Open main menu

Pierre Kunde Malong (born 26 July 1995) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for German club 1. FSV Mainz 05 as a central midfielder.

Pierre Kunde
Personal information
Full name Pierre Kunde Malong
Date of birth (1995-07-26) 26 July 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Limbe, Cameroon
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Mainz 05
Number 14
Youth career
2012–2013 Alcobendas
2013–2014 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Alcobendas 25 (6)
2014–2018 Atlético Madrid B 71 (4)
2016–2017Extremadura (loan) 33 (11)
2017–2018Granada (loan) 37 (5)
2018– Mainz 05 29 (0)
National team
Cameroon U18
2017– Cameroon U23 5 (0)
2018– Cameroon 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:11, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:11, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Born in Limbe, Malong started his senior career in Spain with Alcobendas CF; he made his senior debut for the club on 11 November 2012 by starting in a 2–0 Regional Preferente home win against EF Periso.[1] His first goal came the following 3 March, in a 2–0 success at Atlético Leones de Castilla.

In 2013 Kunde moved to Atlético Madrid, returning to youth football.[2] The following year, he was promoted to the reserves in Segunda División B,[3] immediately becoming a regular starter but suffering relegation in his first season.

On 21 July 2016, Kunde was loaned to Extremadura UD for one year, still in the third division.[4] He scored a career-best 11 goals during the campaign, with braces against San Fernando CD (3–1 away win), Linares Deportivo (3–1 away win) and Atlético Mancha Real (2–1 away win).[5]

On 25 July 2017, Kunde joined Granada CF, freshly relegated to Segunda División, on a one-year loan deal.[6] He made his professional debut on 20 August, coming on a late substitute for Javier Espinosa in a 0–0 home draw against Albacete Balompié.[7]

Kunde scored his first professional goal on 8 October 2017, netting the last in a 2–0 home defeat of CD Lugo. The following 22 April, he scored a brace in a 3–3 home draw against Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa.

On 6 July 2018 Kunde was transferred to Bundesliga side 1. FSV Mainz 05 and signed a four-year contract.[8]

International careerEdit

Kunde represented Cameroon at under-18 and under-23 levels, the latter in the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games.[9] He made his full international debut on 27 May 2018, starting in a 0–1 friendly loss against Burkina Faso.

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

As of matches played on 12 July 2019[10]
Cameroon national team
Year Apps Goals
2018 5 0
2019 6 0
Total 11 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "One of ours, Pierre, in Alcobendas CF team". Inter Soccer Madrid. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Pierre debuts with Atletico Madrid Youth Honor Division, which will play the Youth European Champions "Johansson Cup"". Inter Soccer Madrid. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Pierre: "Espero marcar muchos goles para ayudar al equipo"" [Pierre: "I hope to score many goals to help the team"] (in Spanish). Atlético Madrid. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Pierre Kunde y Fall, nuevos futbolistas del Extremadura" [Pierre Kunde and Fall, new footballers of Extremadura] (in Spanish). Hoy. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Hasta pronto, Pierre" [See you soon, Pierre] (in Spanish). Vavel. 28 April 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Official | Pierre Kunde joins Granada CF on loan". Granada CF. 25 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  7. ^ "'Vuelta al cole' sin puntería" ['Back to school' without aim] (in Spanish). Marca. 20 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Kunde becomes a 05er". 1. FSV Mainz 05. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  9. ^ "La sélection des Lions U-23 à Baku avec un seul gardien de but" [The Lions under-23 to Baku with only one goalkeeper] (in French). Camer-Sport. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  10. ^ Pierre Kunde at National-Football-Teams.com

External linksEdit