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Franck Kessie is a professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Serie A giants AC Milan and the Ivory Coast national team.
Clubs such as Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur keep an eye on him for a summer deal.
|Franck Yannick Kessié
|Date Of Birth
|December 19, 1996
|Ouragahio, Côte d'Ivoire
|25 years old
|6 feet 0 inches
Franck Kessie Early Life
As per FBREF, Franck was born on December 19, 1996, in Ouragahio, Côte d’Ivoire. His full name is Franck Yannick Kessié.
His zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and he is now 25 years old. He weighs 76 kg and stands 6 feet 0 inches regarding his physique. Currently, his parents’ details are not available. However, according to Goal, his father was also a footballer.
Then he became a soldier, but unfortunately, he died of a disease when Franck was 11 years old. So, Franck Kessie often salutes while celebrating his goal, and it’s the soldier’s gesture that is a tribute to his late father.
Franck Kessie Career
According to Wikipedia, he started his career at Stella Club d’Adjamé when he joined their youth program in 2010. Franck was promoted to the first team in 2014.
In a three-year deal, he joined Serie A club Atalanta on January 29, 2015. He was allocated to the club’s Primavera squad and made seven appearances for the side upon his arrival. On March 1, Franck Kessie made his European debut, starting in a 2–0 away win over AC Milan Primavera.
An Ivorian was called up to the first team for a match against Roma on April 18, 2015. However, Franck Kessie was an unused substitute in the 1–1 draws.
On August 26, 2015, he signed a one-year loan agreement with Cesena in Serie B. On September 26, Franck made his professional debut as a replacement for Antonino Ragusa in a 0–0 away draw with Perugia.
On October 31, 2015, a midfielder scored his first professional goal in a 2–0 home win over Virtus Lanciano. Following that, he was an unquestioned starter, appearing in 37 games and scoring four goals as his team narrowly missed out on promotion in the play-offs.
After completing a season-long loan journey with the Serie B side, Franck Kessie returned to Atlanta. Nonetheless, manager Gian Piero Gasperini gave him a chance to show himself in the first squad this time.
After exercising with the first team during the pre-season, he made his La Dea debut on August 13, 2016, starting and scoring the game’s final goal in a 3–0 Coppa Italia home triumph over Cremonese.
Franck extended his contract till 2021, six days later. He made his Serie A debut on August 21, 2016, as he started and netted a brace in a 4–3 home loss versus Lazio.
After his debut, Franck Kessie impressed Gasperini with his beautiful game and scored several goals against the club like AS Roma, Torino, and Empoli.
Franck moved to AC Milan again on loan for two seasons from 2017 to 2019 with the obligation to buy. On July 27, 2017, he made his Milan debut and assisted the club in winning the first leg of the Europa League qualification match against CS U Craiova.
On August 20, Franck scored a penalty in Milan’s first game of the 2017-18 season, a 3–0 triumph against Crotone.
Franck Kessie netted two penalties in a 2–0 away win versus his former club Atalanta on May 23, 2021, to seal Milan’s second place in the 2020–21 Serie A and, after an eight-year absence, qualification for the UEFA Champions League in 2021–22.
Kessie played for Ivory Coast at the under-17 and under-20 levels, competing in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2013 and the Toulon Tournament in 2015.
Moroccan National Team filed a complaint with FIFA during the previous tournament, stating that Franck Kessie was 22 years old and not 16. However, FIFA later refuted that assertion.
On September 6, 2014, Franck Kessie made his senior national team debut at 17, starting in a 2–1 home win against Sierra Leone in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match.
He was included in Michel Dussuyer’s 23-man squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations on January 4, 2017, starting all of his team’s matches as they were knocked out in the group stage.
With three assists at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, Franck Kessie tied with Ismael Bennacer for joint-top assist provider.
However, after losing 4–3 on penalties following a 1–1 draw on July 11, his team was defeated by eventual champions Algeria. He scored his country’s first penalty in the shootout.
Ivory Coast avenged themselves in the recent 2022 Africa Cup of Nations by knocking Algeria from the tournament in a group stage game by 3-1.
And, Franck scored a goal in that game to help his nation get revenge. But, later, they were knocked out by Eygpt in the round of 16 in a penalty shootout.
Is Franck Kessie On A Relationship?
Franck appears to be a quiet person when it comes to his relationship. There’s currently no record of his dating life. Maybe, he is engaged with someone, but he didn’t reveal his partner yet. We will update the information about his relationship when Kessie gets involved.
Franck Kessie Net Worth
According to Salary Sport, he makes £69,000 per week, £3,588,000 per year playing for AC Milan as a DM. Therefore, his net worth is £19,076,200. His main source of income from his career as a soccer player in AC Milan.
Meet Franck Kessie On Instagram
Kessie has 337 posts, 861k followers, and 296 followings on his Instagram account @franckkessie. Kessie shares posts about his Games, Training, Teammates, and Personal Life. Follow him to find out more regarding his life and catch the updates on his game.