The French professional footballer, N’Golo Kante is one of the sensational players who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the France national team. As a matter of fact, N’Golo Kante is generally considered by many to be one of the world’s best midfielders, Kanté is widely praised for his work rate and defensive acumen.
Kante’ Club Career
The French international first made his senior professional debut with Boulogne in 2012, appearing as a substitute in one Ligue 2 match, and played an entire season in the third division the following year. After that, he joined Ligue 2 side Caen, on a free transfer, finished third, and won promotion to Ligue 1. N’golo Kante stayed with the club for one more year. He later joined Leicester City for a fee worth £5.6 million in 2015.
The 31-year-old was an integral part of the Leicester City team that went on to become surprised Premier League champions in 2016. The following year, after his tremendous performance with the club, he joined Chelsea for a fee worth £32 million and again won the league, making him the first outfield player to win consecutive English league titles with different clubs since Eric Cantona in 1992 and 1993.
With the West London giants, N’Golo Kante has won the FA Cup, the UEFA Europa League, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup. Individually, Kante has been awarded the PFA Players’ Player of the Year, the FWA Footballer of the Year and the UEFA Men’s Midfielder of the year.
N’Golo Kante first signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea on 23 November 2018, making him Chelsea’s highest paid player Kanté scored the first goal of Chelsea’s 2–1 EFL Cup semi-final second leg win at home to Tottenham Hotspur. According to the team statistics record, the score was tied 2–2 on aggregate at the end of 90 minutes, with Chelsea winning the shootout 4–2. The Frence midfielder scored on his 300th club appearance, a 2–2 home draw against Burnley on 22 April. In spite of the fact that he was not fully fit, he started the 2018–19 Europa League final and dominated Arsenal’s midfield as Chelsea won 4–1.
Kante’s International Career
The Blues world class midfielder made his senior international debut for France in 2016 and was included in the squad that finished runners-up at the 2016 European Championship. As of 2017, Kante was named the French Player of the Year, a first for a player from the Premier League in seven years, and twelve months later was a key member of the 2018 FIFA World Cup winning squad.
According to skysport report, N’Golo Kante is a practising Muslim. The 31-year old was born in Paris to Malian parents who migrated to France from Mali in 1980 He grew up in a small apartment in Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine. Kante’s father died shortly after N’Golo turned 11 and his elder sibling Niama died of a heart attack before the 2018 World Cup.
The French Midfielder is named after King Ngolo Diarra of the Bamana Empire. His younger sister was also in the youth system at Suresnes. Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Diego Maradona were his favorite players growing up. Even at the age of 21, while playing for Boulogne, he earned a diploma in vocational accounting.
At the start of his professional career at Boulogne, he commuted to training on a kick scooter and as of 2018 drove a Mini Hatch—his first purchase in England because he found it easy to learn to drive in. Kante is aware of his public perception as a shy and private individual, but also said that stories about him by current and former teammates, like Jamie Vardy, were often exaggerated.
The Chelsea holding midfielder, N’Golo Kante is nicknamed “NG,” and outside of football, he enjoys playing tennis. His go-to karaoke song is Vegedream’s “Ramenez la coupe à la maison”. During his initiation at Chelsea, which he described as a “stressful moment,” his teammates said he was not loud enough. His favourite dish is thieboudienne because of his mother’s cooking.
N’Golo Kanté Wife – Jude Littler
According to a report from celebritylife, N’Golo Kante is married to the beautiful French lady Jude Littler. Both of them maintain strict secrecy regarding their private life and don’t share much during public appearances. That’s why we don’t know when and how they met. But we believe they have formed an unbreakable bond over the years.
N’Golo Kanté Sponsorship and Endorsement
N’Golo Kante’s primary sponsor is Adidas . The French international promotes the company’s products through his social media sites and often appears in TV and newspaper advertisements.
N’Golo Kante Net Worth
No doubt, N’Golo Kante is one of the most likeable footballers in the world. Following Kante’s excellent displays and his humble nature, he has gained affection and lots of fan following in recent years. His net worth stands at 23 million Euros, according to the Wtfoot website.
N’Golo Kante Salary
After Romelu Lukaku who earns more at Chelsea, N’Golo Kante is one of the best paid players in the Chelsea squad. The Frenchman currently earns roughly around 17 million Euros annually or 345k Euros per week. His last contract renewal with Chelsea took place in 2018 which ties him to the club until 2023.