Statement by Kanoute Foundation


Frédéric Kanouté, founder and president of the Kanouté Foundation, was alerted to the plight of Imraan Adam by the Association of Muslim Footballers.   Imraan, a disabled young Muslim from Derby, was facing the prospect of not being able to fast in Ramadan du...

Press Release - Mahmoud Sarsak


In the name of sporting solidarity, justice and human rights, we declare our support for Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak. As European sportsmen, we believe that every person has the right to a fair and independent trial.   On 22 July 2009, Mahmoud Sarsak, 25 years old, left his h...

Mali's Kanoute ends his action packed career at Sevilla


It was not the perfect end to Fredi Kanoute's career at Sevilla, playing the last 18 minutes of a 1-1 draw at Espanyol, but the Mali star can still look back on seven glorious years. Since his €6.5 million move from Tottenham Hotspur in 2005 he has claimed the UEFA Cup twice, the Spa...

Kanoute seals Sevilla triumph


Frederic Kanoute scored a last-gasp strike to wrap up a commanding 3-0 victory for Sevilla over Getafe on Monday night. The Primera Liga triumph marked a second on the bounce for Marcelino Garcia Toral's men following a run of five games without a win, and was enough to move them above Malaga into...



Freddie Kanoute's goal gave Sevilla a 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten Valencia in a Primera Division game dominated by three red cards at the Sanchez Pizjuan. Kanoute put Sevilla in front on 18 minutes after being sent clear by Jesus Navas. Sevilla should have been more than one up at the bre...

Fasting and football. How do top-flight Muslims cope?


Ramadan offers a unique challenge as footballers train and play while their normal eating habits are suspended Clubs increasingly like to control every aspect of their players' fitness, testing them weekly, providing individual exercise plans and dictating diet. Sometimes, however, outside influenc...

Death of Kanouté's father


"Sevilla FC are in mourning today due to the death of Sara, father of Frédéric Kanouté. The Board of Directors, staff and first-team coaching staff and others Sevilla FC share  Freddy's deep sorrow at a loss as important as his father. Rest in peace."

Holders Sevilla down Villarreal to reach King's Cup semis


Holders Sevilla led the charge into the last four of the King's Cup when Renato's early strike set them on their way to a 3-0 home win over Villarreal on Tuesday. The result in their quarter-final, second leg at a boisterous Sanchez Pizjuan stadium put the Andalusians through 6-3 on aggregate and s...

Kanoute ends Sevilla losing streak


Frederic Kanoute struck the only goal of the game as Sevilla ended a run of five successive Primera Division defeats with a narrow 1-0 victory over Osasuna. Kanoute headed in Jesus Navas' free-kick in the 36th minute as Sevilla recorded their first league win since mid-November. Sevilla had suffer...

I'm Happy To Play Wherever The Coach Tells Me - Sevilla Attacker Frederic Kanoute


Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute has stated that he has a positive relationship with new coach Gregorio Manzano, and that he is content to be used as a resource in a number of different positions.The veteran frontman has been used in a variety of midfield roles since Manzano's arrival in September, ...

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