Venance Zese or Zeseto ( French Venance Zézé ; June 17, 1981, Abidjan ) - Ivorian footballer, midfielder. He played 7 matches and scored 1 goal for the national team of Côte d'Ivoire .
Venance Zese as part of FC Metalist
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Zeze is a graduate of the ASEC Abidjan Club Football Academy, in which he began his professional career and from where he was first called up to the national team in 2000. In 2001, he moved to the Belgian Beveren , who at that time relied on football players from Côte d'Ivoire. In the 2002–2003 season, Zeze was one of 11 Ivorians in Beverin, including young Yaya Toure , Gilles Yapi Yapo , Arthur Boca and Emmanuel Ebouet , who later became important players in the national team. Zeze was one of the leaders of the club and one of the brightest stars of the championship of Belgium  . In 2003, Zeze transferred to Gent for 150 thousand euros. Unable to play in Ghent, a year later went on loan to FC Brussels, a year later - back to Beveren.
In 2006, Zeze moved to Donetsk Metallurg . The Ivorian failed to prove himself in the new team - Metallurg played unstably, the coaches changed several times in the team. Only in the early spring of 2007, under the guidance of Dutch expert Ko Adrians, See, he showed a good level of play, when he played “Metallurg” in three forwards, he took a position on the right  . In the summer of 2007, the African went on lease to Kharkov Metalist , who strengthened the squad before his debut in the UEFA Cup , and on December 12, Zeze signed a contract for 3.5 years with Kharkiv  .
In May 2012, he became a player in the Finnish club AS Oulu  .
Wife - Mireille. Son - Junior (born 2001), daughter - Nara (born 2005).
- Bronze medalist of the championship of Ukraine (2): 2007/08 , 2008/09
- Data for November 9, 2010
- Beveren's Ivorian legion . Archived December 2, 2012. . James Copnall. BBC Sport . May 28, 2003
- CHU. Hero of the 17th round: Venance Zeze . Archived December 2, 2012. . Igor Boyko. Football.ua. November 27, 2007
- Zeze moved to Kharkov Metalist (inaccessible link) . Archived December 15, 2007. . Morning.ua. December 12, 2007
- AC Oulu ja Venance Zézé sopimukseen. (fin.) . acoulu.fi . Date of treatment July 26, 2012. Archived on August 7, 2012.
- Player profile on Transfermarkt
- Profile on the website of the Ukrainian Football Association (in Ukrainian)