Jordan Ikoko (born 3 February 1994) is a Congolese footballer who plays as a right-back for Bulgarian First League club Ludogorets Razgrad and the DR Congo national team.[1]

Jordan Ikoko
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Personal information
Full name Jordan Ikoko
Date of birth (1994-02-03) 3 February 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Montereau-Fault-Yonne, France
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Ludogorets Razgrad
Number 22
Youth career
2002–2004 Mitry Mory Football
2004–2007 Villeparisis U.S. Municipale
2007–2013 Paris Saint-Germain
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Paris Saint-Germain B 44 (1)
2013–2016 Paris Saint-Germain 0 (0)
2013–2014Créteil (loan) 26 (0)
2014–2015Le Havre (loan) 20 (0)
2015–2016Lens (loan) 33 (0)
2016–2019 Guingamp 75 (0)
2019– Ludogorets Razgrad 11 (1)
National team
2009–2010 France U16 14 (1)
2010–2011 France U17 18 (1)
2012 France U18 5 (0)
2012–2013 France U19 12 (0)
2013–2014 France U20 8 (1)
2013 France U21 1 (0)
2017– DR Congo 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 December 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2018

Ikoko began his senior career with Paris Saint-Germain but did not make a first team appearance and spent time on loan at Créteil, Le Havre and Lens. In the summer of 2016, he joined Guingamp. Ikoko spent three seasons with the Ligue 1 team and totalled 83 competitive appearances before moving to Ludogorets in June 2019.

Ikoko was born in France and represented the country from under-16 to under-21 level. He then changed his allegiance to DR Congo, for whom he made his senior international debut in 2017.

CareerEdit

Paris Saint-Germain and loansEdit

Born in Montereau, France, Ikoko is a youth product of Paris Saint-Germain.

Ikoko made his Ligue 2 debut with Créteil on 16 August 2013 in a 3–0 away defeat against SM Caen. He replaced Augusto Pereira Loureiro in the 63rd minute.[2] One week later, he played the full 90 minutes against FC Istres in a 2–2 home draw.[3]

On 15 July 2014, Ikoko was loaned to Ligue 2 club Le Havre.[4][5]

On 23 July 2015, Ikoko joined Ligue 2 club Lens for a season-long loan deal.[6][7]

GuingampEdit

On 19 June 2016, Ikoko signed a three-year contract with Guingamp.[8] He made his competitive debut on 12 August in the club's opening game of the Ligue 1 season, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–2 draw against Monaco at Stade Louis II.[9]

On 13 August 2017, Ikoko scored an own goal in a 0–3 home defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.[10]

LudogoretsEdit

On 16 June 2019, Ikoko signed a contract with Bulgarian club Ludogorets Razgrad[11] for a reported transfer fee of €1 million.[12] He made his debut in the 2019 Bulgarian Supercup on 3 July at Vasil Levski National Stadium, playing the full 90 minutes as Ludogorets won against Lokomotiv Plovdiv.[13]

International careerEdit

Ikoko was born in France to parents of Congolese descent. He was a youth international for France at various levels.[14] He was formally capped by the DR Congo national football team in a friendly 2-0 loss to Cameroon on 5 January 2017.[15] He was also selected in DR Congo's final squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon where he played his first official match for the DR Congo national football team in 2-2 draw against Ivory Coast.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 17 December 2019[16]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paris Saint-Germain B 2010–11 5 0 0 0 5 0
2011–12 21 1 0 0 21 1
2012–13 18 0 0 0 18 0
Total 44 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 1
Créteil (loan) 2013–14 26 0 2 0 2 0 30 0
Total 26 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 30 0
Le Havre (loan) 2014–15 20 0 0 0 1 0 21 0
Total 20 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Lens (loan) 2015–16 33 0 0 0 1 0 34 0
Total 33 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
Guingamp 2016–17 27 0 3 0 2 0 32 0
2017–18 28 0 2 0 0 0 30 0
2018–19 20 0 0 0 1 0 21 0
Total 75 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 83 0
Ludogorets Razgrad 2019–20 11 1 1 0 7 1 1[a] 0 20 2
Total 11 1 1 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 20 2
Career Total 209 2 8 0 7 0 7 1 1 0 232 3
  1. ^ Includes Bulgarian Supercup matches.

HonoursEdit

Ludogorets

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "J. IKOKO". Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  2. ^ "SM Caen 3–0 US Créteil-Lusitanos". Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  3. ^ "US Créteil-Lusitanos 2–2 FC Istres". Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Jordan Ikoko loaned to Havre". Paris Saint-Germain. 15 July 2014. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Jordan Ikoko en prêt au HAC : c'est fait !" [Jordan Ikoko was loaned to HAC]. Le Havre AC (in French). 15 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Jordan Ikoko prêté au Racing !" [Jordan Ikoko was loaned to Racing]. RC Lens (in French). 23 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Jordan Ikoko (PSG) prête à Lens (off.)" [Jordan Ikoko (PSG) was loaned to Lens]. L'Equipe (in French). July 24, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  8. ^ "Transfert: Jordan Ikoko trois ans à Guingamp" [Transfer: Jordan Ikoko signed for Guingamp] (in French). L'Equipe. 19 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Monaco vs. Guingamp". soccerway.com. 12 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Jordan Ikoko steals limelight from Neymar with glorious own goal against PSG". fourfourtwo.com. 14 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Лудогорец прави трансферен удар със защитник от Франция" (in Bulgarian). ludogorets.com. 16 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Лудогорец плаща 1 млн. евро за десен бек" (in Bulgarian). sportal.bg. 8 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Ludogorets vs. Lokomotiv Plovdiv". soccerway. 3 July 2019.
  14. ^ http://www.fff.fr/equipes-de-france/tous-les-joueurs/fiche-joueur/2328094463-jordan-ikoko
  15. ^ "Cameroon vs. Congo DR - Football Match Line-Ups - January 5, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  16. ^ Jordan Ikoko at Soccerway. Retrieved 31 October 2019.

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