Where is Frederic Kanoute now?
Frederic Kanoute retired from playing in 2013 after a long career playing in countries such as Spain, China and France as well as Premier League experience with Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.
Since hanging up his boots Kanoute has settled in Dubai and set up The KAFO Academy which is a soccer school designed for players aged between 12 and 18 years old.
He also has a KAFO Academy in his native Mali.
A supporter of many humanitarian causes, Kanoute founded the Kanouté Foundation which allowed his to promote all the causes which are close to his heart.
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The charity, which also has branches Spain and Mali, opened its flagship project the Sakina Children’s Village in Mali in 2010.
Freddy Kanoute is also founder and CEO of 12 MANagement, an organisation which identifies, monitors and retrains football players throughout their careers.
In September 2015, Frederic Kanoute was presented as a global ambassador for La Liga. He was joined by players Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos and Fernando Morientes amongst others with the aim of developing the Spanish league on an international level.
Kanoute has obtained his UEFA A coaching licence and has said that he may move into management one day but there is no rush currently.
Follow Frederic Kanoute on Twitter @FredericKanoute
Frederic Kanoute #One2Eleven (4-4-2 Formation)
Frederic Kanoute was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in April 2017 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.
GK – Andres Palop – a big legend in Sevilla. A fantastic leader in both the dressing room and also on the pitch.
CB – Javi Navarro – the kind of captain and leader who didn’t too much talking but led by example on the pitch.
CB – Ledley King – this guy had everything, quick, skilful and strong. Although he struggled with injuries he is one of the central defenders who impressed me the most.
LB – Antonio Puerta – a little sad for me this as he passed away from a heart disorder at just 23. He was a fantastic talent.
RB – Dani Alves – I played with him for three years at Seville. He was so comfortable on the ball and provided me with many assists.
RM – Jesus Navas – another player who I played with at Seville. He is a fantastic winger who provided me with so many goals I can’t remember.
CM – Seydou Keita – this guy thinks football, eats football and is a winner. I played domestically and internationally with him. Great left foot, strong, technical and with great vision.
CM – Frank Lampard – I played with him at West Ham when were both at the start of our careers. You could see he had tremendous potential. A really great guy who was one of the best at training and always working.
LM – Trevor Sinclair – he was strong and had a fantastic mentality and also scored some brilliant goals. He was a great example to the youngsters.
Striker – Sonny Anderson – I learned so much from him when I was a young player at Lyon.There were not many number 9’s like him as he was strong, quick and strike with both feet.
Striker – Robbie Keane – the kind of player who always gave 100%. A really clever player and we used to understand each other very well on the pitch.
Frederic Kanoute: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com