Elias Kachunga

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Elias Kachunga
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Personal information
Date of birth (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Haan, Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Huddersfield Town
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Borussia Mönchengladbach II 47 (13)
2010–2014 Borussia Mönchengladbach 2 (0)
2012 VfL Osnabrück (loan) 17 (10)
2012 Hertha BSC II (loan) 4 (3)
2012 Hertha BSC (loan) 2 (0)
2012–2013 SC Paderborn 07 (loan) 13 (3)
2013–2015 SC Paderborn 07 55 (12)
2015–2017 FC Ingolstadt 04 10 (0)
2016–2017 Huddersfield Town (loan) 42 (12)
2017– Huddersfield Town 5 (0)
National team
2010 Germany U19 1 (2)
2014 Germany U21 2 (0)
2017– DR Congo 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:12, 20 September 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2017

Elias Kachunga (born 22 April 1992) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Huddersfield Town and the DR Congo national team. He has also represented Germany U21's.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Haan,[1] Kachunga has a Congolese father and a German mother.[2]

Club career[edit]

Kachunga spent his early career in Germany with Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfL Osnabrück, Hertha BSC and SC Paderborn 07.[1][3] Following Paderborn's relegation, he moved to FC Ingolstadt 04 in June 2015.[4] He was the club's record signing, at a transfer fee of €1.7 million.[2] He signed a season-long loan deal with an option to buy at the end with English Championship club Huddersfield Town in June 2016.[5] He made his debut for them on 6 August 2016, scoring the first goal in a 2–1 win over Brentford.[6] On 22 March 2017, Huddersfield paid Ingolstadt £1.1 million to turn Kachunga's loan deal into a permanent transfer.[7]

International career[edit]

He has represented Germany at under-19 and under-21 levels.[1]

Kachunga debuted for the senior DR Congo national football team in a friendly 2-1 loss to Kenya on 26 March 2017.[8][9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 19 September 2017
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Borussia Mönchengladbach II 2009–10[1] Regionalliga West 4 0 4 0
2010–11[1] Regionalliga West 24 1 24 1
2011–12[1] Regionalliga West 18 12 18 12
Total 47 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 13
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2010–11[1] Bundesliga 2 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12[1] Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[1] Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
VfL Osnabrück (loan) 2011–12[1] 3. Liga 17 10 0 0 17 10
Hertha BSC II (loan) 2012–13[1] Regionalliga Nordost 4 3 4 3
Hertha BSC (loan) 2012–13[1] 2. Bundesliga 2 0 1 0 3 0
SC Paderborn 07 (loan) 2012–13[1] 2. Bundesliga 13 3 0 0 13 3
SC Paderborn 07 2013–14[1] 2. Bundesliga 33 6 2 0 35 6
2014–15[1] Bundesliga 32 6 0 0 32 6
Total 55 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 57 12
FC Ingolstadt 04 2015–16[1] Bundesliga 10 0 0 0 10 0
2016–17[1] Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Huddersfield Town (loan) 2016–17[10] Championship 42 12 2 0 1 1 3 0 48 13
Huddersfield Town 2017–18[11] Premier League 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 207 53 5 0 3 1 3 0 217 54

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Elias Kachunga at Soccerway. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b Thorsten Felske (4 July 2015). "Kachunga (23) ist der Wechsel-König" (in German). Bild. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Elias Kachunga at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  4. ^ "KACHUNGA NACH INGOLSTADT" (in German). Bundesliga. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Elias Kachunga: Huddersfield sign Ingolstadt striker on loan". BBC Sport. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  6. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36929750
  7. ^ "Elias Kachunga: Huddersfield Town sign on-loan striker for £1.1m". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39338662
  9. ^ http://www.leopardsfoot.com/leopards-la-rdc-chute-2-1-en-amical-face-au-kenya/
  10. ^ "Games played by Elias Kachunga in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "Games played by Elias Kachunga in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 August 2017. 

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