Elias Kachunga

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Elias Kachunga
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Personal information
Full name Elias Kachunga[1]
Date of birth (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Haan, Germany
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
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)
2012VfL Osnabrück (loan) 17 (10)
2012Hertha BSC II (loan) 4 (3)
2012Hertha BSC (loan) 2 (0)
2012–2013SC Paderborn 07 (loan) 13 (3)
2013–2015 SC Paderborn 07 55 (12)
2015–2017 FC Ingolstadt 04 10 (0)
2016–2017Huddersfield Town (loan) 42 (12)
2017– Huddersfield Town 22 (1)
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 15:35, 22 September 2018 (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 U21s.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Haan,[2] Kachunga has a Congolese father and a German mother.[3]

Club career[edit]

Kachunga spent his early career in Germany with Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfL Osnabrück, Hertha BSC and SC Paderborn 07.[2][4] Following Paderborn's relegation, he moved to FC Ingolstadt 04 in June 2015.[5] He was the club's record signing, at a transfer fee of €1.7 million.[3] He signed a season-long loan deal with an option to buy at the end with English Championship club Huddersfield Town in June 2016.[6] He made his debut for them on 6 August 2016, scoring the first goal in a 2–1 win over Brentford.[7] On 22 March 2017, Huddersfield paid Ingolstadt £1.1 million to turn Kachunga's loan deal into a permanent transfer.[8]

In December 2017 he was ruled-out for 3 months due to injury.[9]

International career[edit]

He has represented Germany at under-19 and under-21 levels.[2]

Kachunga debuted for the senior DR Congo national football team in a friendly 2–1 loss to Kenya on 26 March 2017.[10][11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 22 September 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Borussia Mönchengladbach II 2009–10[2] Regionalliga West 4 0 4 0
2010–11[2] Regionalliga West 24 1 24 1
2011–12[2] Regionalliga West 18 12 18 12
Total 47 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 47 13
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2010–11[2] Bundesliga 2 0 0 0 2 0
2011–12[2] Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13[2] Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
VfL Osnabrück (loan) 2011–12[2] 3. Liga 17 10 0 0 17 10
Hertha BSC II (loan) 2012–13[2] Regionalliga Nordost 4 3 4 3
Hertha BSC (loan) 2012–13[2] 2. Bundesliga 2 0 1 0 3 0
SC Paderborn 07 (loan) 2012–13[2] 2. Bundesliga 13 3 0 0 13 3
SC Paderborn 07 2013–14[2] 2. Bundesliga 33 6 2 0 35 6
2014–15[2] Bundesliga 32 6 0 0 32 6
Total 55 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 57 12
FC Ingolstadt 04 2015–16[2] Bundesliga 10 0 0 0 10 0
2016–17[2] Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Huddersfield Town (loan) 2016–17[12] Championship 42 12 2 0 1 1 3 0 48 13
Huddersfield Town 2017–18[13] Premier League 19 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 21 1
2018–19[14] Premier League 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Total 22 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 25 1
Career total 224 54 5 0 4 1 3 0 235 55

Honours[edit]

Huddersfield Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b Thorsten Felske (4 July 2015). "Kachunga (23) ist der Wechsel-König" (in German). Bild. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  4. ^ Elias Kachunga at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  5. ^ "KACHUNGA NACH INGOLSTADT" (in German). Bundesliga. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Elias Kachunga: Huddersfield sign Ingolstadt striker on loan". BBC Sport. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  7. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36929750
  8. ^ "Elias Kachunga: Huddersfield Town sign on-loan striker for £1.1m". BBC Sport. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  9. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42399490
  10. ^ https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39338662
  11. ^ http://www.leopardsfoot.com/leopards-la-rdc-chute-2-1-en-amical-face-au-kenya/
  12. ^ "Games played by Elias Kachunga in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Games played by Elias Kachunga in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Games played by Elias Kachunga in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  15. ^ Woodcock, Ian (29 May 2017). "Huddersfield Town 0–0 Reading". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 May 2018.

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