As a forward, Gervinho plays for the Italian club AS Roma and the Ivory Coast national team. After playing for some clubs in Ivory Coast, Belgium and France respectively, he was sold by French club Lille to Arsenal in 2011, and moved to Roma in 2013. Gervinho has made 71 appearances for the Ivorian national team, scoring 20 goals.
He began his career at ASEC Abidjan and Toumodi F.C., before moving to Beveren in 2004.
He grew up in Anyama, Ivory Coast.