Paul-Jose M'Poku

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Paul-Jose M'Poku
Personal information
Full name Paul-Jose M'Poku Ebunge
Date of birth (1992-04-19) 19 April 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Standard Liège
Number 40
Youth career
1998–2002 Cornesse FC
2002–2004 Entente Rechaintoise
2004–2008 Standard Liège
2008–2010 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2010–2011 Leyton Orient (loan) 27 (2)
2011– Standard Liège 79 (14)
National team
2007 Belgium U15 5 (2)
2007–2008 Belgium U16 9 (2)
2008–2009 Belgium U17 7 (5)
2009–2010 Belgium U18 7 (3)
2010–2011 Belgium U19 15 (3)
2011– Belgium U21 18 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:15, 20 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:41, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Paul-Jose M'Poku Ebunge[2] (born 19 April 1992) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a winger for Standard Liège in the Belgian Pro League.

Club career[edit]

Born in Kinshasa, Zaire, M'Poku moved to Belgium as a child. Prior to joining Tottenham Hotspur in June 2008, he had played for Belgian club Standard Liège. Representing Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier Academy League, he was a prolific scorer and was included in the squad for the FA Cup replay against Bolton Wanderers in February 2010. He has represented Belgium at youth level.[3]

On 24 September 2010, M'Poku moved to Leyton Orient on a month's loan, to last until 23 October.[4] He made his professional debut coming on as a substitute for Orient against Walsall on 28 September. After impressing Orient manager Russell Slade, M'Poku's loan was extended until 8 January 2011.[5] He scored his first goal in English football with Orient's third in the 8–2 thrashing of Droylsden in the FA Cup on 7 December.[6] His loan was subsequently extended until the end of the season.[7] He scored two league goals for Orient: their third in the 4–2 win over Colchester United on 3 January,[8] and a late 25-yard winner against Oldham Athletic on 12 March.[9] He made 35 appearances for Orient in all competitions. Without making a first team appearance at Tottenham Hotspur, he was transferred back to Standard Liège in July 2011 for an undisclosed fee.[10] M'Poku scored his first goal on 23 November 2012 in a 3–0 win against Lierse.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 November 2012.
Season Club League League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010–11 Leyton Orient Football League One 27 2 7 1 0 0 - - 34 3
2011–12 Standard Liège Belgian Pro League 12 0 2 0 - - 0 0 14 0
2012–13 Standard Liège Belgian Pro League 29 9 2 0 - - 0 0 31 9
2013–14 Standard Liège Belgian Pro League 21 6 2 1 - - 10 3 33 10
Career totals 89 17 13 2 0 0 10 3 112 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.standard.be/player-1103-mpoku-josee-paul/description.htm?lng=en&target=13
  2. ^ "Match Report: Sutton Utd 2 Tottenham Hotspur XI 1". Sutton United F.C. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Player Profile: Paul-José M'Poku". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Os take Spurs youngster on loan". Leyton Orient F.C. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Os extend M'Poku loan". Leyton Orient F.C. Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Leyton Orient 8–2 Droylsden". BBC Sport. 7 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Spurs youngster extends Os deal". Sky Sports. 10 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Leyton Orient 4–2 Colchester United". BBC Sport. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Leyton Orient 1–0 Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "M'Poku to Standard Liege". tottenhamhotspur.com. 19 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Standard zet Lierse moeiteloos opzij". Sporza (in Dutch). 23 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 

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