

Kouyaté Car - What does he drive?

Picture of his Bentley   car
The Senegalese man loves a ride as red-hot as the Punjabi he is wearing. (Image: Instagram)

House - Where does he live?

Location: London, England
House of the Senegalese number 8, located in London, England
The Crystal Palace midfielder chilling and having a laugh at home with his best bud and Senegal teammate Diafra Sakho. (Image: Twitter)


Born in Dakar, Senegal, he started playing football at a young age in his hometown with ASC Yego Dakar around 1996 and was scouted by Belgian club RWDM Brussels a decade later. He went on to  make 10 appearances for the the Belgian first-division club between 2007-2008 before moving to Belgian Pro League side Anderlecht ahead of the 2009-10 season due to a pay dispute. The midfielder's tenure with the Paars-wit would be one of great success, 206 appearances in four seasons saw him feature as the first line of defence of an Anderlecht team that would go on to lift the Belgian Pro League trophy in four successive seasons (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) and the Belgian Super Cup in 2010, 2012 and 2013. On 18 June 2014, the man from Senegal moved to England to sign for West Ham United on a four-year contract, making his debut in a 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on 16 August 2014. His first goal came in 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in on 28 December 2014. On 4 August 2016, the Senegalese man scored West Ham's first-ever (and second) goal in their new stadium in a Europa League fixture against NK Domžale. Drawing comparisons to Premier League great Patrick Viera for his style of play, the midfielder cemented his place in The Hammers first-team to make 129 appearances across four Premier League campaigns (2014-2018). On 1 August 2018, he joined fellow Premier League Crystal Palace for a fee of £9.5 million, his debut season saw him make 30 appearances at the base of The Eagles midfield to help the club finish twelfth in the league table.

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