Christopher Nkunku

Christopher Alan Nkunku (born 14 November 1997) is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder or a winger for Bundesliga club RB Leipzig.[3]

Christopher Nkunku
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Nkunku with RB Leipzig in 2020
Personal information
Full name Christopher Alan Nkunku[1]
Date of birth (1997-11-14) 14 November 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth Lagny-sur-Marne, France
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
RB Leipzig
Number 18
Youth career
2003–2009 AS Marolles
2009–2010 Fontainebleau
2010–2015 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Paris Saint-Germain B 27 (5)
2015–2019 Paris Saint-Germain 55 (8)
2019– RB Leipzig 72 (16)
National team
2012 France U16 3 (0)
2016 France U19 3 (0)
2016–2017 France U20 12 (1)
2018 France U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:20, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 September 2018

Club careerEdit

Paris Saint-GermainEdit

Nkunku made his professional debut on 8 December 2015 in the UEFA Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk, replacing Lucas Moura after 87 minutes in a 2–0 home win.[4] He scored his first professional goal in a 7–0 home win against Bastia in the Coupe de France on 7 January 2017.[5]

RB LeipzigEdit

On 17 July 2019, RB Leipzig announced Nkunku's signing on a five-year deal.[6]

On 15 September 2021, Nkunku scored a hat-trick for Leipzig in their 6-3 defeat against Manchester City in a UEFA Champions League Group A Matchday 1 match.[7]

International careerEdit

Nkunku was born in France and is of Congolese descent.[8][9] He is a youth international for France. Because of Nkunku's impressive performances for PSG, there had been calls for him to be called up to the senior national team.

Career statisticsEdit

 
Nkunku playing for RB Leipzig in 2021

ClubEdit

As of match played 24 November 2021.[10]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paris Saint-Germain 2015–16 Ligue 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 6 0
2016–17 Ligue 1 8 1 4 1 3 0 1[a] 0 0 0 16 2
2017–18 Ligue 1 20 4 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 27 5
2018–19 Ligue 1 22 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 29 4
Total 55 8 12 2 7 0 2 0 2 1 78 11
RB Leipzig 2019–20 Bundesliga 32 5 3 0 9[a] 0 44 5
2020–21 Bundesliga 28 6 5 0 7[a] 1 40 7
2021–22 Bundesliga 12 5 2 1 5[a] 7 19 13
Total 72 16 10 1 21 8 103 25
Career total 127 24 22 3 7 0 23 8 2 1 181 36
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Paris Saint-Germain U19

Paris Saint-Germain

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 9 January 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  2. ^ "RasenBallsport Leipzig - Christopher-Nkunku". redbulls.
  3. ^ "3. SOMMER-NEUZUGANG: RBL VERPFLICHTET CHRISTOPHER NKUNKU!". Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  4. ^ "PSG vs. Shakhtar Donetsk – 8 December 2015 – Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  5. ^ "PSG vs. Bastia - 7 January 2017 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  6. ^ "3. Sommer Neuzugang: RBL verpflichtet Nkuku" (in German). RB Leipzig. 17 July 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Machester City 6 RB Leipzig 3". BBC. 15 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Sélection - Ces jeunes pousses du PSG qui ont snobé la RD Congo". madeinfoot.com (in French). Made In Foot. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Christo Nkunku: " Jouer pour la R.D. Congo? Pourquoi pas "". actualitesdesleopards.com (in French). Actualites des leopards. 9 November 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  10. ^ "C. Nkunku". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  11. ^ "PSG wrap up Ligue 1 title with Monaco win | Goal.com". www.goal.com.
  12. ^ "PSG Champions as Lille held at Toulouse". www.ligue1.com. 21 April 2019. Archived from the original on 26 June 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  13. ^ Christopher Nkunku at Soccerway. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  14. ^ "PSG thrash Monaco to win French Super Cup as Neymar plays 15 minutes". ESPN. Retrieved 4 August 2018.

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