Guinean defender Zayatte spent two and a half seasons at Hull City, two in the Premier League, the first of which was on loan, and half in the Championship. Zayatte was a committed and composed defender who also posed a threat in front of goal – both goals in fact, as demonstrated by his notorious reputation for own goals. Kamil had a number of injuries during his two seasons in the top flight but was a near ever-present in his third season before being released in January 2011 on compassionate grounds.
Born in Guinean capital city Conakry, Zayatte moved to France at the age of 15 and had a youth career at Racing Club Lens. In 2007 he signed for Young Boys Berne, where a single impressive season encouraged Hull City to take him on loan.
Soon after leaving City, Zayatte signed for Turkish side Konyaspor. A few months later he moved on to Istanbul BB, where he spent two seasons. in 2013 Zayatte returned to England and signed for Sheffield Wednesday, but serious injury punctuated his career at the Owls and his career came to a premature end after two years in Sheffield.
Zayatte made his international debut for Guinea in 2006 and amassed 46 caps, scoring four goals.
Date/Place of Birth: 7 March 1985, Conakry (Guinea)
Hull City First Game: 13 September 2008, Newcastle United A (Premier League), 23 years, 190 days old
Hull City Final Game: 8 January 2011, Wigan Athletic H (FA Cup Third Round), 25 years, 307 days old
RC Lens (2003-2007), Young Boys Berne (2007-2009), Hull City (2008-2009, loan), Hull City (2009-2011), Konyaspor (2011), Istanbul BB (2011-2013), Sheffield Wednesday (2013-2015), Al Raed (2015-2016)
Hull City Record
Career: 79 apps, 4 goalsKamil Zayatte
|2008/09||31 (1)||1||5 (0)||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2009/10||21 (2)||2||1 (0)||0||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-|
|2010/11||16 (0)||0||1 (0)||0||-||-||-||-||-||-|