Christopher Katongo

Christopher Katongo (born 31 August 1982) is a Zambian professional footballer who plays for Zambia Premier Soccer League club Green Buffaloes F.C. as a striker. At international level, he amassed over 100 caps between 2003 and 2016 for the Zambia national team. He is an Africa Cup of Nations winner and won the BBC's African Footballer of the Year award in 2012,[2][3] winning just over 40% of the public vote.[4] His win is stated to have inspired a number of young players in Zambia.[5]

Chris Katongo
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-08-31) 31 August 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Mufulira, Zambia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Green Buffaloes
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Green Buffaloes 75 (20)
2004–2007 Jomo Cosmos 72 (36)
2007–2008 Brøndby 44 (10)
2008–2010 Arminia Bielefeld 61 (10)
2010–2011 Skoda Xanthi 28 (2)
2011–2013 Henan Construction 71 (21)
2014 Golden Arrows 11 (0)
2014–2015 Bivest Wits 17 (2)
2015– Green Buffaloes
National team
2003–2016 Zambia 105 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 March 2014

Club careerEdit

Born in Mufulira, Katongo played with Butondo West Tigers and Kalulushi Modern Stars before moving to Green Buffaloes in 2001.[6] Whilst at Buffaloes, Katongo twice scored four times in CAF Confederation Cup games.[2] In 2004, Katongo moved to South African side Jomo Cosmos, before moving to Danish side Brøndby IF in January 2007.[7][8] In August 2008, Katongo moved again, this time to German club Arminia Bielefeld.[9] In July 2010, he moved to Greece to play for Skoda Xanthi.[6]

In July 2011, Katongo signed a two-and-half-year contract with Chinese Super League side Henan Construction.[10] He made his Super League debut on 10 July in a 0–0 home draw against Changchun Yatai.[11] His first goal for Henan came, in a 2–1 away defeat, against Dalian Shide on 10 September 2011.[12]

In March 2014, Katongo joined South African side Golden Arrows on a four-month deal, three months after leaving the Chinese club.[13]

International careerEdit

Katongo made his international debut for Zambia in 2003,[6] and after scoring a hat-trick against South Africa in September 2007, Katongo was promoted in the Zambian Army from corporal to sergeant.[14]

Katongo has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[15]

Katongo won the Player of the Tournament during the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, in which he was the captain for the winning side, having beaten Ivory Coast 8–7 on penalties after a goalless match, scoring the first of the penalties himself.[16]

He was called up to Zambia's 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.[17]

In October 2014 he was thrown out of a Zambian training camp,[18] and in December 2014 he was left out of Zambia's preliminary squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.[19]

He was in the 2016 preliminary squad for the CHAN.[20]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Zambia's goal tally first.[6][21]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 August 2005 Mmabatho Stadium, Mahikeng, South Africa   South Africa 2–0 2–2 2006 COSAFA Cup
2. 30 January 2006 Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria, Egypt   South Africa 1–0 1–0 2006 Africa Cup of Nations
3. 22 July 2006 Independence Stadium, Windhoek, Namibia   Malawi 3–1 3–1 2006 COSAFA Cup
4. 8 September 2007 Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa   South Africa 1–0 3–1 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
5. 2–0
6. 3–0
7. 26 January 2008 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana   Cameroon 1–5 1–5 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
8. 30 January 2008 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana   Egypt 1–1 1–1 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
9. 21 June 2008 Konkola Stadium, Chililabombwe, Zambia   Swaziland 1–0 1–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
10. 17 January 2010 Estádio Nacional da Tundavala, Lubango, Angola   Cameroon 2–2 2–3 2010 Africa Cup of Nations
11. 4 June 2011 Nkoloma Stadium, Lusaka, Zambia   Mozambique 1–0 3–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
12. 2–0
13. 4 September 2011 Stade Said Mohamed Cheikh, Mitsamiouli, Comoros   Comoros 1–0 2–1 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
14. 25 January 2012 Estadio de Bata, Bata, Equatorial Guinea   Libya 2–2 2–2 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
15. 29 January 2012 Nuevo Estadio de Malabo, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea   Equatorial Guinea 1–0 1–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
16. 4 February 2012 Estadio de Bata, Bata, Equatorial Guinea   Sudan 2–0 3–0 2012 Africa Cup of Nations
17. 9 June 2012 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola, Zambia   Ghana 1–0 1–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
18. 8 September 2012 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola, Zambia   Uganda 1–0 1–0 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
19. 8 June 2013 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola, Zambia   Lesotho 2–0 4–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
20. 6 June 2014 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, USA   Japan 1–0 3–4 Friendly
21. 23 January 2016 Umuganda Stadium, Gisenyi, Rwanda   Uganda 1–0 1–0 2016 African Nations Championship
22. 4 June 2016 Estadio 24 de Setembro, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau   Guinea-Bissau 2–2 2–3 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Coaching careerEdit

As of December 2016, he had begun training for his coaching qualifications.[22]

Personal lifeEdit

His younger brother Felix is also an international player.

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Brøndby IF

Henan Construction

InternationalEdit

Zambia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 建业官网 >> 首页 >> 建业球队 >> 一线队员资料 (in Chinese). Henan Jianye F.C. Archived from the original on 11 November 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b "BBC African Footballer of the Year 2012: Profile - Christopher Katongo". BBC Sport. 22 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Katongo named 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year". BBC Sport. 17 December 2012.
  4. ^ "KChristopher Katongo thanks fans after winning BBC award". BBC Sport. 18 December 2012.
  5. ^ "'He dragged Zambian football out of the doldrums'". BBC Sport. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d "Christopher Katongo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  7. ^ "Chris Katongo" (in Danish). Brøndby IF. Archived from the original on 20 August 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Katongo joins Denmark's Brondby". BBC Sport. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
  9. ^ Gondwe, Kennedy (5 August 2008). "Katongo moves to Bundesliga". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
  10. ^ "Chris Katongo joins Chinese club Henan, Mayuka on target". Zambianfootball.net. 12 July 2011. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  11. ^ 赞比亚队长完成中超首秀 移位边路火力被废一半 [Zambia captain made his Super League debut] (in Chinese). 163.com. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  12. ^ 赞比亚德比各有收获 卡通戈进中超首球詹姆斯取胜 [Zambia derby, Christopher Katongo scored, James Chamanga won] (in Chinese). shangdu.com. 11 September 2011. Archived from the original on 7 August 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  13. ^ "Chris Katongo signs for Golden Arrows". ZamFoot. 8 March 2014. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  14. ^ Gondwe, Kennedy (11 September 2007). "Katongo rewarded for hat-trick". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
  15. ^ Christopher KatongoFIFA competition record
  16. ^ "AFCON Profile: Zambia". Sky Sports. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  17. ^ "Nations Cup 2013: Champions Zambia name final 23". BBC Sport. 9 January 2013.
  18. ^ "Nations Cup 2015: Katongo thrown out of Zambia squad". BBC Sport. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  19. ^ "Nations Cup 2015: Katongo overlooked for Zambia squad". BBC Sport. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  20. ^ "Zambia include Katongo and Chansa in CHAN squad". BBC Sport. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  21. ^ "Christopher Katongo - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  22. ^ "Zambia legend Christopher Katongo paves way for coaching option". BBC Sport. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  23. ^ "Chris Katongo". playmakerstats.com. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
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