Kossi Agassa

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Kossi Agassa
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Agassi with Togo in May 2006
Personal information
Full nameKossi Agassa
Date of birth (1978-07-02) 2 July 1978 (age 42)
Place of birth Lomé, Togo
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1997–2001 Étoile Filante de Lomé
2001–2002 Africa Sports
2002–2006 Metz 31 (0)
2006–2007 Hércules 8 (0)
2008–2016 Reims 167 (0)
2009–2010Istres (loan) 19 (0)
2016–2017 Granville 0 (0)
National team
1999–2017 Togo 74 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kossi Agassa (born 2 July 1978) is a French-Togolese former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He spent most of his club career in France. Between 1999 and 2017, he made 74 FIFA-official appearances for the Togo national team.

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Having played for the Étoile Filante de Lomé in Togo and Africa Sports in the Ivory Coast, he moved to French club FC Metz in 2002 where he stayed until 2006. Following a one-year stint at Spanish club Hércules CF, he joined Stade de Reims in 2008 where he amassed 167 league appearances during an eight-year stay interrupted by a loan to FC Istres in the 2009–10 season. He ended his career after one season at US Granville.

Club career

In July 2016, after eight years with Stade de Reims, Agassa became unwanted at the club and was left out of first-team training. [1] On 11 August 2016, he agreed to the termination of his contract. [2]

International career

With over 50 caps for Togo he is one of his country's most experienced players, and was called up to the 2006 World Cup as the first-choice goalkeeper. He is known as "Magic Hands". [3]

In 2013 he played in all matches at 2013 Africa Cup of Nations when his team reached the quarter-finals. [4] [5]

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References

  1. "Reims : Kossi Agassa raconte son impasse". L'Equipe (in French). 18 July 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  2. "Transfert : Kossi Agassa résilie avec Reims". L'Equipe (in French). 11 August 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  3. "Togo team guide". BBC News. 11 June 2006. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  4. https://africanfootball.com/tournament-matches/141/2013- Africa-Cup-Of-Nations / 1
  5. https://africanfootball.com/team/62/Togo/141/2013-Africa-Cup-Of-Nations/