Kalidou Koulibaly is a soccer player playing for Chelsea and also the Senegal national football team.
France-born Koulibaly spent time with Saint-Die and Metz in his youth career, making first-team appearances at the latter club from 2010 to 2012, before being signed by Belgian outfit Genk in 2012.
Koulibaly helped Genk win the Belgian Cup in 2013 and had two solid seasons, prompting a move to Serie A club Napoli in 2014 on a five-year deal. Around the same time, he had interest from France, but he opted to play for Senegal, where his parents hailed from.
Koulibaly spent eight years in Italy with Napoli, progressing his career with numerous accolades including being in the Serie A Team of the Year four times.
He helped Senegal win the Africa Cup of Nations in early 2022, before signing with Chelsea in July 2022 for 33 million pounds.