Dodi Lukebakio

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Dodi Lukebakio
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Personal information
Full name Dodi Lukebakio Ngandoli[1]
Date of birth (1997-09-24) 24 September 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Asse, Belgium
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Hertha BSC
Number 28
Youth career
0000–2015 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Anderlecht 17 (1)
2016–2017Toulouse (loan) 5 (0)
2017–2018Charleroi (loan) 19 (3)
2018–2019 Watford 1 (0)
2018–2019Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 22 (8)
2019– Hertha BSC 0 (0)
National team
2016 DR Congo 1 (0)
2017–2019 Belgium U21 17 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:53, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Dodi Lukebakio Ngandoli (born 24 September 1997) is a Belgian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hertha BSC.

Club career[edit]

Anderlecht[edit]

On 25 October 2015, Lukebakio made his first professional debut in the 79th minute as a substitute for Youri Tielemans in a Belgian First Division A match against Club Brugge, which result in a 3–1 victory for Anderlecht.[2] On 7 December 2015, Lukebakio signed a new five-year contract.[3] Three days later, he made his first UEFA Europa League debut as a substitute for Imoh Ezekiel in the 66th minute of a 2–1 win against Qarabağ FK.[4] On 29 January 2016, he played his first full match for Anderlecth, a 2–1 away win over Sint-Truden.[5] On 28 February 2016, after coming on as a substitute for Alexander Büttner, he scored an equaliser in the 74th minute in a 3–3 draw against Standard Liège.[6]

2016–17 season: Loan to Toulouse[edit]

On 31 August 2016, Lukebakio signed for French club Toulouse FC.[7] On 8 January, he made his debut for Toulouse in the round of 62 of the Coupe de France, as a substitute, replacing Ola Toivonen in the 58th minute of a 2–1 home defeat against Olympique de Marseille.[8] On 14 January, Lukebakio made his Ligue 1 debut as a substitute replacing Issiaga Sylla in the 56th minute of a 1–0 defeat against Nantes.[9] Lukebakio ended his loan to Touluse with 5 apparences, all as a substitute.[10]

2017–18 season: Loan to Sporting Charleroi[edit]

On 2 July 2017, Lukebakio was signed by Charleroi on a season-long loan deal. On 29 July, he made his debut for Charleroi in a Belgian First Division A match against Kortrijk, which result in a 1–0 home win for Charleroi.[11] On 5 August, he scored two goals in a match against Royal Excel Mouscron, the match finished with a 5–2 away victory for Charleroi.[12] On 5 November, he scored his third goal in the 71st minute of a 3–1 away win over Antwerp.[13]

Watford[edit]

On 30 January 2018, it was announced that Lukebakio would be joining Watford on a four-and-a-half-year deal.[14] On 10 February, he made his Premier League debut during Watford's 2–0 defeat away to West Ham United.[15]

Loan to Fortuna Düsseldorf[edit]

On 23 July 2018, Lukebakio joined Fortuna Düsseldorf on a loan deal for the 2018–19 season.[16] On November 24, 2018, Lukebakio became the first player in Bundesliga history to net three goals against Manuel Neuer in a 3-3 draw against Bayern Munich.[17] The following month, he again found the back of the net in a 2-1 win, as Dusseldorf handed the Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund their first league defeat of the season.[18]

Hertha BSC[edit]

On 1 August 2019, Lukebakio transferred to Hertha BSC.[19] He scored Hertha's first goal of the 2019-2020 Bundesliga season in the team's opening match against Bayern Munich.[20]

International career[edit]

Lukebakio was born in Belgium to parents of Congolese descent. Lukebakio made his debut for the DR Congo national football team in a 1–0 loss to Kenya on 4 October 2016.[21] He has since switched allegiance to represent the Belgium U21 side.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 17 February 2019[22]
Club Season League National Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Anderlecht 2015–16 Pro League 17 1 0 0 1[a] 0 18 1
Toulouse (loan) 2016–17 Ligue 1 5 0 1 0 6 0
Toulouse II (loan) 2016–17 CFA 2 6 3 6 3
Sporting Charleroi (loan) 2017–18 First Division A 19 3 1 0 20 3
Watford 2017–18 Premier League 1 0 1 0
Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 2018–19 Bundesliga 20 7 3 4 23 11
Career total 68 14 5 4 1 0 0 0 74 18
  1. ^ Appearance in the Europa League

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ "LE SPORTING PASSE EN TÊTE EN BATTANT LE CLUB BRUGES 3-1" [Sporting took the lead by beating Club Brugge 3-1] (in French). R.S.C. Anderlecht. 25 October 2015. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Dodi Lukebakio Ngandoli signs five season contract". R.S.C. Anderlecht. 7 December 2015. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Anderlecht recover to beat Qarabağ and advance". UEFA. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Sint-Truiden vs. Anderlecht - 29 January 2016 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  6. ^ "RSC Anderlecht 3–3 Standard" (in French). Jupiler Pro League. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Dodi Lukebakio, nouvelle recrue du TFC" [Dodi Lukebakio, a new recruitment of TFC] (in French). Toulouse FC. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Toulouse vs. Olympique Marseille - 8 January 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Toulouse vs. Nantes - 14 January 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Belgium - D. Lukebakio - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Sporting Charleroi vs. Kortrijk - 29 July 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Royal Excel Mouscron vs. Sporting Charleroi - 5 August 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Antwerp vs. Sporting Charleroi - 5 November 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Watford: Belgium Under-21 winger Dodi Lukebakio joins Hornets". BBC. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  15. ^ "West Ham United vs. Watford - 10 February 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. 10 February 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Dodi Lukebakio verstärkt Fortunas Offensive". Fortuna Düsseldorf. 22 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Dodi Lukebakio: Fortuna Düsseldorf's hat-trick hero against Bayern Munich and MD12's Man of the Matchday". Bundesliga. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Dodi Lukebakio and Jean Zimmer on target as Fortuna Düsseldorf stun Borussia Dortmund". Bundesliga. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Hertha BSC verpflichtet Dodi Lukebakio" (in German). Hertha BSC. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  20. ^ "2:2 - Hertha BSC ärgert den FC Bayern München zum Saisonstart" (in German). bundesliga.de. 16 August 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 January 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ Dodi Lukebakio at Soccerway. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  23. ^ "Bundesliga Rookie Award 2018/19 presented by TAG Heuer". Bundesliga. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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