Jody Lukoki

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Jody Lukoki
Personal information
Full name Jody Lukoki
Date of birth (1992-11-15) 15 November 1992 (age 21)[1]
Place of birth Kindu, Zaire
(now DRC)
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Ajax
Youth career
2002 VVA/Spartaan
2002-2003 Young Boys Haarlem
2003-2011 Ajax
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Ajax 24 (5)
2013–2014 SC Cambuur (loan) 32 (2)
National team
2010–2011 Netherlands U19 11 (2)
2012–2013 Netherlands U20 8 (0)
2013– Netherlands U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:33, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Jody Lukoki (born 15 November 1992 in Kindu, Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) is a Dutch-Congolese professional football player who normally plays as a winger. He is currently playing for Ajax.

Club career[edit]

AFC Ajax[edit]

After playing for VVA/Spartaan and Young Boys Haarlem in his early career he joined the youth of AFC Ajax. He made his debut for the first team in the home win (2–0) against rivals Feyenoord on 19 January 2011 by replacing Lorenzo Ebecilio in the 80th minute. He immediately got the home fans on his side by giving Tim de Cler a Nutmeg when the ball was already out of play.[2] He would go on to make his second appearance in another rivalry match, the young winger however failed to impress in the 3–2 away loss against ADO Den Haag on 20 March 2011[3] The 2011-12 season started much better for Lukoki as he scored his first career Eredivisie goal in his season debut against Roda JC.

SC Cambuur (loan)[edit]

Having contributed to three national titles in his first three seasons with Ajax, Lukoki would remain third choice winger under Frank de Boer and was granted permission to explore other options, upon which he was loaned out to newly promoted SC Cambuur from Leeuwarden on 2 August 2013 on a season long loan spell.[4]

International career[edit]

Jody Lukoki plays for Netherlands U-19, and made third place with Jong Oranje at the Festival International 'Espoirs' 2012 in Toulon, France. He has dual citizenship and is still eligible to represent either Netherlands or DR Congo on senior level.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Jody Lukoki was born in the Congo, but immigrated to the Netherlands with his parents and his twin brother and NAC Breda player Madjer Lukoki, when they were still babies, due to the First Congo War. Growing up in Amsterdam, he joined the local club VVA/Spartaan at the age of ten. Jody has dual citizenship, and has both Congolese and Dutch passports, he has gone on to play for the Dutch national team on various youth levels.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe1 Other2 Total
2010–11 Ajax Eredivisie 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 6 2 3 0 4 0 0 0 13 2
2012–13 16 3 3 0 4 0 0 0 23 3
2013–14 SC Cambuur (loan) 32 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 34 2
Total Netherlands 56 7 8 0 9 0 0 0 73 7
Career total 56 7 8 0 9 0 0 0 73 7
Statistics accurate as of last match played on 24 August 2013.[7]

1 Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

2 Includes Johan Cruijff Shield matches.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Ajax

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jody Lukoki Profile". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Lukoki humiliates De Cler" (in Dutch). 20 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "ADO beats Ajax in The Hague" (in Dutch). NOS.nl. 2011-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Lukoki, trainer geeft vertrouwen" (in Dutch). Ajax Showtime. 2013-08-02. 
  5. ^ "Over Jody Lukoki". Bestevoetballers.nl. 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jody Lukoki player profile". ajaxinside.nl. 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jody Lukoki - Voetbal International profile". Voetbal International. 

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