Paul Akouokou

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Paul Akouokou
Personal information
Full name Edgar Paul Akouokou
Date of birth (1997-12-20) 20 December 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Youth career
Ekenäs IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Ekenäs IF 35 (2)
2017–2018Beitar Jerusalem (loan) 12 (0)
2018Hapoel Rishon LeZion (loan) 16 (3)
2018–2020 Betis B 44 (0)
2020– Betis 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2020

Edgar Paul Akouokou (born 20 December 1997) is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Betis.

Club career[edit]

Akouokou started his career with Finnish side Ekenäs IF in 2016. In January 2017, he went on a trial at Ligue 1 side Angers SCO,[1]

On 27 August 2017, Akouokou moved to Israeli Premier League side Beitar Jerusalem, on loan until May 2018.[2] The following 1 February, after being sparingly used, he moved to Hapoel Rishon LeZion of the Liga Leumit, also in a temporary deal.[3]

On 21 November 2018, Akouokou switched teams and countries again after agreeing to a deal with La Liga side Real Betis; he was initially assigned to the reserves in Tercera División.[4] On 10 September 2020, after helping the B-team achieve promotion to Segunda División B, he renewed his contract until 2024 and was promoted to the first team.[5]


  1. ^ "Akouokou på test till fransk ligaklubb" [Akouokou on trial at French club] (in Northern Sami). Ekenäs IF. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Paul klar för Israeliska ligalaget Beitar Jerusalem FC" [Paul ready for Israeli league team Beitar Jerusalem] (in Northern Sami). Ekenäs IF. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ "האישור הגיע: פול אדגר עובר להפועל ראשון לציון" [The confirmation came: Paul Edgar moves to Hapoel Rishon Lezion] (in Hebrew). Maariv. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. ^ "El Betis Deportivo incorpora a Paul Akouokou" [Betis Deportivo sign Paul Akouokou] (in Spanish). Real Betis. 21 November 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  5. ^ "El Real Betis y Paul amplían su vinculación hasta 2024" [Real Betis and Paul extend their link until 2024] (in Spanish). Real Betis. 10 September 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2020.

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