Quick and strong Malian striker, named African footballer of the Year for 2007. Kanoute has won 18 caps and scored 8 goals for Mali at international level. He joined Sevilla in 2005 from Tottenham Hotspur where he showed flashes of brilliance during his two years with club but fell out of favour prior to his departure. His former clubs also include Lyon and West Ham United. He has developed into a key player since joining Seville and over the last two seasons he has been a reliable goal scorer, he also made a an important contribution towards Seville winning the UEFA Cup in 2006 and 2007. Last season he looked sharp in front of goal and scored 16 goals in 30 appearances. Kanoute has impressive movement, awareness and his pace enables him to get beyond defenders, he also has good composure in front of goal and strikes the ball well.
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