Clubs played for: Feyenoord, Chelsea, Southampton, Huddersfield Town (1985-2000)
Birthplace: Nickerie, Suriname
Biography: A bargain basement signing after Chelsea beat off competition from two German and one Dutch club to sign the classy defender for £100,000. They have him time to settle in before blooding him at the start of the 1989/90 season in a five man defence. Playing in the centre with Graham Roberts and David Lee, he quickly became a pillar of strength and won a Zenith Data Systems Cup winners medal in 1990. He also became the first black player to be named the club's Player of the Season and it wasn't until the arrival of Paul Elliott that he was pushed out of the first team picture and not before an unsuccessful attempt to play him at Left-back. Now splits his time between Yorkshire and London and ran a pancake house in Oude Delft, back in his native Holland. Monkou runs his own management company, is an active ambassador for anti- racism and can be seen on TV in Holland and Chelsea TV While 'up north', it is reported that this former solid defender spends his time enjoying a far more peaceful hobby... fly fishing!
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