Felix Katongo

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Felix Katongo
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-04-18) 18 April 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Mufulira, Zambia
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Al Ittihad Alexandria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 Butondo Western Tigers
2001–2002 Forest Rangers
2003–2005 Green Buffaloes 38 (22)
2005–2006 Jomo Cosmos 15 (1)
2006 Green Buffaloes 22 (3)
2006–2007 Petro Atlético
2007–2008 Rennes B 10 (2)
2008–2009 Châteauroux 5 (0)
2009–2010 Mamelodi Sundowns 9 (1)
2010–2011 Al-Ittihad Tripoli
2011 Green Buffaloes
2012–2013 Petro Atlético
2013–2014 Green Buffaloes
2014– Al-Ittihad Alexandria
National team
2004– Zambia 62 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:49, 17 January 2014 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:49, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Felix Katongo (born 18 April 1984) is a Zambian international footballer who plays for Egyptian Premier League side Al Ittihad, as a midfielder. His older brother Christopher is also an international player.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Born in Mufulira, Katongo has played club football in Zambia, South Africa, Angola, France and Libya for Butondo Western Tigers, Forest Rangers, Green Buffaloes, Jomo Cosmos, Petro Atlético, Rennes B, LB Châteauroux, Mamelodi Sundowns and Al-Ittihad.[1] Katongo's career in Libya was cut short by the 2011 Libyan civil war, which saw the Zambian government sending a plane to rescue him.[2] In June 2014, he moved to the Egyptian side Al Ittihad on a three-year deal.[3]

International career[edit]

Katongo made his international debut for Zambia in 2004,[1] and he has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[4]

In January 2012, he was selected to Zambia's 23-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.[5] He was also called up to Zambia's 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.[6]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Zambia's goal tally first.[1]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 January 2008 Stade Olympique de Radès, Radès, Tunisia  Tunisia 1–0 2–1 Friendly
2. 2–0
3. 22 January 2008 Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi, Ghana  Sudan 3–0 3–0 2008 Africa Cup of Nations
4. 10 September 2008 Konkola Stadium, Chililabombwe, Zambia  Togo 1–0 1–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 9 January 2010 Rand Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa  South Korea 1–0 4–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Green Buffaloes

Petro Atlético

National Team[edit]

Zambia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Felix Katongo at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ Kennedy Gondwe (15 January 2012). "Zambia's Katongo on mission to silence doubters". BBC Sport. 
  3. ^ Tarek Talaat (28 June 2014). "Felix Katongo signs for Al Ittihad". SuperSport. 
  4. ^ Felix KatongoFIFA competition record
  5. ^ Kennedy Gondwe (10 January 2012). "Zambia's Given Singuluma dropped for Nations Cup". BBC Sport. 
  6. ^ "Nations Cup 2013: Champions Zambia name final 23". BBC Sport. 9 January 2013.