|Full name Jonathan Kodjia|
Weight 77 kg
Height 1.89 m
|Playing position |
Name Jonathan Kodjia
|Date of birth (1989-10-22) October 22, 1989 (age 26)|
Current team Bristol City F.C. (Forward)
Place of birth Saint-Denis, France
Jonathan kodjia ses 15 buts de la saison 2014 2015 ligue 2
Jonathan Kodjia (born 22 October 1989) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for English club Aston Villa and the Ivory Coast national team. Born in the suburbs of Paris, France, Kodjia began his career with Reims and gained experience in the Championnat National (French third division) and Ligue 2 with Cherbourg, Caen and Amiens. Kodjia moved to Angers in 2014, ultimately winning Ligue 2 Player of the Year 2015 and being named in the Ligue 2 Team of the Season. He subsequently moved to Bristol City in the EFL Championship.
- Jonathan kodjia ses 15 buts de la saison 2014 2015 ligue 2
- Jonathan kodjia attaquant forward 2012 2013 goals
- Bristol City
- Aston Villa
- International career
- Career statistics
- International goals
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Jonathan kodjia attaquant forward 2012 2013 goals
Kodjia joined Bristol City on a three-year deal, with the option of a further year on 20 July 2015. He scored his first competitive goal for Bristol City on 15 August 2015 in a 4–2 defeat to Brentford, converting a pass from Luke Ayling to give City a 1–0 lead.
On 30 August 2016, Kodjia signed with Aston Villa on a four-year contract for an initial fee of £11 million, that could potentially rise to £15 million. He scored his first league goal for the club, on his debut, against Brentford. Kodjia's next goal came in a 1–1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers from the spot after Jack Grealish was fouled in Steve Bruce's first game as Aston Villa manager. He then scored the opener in a 2–1 win away at Reading just 3 days later. His late acrobatic goal against Fulham on 22 October won the game 1–0 for Villa, making it 3 goals in 3 games and back to back wins for the club. Kodjia started November in top form bagging 2 goals against a struggling Blackburn Rovers on side on Bonfire night to help Villa come from 1–0 down to win the game 2–1. His 7th goal of the season then came later in the month with a fine header in a 3–1 win over Cardiff City at Villa Park. Kodjia scored 6 goals in Steve Bruce's first 7 games in charge and his form helped propel Villa from the relegation zone up to 11th within Bruce's first month at the club. Kodjia's performances won him the PFA Championship player of the month for November.
Kodjia was born in France to Ivorian parents. He was contacted first by the Benin Football Association as his surname has origins in that country but was not eligible. He was later called up by the Ivory Coast national football team and made his debut in a friendly 0–0 tie with Hungary in May 2016. He scored his first international goal against Gabon on 4 June 2016, volleying home to score the first goal of the game. Ivory Coast would go on to win 2–1.