Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Franck Yannick Kessié was born on 19 December, 1996 in born in Ouragahio. He is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Serie A club Milan on loan from Atalanta. When Kessié was 11 years old, his father, who was also a footballer, joined the army and passed away due to illness. His celebration is a military gesture in honor of him.
Franck began his career in Stella Club d’Adjamé, joining their youth setup in 2010. In 2014, he was promoted to the first team, appearing in ten matches and scoring three goals before departing in January 2015.
On 29 January 2015, Kessié signed a three-year contract with Serie A club Atalanta, On 26 August 2015, he joined Cesena in the Serie B on a one-year loan deal, After returning from loan, Franck was promoted to the first team by manager Gian Piero Gasperini. After appearing with the main squad during the pre-season, he made his debut for La Dea on 13 August 2016, starting and scoring the last in a 3–0 Coppa Italia home win against Cremonese, On 2 June 2017, Kessie joined fellow Serie A side Milan on a two-year loan deal with the obligation to buy.
Looking into his international career, Kessié represented Ivory Coast at under-17 and under-20 levels, appearing in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup and 2015 Toulon Tournament. During the former tournament, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation submitted a complaint to FIFA claiming that Kessié was aged 22 and not 16; FIFA later denied that claim.