Christian Luyindama

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Christian Luyindama
Personal information
Full name Christian Luyindama Nekadio
Date of birth (1994-01-08) 8 January 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Kinshasa, DR Congo
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Galatasaray
Number 27
Youth career
2012–2014 DCMP
2014–2015 Sanga Balende
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 TP Mazembe 63 (7)
2017Standard Liège (loan) 5 (1)
2017–2019 Standard Liège 53 (7)
2019Galatasaray (loan) 11 (0)
2019 Galatasaray 0 (0)
National team
2017– DR Congo 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:50, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 June 2019

Christian Luyindama Nekadio (born 8 January 1994), is a DR Congolese professional footballer, who plays for Turkish club Galatasaray as a defender.[2] Luyindama is a versatile player, who can also play as a defensive midfielder and forward.[3]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Luyindama began his career in the Linafoot tournament with DCMP, moving to DCMP as an attacker, and then earning a spot with TP Mazembe with whom he won the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup.

Standard Liège[edit]

On 31 January 2017, Luyindama joined Standard Liège on loan with an option given to the club to sign him permanently.[4] The move was made permanent on 18 May 2017.[5]

On 17 March 2018, he played as Standard Liège beat Genk 1–0 in extra time to win the 2018 Belgian Cup Final and qualify for the UEFA Europa League.[6]

Galatasaray[edit]

On 31 January 2019, the last day of the 2018–19 winter transfer window, Luyindama moved to Süper Lig side Galatasaray on loan until the end of the season. The deal included an option for to make the move permanent.[7]

International career[edit]

Luyindama made his international debut for the DR Congo national football team in a 2–0 friendly win over Botswana on 5 June 2017.[8][9]

Honours[edit]

TP Mazembe

Standard Liège

Galatasaray

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luyindama (Christian Luyindama) - Football - RTBF". RTBF Sport.
  2. ^ "Christian Luyindama Player Profile - ESPN FC". www.espnfc.us.
  3. ^ "L'étonnante polyvalence de Christian Luyindama". 28 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Transfert: Bope, Bolingi et Luyindama (Mazembe) prêtés au Standard de Liège". Radio Okapi. 1 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Options levées pour Jonathan BOLINGI, Merveille BOPE BOKADI et Christian LUYINDAMA". Site officiel du Standard de Liège. Archived from the original on 22 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 May 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Juillard, Patrick (31 January 2019). "Christian Luyindama (Standard Liège) prêté à Galatasaray (officiel)". Football365 (in French). Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  8. ^ "AMICAL RD CONGO vs BOTSWANA (2-0) : BENIK ET YENI S'OFFRENT LES ZEBRES EN 7 MINUTES - Fédération Congolaise de Football Association - Site Officiel". www.fecofa-rdc.com.
  9. ^ "Amical – RD Congo 2-0 Botswana: Afobe et Ngbakoto, buteurs". 5 June 2017.

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