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Ken Monkou

Ken Monkou

Clubs played for: Feyenoord, Chelsea, Southampton, Huddersfield Town (1985-2000)

Born: 1964

Birthplace: Nickerie, Suriname

Position: Centre-back

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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Monkou, Ken I went to see Ken after seeing him play in defence at Wimbledon FC (his antics on MOTD ...COME ON THEN!) at the McAlpine stadium in Huddersfield vs Wimbledon FC. Hope you are well. LEGEND! the crazy gang!
13-03-23 martin parker

Monkou, Ken Happy memories of a very kind man. In the early 80’s he gave his time to present Stanford Youth FC who were based in Stanwell Middx with their trophies. Can you imagine their faces to see this great Dutchman present the awards. I also had the pleasure of picking him up and driving him to his home in Lightwater. Great guy hope he is OK and enjoying his life. Robert Howard MBE
01-02-22 Robert Howard MBE

Monkou, Ken Ran into Ken when he was at htfc in Leeds. Was with non footballing gf at time and after a 5 minute conversation she said to me... "who the hell was that?" Ken monkou I said and we carried on shopping. Lovely bloke.
31-03-21 Darren f

Ken Monkou I used to own a petrol station in Lightwater Surrey Ken was a customer a really polite charming bloke he even got me free tickets to a few matches. Hope you're well Ken
07-09-20 Nigel Warner

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