jules kounde

Jules Kounde was born in Paris on November 12, 1998, in a family of Beninese origin. Although he started playing football in small clubs around the city of Bordeaux in southwestern France, it was not until he was 14 that he passed the tests and joined the ranks of a professional team, Bordeaux.

Aged 19, the French defender made his first-team debut in a Coupe de France match against Granville and gradually became a regular. So much so that Sevilla decided to bet on him two seasons later.

He quickly found a place in Julen Lopetegui’s eleven in Sevilla. He was a key player in winning the Europa League. His excellent performance also led him to be called up with France for the European Championship in the summer of 2021. And in October of the same year, he was part of the team that lifted the UEFA Nations League by beating Spain in the final.

Jules Kounde stands out for being a fast and expeditious defender on the field and for his excellent ball-handling. The French center-back, who can also play as a full-back, is very difficult to beat one-on-one. He is comfortable defending away from his goal as he relies heavily on his speed to run backward.

In addition, Kounde is a true aerial game specialist. His impressive jumping ability makes height not an issue for aerial balls, and he easily prevails in duels.