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

Karl Toko Ekambi
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Toko Ekambi with Villarreal in 2018
Personal information
Full name Karl Brillant Toko Ekambi[1]
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 Forward
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 31 (9)
National team
2015– Cameroon 22 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 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.[2]

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.[3] Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion were reported to have made a bid for Toko Ekambi, which was rejected by Angers.[4][5] 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.[6] He finished the 2017–18 Ligue 1 season with 17 goals for Angers.[7]

VillarrealEdit

On 6 June 2018, Toko Ekambi signed with Villarreal CF in Spain's La Liga.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 2 March 2019[9][10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals 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 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 0 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 0 0 72 26
Villarreal 2018–19 La Liga 24 4 2 5 7 3 33 12
Career total 231 74 13 7 4 0 7 3 254 84

International careerEdit

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Cameroon's goal tally first.[11]
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. ^ http://www.cafonline.com/Portals/0/Total%20AFCON%202016/CAN%20Gabon%20Squad%20lists.pdf
  2. ^ "FC Sochaux vs. Orléans - 2 August 2014 - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  3. ^ Andy Naylor (5 January 2018). "Brighton and Hove Albion interested in Cameroon marksman Ekambi". The Argus.
  4. ^ "Brighton revive interest in Angers forward Karl Toko Ekambi as they look to bolster their attack in January". Daily Mail. 5 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Albion expected to up interest in striker Ekambi". Andy Naylor. The Argus. 7 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Angers and Toko-Ekambi leave Lille in trouble". www.ligue1.com. 24 February 2018.
  7. ^ http://www.ligue1.com/ligue1/article/season-review-not-only-neymar-the-unsung-heroes.htm
  8. ^ "Mercato : Karl Toko Ekambi (Angers) attendu à Villarreal" (in French). France Football. 6 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Karl TOKO EKAMBI - Football : la fiche de Karl TOKO EKAMBI (Angers)". L'Équipe. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  10. ^ "K. Toko Ekambi". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Toko Ekambi, Karl". National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 December 2016.