Serge Akakpo

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Serge Akakpo
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Personal information
Full name Serge Ognadon Akakpo
Date of birth (1987-10-15) 15 October 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Lomé, Togo
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
FC Hoverla Uzhhorod
Number 5
Youth career
2000–2004 Auxerre
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Auxerre B 54 (0)
2006–2009 Auxerre 33 (0)
2009–2010 Vaslui 18 (2)
2010–2011 Celje 31 (3)
2012–2013 Žilina 51 (5)
2014– Hoverla 17 (1)
National team
2005–2006 France U17 2 (0)
2006–2007 France U19 5 (0)
2008– Togo 38 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 June 2013

Serge Ognadon Akakpo (born 15 October 1987) is a Togolese footballer who currently plays for the Ukrainian Premier League club FC Hoverla Uzhhorod. He previously played for the Slovak Corgoň Liga club MŠK Žilina and NK CM Celje in the Slovenian First League.

Career[edit]

Akakpo began his career at kwik eine breaking through the Youth Academy[1] and made his first team debut with the first team for Auxerre in July 2007. Akakpo was also a starting member of the full senior roster at Auxerre.[2]

The French international Younes Kaboul played with Akakpo at Auxerre prior to his move to England and stated that Akakpo is a very talented player with potential. Akakpo left Auxerre on a free transfer in January 2009 and moved to SC Vaslui on a lucrative deal.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season Domestic League Domestic Cups Continental games Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
SC Vaslui 09-10 14 2 3 0 1 0 18 2
08-09 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Total 18 2 4 0 1 0 23 2
Last updated 19 April 2010

International career[edit]

Akakpo has since gone on to represent his full senior national team of Togo in World Cup Qualfiers and friendly matches since 2008. He is currently captain for the Togo national football team, including two 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Zambia and Swaziland and one friendly match.

He participated in both U20 and U17 France youth national teams, had appearances for U17, U18 and U19 French national team prior to changing national team affilitiation to Togo. Akakpo competed in 2004 U17 World Championships with France youth national side.[4]

He played his first international game for Togo, on 10 September 2008, against Zambia in Chililabombwe. Having competed as a French youth international in the U17 and U19 teams plus the Beninense B Team.

In January 2010, Akakpo was one of the players involved when the Togo national team's bus came under a gunfire attack on the way to the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.

Personal life[edit]

Akakpo is, along with his former teammate Irélé Apo, of Beninense and Togolese descent, he holds also besides the French passport.

Career honours[edit]

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