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Daniel Cousin
Daniel Cousin Hull City v. Aberdeen 1.png
Cousin playing for Hull City
Personal information
Date of birth February 2, 1977 (1977-02-02) (age 32)
Place of birth    Libreville, Gabon
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Hull City
Number 25
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Le Mans
Hull City
036 0(5)
046 0(5)
129 (44)
101 (26)
028 (11)
030 0(4)   
National team2
2000– Gabon 028 (9)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 00:32, 30 December 2009 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 17:25, 13 January 2010 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Daniel Cousin (born February 2, 1977) is a Gabonese international footballer who plays for Hull City as a striker.


Club career


In France

Born in Libreville, Estuaire Province, the Cousin (pronounced Coo-zahn) family moved to France when Daniel was three.[2] He played in the lower leagues in France for Martigues and Niort before moving to Le Mans Union Club 72. He later joined RC Lens in the summer of 2004.


On August 9, 2007, Cousin arrived at Murray Park in Glasgow to hold contract talks over a move and signed a three-year deal for a reported fee of £750,000.[3] He scored his first goal for Rangers on his debut in a 2–0 home league win against St. Mirren on August 11, 2007,[4] and scored twice on his first start a week later against Falkirk.[5]

Cousin scored on his return to France, against Lyon in the UEFA Champions League on the 2 October 2007. Rangers won the match 3–0 with Cousin scoring the second goal of the game.[6] In November 2007 he was linked with a transfer away from Rangers, and it was reported that he had a release clause in his current contract which means he could leave in January 2008. This was denied by Rangers but the club did reveal there was a £3m release clause during the 2008 summer transfer window.[7]

Cousin intensified speculation about his departure when he was reported as ridiculing his Rangers team mates over their drinking and dietary habits ahead of a crucial game with Lyon.[8] This was later denied by Cousin, who said he had been misquoted.[9]

On 21 January 2008 it was reported that Premier League side Fulham had had a £2m bid rejected by Rangers manager Walter Smith.[10] The next day a bid of £3m from Fulham activated a release clause[11 ], however FIFA regulations meant Cousin required special dispensation to complete the move.[12 ] On 29 January, the transfer was cancelled as FIFA did not grant permission[13] but it later emerged that FIFA had not reached a decision over the transfer.[14 ] A month later, 29 February, FIFA announced it would not allow the deal to be completed.[15 ]

On 1 May 2008, Cousin was sent off during extra time of the Fiorentina v Rangers, UEFA Cup semi-final second leg match. Despite Cousin's sending off, Rangers progressed to win the game on penalties. On 31 August, Cousin scored the opening goal in the first Old Firm match of the season. Rangers went on to win the match 4–2 and he was later sent off for two bookable offences.[16] This later proved to be the player's final game for Rangers.

Hull City

Cousin playing for Hull City in 2009

On 1 September 2008, Cousin signed for English Premier League side Hull City on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £3 million.[17] Cousin scored his first Hull goal against Arsenal at the Emirates stadium on Saturday 27 September 2008. His header was the decisive goal and helped to exalt Hull City to a historic 2–1 victory over Arsenal. He scored against Manchester United at Old Trafford before scoring again at home to Manchester City. On 1 September 2009, a loan deal to premiership rivals Burnley FC fell through. [18] On 6 September 2009 he confirmed interest in sealing a loan switch to Cardiff City if Dave Jones asked for his services. On 7 January, 2010 Cousin's agent confirmed Cousin will join Queens Park Rangers on loan.[19]

International career

Cousin made his debut for Gabon on 23 January 2000 in a 3–1 defeat to South Africa. He participated in all three of the 2000 African Cup of Nations group matches for Gabon. On 2 September 2006 he was made captain of the national team and lead them to a 4–0 win over Madagascar. Daniel Cousin scored the only goal in a 1-0 win at the 2010 African Cup of Nations over Cameroon


  1. ^ "Daniel Cousin". http://www.hullcityafc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/ProfilesDetail/0,,10338~34915,00.html.  
  2. ^ "Cousin joins the family". City Magazine (Hull City AFC) (issue 38): page 44. October 2008.  
  3. ^ "Cousin completes Rangers switch". BBC Sport. 2007-08-09. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/rangers/6938629.stm.  
  4. ^ "Rangers 2-0 St Mirren". BBC Sport. 2007-08-11. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_prem/6939929.stm.  
  5. ^ "Rangers 7-2 Falkirk". BBC Sport. 2007-08-18. http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_prem/6949202.stm.  
  6. ^ "Lyon 0-3 Rangers". BBC Sport. 2007-10-02. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/7019587.stm.  
  7. ^ "Cousin’s £3m exit clause in summer". Evening Times. 2007-11-13. http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/sport/display.var.1828667.0.0.php.  
  8. ^ "Cousin turns on his Rangers team-mates with blast over drinking culture". Mail on Sunday website. 2007-12-11. http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/live/articles/sport/football.html?in_article_id=500969&in_page_id=1779.  
  9. ^ "Ferguson: No rift with Cousin". Sporting Life. 2007-12-11. http://www.sportinglife.com/football/cups/championsleague/news/story_get.dor?STORY_NAME=soccer/07/12/11/manual_092730.html&TEAMHD=championsleague.  
  10. ^ "Fulham set to improve Cousin bid". BBC Sport. 2008-01-22. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/rangers/7201942.stm.  
  11. ^ "Fulham agree Cousin fee". Sky Sports website. 2008-01-22. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11788_3071210,00.html.  
  12. ^ "Gers wait for Cousin deal verdict". BBC Sport. 2008-01-25. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/rangers/7201942.stm.  
  13. ^ "Cousin deal off". Rangers official website. 2008-01-29. http://www.rangers.premiumtv.co.uk/page/Headlines/0,,5~1228196,00.html.  
  14. ^ "Cousin Fulham deal still possible". BBC Sport. 2008-01-30. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/r/rangers/7217143.stm.  
  15. ^ "Cousin can't move to Cottagers". FOX Sports website. 2008-02-29. http://msn.foxsports.com/soccer/story/7856246/Cousin-can't-move-to-Cottagers.  
  16. ^ "Celtic 2-4 Rangers". BBC Sport. 2008-08-31. http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_prem/7587204.stm.  
  17. ^ "Breaking news: Cousin signs three-year Hull City deal". Hull Daily Mail. 2008-09-01. http://www.sporthull.co.uk/football/hull_city/tigers_news/displayarticle.php?ID=8202. Retrieved 2008-09-01.  
  18. ^ "Hull striker Cousin confirms Burnley move". Hull TribalFootball.  
  19. ^ "QPR agree Cousin deal". Sky Sports. 2010-06-01. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_5837460,00.html. Retrieved 2010-01-09.  

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