Paul-Jose M'Poku

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Paul-Jose M'Poku
Personal information
Full name Paul-Jose M'Poku Ebunge
Date of birth (1992-04-19) 19 April 1992 (age 23)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Cagliari (loan)
Number 40
Youth career
1998–2002 Cornesse FC
2002–2004 Entente Rechaintoise
2004–2008 Standard Liège
2008–2009 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2010–2011 Leyton Orient (loan) 27 (2)
2011–2014 Standard Liège 90 (19)
2015– Al-Arabi 0 (0)
2015– Cagliari (loan) 3 (1)
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)
2011–2014 Belgium U21 18 (4)
2015– DR Congo 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:15, 10 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:27, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Paul-Jose M'Poku Ebunge[2] (born 19 April 1992) is a Congolese born footballer with belgian citizenship who plays as a winger for Cagliari in the Serie A.

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]

On 1 February 2015, M'Poku signed for Cagliari on loan until the end of the season. [12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[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

International[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and Results show Congo DR's goal tally first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 28 March 2015 Khalid Bin Mohammed Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates  Iraq
1–1
1–2
Friendly

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. 
  12. ^ http://www.football-italia.net/62089/official-cagliari-sign-mpoku

External links[edit]