Emmanuel Mayuka

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Emmanuel Mayuka
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Personal information
Full name Emmanuel Mayuka[1]
Date of birth (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Kabwe, Zambia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Southampton
Number 24
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Kabwe Warriors 26 (7)
2008–2010 Maccabi Tel Aviv 41 (8)
2010–2012 Young Boys 55 (32)
2012– Southampton 11 (1)
2013–2014 Sochaux (loan) 21 (4)
National team
2007– Zambia 44 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:11, 22 November 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:11, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Emmanuel Mayuka (born 21 November 1990) is a Zambian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club club Southampton.

Club career[edit]

Born in Kabwe, Mayuka began his career in Zambia at the Lusaka Academy at the age of 11. In 2007, he joined Kabwe Warriors, one of the biggest clubs in Zambia owned by the national railway company Zambia Railways. In this team, he flourished scoring 15 goals in 23 games. He consequently was selected to the Zambia under-17 national team.

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

In September, he joined Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv. Before opting to join Maccabi Tel Aviv, Mayuka was close to signing for Portuguese side Porto, but the move never materialised. When he moved to Maccabi Tel Aviv, Mayuka joined the youth team where he scored three goals. In April 2010, Mayuka renewed his contract at Maccabi Tel Aviv until 2014.

BSC Young Boys[edit]

On 28 May 2010, it was confirmed that Mayuka had signed a five-year contract with Swiss club BSC Young Boys for a transfer fee of $1.7m to Maccabi Tel Aviv as the replacement for Seydou Doumbia, who was sold to CSKA Moscow. In 1 December 2010, Mayuka scored two goals in the match of the Europa League against Stuttgart in a 4–2 win.On 17 February 2011, Mayuka scored a last-minute goal against Russian club FC Zenit Saint Petersburg in a 1/32 final UEFA Europa League match to help his team to a 2–1 home win.

Southampton[edit]

On 28 August 2012, he agreed a deal to join Premier League side Southampton on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[2][3] He made his debut for The Saints against Manchester United at St. Mary's Stadium on 2 September 2012, coming on as a substitute.

He appeared again as a substitute in a 4–1 victory over Aston Villa, winning a penalty for the fourth goal. On 22 December 2012, he made his first start in the 1–0 loss at home to Sunderland before being substituted after 55 minutes.

His first competitive goal for the club came in a 5-1 victory over Barnsley in the League Cup on 27 August 2013.[4]

On 2 September 2013, Mayuka joined Ligue 1 side Sochaux on a season-long loan deal.[5]

International career[edit]

He was part of the class of 2007 under-20s which included Fwayo Tembo, Clifford Mulenga, Sebastian Mwansa, William Njovu, Stophira Sunzu, Joseph Zimba, Rogers Kola, Jacob Banda, Nyambe Mulenga and Dennis Banda. He was the youngest player at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the only school boy in the team. Despite not scoring there, many soccer pundits and fans acknowledged his contribution to one of the finest youth squads in Zambian football history.[6]

Mayuka was not part of the U-20s that participated earlier that year at the African Youth Cup in Congo (where Zambia finished fourth) but, in the first game against Jordan, he was picked in the starting line-up, and remained such for the other two group stage matches and the round-of-16 clash with Nigeria.

Mayuka debuted for the senior side in the 2007 COSAFA Cup, scoring the second goal in a 3–0 rout of Mozambique.[7] Mayuka scored the first goal for Zambia of 2012 Africa Cup of Nations which was score again by his team mate Rainford Kalaba second goal in the game with Zambia earning a victory against Senegal. In the same tournament, he scored against Libya in the group stage, and then he scored the winner in a famous 1–0 victory over Ghana in the semifinals, therefore leading Zambia into the finals. He then played all 120 minutes against Ivory Coast in Zambia's Penalty Shootout Victory against Ivory Coast.[8]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Zambia's goal tally first.[9]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Maccabi Tel Aviv

National Team[edit]

Zambia

Individual[edit]

  • 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League: notification of shirt numbers" (PDF). Premier League. p. 16. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Saints Make Mayuka Move". Saints FC. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Emmanuel Mayuka signs for Southampton". BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Barnsley 1 - 5 Southampton". BBC. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23931498
  6. ^ Renard: Mayuka has great potential
  7. ^ Emmanuel Mayuka unterschreibt bei YB
  8. ^ "Zambia shock the Black Stars". www.cafonline.com. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Goals scored by Emmanuel Mayuka". Goalzz. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 

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