Christian Kabasele

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Christian Kabasele
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Personal information
Full name Christian Kabasele[1]
Date of birth (1991-02-24) 24 February 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Lubumbashi, Zaire
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Watford
Number 27
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Eupen 9 (0)
2011 Mechelen (loan) 4 (1)
2011–2012 Ludogorets Razgrad 11 (3)
2012–2014 Eupen 41 (6)
2014–2016 Genk 76 (6)
2016– Watford 12 (2)
National team
2009 Belgium U18 1 (0)
2009–2010 Belgium U19 10 (5)
2010 Belgium U20 1 (0)
2011 Belgium U21 1 (0)
2016– Belgium 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:52, 21 January 2017 (UTC).

Christian Kabasele (born 24 February 1991) is a Belgian professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for Watford in the Premier League.[2]

Club career[edit]

Kabasele started his career with Eupen.

On 27 January 2011, Mechelen confirmed Kabasele has joined on loan until the end of the season.[3] He made his debut on 12 February in a 3–1 home win against Westerlo, coming on as a substitute for Jonathan Wilmet.[4] He scored his first league goal for Mechelen in a 2–1 away victory against Lierse on 8 April.[5]

On 22 August 2011, Kabasele joined Bulgarian club Ludogorets Razgrad on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[6][7] On 19 November 2011, he opened his account for Ludogorets, scoring a last-minute goal in a 2–0 home win over Kaliakra Kavarna in an A PFG match.[8]

On 16 August 2012, Kabasele rejoined his first team Eupen on a two-year contract.[9]

On 1 July 2016 he signed for Premier League side Watford.[10] He scored his first goal for Watford in a 3–1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion on 3 December 2016.[11]

International career[edit]

Kabasele was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but moved to Belgium at a young age.[12] Kabasele was named as part of the senior Belgium squad for UEFA Euro 2016.[13] He made his debut for the national team in a friendly against the Netherlands on 9 November 2016.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 08 January 2017[14]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Eupen 2008–09 3 0 0 0 3 0
2009–10 1 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 3 0 2 0 5 0
Total 7 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Mechelen 2010–11 4 1 0 0 4 1
Total 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
Ludogorets Razgrad 2011–12 11 3 3 3 14 6
Total 11 3 3 3 0 0 14 6
Eupen 2012–13 26 4 1 0 27 4
2013–14 26 2 4 0 30 2
Total 52 6 5 0 0 0 57 6
Genk 2014–15 34 2 1 0 35 2
2015–16 42 4 4 1 46 5
Total 76 6 5 1 0 0 81 7
Watford 2016–17 9 1 2 1 11 2
Total 9 1 2 1 0 0 11 2
Career total 159 17 17 5 0 0 176 22

Honours[edit]

Ludogorets Razgrad

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "KRC Genk squad". krcgenk.be. 
  3. ^ "KV Mechelen finds solution for striker problem" (in Dutch). sporza.be. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  4. ^ "KV Mechelen 3–1 Westerlo". footballzz.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  5. ^ "Lierse 1–2 KV Mechelen". footballzz.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  6. ^ "Лудогорец взе младежки национал на Белгия" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  7. ^ "Belgian national youth player in Ludogorets’ offense". ludogorets.com. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  8. ^ "Christian Kabasele match log". soccerway.com. Retrieved 2012-12-22. 
  9. ^ "Christian Kabasele" (in German). as-eupen.be. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  10. ^ "Troy Deeney, Isaac Success & Christian Kabasele agree Watford deals". BBC Sport. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "West Brom 3–1 Watford". BBC Sport. 3 December 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  12. ^ http://www.wdsport.co.uk/2016/08/christian-kabasele-justifies-his-fathers-decision-to-uproot-and-leave-congo/
  13. ^ "Euro 2016: Full squads for every country". BBC Sport. BBC. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Christian Kabasele". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 

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