Calvin Zola

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Calvin Zola
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Zola pictured in July 2011
Personal information
Full name Calvin Zola-Makongo
Date of birth (1984-12-31) 31 December 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Youth career
2001–2003 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2003–2004 Oldham Athletic (loan) 25 (5)
2004–2008 Tranmere Rovers 96 (16)
2008–2011 Crewe Alexandra 67 (21)
2011 Burton Albion (loan) 18 (3)
2011–2013 Burton Albion 67 (23)
2013–2014 Aberdeen 20 (3)
2014–2015 Stevenage 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:52, 16 April 2015 (UTC).

Calvin Zola-Makongo (born 31 December 1984), often known simply as Calvin Zola, is a professional footballer who is currently a free agent after he was released by Stevenage.

Career[edit]

Zola began his career Newcastle United, and he spent a loan spell at Oldham Athletic before moving to Tranmere Rovers, where problems were discovered with his visa and he was unable to work (i.e. play) until a solution was reached.[1] In May 2005 he was granted a full permit and returned in time for training for the 2005–06 season.

In June 2008, he signed with League One club Crewe Alexandra for a transfer fee of £200,000.[2] On 18 January 2011 he signed on loan to Burton Albion until the end of the season. In May 2011, Zola was released from his contract at Crewe Alexandra.[3] and agreed to join Burton on a permanent basis the following month.

On 18 June 2013, Zola signed a two-year deal with Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen.[4] He scored his first goal for Aberdeen on 14 September 2013, in a 3–0 win against Partick Thistle.[5] Zola had his contract cancelled by Aberdeen after the 2013–14 season, during which he had scored three goals.[6]

Zola joined Stevenage on 20 June 2014 following his release from Aberdeen.[7]

After an injury hit season, Zola was released by Stevenage on 20 May 2015, along with 12 other players.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 May 2014
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Newcastle United 2001–02[8] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–03[9] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003–04[10] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oldham Athletic (loan) 2003–04[10] Second Division 25 5 1 1 0 0 2[a] 1 28 7
Tranmere Rovers 2004–05[11] League One 15 2 1 0 2 1 1[a] 1 19 4
2005–06[12] League One 22 4 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 23 4
2006–07[13] League One 29 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 31 5
2007–08[14] League One 30 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 35 5
Total 96 16 6 0 4 1 2 1 108 18
Crewe Alexandra 2008–09[15] League One 27 5 4 0 1 0 2[a] 0 34 5
2009–10[16] League Two 34 15 1 1 1 1 1[a] 1 37 18
2010–11[17] League Two 6 1 0 0 1 0 1[a] 0 8 1
Total 67 21 5 1 3 1 4 1 79 24
Burton Albion (loan) 2010–11[17] League Two 18 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 19 4
Burton Albion 2011–12[18] League Two 36 12 1 1 1 1 1[a] 0 39 14
2012–13[19] League Two 31 11 4 3 1 0 2[b] 2 38 16
Total 85 26 6 5 2 1 3 2 96 34
Aberdeen 2013–14[20] Scottish Premiership 19 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 23 3
Total 19 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 23 3
Career Total 292 71 19 7 12 3 11 5 334 86
  1. ^ a b c d e f g Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Football League Two play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Crewe bring in Zola from Tranmere". BBC Sport. 27 June 2008. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Crewe Alexandra Announce Retain List". crewealex.net. 12 May 2011. Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dons capture striker Calvin Zola". afc.co.uk. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Partick Thistle 0–3 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Calvin Zola leaves Aberdeen after having contract cancelled". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Stevenage sign Calvin Zola and Dean Wells". BBC Sport. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Calvin Zola in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Calvin Zola in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Games played by Calvin Zola in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Calvin Zola in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Calvin Zola in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Calvin Zola in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Calvin Zola in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Calvin Zola in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Calvin Zola in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Calvin Zola in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Calvin Zola in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Calvin Zola in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Calvin Zola in 2013–14". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 

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