Jeffrey Monakana

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Jeffrey Monakana
Personal information
Full name Jeffrey Monakana[1]
Date of birth (1993-11-05) 5 November 1993 (age 20)
Place of birth Enfield, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Aberdeen
(on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion)
Number 7
Youth career
2002–2012 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Preston North End 49 (6)
2013 Colchester United (loan) 9 (1)
2014– Brighton & Hove Albion 0 (0)
2014 Crawley Town (loan) 2 (0)
2014– Aberdeen (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jeffrey Monakana (born 5 November 1993) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Aberdeen, on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Career[edit]

Monakana progressed through the youth system at Arsenal,[2][3] then finally in 2008, At the age of 14, Monakana was handed a 4-year contract.

Monakana[4] signed a one-year-deal with Preston North End on 31 May 2012, effective from 1 July 2012.[5] The 18-year-old winger became the ninth summer signing for Preston manager Graham Westley. Monakana performed well in pre-season, notably his contributions against Athens[6][7] and Wimbledon.[8][9]

He made his full debut in a home League Cup tie against Huddersfield Town, on 13 August 2012,[10] Playing for 70 minutes, and had an excellent game, setting Jack King up for the first goal in a 2 – 0 Win. His first senior goal came in a second round League Cup tie against Crystal Palace.[11] He went on to score 6 goals and 10 assist in his first year at professional football. In the game against Brentford opposing manager Uwe Rosler stating that Monakana was a handful with his pace and skill.

On 12 September 2013, Monakana joined fellow League One side Colchester United on a month's loan.[12] He scored on his debut for the club in a 2–2 draw with Bradford City on 14 September.[13] On 15 October 2013, After starting every match since joining Monakana's loan was extended at the club until the beginning of December 2013.[14]

On 14 January 2014, Monakana transferred to Football League Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee, signing an 18 month contract with the club's development squad.[15] On 27 March 2014, Monakana joined League One side Crawley Town on a month's loan.[16] In July 2014, Monakana joined Aberdeen on loan for six months.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 42. Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Westley Excited by Monakana". Sky Sports. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Profiles: Jeffrey Monakana". Arsenal F.C. Blog. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Profiles: Jeffrey Monakana". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Preston to Sign Lee Holmes, John Mousinho & Jeffrey Monakana". BBC Sport (BBC). 29 May 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Preston North End 1 – 0 AEK Athens". Preston North End. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Preston North End 1 – 0 AEK Athens". Sky Bettting. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 1 – 4 Preston North End". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 1 – 4 Preston North End". Preston North End. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Preston Vs Huddersfield League Cup Tie". BBC Sport. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Preston North End Vs Crystal Palace League Cup 2nd Round Tie". BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  12. ^ http://www.cu-fc.com/news/article/120913-monakana-signs-1048189.aspx
  13. ^ "Bradford 2–2 Colchester". BBC Sport. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "U's Flash: Monakana Stays". Colchester United Official Website. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Albion Sign Preston Winger". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Monakana's a Red". Crawley Town FC. 27 March 2014. 
  17. ^ Aberdeen land Brighton winger Jeffrey Monakana on loan, BBC Sport.

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