Simon Kofi Adingra (born 1 January 2002) is an Ivorian professional footballer. He plays as a winger for club Brighton/Hove Albion in Premier League and the Ivory Coast national team.

Simon Kofi Adingra
Simon Kofi Adingra

Simon Kofi Adingra – Summary

Full Name: Simon Kofi Adingra

Date of Birth: 1st January 2002

Place of Birth: Yammoussoukro, Ivory Coast

Height: 1.75m (5ft 9in)

Position: Winger

Simon Kofi Adingra – Early Career

Adingra, a former player of Right to Dream Academy, joined Danish club Nordsjælland in January 2020. He made his professional debut on 18 April 2021 in a 2–2 league draw against Copenhagen, replacing Ivan Mesík at the 68th minute of the game and subsequently scoring his team’s second goal.

Brighton & Hove Albion

On 24 June 2022, Adingra transferred to Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion, signing a four-year contract. Ten days later, Adingra joined Brighton’s Belgian sister club Union SG on loan for the 2022–23 season.

Adingra debuted for Brighton as a substitute in the opening game of the 2023–24 season on 12 August. He scored the Seagulls’ third goal in an eventual 4–1 home win over newly promoted Luton Town. During that same season, Adingra made his first Premier League start on 16 September in a 3–1 victory over Manchester United, contributing an assist.

Simon Kofi Adingra – International Career

In March 2023, Adingra received his first call-up to the Ivory Coast senior national team for two Africa Cup of Nations qualification matches against Comoros.

On 3 February 2024, Adingra scored a 90th-minute equalizer in an eventual extra-time 2–1 win against Mali in the quarter-finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. On 11 February, he provided two assists and was named man of the match in the tournament’s final against Nigeria, which ended in a 2–1 victory for Ivory Coast. He also won the “Best Young Player” award at the tournament.

Honours

Ivory Coast

Africa Cup of Nations…….2023

Individual

Africa Cup of Nations Best Young Player……….2023

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