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What is N'Golo Kanté´s position?

By Alexis Almosnino

What is N'Golo Kanté´s position?

N'Golo Kanté is one of the players of the moment. His skill on the pitch, his desire and heart, make him without a doubt one of the best midfielders in the world. 

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N'Golo Kanté is perhaps the most admired defensive midfielder in modern football. His hard work has delighted Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea´s DT, since his arrival on the bench at Stamford Bridge in January.  "If you play with N'Golo he has half more player", he assured.

The tireless work of the 30-year-old midfielder has been Chelsea capital until the UEFA Champions League final, making it all the more surprising that Kanté took so long to reach the top of football. Nevertheless, he was rejected by the youth ranks of many teams in France before starting his career in the French second division, and only rose to stardom after he and current Manchester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez, will help Leicester win the 2015/16 English title.

In Leicester’s title-winning campaign, his totals of 156 interceptions and 125 tackles were the best in the league in both categories. And that wasn’t a total that Kante reached by simply just patrolling in front of the defence. Instead, he acted dynamically with license to get up and down the pitch. This is so, that, the French is praised for his ability to 'be everywhere', annoying rivals and snatching the ball.

However, that does not mean that Kante is not competent with the ball. He has a passing success rate of 83.2% this season and his average of 1.3 key passes per 90 minutes is the seventh highest on the Chelsea squad. However, he is not a player who can dictate the game from deep with his passing ability.

What position does N'Golo Kanté have?

N'Golo Kanté is a midfielder with defensive characteristics, focused more on recovering balls than setting up the game.

N'Golo Kanté: His career as a professional

N'Golo Kanté made his debut as a professional footballer for Union Sportive de Boulogne, a French third division club. From there he went to Caen, a team that plays in Ligue 2, to finally make the move to the big leagues, in this case the Premier. With Leicester, he not only fulfilled his dream of playing in the first division, but he even became champion of the English league. Years later, he emigrated to Chelsea, to achieve the same milestone, which was accompanied by the UEFA Champions League.

N'Golo Kanté: Tournaments that he won

Premier League: 2015–16 (Leicester City)

Premier League: 2016–17 (Chelsea)

FA Cup: 2017–18, 2016–17, 2019–20, 2020–21 (Chelsea)

UEFA Champions League: 2020–21(Chelsea)

UEFA Europa League: 2018–19(Chelsea)

FIFA World Cup: 2018 (France National Team)

N'Golo Kanté: How many games did he play for his National Team

N'Golo Kanté was summoned to his selection for the first time in 2016, something that has happened uninterruptedly until today. With the shirt of his selection he played 50 games, in which he scored 2 goals.

N'Golo Kanté Market Value

According to Transfermarket, the value of your pass is approximately 80 million euros.

N'Golo Kanté Net Worth

According to what can be calculated, it is estimated that N'Golo Kanté's Net Worth is 23 million euros.


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