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Karl Toko Ekambi (born 14 September 1992) is a Cameroonian footballer who currently plays as a striker for La Liga side Villarreal CF.

Karl Toko Ekambi
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Toko Ekambi with Villarreal in 2018
Personal information
Full name Karl Toko Ekambi
Date of birth (1992-09-14) 14 September 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Villarreal
Number 17
Youth career
?–2010 Paris FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Paris FC 67 (21)
2014–2016 Sochaux 72 (25)
2016–2018 Angers 68 (24)
2018– Villarreal 8 (2)
National team
2015– Cameroon 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:55, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2018

Contents

Club careerEdit

SochauxEdit

Toko Ekambi joined FC Sochaux-Montbéliard in 2014 from Paris FC. He made his Ligue 2 debut with Sochaux on the opening day of the 2014–15 Ligue 2 season against US Orléans.[1]

AngersEdit

Toko Ekambi began the 2017–18 season for Angers in good form, scoring nine goals in 18 Ligue 1 appearances in the first half of the season, attracting interest from England for his services in the January transfer window.[2] Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion were reported to have made a bid for Toko Ekambi, which was rejected by Angers.[3][4] On 24 February 2018, Toko Ekambi scored two second-half goals, including the final goal of the match in the 89th minute, to help Angers move out of the relegation zone in a 2–1 league away win over fellow strugglers Lille.[5]. He finished the 2017–18 Ligue 1 season with 17 goals for Angers.[6]

VillarrealEdit

On 6 June 2018, Ekambi signed with Villarreal CF in Spain's La Liga.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 24 May 2018[8][9]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Paris 2010–11 National 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12 National 1 25 3 1 0 0 0 26 3
2012–13 National 1 14 4 0 0 0 0 14 4
2013–14 National 1 26 14 0 0 0 0 26 14
Total 67 21 1 0 0 0 68 21
Sochaux 2014–15 Ligue 2 38 14 1 0 1 0 40 14
2015–16 Ligue 2 34 11 6 1 2 0 41 11
Total 72 25 7 1 3 0 82 26
Angers 2016–17 Ligue 1 31 7 2 1 0 0 33 9
2017–18 Ligue 1 37 17 1 0 1 0 39 17
Total 68 24 3 1 1 0 71 26
Career total 207 70 11 2 4 0 221 72

International careerEdit

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Cameroon's goal tally first.[10]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 September 2016 Limbe Stadium, Limbe, Cameroon   Gambia 2–0 2–0 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
2. 28 March 2017 Edmond Machtens Stadium, Brussels, Belgium   Guinea 1–1 1–2 Friendly

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FC Sochaux vs. Orléans - 2 August 2014 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  2. ^ Andy Naylor (5 January 2018). "Brighton and Hove Albion interested in Cameroon marksman Ekambi". The Argus.
  3. ^ "Brighton revive interest in Angers forward Karl Toko Ekambi as they look to bolster their attack in January". Daily Mail. 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Albion expected to up interest in striker Ekambi". Andy Naylor. The Argus. 7 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Angers and Toko-Ekambi leave Lille in trouble". www.ligue1.com. 24 February 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.ligue1.com/ligue1/article/season-review-not-only-neymar-the-unsung-heroes.htm
  7. ^ "Mercato : Karl Toko Ekambi (Angers) attendu à Villarreal" (in French). France Football. 6 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Karl TOKO EKAMBI - Football : la fiche de Karl TOKO EKAMBI (Angers)". L'Équipe. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  9. ^ "K. Toko Ekambi". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Toko Ekambi, Karl". National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 December 2016.