Cédric Bakambu

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Cédric Bakambu
Cedric Bakambu 2015.JPG
Bakambu playing for Bursaspor in 2015
Personal information
Full name Cédric Bakambu
Date of birth (1991-04-11) 11 April 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Villarreal
Number 17
Youth career
2000–2006 Ivry
2006–2010 Sochaux
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Sochaux 90 (18)
2014–2015 Bursaspor 23 (13)
2015– Villarreal 2 (2)
National team
2009 France U18 5 (1)
2009–2010 France U19 16 (4)
2010–2011 France U20 17 (3)
2015– DR Congo 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 August 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 November 2014

Cédric Bakambu (born 11 April 1991) is a Congolese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Villarreal CF.

Club career[edit]

On 1 May 2010, Bakambu played in the 2010 Coupe Gambardella Final and scored a goal for his team at the Stade de France. Sochaux, however, lost the match 4–3 on penalties.[1] Bakambu had previously scored a double in the team's semi-final victory.[2]

Bakambu made his professional debut on 7 August 2010 in the Souchaux's opening league match against Arles-Avignon appearing as a substitute in a 2–1 win.[3] The following month, he signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal with the club until June 2013.[4]

On 19 August 2015, Spanish side Villareal CF announced the signing of Bakambu on a five-year contract.[5] 9 days later, he scored two goals in the closing minutes of La Liga fixture against RCD Espanyol, to secure a 3-1 victory for the Yellow Submarine.

International career[edit]

Bakambu was a French youth international and has represented the country at both under-18 and under-19 level. He was a part of the team that won the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship on home soil.

In March 2015, he opted to represent DR Congo at senior level, receiving his first call that month.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 19 August 2015[7]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Europe[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sochaux 2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 9 0 2 0 11 0
2011–12 21 3 2 0 23 3
2012–13 33 8 5 3 38 11
2013–14 27 7 4 0 31 7
Bursaspor 2014-15 23 13 12 8 35 21
2015-16 0 0 1 0 1 0
Villareal CF 2015-16 2 2 0 0 2 2
Career total 113 31 26 11 0 0 144 42

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

France

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sochaux v. Metz Match Report". French Football Federation (in French). 1 May 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rencontre avec... Cédric Bakambu : "mon objectif, la Ligue 1"". Top Mercato (in French). 13 July 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sochaux v. Arles-Avignon Match Report". French Football Federation (in French). 7 August 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Trois signatures professionnelles". FC Sochaux-Montbéliard (in French). 2 September 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "El Villarreal CF ficha a Cédric Bakambu (Villareal CF signs Cédric Bakambu". villarealcf.es (in Spanish). Villareal CF. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Bakambu Cédric on Twitter". The time has come to answer «Present» to my first call with my Leopards of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 
  7. ^ "Congo DR - C. Bakambu". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 

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