July 22, 2024

JMG Players of First Generation

YAYA TOURE (Click for BIO)

Gnégnéri Yaya Touré (born 13 May 1983) is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder. He played for and captained the Ivory Coast national team. He was voted African Footballer of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

KOLO TOURE (Click for Bio)

Kolo Abib Touré (born 19 March 1981) is an Ivorian former footballer. He played as a defender for Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Celtic and the Ivory Coast national team. He is currently technical assistant at Celtic as well as a member of the coaching staff for the Ivory Coast.  He is one of the eight players who have won the Premier League with two different clubs, having won it with Manchester City and Arsenal. He also won the Scottish Premiership with Celtic.

Touré is the second-most capped player for the Ivory Coast, with 120 appearances from 2000 to 2015. He represented the team at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments. Touré also represented the Ivory Coast at seven Africa Cup of Nationstournaments between 2002 and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, while winning in 2015.

GERVINHO (Click for Bio)

Gervais Lombe Yao Kouassi (born 27 May 1987), better known as Gervinho, is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Parma Calcio 1913 and the Ivory Coast national team. Gervinho has made 80 appearances for the Ivorian national team from his debut in 2007, scoring 22 goals. He was part of their squads at fiveA frica Cup of Nations tournaments and two World Cups

ARUNA DINDANE (Click for Bio)

Aruna Dindane (born 26 November 1980) is an Ivorian former professional footballer who played as a striker. He has 62 caps and 17 goals for the Ivory Coast since his debut in 2000, and has played at four Africa Cup of Nations and two FIFA World Cups.

EMMANUEL EBOUE (Click for Bio)

Emmanuel Eboué (born 4 June 1983) is an Ivorian former professional footballer who played as a right back. He spent most of his career, from 2005 to 2011, with Arsenal of the Premier League, playing 214 games – including the 2006 UEFA Champions League Final – and scoring 10 goals.

Eboué made his international debut for the Ivory Coast in 2004, eventually earning 79 caps by 2013. He was part of their squads at five Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and two World Cups.


Boubacar “Copa” Barry (born 30 December 1979) is an Ivorian footballer, who plays for Leuven and the Ivory Coast national team as a goalkeeper. Barry was called up to the Ivory Coast squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations held in Equatorial Guinea.  The final finished goalless after normal and extra-time, and Barry emerged as the hero by saving two penalties and scoring the winning penalty, overcoming a cramp in the process


Bakari Koné (born 17 September 1981) is a retired Ivorian footballer who played as a winger. With FC Lorient  In his first season at the club he scored a respectable 10 goals, but then bagged an impressive 24 in 35 appearances in the 2004–05 season, earning him the Player of the Year and Top Scorer titles in the Ligue 2.


Siaka Tiéné (born 22 February 1982) is an Ivorian footballer who last played for Montpellier. He played primarily as a left back Tiéné has had a distinguished international career with over 95 caps for the Ivory Coast, representing the team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and at seven Africa Cup of Nations in 200220062008201020122013 and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, while captaining them to victory in 2015.

IGOR LOLO ( Click for BIO)

Igor Alexandre Lolo (born July 22, 1982 in Adzopé) is an Ivorian footballer


Kafoumba Coulibaly (born 26 October 1985) is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a midfielder.


Gilles Donald Yapi Yapo (born 30 January 1982 in Abidjan) is an Ivorian footballer who currently plays in midfield for FC Aarau in the Swiss Challenge League. He has represented Ivorian national team. Yapi Yapo was part of the Côte d’Ivoire team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.


Déguy Alain Didier Zokora (born 14 December 1980), commonly known as Didier Zokora, is an Ivorian professional footballer who lastly played for Indonesian club Semen Padang in the Liga 1. He represented the Ivory Coast national team for 14 years, beginning in 2000, and is currently the nation’s most capped player.

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Salomon Armand Magloire Kalou (born 5 August 1985) is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a striker and winger for German club Hertha BSC and Ivory Coast national football team.

He played for Chelsea from 2006 to 2012 and he won numerous honours, including the Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, four FA Cups and the League Cup. A full international for the Ivory Coast since 2007, Kalou amassed 83 international caps and represented his country at three FIFA World Cups, six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and the 2008 Olympics.


Etienne Arthur Boka (born 2 April 1983) is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a left back for the Ivory Coast national team. At club level, he is a free agent.

He was a part of the Ivory Coast squads at two FIFA World Cups and five Africa Cups of Nations between 2006 and 2013. Boka is known for his lightning pace even though he is a man of a very small build.


Koffi Christian N’dri (born 4 June 1983), commonly known as Romaric, is an Ivorian professional footballer. A versatile midfielder, he can play as either a defensive or central midfielder.