Christian Landu Landu
|Full name||Christian Tamba Landu Landu|
|Date of birth||25 January 1992|
|Place of birth||Stavanger, Norway|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Defender/ Midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 August 2013
Landu Landu is of Congolese descent, but has represented Norway at youth international level.
Landu Landu was born in Stavanger and started his career in local club Tasta, before he joined Viking in 2005. He trained with the Viking first-team for the first time in 2006, and later, while still a youth player, began training with the first team every day. Egil Østenstad described him as a talented player.
He made his debut for the Viking first team as substitute in a Norwegian Premier League match on 3 August 2008, and started his first full-game against Sandefjord in Sandefjord. In the 2009 season he made 4 appearances for the first team, with another 12 following in the 2010 season. In November 2009 the player's agent claimed he was on trial at Liverpool.
He has been capped at all levels from U15 to U21 by Norway.
He was born in Stavanger to parents of Congolese ancestry. His father played football in his home country, but never at top level. He was at a young age brought to football by friends. He started his career as a goalkeeper, but thought that was boring after a while. He said that he suited best to an outfield role in an interview in 2009.
- As of 14 November 2016
- "Landu skriver lærlingkontrakt" Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Viking FK website, 12 April 2007 (Norwegian)
- "Reds look at youngster". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
- "F.Y.R. Macedonia 0 - 4 Norway". UEFA. Archived from the original on March 31, 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
- "Ungt talent med utsikt mot profflivet". Stavanger Aftenblad. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
- "Christian Landu Landu". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
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