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Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has revealed is a qualified accountant. The 26-year-old admitted he could have pursued a career in accountancy if his football career had not taken off.

“When I was 18, I got my baccalaureate [the French A-Level equivalent] and after that I did two more years of study in accountancy,” Kante told Chelsea Magazine.

“At this time, I was at Boulogne, in the second team – the sixth, then the fifth division. I wasn’t professional, so I kept studying because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to make a living as a footballer, but when I went up to the first team, I became professional, so I stopped studying.

“I got my qualification in accountancy so there are some things I can understand more easily because of it, but now I prefer to concentrate on football!”

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