Patson Daka

Patson Daka (born 9 October 1998) is a Zambian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Leicester City and the Zambia national team.

Patson Daka
FC RB Salzburg versus CSKA Sofia (Testspiel 3. Juli 2019) 18.jpg
Daka in 2019
Personal information
Full name Patson Daka[1]
Date of birth (1998-10-09) 9 October 1998 (age 22)
Place of birth Kafue, Zambia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Number 29
Youth career
2014–2016 Kafue Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Kafue Celtic
2016Power Dynamos (loan)
2017Liefering (loan) 27 (6)
2017–2021 Red Bull Salzburg 82 (54)
2021– Leicester City 1 (0)
National team
2014–2015 Zambia U17 7 (7)
2015–2017 Zambia U20 13 (6)
2015– Zambia 26 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 August 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:22, 4 September 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

LieferingEdit

Daka initially moved to Austria when he signed on loan at Liefering from Kafue Celtic.[2]

Red Bull SalzburgEdit

Daka signed with Red Bull Salzburg in 2017.[2][3] He helped the club win the UEFA Youth League, scoring two goals in two games.[4] On 27 November, Daka scored against Genk in the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, becoming the first Zambian player to score in the competition's group stage.[5]

On 18 December 2019, Daka extended his contract with Salzburg until the summer of 2024.[6] By June 2020 he had 22 goals in 24 games in the 2019–20 season.[7]

On 30 September 2020, he scored a brace in a 3–1 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in the play-off round, to qualify to the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League.[8] On 21 May 2021, Daka was named Austrian Bundesliga player of the season after registering 27 goals in 28 games, as the club won their fourth successive league title.[9][10]

Leicester CityEdit

On 30 June 2021, Premier League club Leicester City signed Daka on a five-year contract.[11][10] Daka made his debut for the club with an appearance off the bench in Leicester's 1–0 triumph over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City in the FA Community Shield on 7 August.[12] On 23 August, Daka made his Premier League debut as a substitute for Harvey Barnes in a 1–4 away defeat to West Ham United.[13]

International careerEdit

Daka was the 2017 CAF Young Player of the Year.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 16 September 2021[15]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Liefering (loan) 2016–17 Austrian First League 9 2 9 2
2017–18 Austrian First League 18 4 18 4
Total 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 6
Red Bull Salzburg 2017–18 Austrian Bundesliga 8 0 2 1 2[a] 0 12 1
2018–19 Austrian Bundesliga 15 3 3 1 8[b] 2 26 6
2019–20 Austrian Bundesliga 31 24 6 2 8[c] 1 45 27
2020–21 Austrian Bundesliga 28 27 6 5 8[d] 2 42 34
Total 82 54 17 9 0 0 26 5 0 0 125 68
Leicester City 2021–22 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1[e] 0 3 0
Career total 110 60 17 9 0 0 27 5 1 0 155 74
  1. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Four appearances in UEFA Champions League, four appearances and two goals in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Six appearances and one goal in UEFA Champions League, two appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Six appearances and two goals in UEFA Champions League, two appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. ^ Appearance in FA Community Shield

InternationalEdit

As of 3 September 2021[16]
Zambia
Year Apps Goals
2015 5 0
2016 7 0
2017 3 2
2018 4 0
2019 4 1
2020 0 0
2021 3 4
Total 26 7
Scores and results list Zambia's goal tally first[16]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 September 2017 Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium, Constantine, Algeria   Algeria 1–0 1–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 11 November 2017 Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, Ndola, Zambia   Cameroon 1–0 2–2
3. 19 November 2019 National Heroes Stadium, Lusaka, Zambia   Zimbabwe 1–1 1–2 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
4. 25 March 2021   Algeria 1–2 3–3
5. 3–3
6. 29 March 2021 National Sports Stadium, Harare, Zimbabwe   Zimbabwe 1–0 2–0
7. 2–0

HonoursEdit

Red Bull Salzburg Youth

Red Bull Salzburg[18]

Leicester City

Zambia U20[18]

Individual

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2021/22 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 10 September 2021. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Daka: 'I can be like Aubameyang, Salah, Mane'" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. ^ "Patson Daka - Zambia's football sensation" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Patson Daka signs 5 year deal in Austria". zambiareports.com. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Patson Daka: Zambia star writes Champions League history". Goal.com. 28 November 2019.
  6. ^ "DAKA, MWEPU AND KOITA EXTEND UNTIL 2024". redbullsalzburg.at/. FC Red Bull Salzburg. 18 December 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Zambia's Daka 'inspired' by Haaland success" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  8. ^ "Salzburg 3–1 M. Tel-Aviv". UEFA. 30 September 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Zambia striker Daka says 'room for improvement'" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  10. ^ a b "Leicester sign 'exciting' striker Daka" – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  11. ^ "Patson Daka To Join Leicester City From RB Salzburg". Leicester City F.C. 30 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho confidently despatched a late penalty as Leicester stunned Manchester City to claim the Community Shield at Wembley". BBC Sport. 7 August 2021. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  13. ^ Thomason, Ellie (23 August 2021). "West Ham United 4-1 Leicester City: Michail Antonio becomes Hammers' leading top-flight scorer". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  14. ^ "Daka Named 2017 CAF Young Player of the Year | Zambia Reports". Zambia Reports. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  15. ^ Patson Daka at Soccerway  
  16. ^ a b Patson Daka at National-Football-Teams.com
  17. ^ Fido, Austin (24 April 2017). "Red Bull Salzburg is the 2016-17 UEFA Youth League champion". Once A Metro. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  18. ^ a b "Zambia - P. Daka - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  19. ^ Hafez, Shamoon (7 August 2021). "Leicester City 1–0 Manchester City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  20. ^ "Zambia : Zambia outsmart South Africa to win record Cosafa U20 crown". LusakaTimes.com. 16 December 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  21. ^ a b "Awards and Statistics". cafonline.com. CAF. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  22. ^ AfricaNews (4 January 2018). "[LIVE] CAF crowns Egypt's Mohamed Salah 2017 African Player of the Year". Africanews. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  23. ^ a b "Zambia : Daka win raises MTN/FAZ awards eyebrows". LusakaTimes.com. 21 December 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  24. ^ "2016 MTN, FAZ Super League awards | Zambian Eye". 21 December 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  25. ^ "Zambia : Patson Daka is the 2017 Sportsman of the Year". LusakaTimes.com. 28 December 2017.
  26. ^ "Daka matches Haaland and Keita's feat after winning Bundesliga Player of the Season award | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 1 June 2021.