Kâzim Kâzim à Toulouse : Need for speed
This summer during the transfer window, So Foot returns every day of the week to a transfer that marked its time in its own way. For this sixteenth chapter, spotlight on the loan of Colin Kazim-Richards (aka Kâzim Kâzim) to Toulouse, in January 2010. The Anglo-Turkish globetrotter only stayed six months in the Pink City. A lightning passage, both on the ground and flying in hand.
And to think that it all started with a game intended for fans… In 2005, Aaron Berry won Win a Player. This astonishing contest, sponsored by Coca-Cola – then a partner of the English Championship – allows the winner to benefit the club of his choice from the sum of 250,000 pounds, to be used on the transfer market. As a good supporter of Brighton & Hove Albion, Aaron entrusts the management of this tidy sum to Mark McGhee, the manager of
. The latter sets his sights on a young 19-year-old striker, who has just completed his first professional season with Bury FC, in D4. His name: Colin Kazim-Richards. Thanks to this nudge of fate, the
climbed two floors in the hierarchy of English football and gave his career a first boost. A career placed under the sign of nomadism and experiences in the four corners of the world. From the United Kingdom to Mexico, via Turkey, the Netherlands or Brazil, the man better known as Kâzim Kâzim rarely stays in one place for long. To date, seventeen clubs have already appeared on his very long CV. Among them, Toulouse FC.
Epic euro and “sex marathons”
Before landing in the stronghold of Airbus, this inveterate globetrotter first traces his path in Brighton, then in Sheffield United. Each time, observers detect in him a real ability to make a difference, by his explosiveness and his quality of dribbling. His stats, on the other hand, are hardly flattering for a centre-forward, also capable of playing as a winger. A small goal in thirty games in all competitions in 2006-2007 is very little. The native of London, however, catches the eye of the imposing Fenerbahçe, which is not insensitive to its Turkish roots (his father comes from Antigua and Barbuda, but his mother is from Northern Cyprus, a territory under Turkish influence since 1974). The transfer is confirmed, Colin Kazim-Richards moves to the other end of Europe, calls himself Kâzim Kâzim and Read the rest of the article on SoFoot.com