Kurt Zouma is a French defender who plays for Chelsea. Zouma was born on October 27, 1994, and started his professional career with Saint-Étienne. The defender made his first team debut at the age of 16 in 2011, soon establishing himself as one of the best young defenders in Europe. In January 2014, Chelsea signed Zouma, but loaned the Frenchman back to Saint-Étienne for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. Zouma made his debut for the French senior team in 2015, although injury ruled him out of Euro 2016.