|Date of birth||31 August 1982|
|Place of birth||Mufulira, Zambia|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|1999||Butondo West Tigers|
|1999–2001||Kalulushi Modern Stars|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 March 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 December 2016
Christopher Katongo (born 31 August 1982) is a Zambian international footballer and plays professionally for Zambia Premier Soccer League club Green Buffaloes F.C. as a striker. He is an Africa Cup of Nations winner and won the BBC's African Footballer of the Year award in 2012, winning just over 40% of the public vote. His win is stated to have inspired a number of young players in Zambia.
Born in Mufulira, Katongo played with Butondo West Tigers and Kalulushi Modern Stars before moving to Green Buffaloes in 2001. Whilst at Buffaloes, Katongo twice scored four times in CAF Confederation Cup games. In 2004, Katongo moved to South African side Jomo Cosmos, before moving to Danish side Brøndby in January 2007. In August 2008, Katongo moved again, this time to German club Arminia Bielefeld. In July 2010, he moved to Greece to play for Skoda Xanthi.
In July 2011, Katongo signed a two-and-half-year contract with Chinese Super League side Henan Construction. He made his Super League debut on 10 July in a 0–0 home draw against Changchun Yatai. His first goal for Henan came, in a 2–1 away defeat, against Dalian Shide on 10 September 2011.
Katongo made his international debut for Zambia in 2003, and after scoring a hat-trick against South Africa in September 2007, Katongo was promoted in the Zambian Army from corporal to sergeant.
Katongo has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.
Katongo won the Player of the Tournament during the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, in which he was the captain for the winning side, having beaten Côte d'Ivoire 8–7 on penalties after a goalless match, scoring the first of the penalties himself.
He was in the 2016 preliminary squad for the CHAN.
As of December 2016 he had begun training for his coaching qualifications.
His younger brother Felix is also an international player.
- 建业官网 >> 首页 >> 建业球队 >> 一线队员资料 (in Chinese). Henan Jianye F.C. Archived from the original on 11 November 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- "BBC African Footballer of the Year 2012: Profile - Christopher Katongo". BBC Sport. 22 November 2012.
- "Katongo named 2012 BBC African Footballer of the Year". BBC Sport. 17 December 2012.
- "KChristopher Katongo thanks fans after winning BBC award". BBC Sport. 18 December 2012.
- "Christopher Katongo". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
- "Chris Katongo" (in Danish). Brøndby IF. Archived from the original on 20 August 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
- "Katongo joins Denmark's Brondby". BBC Sport. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
- Gondwe, Kennedy (5 August 2008). "Katongo moves to Bundesliga". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
- "Chris Katongo joins Chinese club Henan, Mayuka on target". Zambianfootball.net. 12 July 2011. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- 赞比亚队长完成中超首秀 移位边路火力被废一半 [Zambia captain made his Super League debut] (in Chinese). 163.com. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
- 赞比亚德比各有收获 卡通戈进中超首球詹姆斯取胜 [Zambia derby, Christopher Katongo scored, James Chamanga won] (in Chinese). shangdu.com. 11 September 2011. Archived from the original on 7 August 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
- "Chris Katongo signs for Golden Arrows". ZamFoot. 8 March 2014. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- Gondwe, Kennedy (11 September 2007). "Katongo rewarded for hat-trick". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
- Christopher Katongo – FIFA competition record
- "AFCON Profile: Zambia". Sky Sports. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
- "Nations Cup 2013: Champions Zambia name final 23". BBC Sport. 9 January 2013.
- "Nations Cup 2015: Katongo thrown out of Zambia squad". BBC Sport. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
- "Nations Cup 2015: Katongo overlooked for Zambia squad". BBC Sport. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
- Christopher Katongo - Century of International Appearances