Cheikhou Kouyaté Net Worth

Cheikhou Kouyate, a Senegalese-born professional footballer, is a midfielder for Nottingham Forest of the Premier League. He has a net worth of $24 million.

In this article, we are going to learn about Cheikhou Kouyate’s net worth, salary, earnings, biography, and many more.

About Cheikhou Kouyate

Cheikhou Kouyaté, a Senegalese professional football player who plays as a center-back or central midfielder for Premier League side Nottingham Forest and the Senegal national team, was born on December 21, 1989.

In 2006, Kouyaté relocated to Belgium from Senegal after being given a youth contract at RWDM Brussels.

Before joining Anderlecht at age 19, where he made 206 appearances and won the Belgian First Division A four times, he participated in ten games.

He made his Premier League debut in June 2014 by signing with West Ham United. Four years later, he moved on to Crystal Palace for an estimated £9.5 million.

Early Life

Kouyaté started playing football in 1996 with ASC Yego Dakar in his hometown before being discovered by RWDM Brussels in September 2006.

The player was then acquired by RWDM Brussels in January of the following year. Later, between 2007 and 2008, he made eleven league appearances for the main team.


Kouyaté left Brussels when he turned 19 since his previous employers failed to give him three months’ worth of pay. Later, he made a free transfer to Anderlecht in the same city and signed a four-year contract.

He was also financed by KV Kortrijk. Kouyaté signed a £7 million four-year contract with West Ham United on June 18, 2014. On August 16, he played his first game for West Ham in a 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at home.

In the eighth minute of West Ham’s Europa League match against NK Domale on August 4, 2016, Kouyaté scored the stadium’s first-ever goal. 

Cheikhou Kouyate’s Net Worth and Earnings

As of 2023, the professional Senegalese footballer Cheikhou Kouyate has a net worth of $24 million.

He made most of this money from his professional career in football by playing in both the international world cup and a few of his clubs since the beginning of his career such as Anderlecht, and West Ham United and as of now, he’s in Nottingham Forest.


Transfermarkt estimates the player’s market worth to be €3.00m in 2023. He is presently paid £2.1 million annually to play for Nottingham Forest. This pays a major contribution to his net worth.


On his social media pages, Cheikhou Kouyate hasn’t been seen endorsing any brands. The player is developing and will draw sponsors if he can demonstrate his prowess and capabilities on the field.

Quick Facts 

Full Name Cheikhou Kouyaté
Nickname Cheikhou
Born 21 December 1989
Debut 2007
Height 1.89 m
Weight 75 kg
Age 33 years old
Birthplace Dakar, Senegal
Religion Christian
Nationality Senegalese
Net Worth $24 million
Marital Status Married
Father name N/A
Mother name N/A
Twitter Handle @PapiCheikhou
Instagram Handle roilionpapis8


The midfielder has been having fun with Zahra Mbow, his wife. The couple has always been happy together. In 2021, a newborn boy, who has not yet been given a name, is born to the happy couple. The pleased father adores spending time with his little child.

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Cheikhou Kouyate was born on 21 December 1989 and as of 2023, he is 33 years old.

Height And Weight

He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 75 kg.

Career stats


Club Season League National cup League cup
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
RWDM Brussels 2007–08 Belgian First Division 10
K.V. Kortrijk (loan) 2008–09 Belgian Pro League 26 3
Anderlecht 2009–10 Belgian Pro League 21 1 3 1
2010–11 23 1 2
2011–12 38
2012–13 33 1 4
2013–14 38 1 2
Total 153 4 11 1
West Ham United 2014–15 Premier League 31 4 1
2015–16 34 5 5 1
2016–17 31 1 2 1
2017–18 33 2 1 3
Total 129 12 7 6 1
Crystal Palace 2018–19 Premier League 31 4 2
2019–20 35 1 1
2020–21 36 1 1
2021–22 27 3 1 1
Total 129 2 9 1 3
Nottingham Forest 2022–23 Premier League 21 1 1
Career total 468 22 27 2 10 1

Faqs About Cheikhou Kouyate

When did he start to play professionally?
His professional debut wasinn 2007.

Which club does he play for now?
As of 2023 he plays for Premier League club Nottingham Forest.

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