Kouakou Odilon Dorgeless Kossounou, popularly known as Odilon Kossounou, is a professional Ivorian football player. Kossounou wears a No. 6 jersey and assumes the position of defender for the Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and the Ivory Coast national team. 

Quick Info
Full NameKouakou Odilon Dorgeless Kossounou
Date Of BirthJanuary 4, 2001
Birth PlaceAbidjan, Ivory Coast
Age21 years old
Current TeamBayer Leverkusen
Jersey No.#6
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m / 188 cm)
Weight79 kg (174 lbs)
Marital StatusPossibly in a relationship
Sibling1 (Jeremie Frimpong)
Net Worth$2.5 million

Early Life and Background

Born on January 4, 2001, Odilon Kossounou hails from Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Kossounou holds Ivorian nationality and comes from a black ethnic background. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Unfortunately, Kossounou has not shared information regarding his parents. He is very secretive about his early life and family background.

However, he does have a sibling named Jeremie Frimpong, who is also a professional football player. In addition, his educational qualifications are also a mystery to his fans.

Odilon Kossounou
Image Source: Kossounou’s Instagram

Physical Stats

Discussing his physical stats, Odilon Kossounou weighs around 79 kg (174 lbs) and stands at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m / 188 cm).

The young athlete recently turned 21 as of 2022 and has maintained an athletic body figure. However, his exact body measurements are unknown and still under review.

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Early and Club Career Highlights

Kossounou’s career started in the academy of ASEC Mimosas. His plays at the youth tournament Gothia Cup gained attention, and he earned his first invite to training with Swedish Allsvenskan club Hammarby IF.

Kossounou made visits on numerous occasions over the next few years.

In 2019, Kossounou received a four-year contract from Hammarby shortly after his 18th birthday. His official debut was on February 18, in the main domestic cup Svenska Cupen.

The game concluded with a 3-0 win against Varbergs BolS. After his debut, Kossounou made nine appearances in Allsvenskan and was voted man of the match against IFK Norrkoping.

Odilon Kossounou
Image Source: Kossounou’s Instagram

On May 8, 2019, Kossonou was transferred to Club Brugge, where the club received a record-breaking fee of €4 million (or 44 million SEK), plus a 10% sell-on clause.

From July 1, 2019, Kossounou played for Brugge. In April 2020, Club Brugge became Pro League champions due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium, where Kossounou received a league winner’s medal. 

The following year, Kossounou left Brugge for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen, where he received a five-year contract for a fee of €23 million.

Besides football, Kossounou was featured in a TV documentary on Swedish television titled “Det vackra spelet” (The beautiful game). The documentary was shown in 2020. He is also on FIFA 22, with an overall rating of 74 and 84 potential.

International Highlights

Odilon Kossounou also played in the national team, representing the Ivory Coast national team. On October 8, 2020, the match concluded in a 1-1 draw against Belgium.

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Is Odilon Kossounou in a relationship?

Kossounou’s relationship status is still unclear as he posted a photo on his Instagram with a beautiful girl whose name and identity have yet to be revealed. Kossounou captioned,

Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 ❤️

Odilon Kossounou
Image Source: Kossounou’s Instagram

Kossounou’s relationship with her is still unclear. However, through observing the post, a conclusion can be reached, concluding that she might be his girlfriend. So as of 2022, a rumor of Kossounou being in a relationship has been born.

What is Odilon Kossounou’s Net Worth and Market Value?

Kossounou’s professional career started in 2019, and he has been playing representing his club. Over the years, he has accumulated a good fortune, and sources claim Kossounou has a salary of 1.2 million euros.

Before playing football for Leverkusen, he played for Brugge and had an annual salary of £197,600. As of now, Kossounou is making millions at 21 years of age.

Sources claim that he has a net worth of $2.5 million. And according to Transfermarkt, his market value is €20.00 million, last updated on March 24, 2022.

Social Media Presence

Odilon Kossounou is very much active on socials. On Instagram, Kossounou goes by @odilonkossounou,, with a fan following of 36.3 k followers. He often posts and shares his games and events with his fans.

Unfortunately, Kossounou is not available on the Twitter socials platform.

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