Ezri Konsa

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Ezri Konsa
Personal information
Full name Ezri Konsa Ngoyo[1]
Date of birth (1997-10-23) 23 October 1997 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Newham, London, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Aston Villa
Youth career
0000–2009 Senrab
2009–2016 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Charlton Athletic 71 (0)
2018–2019 Brentford 42 (1)
2019– Aston Villa 0 (0)
National team
2017-2018 England U20 5 (0)
2018– England U21 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:36, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:24, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Ezri Konsa Ngoyo (born 23 October 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Aston Villa. He came to prominence at Charlton Athletic and is an England U21 international.

Club career[edit]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

A central defender, Konsa began his career with Senrab and joined Charlton Athletic at the age of 11.[4] He began a scholarship in July 2014 and progressed sufficiently to sign a "long term" professional contract on 11 December 2015.[5][6] Eight days later, he received his maiden call into the first team squad for a Championship match versus Burnley and remained an unused substitute during the 4–0 defeat.[7] Konsa was an unused substitute on one further occasion during the 2015–16 season,[7] which culminated in the Addicks' relegation to League One.[8]

Konsa broke into the first team squad during the 2016–17 pre-season and made his professional debut with a start in a 1–0 EFL Cup first round defeat to Cheltenham Town on 9 August 2016.[9][10] He was a regular throughout the 2016–17 season and finished the campaign with 39 appearances.[10] He also showed his versatility by deputising in midfield and at full back.[9] For his efforts, Konsa was named the club's Young Player of the Year.[11] He signed a new three-year contract in March 2017 and was again a regular during the 2017–18 season,[12] making 47 appearances as Charlton reached the League One play-off semi-finals.[8][13] He departed Charlton Athletic in June 2018,[14] having made 86 appearances during two-and-a-half seasons as a professional at The Valley.[2]

Brentford[edit]

On 12 June 2018, Konsa moved across London to join Championship club Brentford on a three-year contract, with a one-year option, for an undisclosed fee,[15] reported to be £2.5 million.[16] He was a first-choice in central defence throughout the 2018–19 season and he scored the first senior goal of his career in a 3–0 victory over Preston North End on the final day.[17]

Aston Villa[edit]

On 11 July 2019, Konsa moved to newly promoted Premier League club Aston Villa, for an undisclosed fee[18]. The move reunited Konsa with Dean Smith, who signed him for Brentford one year earlier, and Richard O'Kelly.

International career[edit]

U21[edit]

Konsa was named in the U21 squad for the 2018 Toulon Tournament and made two appearances.[19][20] He was an unused substitute during the 2–1 victory over Mexico in the Final.[19] Konsa scored his first international goal on his fourth cap, in a 7–0 2019 European U21 Championship qualifying win over Andorra on 11 October 2018.[19] He was named in the squad for the tournament finals,[17] but made just one appearance, as a substitute in the Young Lions' dead rubber final group stage match.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Konsa was born to a Congolese (DRC) father and an Angolan mother.[21] He attended Harris Academy Greenwich and is a Tottenham Hotspur supporter.[4][22]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 5 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Charlton Athletic 2015–16[23] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[10] League One 32 0 3 0 1 0 3[a] 0 39 0
2017–18[13] 39 0 2 0 2 0 4[b] 0 47 0
Charlton Athletic total 71 0 5 0 3 0 7 0 86 0
Brentford 2018–19[24] Championship 42 1 4 0 1 0 47 1
Brentford total 42 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 47 1
Aston Villa 2019–20[25] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aston Villa total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 113 1 9 0 4 0 7 0 133 1
  1. ^ Three appearances in EFL Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in EFL Trophy and two appearances in League One play-offs

Honours[edit]

England U20

England U21

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 15. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b Ezri Konsa at Soccerbase
  3. ^ "Ezri Konsa Ngoyo – Defender – First Team – Brentford FC". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b Cawley, Richard. "South London Press exclusive interview with Ezri Konsa – on January transfer window speculation, game time at Charlton Athletic and promotion hopes". South London News. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Charlton Athletic FC Academy Player Profiles". Archived from the original on 24 November 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Academy trio sign new long-term contracts with Charlton Athletic". Charlton Athletic F.C. 11 December 2015. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Ezri Konsa Ngoyo Player Profile – ESPN FC". www.espnfc.com. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  8. ^ a b Charlton Athletic F.C. at the Football Club History Database
  9. ^ a b "Player Profile". www.cafc.co.uk. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Games played by Ezri Konsa in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  11. ^ a b "PLAYER OF THE YEAR : 2016/17 a great learning curve for award-winning Ezri Konsa". Charlton Athletic F.C. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Academy graduate Ezri Konsa signs new, three-year contract". Charlton Athletic F.C. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Games played by Ezri Konsa in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Ezri Konsa makes permanent transfer to Championship club Brentford". Charlton Athletic official website. 12 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Ezri Konsa signs for Brentford". Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  16. ^ Storer, Tom (20 August 2018). "Brentford talking points: Konsa's quality, Mepham the leader". footballlondon. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Ezri gets number 15 shirt for championships". www.brentfordfc.com. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  18. ^ "Transfer News: Welcome Ezri Konsa". Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  19. ^ a b c d Ezri Konsa at Soccerway. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Ezri Konsa stars on England U21s debut". www.cafc.co.uk. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  21. ^ "South London Press exclusive interview with Ezri Konsa – on January transfer window speculation, game time at Charlton Athletic and promotion hopes – South London News". www.londonnewsonline.co.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  22. ^ "Academies join forces". Charlton Athletic F.C. 5 September 2012. Archived from the original on 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  23. ^ "Games played by Ezri Konsa in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  24. ^ "Games played by Ezri Konsa in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  25. ^ "Games played by Ezri Konsa in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  26. ^ "Academy Manager takes pride in Konsa and Lookman's World Cup triumph". www.cafc.co.uk. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  27. ^ "Final fightback takes England U21S to Toulon hat-trick with win over Mexico". The Football Association. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2019.

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