Salomon Armand Magloire Kalou was born on 5 August, 1985 in Oumé, Ivory Coast, like his older brother Bonaventure Kalou, Kalou began his career in local club Mimosas before plying his trade in Europe. He is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a striker and winger for German club Hertha BSC and the Ivory Coast national team. He previously played for Feyenoord from 2003 to 2006 and Chelsea from 2006 to 2012. He moved to Lille on a free transfer in July 2012 upon the expiry of his contract at Chelsea, where he spent two seasons before moving to Hertha for an undisclosed fee.
While at Chelsea, At, Kalou played with his compatriot and Ivory Coast captain, Didier Drogba. Salomon scored his first goals for Chelsea in a reserve game against Portsmouth, bagging a hat-trick and earning the match ball in a 5–0 thrashing. He scored his first senior goal for Chelsea in a two-goal win over Blackburn Rovers in the third round of the League Cup.Auxerre coach Guy Roux wanted to sign him to unite him with his brother at the club, but Kalou opted to sign for Feyenoord instead in 2003. In 2004, he was loaned to Feyenoord’s “satellite club”, Excelsior.
A full international for the Ivory Coast from 2007 to 2017, Kalou amassed 83 international caps and represented his country at three FIFA World Cups, six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and the 2008 Olympics.
While at Chelsea he also won numerous honors, including the Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, four FA Cups and the League Cup.