Birth Date:19 December 1996

Birth Place:Ouragahio

Nationality:Côte d'Ivoire



Preferred Foot:Right

At AC Milan since:2017

Franck Yannick Kessié was born in Ouragahio, a city in the Ivory Coast, in December 1996. He began his career as a central defensive player at the Stella Club d'Adjamé youth team, which plays in Ivory Coast's first division, where he also made his debut in the first team.

He was born with the myth of Yaya Touré and Essien, in his first Italian season on loan at Cesena from Atalanta; he played as a midfielder scoring 4 goals thanks to his physicality and his ability in offensive incursions. After returning to Atalanta, in the 2016/2017 season, he scored 4 goals in the first 3 Serie A games. He was signed by AC Milan in the summer of 2017.

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