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France’s stunning success at the 2018 FIFA World Cup was is due in no small part to the contributions of Les Bleus’ defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante. Other than the fact that he once played on the same FIFA 17 team as famed gamer KSI, how much do we really know about Kante?


YouTube channel TalkSPORT put together the video piece above entitled “10 Things You Didn’t Know About N’Golo Kante” that will help the uninitiated get up to speed on the defensive midfielders many data points.

Last year, Kante was something of a one-man awards show. He was named the Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year, FWA Footballer of the Year, and Premier League Player of the Season, while becoming the first player since Eric Cantona in 1993 to win back‑to-back top-flight titles in England with two different clubs.


Kante’s tireless work ethic and boundless energy on the pitch have led to a Twitter meme known as #KanteFacts, parodying his preternatural ability to be everywhere at once — both on the field, and off.