Emmanuel Mayuka

Emmanuel Mayuka (born 21 November 1990) is a Zambian professional footballer who plays as a striker for NAPSA Stars and the Zambian national team. He is most notable for being the top scorer in the African Cup of Nations 2012 tournament.

Emmanuel Mayuka
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Mayuka playing for Southampton in 2013
Personal information
Full name Emmanuel Mayuka[1]
Date of birth (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Kabwe, Zambia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Green Buffaloes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Kabwe Warriors 26 (7)
2008–2010 Maccabi Tel Aviv 41 (8)
2010–2012 Young Boys 62 (20)
2012–2015 Southampton 16 (0)
2013–2014Sochaux (loan) 21 (4)
2015–2016 Metz 10 (2)
2016–2017 Zamalek 22 (5)
2017–2018 Hapoel Ra'anana 5 (0)
2019 Green Buffaloes
2020– NAPSA Stars
National team
2007– Zambia 61 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2015

Club careerEdit

Born in Kabwe Central Province, Zambia, Mayuka began his career at the Lusaka Academy at the age of 11. In 2007, he joined Kabwe Warriors, one of the biggest clubs in Zambia owned by the national railway company Zambia Railways. In this team, he flourished scoring 15 goals in 23 games. He consequently was selected to the Zambia under-17 national team.

Maccabi Tel AvivEdit

In September, he joined Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv. Before opting to join Maccabi Tel Aviv, Mayuka was close to signing for Portuguese side Porto, but the move never materialised. When he moved to Maccabi Tel Aviv, Mayuka joined the youth team where he scored three goals. In April 2010, Mayuka renewed his contract at Maccabi Tel Aviv until 2014.

Young BoysEdit

On 28 May 2010, it was confirmed that Mayuka had signed a five-year contract with Swiss club BSC Young Boys[3] for a transfer fee of £1.7m as a replacement for Seydou Doumbia, who was sold to CSKA Moscow.[citation needed] On 1 December 2010, Mayuka scored two goals in the Europa League against Stuttgart in a 4–2 win. On 17 February 2011, Mayuka scored a last-minute goal against Russian club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg in UEFA Europa League match to help his team to a 2–1 home win.


On 28 August 2012, he joined Premier League side Southampton on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee, reported to be £3 million.[4][5] He made his debut for Southampton against Manchester United at St. Mary's Stadium on 2 September 2012, coming on as a substitute.

He appeared again as a substitute in a 4–1 victory over Aston Villa, winning a penalty for the fourth goal. On 22 December 2012, he made his first start in a 1–0 loss at home to Sunderland before being substituted after 55 minutes.[citation needed]

His only competitive goal for the club came in a 5–1 victory over Barnsley in the League Cup on 27 August 2013.[6]

On 2 September 2013, Mayuka joined Ligue 1 side Sochaux on a season-long loan deal.[7]

On 30 July 2015, manager Ronald Koeman confirmed that Mayuka 'had no future at Southampton', and he was removed from the first-team, having failed to score in any of his 16 league appearances for Southampton.[8]


On 31 August 2015, Mayuka joined French club FC Metz of Ligue 2, signing a three-year deal.[9]


On 15 January 2016, Mayuka joined Egyptian club Zamalek on three-and-a-half-year deal.[10][11]

Hapoel Ra'ananaEdit

On 9 November 2017, Mayuka returned to Israel and joined Hapoel Ra'anana.[12]

Green BuffaloesEdit

In April 2019, Mayuka took back to Zambia and joined Green Buffaloes.[13]

NAPSA StarsEdit

In February 2020, Mayuka joined NAPSA Stars.[14]

International careerEdit

He was part of the class of 2007 under-20s which included Fwayo Tembo, Clifford Mulenga, Sebastian Mwansa, William Njovu, Stophira Sunzu, Joseph Zimba, Rogers Kola, Jacob Banda, Nyambe Mulenga and Dennis Banda. He was the youngest player at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the only school boy in the team. Despite not scoring there, many soccer pundits and fans acknowledged his contribution to one of the finest youth squads in Zambian football history.[15]

Mayuka was not part of the U-20s that participated earlier that year at the African Youth Cup in Congo (where Zambia finished fourth) but, in the first game against Jordan, he was picked in the starting line-up, and remained such for the other two group stage matches and the round-of-16 clash with Nigeria.

Mayuka debuted for the senior side in the 2007 COSAFA Cup, scoring the second goal in a 3–0 defeat of Mozambique.[16] Mayuka scored the first goal for Zambia of 2012 Africa Cup of Nations which was score again by his teammate Rainford Kalaba second goal in the game with Zambia earning a victory against Senegal. In the same tournament, he scored against Libya in the group stage, and then he scored the winner in a famous 1–0 victory over Ghana in the semifinals, therefore leading Zambia into the finals. He then played all 120 minutes against Ivory Coast in Zambia's penalty shootout victory against Ivory Coast.[17]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Zambia's goal tally first.[18]


Maccabi Tel Aviv





  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League: notification of shirt numbers" (PDF). Premier League. p. 16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Emmanuel Mayuka". Premier League. Barclays Premier League. 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Emmanuel Mayuka unterschreibt bei YB" [Emmanuel Mayuka signs for YB] (in German). BSC Young Boys. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Saints Make Mayuka Move". Southampton F.C. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Emmanuel Mayuka signs for Southampton". BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Barnsley 1–5 Southampton". BBC. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  7. ^ Gondwe, Kennedy (2 September 2013). "BBC Sport – Emmanuel Mayuka loaned by Southampton to Sochaux". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  8. ^ Corkhill, Barney (29 July 2015). "Ronald Koeman: 'Emmanuel Mayuka has no future at Southampton'". Sportsmole.co.uk. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Metz move for Mayuka". Saints FC. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Official: Mayuka joins Zamalek from FC Metz". KingFut. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Emmanuel Mayuka quitte Metz pour le Zamalek" (in French). L'Équipe. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  12. ^ "עוד רכש מסקרן: עמנואל מאיוקה חתם ברעננה" (in Hebrew). Sport5. 9 November 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  13. ^ Striker Mayuka Makes Green Buffaloes Debut, zambianfootball.news, 27 April 2019
  14. ^ Mubanga, Aaron (4 February 2020). "NAPSA Stars Sign Former Southampton Striker". zambianfootball.co.zm. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  15. ^ [1][dead link]
  16. ^ "Zambia stroll to showdown with South Africa in Cosafa Castle Cup final". Lusaka Times. 29 September 2007. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Zambia shock the Black Stars". Cafonline.com. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  18. ^ "Goals scored by Emmanuel Mayuka". Goalzz. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  19. ^ "Emmanuel Mayuka". Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 29 December 2017.

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